Darden
3.4 of 5 598 reviews
www.dardenrestaurants.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

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The most positive work experience I have had so far

Server (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsFortune Top 100 Company to work for, they do treat their employees well as long as you work hard, decent money, flexible scheduling, praise for hard work, a great experience in learning to relate to authority, coworkers, and guests, a fun place to work, fastpaced work environment, ability to positively contribute into the lives of both strangers and coworkers, 50% working shift discount, 25% nonworking discount, as well as a discount at other Darden restaurants, health insurance available, anniversary pay after 2 years, discounts on phone service, time off allowed (management tries to cater as much as possible to your scheduling preferences), feeling of productivity, excellent management staff that balanced each other out,

ConsOpening shifts with a lot of sidework for the poor amount of pay you receive, endless sidework on some nights, small sections during certain shifts, sometimes shifts will be very long (would not recommend this job unless you are high energy), WHITE uniforms, sometimes I feel the company overstaffs on the number of servers for slow shifts and you make no money, money is somewhat unpredictable (on Saturday morning shifts sometimes $12 could be made, or potentially $100+), owing money in taxes due to the low hourly rate ($2.13 an hour), wouldn't allow overtime despite our already low hourly pay and sometimes it would have been beneficial if an employee could cover for someone calling out)

Advice to Senior ManagementStop harassing us about the GSS Survey, most guests won't fill it out anyways, your standards for employees are very high as they should be, sometimes employees are allowed to get away with unacceptable behavior and are only lectured instead of being punished with a writeup to learn not to repeat their poor behavior

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Server (Current Employee)
Mishawaka, IN

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


Pros: Good tips Good team Good experience in working with people Cons: Poor hourly wages in Indiana Advice to Senior Management: Promote more team work and less complaining with employees Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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I have been working at Darden


Pros: it is a good place to work Cons: Working on the weekends yeah More

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