Darden

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A long journey with lots of ups and downs

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - General Manager in Carolina, NC
Current Employee - General Manager in Carolina, NC

I have been working at Darden full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The people you work with. Upper management seems to have some common sense and changes with the times. Promote from within consistently.

Cons

Compensation has become an issue recently. Bonus money has been cut to almost nothing. Benefits are not what they used to be. Constant pressure to meet unrealistic expectations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You talk about work/life balance, but don't allow for one. Live up to what you talk about!

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    OG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darden

    Pros

    Great place to be if you want to have a career

    Cons

    bad hours, no time for family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Olive Garden is a great place to work if you're going to college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    I have great managers who are willing to work around my school schedule. I make better money than most of my friends who serve at other restaurants and they have to do a lot more sidework. They also train you to build a rapport with your guests instead of "turn & burn" like many restaurants.

    They also actually listen to their employees and are willing to compromise/make changes.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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