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It is a great company to start out your career

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Current Employee - Line Cook/Prep in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Line Cook/Prep in Baltimore, MD

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 ManagementAdvice

Increase Pay raise for higher evaluation

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    The training gives you a new look on the job industry today.

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    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Darden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and the focus on giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Division Managers need to focus more on their restaurants by visiting instead of managing through email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your loyal employees and your business will continue to grow. If you constantly let others that are not loyal run the show you will eventually run your business in the ground. Loyal employees are huge part of a business success.

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    Current Employee - Staffing and Training Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Staffing and Training Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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