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Great Employees, Management is lost and confused due to improper experience/training

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Current Employee - Line Cook in Morgantown, WV
Current Employee - Line Cook in Morgantown, WV

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexible hours, allowed 2 free sides while working, and free drinks

Cons

Training is almost nonexistent. I let all new cooks borrow my training book due to the failure of management to give the proper training materials and training curriculum. Extremely unprofessional work environment.

Advice to Management

I could write a book about this topic, but i prefer not to be looked at as crazy.

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  1. The worst place I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Busser/Host in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Busser/Host in Columbus, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I'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 Management

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

  2. Company that cares

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Server in Omaha, NE

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

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

    Pros

    Versatility, flexibility, advancement, opportunity, guest satisfaction, competitve

    Cons

    Tough, long hours, can be hard

    Advice to Management

    communication is the key to success here!

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