Darden
3.4 of 5 599 reviews
www.dardenrestaurants.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

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Good benefits and working conditions. But a big corp. and zero job security, one unhappy customer and you're done.

Bartender (Former Employee)
Kennewick, WA

I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat money, short work week. Health benefits best I've seen in food service. Opportunities for advancement are good. A great environment to work, with nice people.

ConsIn corporate food service, you can never count on having a job, because an honest mistake, those we all make, can get a customer unhappy and that is all it takes to get you fired. I worked there 10 years, and made one drink mistake as a bartender that the waiter did not notice. A woman was served alcohol when she requested a virgin drink. She overreacted, got a lot free, and I was fired
along with the waiter who also opened the restaurant with me 10 years ago.

Advice to Senior ManagementA non-willful error is not cause for termination of a dedicated 10-year employee, head bartender, and trainer. No one is perfect, and this lack of loyalty to your team members is a source, the source of low morale, and is just plain unconsciounably wrong. Listen more to your team, not to rare whiny customers and lawyers, and you will enjoy a stronger workforce and loyal customers and staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Server (Current Employee)
Omaha, NE

I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Versatility, flexibility, advancement, opportunity, guest satisfaction, competitve Cons: Tough, long hours, can be hard Advice to Senior Management: communication is the key to success here! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Server Assistant (Current Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA

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


Pros: very friendly staff and very helpful Cons: very busy very fast pace and tiring Advice to Senior Management: nothing really Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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