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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 (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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  1. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Versatility, flexibility, advancement, opportunity, guest satisfaction, competitve

    Cons

    Tough, long hours, can be hard

    Advice to Management

    communication is the key to success here!


  2. Nice Company

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Server in Idaho Falls, ID

    I have been working at Darden full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is professional and lets me do my job with minor micromanaging. As long as you keep to conduct everything goes fine. They are understanding when problems arise.

    Cons

    Only thing that sucks is the scheduling of too many servers to handle the 45 minute lunch rush where everybody is spread thin and make crap during lunches.

    Advice to Management

    none.


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