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Great place to start out

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Current Employee - Server  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ

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

Pros

Flexible hours
Easy money
Good Pay
Team work

Been working here over 2 years. Very flexible with your schedule, was able to go to school and work another job while here, though, I'm not sure they'll be that flexible with everybody. Only downfall was the management didn't give you breaks, you'd be working anywhere from 6-12 hours, and more then half a time without a given break to sit down or eat unless you begged. But, toughen up ,that's most restaurants.

Cons

Long hours
No breaks
Management is very busy, and something not understanding.
Need management or upper to fix every small thing on a check.
Soup and Salad, running back and forth with large trays, very busy.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    6 years of going no where.

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    Current Employee - Line Cook  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good hours when its busy. easy to make food, im sure its good somewhere.

    Cons

    management looks down on people, servers think theyr better then you, cooks wont be team players, and you have to kiss ass to move up. too many promotions are bringing in low life with no money who complain to get free food costing more then just a meal cause the line gets yelled at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont wave a book in my face, im a human being and im not 5 years old, a pat on the back now and then is better then nothing. Notice a person who is actually doing their job and pushing them selves especially when no one else around is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, most focused on quality, and teamwork

    Cons

    Managers, one got caught smoking, the other got caught in the kitchen early hours with an employee, and the restaurant manager always had an attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile ;)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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