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It is a great company to start out your career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Line Cook/Prep in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Line Cook/Prep in Baltimore, MD
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great entry level pay Anniversary Pay Vacation time

Cons

Expect doube shifts high kitchen turn-over rate low pay raise

Advice to Management

Increase Pay raise for higher evaluation

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing and Training Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Staffing and Training Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of extra benefits for every level including car rental discounts, travel discounts, cell phone discounts, flower discounts, tuition reimbursement, online request off and schedules, vacation, 401k match and much more

    Cons

    Always working nights, weekends and most holidays. No advance notice of schedule other than a couple of days and then it still gets changed after it's given to you. Never having a set schedule to plan around.

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees for certain shifts. (Night manager, Day or weekend).


  2. Great restaurant culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and support structure to help you operate at a high level. I have leaders that listen and act on my concerns. This company has taught me a lot about diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Casual dining industry is changing ... Can Darden change with it?

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive in upgrading your technology platform. This would have helped attract the future generations and reduce errors while increasing productivity.


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