Darden

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Good job for college students

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Former Employee - Server
Former Employee - Server

Pros

Quick money, flexibility with hours

Cons

Working as a server you make low hourly wage with little to no chance of raise

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Much of my professional development has come from the comprehensive training I received from Darden

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    Former Employee - Service Assistant  in  Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Manhattan Beach, CA

    Pros

    Day One Health coverage. Weekly pay. 50% off meals when you work. 15% off when you visit the restaurant or one of the sister chains. Comprehensive training.

    Cons

    Minimum consistency with set scheduling. Other than that no major problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the progressive training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work. LOTS of options to take advantage of

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    Former Employee - Certified Trainer and Server  in  Walker, MI
    Former Employee - Certified Trainer and Server in Walker, MI

    Pros

    Can buy stock cheap. Benefits in a restaurant available immediately. Marketing does its job. Great menu selections.

    Cons

    Management does not care if your a lifer or how well you do there for vacation time. You are given what you are given. They make it a short time solution as you are an "equal employee" to new recruits even if you've "paid your dues" and have excellent reviews as well as been there for 10+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider that people that are your backbone (ie been there for 5+ years) do not have to be retrained, do not cause additional money, and know their job well, should get preferential treatment for time off requests and not have to have "100% availability" every week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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