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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Darden

Pros

great people to work with. plenty of growth opportunity if you choose that career path.

Cons

not a constant pay but no server job is.

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  1. Poor experience

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    Former Employee - Server in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Darden part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Can be potentially good tips during peak seasons

    Cons

    Severely corporate, runs like a business and not a restaurant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Darden cares about one thing, their upper management and bonuses regardless the cost the entire team.

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    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, diversity of co-workers, talking to new and different customers every day.

    Cons

    No consistency what so ever, no accountability, rules and guidelines are put in place but followed at the whim of the management team on that particular day. Hourly employees are looked at as expendable. If you want a lifetime career where you feel valued, Darden is NOT the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Darden preaches team work and pride in ones' position and work. That said, Darden management looks at hourly employees as expendable and incapable of intelligent thought. Lower level management are worked like slaves. I was proud and excited when I started working at Longhorn Steakhouse and now I'm frustrated, disillusioned and embarrassed to say I work there. Longhorn needs a series of "under cover bosses" to see what the REAL Longhorn is all about. I know you would be disgusted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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