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exhausting yet comfortable place to work.

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Current Employee - Server in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Server in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Darden full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Not too much side work. Mostly good business.

Cons

To many refills and not enough pay for hourly employees. To much work for the servers.

Advice to Management

Pick up the pace when helping with customer issues.

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

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Kennewick, WA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Kennewick, WA

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    In 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 Management

    A 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.


  2. server assistant

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    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Darden part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    very friendly staff and very helpful

    Cons

    very busy very fast pace and tiring

    Advice to Management

    nothing really


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