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Great College Job

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Former Employee - Server  in  Tyler, TX
Former Employee - Server in Tyler, TX

I worked at Darden full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great for college students, supportive of employees/flexible, opportunities to move up if desired, good attitudes and ethics are modeled and promoted by supervisors

Cons

Working with the public can be difficult at times, lowest paying positions work very hard for their income

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to model the "best of the best/Hospitaliano" attitudes of Diamond Awarded stores.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Horrible waste of time!

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    Former Employee - Server @ Bahama Breeze  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Server @ Bahama Breeze in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    You do have the availability of flexible hours.

    Cons

    The interview process was long & unnecessary. Waiting for a simple call back from the managers to schedule your 1st & 2nd interview takes way too long. Once you get hired you will see why everything takes so long- the Managers hide in their office all day or stand around and hang in groups with the "click" employees talking/flirting. Don't expect to ever get a helpful hand...long line of cust waiting to be seated - no help, no glasses washed & stocked in the middle of dinner rush - no help, Our of ice or garnish for drinks - no help, ran out of items on menu - no warning, cooks messing up orders or taking too long - no help, window full of food needing to be ran to tables, guess what?....no help!. All the while they are standing around not doing anything. They are the complete opposite of proactive. If you want something done, get used to doing it yourself. Good luck if your new, because there is no support. The servers are the definition of clicky, its like high school. And if you have a serious problem as in violence/harassment from one of their favorite employees - nothing will be done. And to top it all off, the only time to make any real $ is the summer. For the rest of the year you will be doing doubles just to make ends meet & still only walk away with on average $80 for a 12 hour day. Better off elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your job is to Manage. As in (Webster's definition) 1 To bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship. 2 To take charge or care of. 3 To handle, govern or control in action or use. 4 To conduct business, commercial affairs, etc.; be in charge. ***Or change your careers!!***

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 for 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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