Darden

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Good employer considering the industry

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

I have been working at Darden part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good atmosphere, rewards longevity, training opportunities

Cons

long hours, bad pay, hard schedules, too structured

Advice to ManagementAdvice

loosen up some of the restrictive rules

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    OG

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
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    The most positive work experience I have had so far

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

    I have been working at Darden full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fortune 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,

    Cons

    Opening 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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