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Server

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Former Employee - Server in Winter Park, FL
Former Employee - Server in Winter Park, FL

I worked at Darden full-time (more than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great company to work for

Cons

Serving is a tough job

Advice to Management

I think this is a great company to move up in

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  1. Excellent training and career growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Darden full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Darden restaurants offer some of the best operational tools and support system allowing for time running great shifts and being engaged with guests and employees.

    Cons

    The company is so large and at times may lose touch with their guests, employees and community members. New business department doesn't create new concepts that are relevant.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people with a balance of cutting costs

  2. Great culture,

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Restaurant Support Center in Orlando is amazing. The amenities include a gym, amazing cafe that serves gourmet meals, Starbucks and dry cleaning. There are free sodas and snacks (including fruit) every day. You get 35% off at all Darden restaurants, with 25% for your friends and family members. The culture is great - people are very friendly. The dress code is now casual every day.

    Cons

    Because it is a large organization, you have to deal with the politics. Everything tends to be done "by the book" and there's always red tape. Also, the Finance organization is very large and there's a lot of talent, so it is hard to advance quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on transparency with important issues

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