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Typical Corporate Restaurant

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Former Employee - Line Cook in Columbia, MO
Former Employee - Line Cook in Columbia, MO

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

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

Pros

Rigid policies which has its benefits- schedule is done on time, pay is consistent (and above average)

Cons

Rigid policies which are at times cumbersome- hourly employees are not allowed shift meals but management is allowed. They make 3 or 4 times more money than we do and we have to pay for meals?

Advice to Management

Management at my location was great

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

    I worked at Darden part-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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