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I enjoyed working for Longhorn Steakhouse, a Darden restaurant.

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Former Employee - Server in Independence, MO
Former Employee - Server in Independence, MO

I worked at Darden full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The food was delicious leading to many regular customers.

Cons

The restaurant was not very busy near the end of my employment there, leading to less money in tips.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More work to get more customers in the restaurant.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Highly frustrating place to work. Inconsistent application of standards of conduct andacceptable limits for each teamme

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Darden full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High quality of the food that is served and the facilities to train are excellent.

    Cons

    Higher levels of management although having high standards are inconsistent in disapline from line staff thru all levels of management. Depending on how well you are liked or what favors you have done for who will determine how fast your career will progress. Some are allowed to break rules or not follow procedure by casting a blind eye on violations of compay policy.

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    Treat people with dignity and respect in a fair and consistent manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Former Employee - Bus Boy in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Bus Boy in Irving, TX

    I worked at Darden part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got paid daily.
    That's pretty much it.

    Cons

    Pay was way to low for a bus boy doing literally everything while the servers and hosts got to laze around
    Got treated like crap there
    The managers are cold to the bussers
    Stuck there until EVERYONE left then you get to start your side work, can't leave until you're done (Got stuck there till 3 one time)
    It was just a borribe experience overall I would NEVER work there again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new management.
    Stop using the bus boys as slaves.
    And Dude for real get the servers to work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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