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Decent company.

Current Employee - Host in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Host in Boston, MA

I have been working at Darden part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

For the most part it runs smooth. Good management

Cons

Scheduling is extremely inconsistent. Underpaying employees. No re-evaluation.

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  1. Server at LongHorn. Solid business plan, terrible location for tips.

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    Former Employee - Server in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Darden offered comprehensive benefits and had a decent business plan.

    Cons

    Working as a server on ISB in Daytona Beach, FL meant that you deal with race fans and bikers during your busiest seasons, then ghetto people in the off season. A night of getting 20% was unheard of, youd be lucky to get 10% consistently in a night regardless of how good your service was. If you work here, get ready to get punked. You be better off taking an hourly kitchen job. Oh yeah, the kitchen crashed constantly and the management often were terrible at ordering enough food for the week so the night before a delivery you could count on "86-ing" the majority of the most popular menu items.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to college and get a degree.


  2. 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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