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Overall, my experience was good. I met some great people who will remain life-long friends.

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Former Employee - Server  in  Champaign, IL
Former Employee - Server in Champaign, IL

I worked at Darden part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Very flexible scheduling, plenty of shifts to choose, and going home with cash. Darden is willing to cross-train employees in serving, hosting, bartending, and to-go positions.

Cons

There seemed to be no room for career advancement, unless one is willing to drive a great distance for training and relocate to manage a new restaurant. The turnover rate is high. Weekend days can be challenging due to hung-over servers not being at the top of their game.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

747 Other Employee Reviews for Darden (View Most Recent)

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    Started out great

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    Former Employee - Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In the beginning, it was awesome, but the new CEO killed any reason to enjoy working with Darden. The new policies cut my pay by up to 8 dollars per hour.

    Cons

    Everything since the new CEO took over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your tip share policy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Company that cares

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Server in 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 ManagementAdvice

    communication is the key to success here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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