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Intern, Finance

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Former Employee - Finance Intern in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Finance Intern in Orlando, FL

I worked at Darden as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Great hours, relaxed atmosphere, strong collaboration

Cons

Not supportive of individual achievement, not looking for entrepreneurial thinking. Somewhat of a "punch the clock" mentality, just doing your daily job and getting out of there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Push people to challenge more frequently. The atmosphere seems to promote going along with the "as-is" without rocking the boat, so to speak, which may lead to a loss of good ideas.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Extensive training process that did not result in a better job or salary for doing well.

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The managers all seemed to really enjoy what they were doing. Was able to make a good amount of money. The video online made it seem like the working culture was very fun and outgoing.

    Cons

    The training process took almost an entire month then a final exam at the end before I was able to begin working. The turnover rate was very high and I believe this was due to the very strict rules of management. If you were 30 seconds late you were written up and spoken to harshly, if this happened three times you were automatically fired no matter how good you were as an employee or what your excuse was for being late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the employee turnover rate by understanding who so many people left or were fired so quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    3 years with Darden

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Shifts, Develop friendships with staff

    Cons

    Too many personal relationships between staff and management. Not everyone is treated equally. This is just the store i work at out of 1500 stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needs to be better,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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