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Awesome Place to Work, Hard work but rewarding. Love my job!!

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Current Employee - Line Cook
Current Employee - Line Cook

I have been working at Darden full-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Good money, great benefits. Everyone seems to try to get along. Mgmt listens to employees and takes their recommendations.

Cons

No breaks, long hours. Some servers can be too demanding and not patient enough. Can be stressful at times. Can be really hot on the cook line but you learn to accept it.

Advice to Management

Be more attentive to employees who work hard and deserve more in ways of advancement opportunities.

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  1. Darden gave me a great opportunity to work as a server.

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    Current Employee - Server in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    good training, friendly environment, great discounts internally and with other companies, varied benefits available to those with various levels of employment

    Cons

    cater to rude guests over supporting employees at times, cost-saving measures have affected some quality of product, lack of opportunities to advance internally/look to hire externally for management

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep existing guests while attracting new ones that don't sacrifice quality or cater to a class of guest that borders on abusive or disrespectful to employees.


  2. Server

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Darden full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Busy atmosphere, friendly staff, good food and generally upbeat and friendly guests

    Cons

    LONG training program that is redundant if you've ever worked in a restaurant before.

    Advice to Management

    Tweak training program to not be so long. Took a month after my hire date to begin serving tables and making tips - too long!!


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