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Great experience as a server. Side work was a little excessive.

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Current Employee - Server  in  Plano, TX
Current Employee - Server in Plano, TX

I have been working at Darden full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good money, flexible hours, benefits available the first day you're hired, and great management.

Cons

Long hours because of side work. I work at Seasons 52 and the side work was pretty extensive. The main reason there is so much side work is because they do not have bussers at our restaurant. That means that you have to polish wine glasses and/or silverware, do your main side work, and clean your tables. It usually takes you about an hour or two to leave once you've been cut.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revisit the idea of having bussers at Seasons 52. It will free up time for servers so that they can add to the experience of their guests and they would be working less overtime hours.

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    enjoy the job

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

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good job, not to bad of pay

    Cons

    health benefits suck, slight disconnect between top management and the people on the front lines.

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    none

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    A very organized place to work

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Server in Madison, WI

    I worked at Darden part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They are very good at training their employees and care a lot about customer satisfaction. A great corporation to work for!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons for working at Darden besides the fact that they are very by the book - they take their standards and rules very seriously.

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