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Darden is good place to work

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Line Cook in Keene, NH
Current Employee - Line Cook in Keene, NH

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

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

Pros

good pay, great hours, friendly staff

Cons

can be frustrating, lack of manager help

Advice to Management

Hire more cooks so that you dont burn out the ones you have

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  1. Darden cares about one thing, their upper management and bonuses regardless the cost the entire team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. The company has plenty of room for growth, but depending on your position, it may take a while.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. However, long work hours with unrewarding pay.

    Cons

    Company needs come first always. Employees can feel unappreciated at times. Especially if they are unable to pay their bills.

    Advice to Management

    Do more hiring from within. You have some great employees and would probably benefit from progressing them instead of leaving them in the same position for years at a time in such a fast paced environment.


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