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Amazing Opportunity to get a lot of Experience!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Solid organization foundded on the basic premise of delivering good food in a nice environment.

Cons

Can be slow to implement change

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have more open forums with manager lever and below.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Backstabbing Prevails

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company name is highly recognized and still respected, in some circles. You'll learn a lot about a broken corporate culture; one that doesn't walk the talk or where upper management doesn't care one iota for the people that touch its customers every day.

    Cons

    Everyone is out for themselves; very cutthroat. No teamwork because everyone needs to look like the winner. No one has any authority to make a decision so simple projects take forever to implement. Performance reviews are conducted on a bell curve; someone must be identified as the weakest link and is then disposed of. Everyone knows that if you want to use the open door policy you better just be prepared to walk right through it. The culture is one of fear, mistrust and back-stabbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about yourself and focus on employees who interact with your guests. Just saying it, doesn't make it so. Your employees can see through your self-serving lies and they don't trust you anymore than you trust them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Darden offers decent money considering you are waiting tables

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darden

    Pros

    flexible schedule, nice people and safe work environment

    Cons

    upper management is unorganized and you always have to work holidays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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