Darden

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Very Profitable

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Former Employee - Server in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Server in Dallas, TX

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

Pros

Company has some of the best benefits of being a server including tip share and employee discount.

Cons

Sometimes employees are treated as if they are very expendable

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees know they are, but it's not good for company moral to treat them like they are expendable.

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    Excellent culture to work in.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Darden

    Pros

    Fair policies. Good management. If an employee was not a good fit in one position they actively worked to find a good fit for that employee. Gave back to the community and their employees.

    Cons

    It seemed that the path to management was overly long.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Lots of room for advancement, but some lower level managers need to respect employees more

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in North Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in North Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Darden part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Working with great people
    - Serving the best food the industry has to offer at a great value
    - Flexible Hours
    - Great room for advancement

    My GM is one of the greatest guys/managers I have ever worked for. He has been a mentor and somewhat of a father to me throughout my time at Longhorn.

    Cons

    - Some of the lower level managers need to learn how to respect employees. I worked at Longhorn as a server/bartender for 5 years in total. Around my 3rd year there, a fairly new manager openly screamed at me in the middle of the dinning room in front of guests because I was 5 minutes late when in fact he looked at the wrong schedule and I was an hour early. Managers like this should be fired from the company immediately.

    - The district manager of our region had absolutely no respect for the GM of our store and would openly berate him in front of other employees which I found to be completely un-professional. Especially when our GM was one of the best performing in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your peers and co-workers.

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    Positive Outlook
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