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Flexible hours decent starting job

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Host in Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Host in Thousand Oaks, CA
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible Good pay Friendly environment

Cons

Constant change in management and scheduling off availability some times.

Advice to Management

Changing mangers constantly causes problems in a restaurant

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. As good as you make it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Dickson City, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Dickson City, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule- easy to pick up or get rid of shifts great staff to work with good teamwork can work as much or as little as you want

    Cons

    management is a bit clueless- they don't communicate effectively with each other or with any member of the staff. Not willing to help you out with scheduling- if you have a conflict it is basically up to you to find someone to cover that shift even if you request off months in advance when its slow it is really really slow and almost not worth going in

    Advice to Management

    should have paid sick time allow for vacation requests- there are over 40 servers working there I'm sure they can pick up my 5 shifts consider telling servers when we are out of a product and not just surprise them by taking it of the computer


  2. It had it's ups and downs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, time off when you need it, ability to move from state to state and keep your job... Also, you get to tase most of the foods, desserts, and wines. That's a nice little signing bonus.

    Cons

    The expendability of its wait staff. Very high stress, competitive environment in some many Olive Gardens. Competitive in a bad way. Can't make the cut? Go home. No grooming here.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to grow your employees into success in their positions. That's what management is for. A manager shouldn't actually have to "manage" their employees. A manager should set their employees up for success. Olive Garden seems to have a 3 strikes your out kind of mentality, instead.


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