Darden

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It's Okay

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Darden part-time

Pros

Great starting pay for hourly employees and potential to make great money as a tipped employee.

Cons

They do not promote within, instead they would rather hire someone from outside the company. The job is very demanding. It can be extremely stressful especially when the restaurant runs out of a lot of the items used in the popular dishes/drinks.

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    OG is a company of Darden

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    Former Employee - Server & Culinary in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Server & Culinary in Gainesville, GA

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

    Pros

    The hours were great (at first). It was a new store so it was busy ans it was summer time.
    Discount: 50% when working & 25% when dining in.
    Discount works at all Darden restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Yard House & Eddie V's Prime Seafood.

    Cons

    No discount when ordering to-go.
    Made to work 8+ with no breaks. I sometimes got in trouble for going to the restroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone needs a break. Especially when working more than 4/5 hours.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    All about your store manager...

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    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Darden full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good tips (generally)--I'd have to be making $16/hr in a 40hr a week job to make the same kind of money

    Cons

    if your manager doesn't know what he/she is doing, you'll have to constantly apologize to guests for being out of stuff, and they generally take it out on you at tip time... Also, managers play favorites when it comes to schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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