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HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

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Former Employee - Server in Salina, KS
Former Employee - Server in Salina, KS

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

Pros

The opportunity to experience what a hostile work environment is truly like and to appreciate the opportunities that have presented themselves after experiencing this form of discrimination. The few and far between genuine and honest guests and relationships that were made. Wrongfully terminated and sued for unemployment AND WON!

Cons

wage theft, harassment, bullying environment, low class no class management and diners with an "entitlement" type attitude. Management does not and will not stick up for their servers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I won't waste precious airspace on the lowest form of human garbage that have been carelessly given any kind of "management" position. I now work the type of environment that if a guest mistreats or is a poor tipper, they will be asked by management to not return.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Bartender/Server in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Darden part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience, value long-term employees

    Cons

    Bartending minimum wage should be higher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much manager turn around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Quality Manager

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great brand of restaurants that make you proud to work for. Lots of fun, smart people to work with. Compensation and benefits were great. My position provide a lot of autonomy and variety.

    Cons

    Corporate culture a bit to political and focused on a few people rather than everyone like it was in the past. Long hours with no acknowledgement or compensation. Too many people started "leaving" or being layer off unexpectedly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus on your employees and ensure you have sufficient resources to run the business properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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