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What a mess

Host (Former Employee) Lawrenceville, NJ

ProsThey offer medical benefits. Pretty flexible when it comes to schedule. Co-workers very friendly.

ConsYou pay an arm and a leg for the medical benefits. Management isn't the best. Managers often threaten employees by saying they will fire you, if you call out for even the most extreme reasons.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be a better review of the management team at this very Olive Garden.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dependable always expect the same every day

    Server (Current Employee) Christiana, DE

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: good benefits average pay dispute resolution not a lot of… Cons: not a lot of growth in some regions others hire within… Advice to Senior Management: look within and seek the knowledge of those closest to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Don't Believe the Server Training Pitch

    Server (Current Employee) Baxter, MN

    I have been working at Darden full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Flexible Schedule, friendly guests, OK tips, but they could be… Cons: Servers are expected to give excellent service to the guests while making their own salads, prepping and cooking their own breadsticks, stocking their side stations… Advice to Senior Management: Our Management Team is well aware of this problem and has done nothing to fix it which makes me think it is normal operating procedure.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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