Darden
3.4 of 5 603 reviews
www.dardenrestaurants.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

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It's great to be a manager, if yo don't have a family or value your personal time.

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Darden full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent pay/benefits, pretty decent staff

ConsLong hours; GM was very unprofessional;, reviews are unfair and very one-sided; very discouraging getting paid less for more work; bonus plan is absolutely ridiculous and almost impossible to achieve, especially in smaller markets; wore me down

Advice to Senior ManagementStop making everyday fel like the world is coming to an end; hire more managers to work less hours because believe it or not, more an can down when the work is stretched out among more people; create a bonus structure that's fair and makes sense; give clearer paths in order to advance

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

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"The last serving job you will ever have..."

Server (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: I work at Seasons 52 which is a newer brand under the Darden Corp which boasts a sentiment about it being "the last serving job… Cons: Like any company, there is a fair share of politics. However, if you have integrity, a strong work ethic… Advice to Senior Management: Spend some money on OUTSIDE training & development for management. There are WIDE gaps in management training when everyone in the company is trained… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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darden was the best experience I had

Server (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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


Pros: very flexible with your schedule. they are there for you and want… Cons: drama drama drama. often it felt like i was back… Advice to Senior Management: stick to the rules Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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