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

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Server Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
Current Employee - Server Assistant in Tallahassee, FL

I have been working at Darden part-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

No 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 Management

Appreciate 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.

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  1. Good experience overall, but I wouldn't want to stay forever.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, good money depending on location/customer traffic.

    Cons

    Only cares about numbers, nothing personal about it from a corporate viewpoint. Doesn't matter what's best for the employees, and managers always have to take the customer's side.

    Advice to Management

    Show more interest in the well-being and happiness of the employees rather than focusing only on percentages.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sucked the life out of Longhorn

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good advertising? Remodeled older Longhorns.

    Cons

    They treat employees like a number, after RARE Hospitality had treated employees like family. After working for Longhorn for over 11 years, I got fired for violating a policy I didn't even know existed.

    Advice to Management

    Inform employees of all policies... Especially longtime employees that were acquired from RARE. And if a policy states that an employee can be disciplined or terminated, choose disciplinary action when the employee has always shown loyalty and has a completely clean file.


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