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Waitress

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Darden

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very welcoming team of coworkers. Management is wonderful.

Cons

Sometimes guest get upset over being out of items.

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  1. Full of corporate promotions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Consistent income and hours--had plenty of opportunities to advance. Met plenty of people and had chances to make friends all over the place.

    Cons

    Corporate pressure and intimidation--. The upper management would come in and change things around. Sometimes managers would pick favorites and be less than fair with the harder working associates.


  2. Horrible waste of time!

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    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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!!***


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