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The worst place I've ever worked for

Busser/Host (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

ProsThey give you free meals during training, thats the ONLY good thing about working for this place.

ConsI've never once got a break there, worked for 8 hours, didnt get a lunch break or any other kind of break, its pathetic that they think theyll have joyful employees when they cant even give you a break. It sucks when your working around food all day and starving and cant do anything about it. I also told the manager Id like Sunday off so I can attend church they said that was fine but I just looked at my schedule for next week and theyve got me scheduled. If you cant stay true to your word why would I continue to work for you? Im only still at this job until I find something different, once I do you can bet Ill be gone. They also like to schedule for the middle of the day, which wastes my entire day.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer breaks, listen to the employee about what days they can and can't work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, my experience was good. I met some great people who will remain life-long friends.

    Server (Former Employee) 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.… 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Started out great

    Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep (Former Employee) Aurora, CO

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


    Pros: In the beginning, it was awesome, but the new CEO killed any reason to enjoy… Cons: Everything since the new CEO took over. Advice to Senior Management: Change your tip share policy No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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