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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 for more than 3 years

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 ManagementAdvice

Pick up the pace when helping with customer issues.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Fast paced

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Server in Newington, NH

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

    Pros

    Good money and great job to work while in school.

    Cons

    Lots of drama and immature people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
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