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Longhorn Steakhouse, Florissant

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

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

Pros

Managers and coworkers were nice, easy going

Cons

Kitchen was disgustingly filthy! They must have been in bed with the health inspector.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase your sanitation practices, and enforce them!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great Company if you like Orlando

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great compensation; many opportunities for career development; well-organized company; a lot of good people work there. Excellent screening process for applicants.

    Cons

    very political organization; located in Orlando which is a real drawback; a lot of bureaucracy and very difficult to get changes made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Darden full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture of hospitality, development opportunities, not a stuffy environment.

    Cons

    Lots of hierarchy, lots of meetings, a few inept executives slow some things down and make them harder than they should be. A few departments churn, rotate, or turnover too frequently to be effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the work life balance where it is! Late mornings and long lunches are always offset by late night and weekend work done voluntarily. Have less meetings, and more executive leadership. Brand presidents should set the tone and direction, keeping folks working towards a common goal. Dave George is an excellent example of a great, visionary leader. Other large brand presidents are less than stellar. C-Suite execs are generally well thought of.

    Put the most qualified people in executive roles, no matter what. We all agree diversity is very important; it should not come at the expense of capability. It can sometimes seems like execs get their jobs by being female, hispanic, or african american....even if they are not the most qualified ... or even actually capable of performing the role effectively.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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