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

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Great company it just needs work as far as job responsibilities and pay in each sub-restaurant

Server Assistant (Current Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

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

ProsFree sides, 50% off meals on days you work and weekly pay

ConsNo breaks after sometimes 10 hour shifts
Compared to the amount of work you do you'll never make the money you feel you deserve especially compared to servers

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your Server Assistants and the amount of work they do. They deal with angry servers and guests on a daily basis. They bust their butts to maintain a clean dining room and happy guests.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful 10 year experience

General Manager (Former Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Ability to have input in your own restaurant as a… Cons: Long hours to succeed- GM a good 60+ a week Advice to Senior Management: Be more open to less hours overall so you don't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Olive Garden server earnings and Management suck for the amount of work expected!

Server (Former Employee)

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


Pros: 50% off shift meals, co-workers are generally awesome, the ability… Cons: Darden is losing money so they are pandering to a much lower quality customer that don't know how to tip. It's become the McDonalds… Advice to Senior Management: Wait tables for a week or two before instituting your idiotic directives every week. You have no idea what goes on in your restaurants… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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