Darden

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Olive Garden Server review

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Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Darden

Pros

Coworkers were the main reason you stay here at Darden (my case is Olive Garden). Pay varies from night to night, you could make $200 one Saturday night, then make only $40 the next. Half off of food during your shift is a bonus. Overall friendly, non-competitive work environment between co-workers.

Cons

Incompetent management made working here difficult. Over my two year stay at my location, I had 9 different managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on new training videos & programs. Teach comprehensive product knowledge rather than rushing through each item.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    3 tables???

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    Current Employee - Sever in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Sever in Yakima, WA

    I have been working at Darden

    Pros

    Great Benifits, and little to no side work

    Cons

    You are only allowed 3 tables, so you spend a lot of time standing around, when you could be taking care of more guest, and making more money. Also the mid-management acts like high school children eventhough they are all over 40. The GM plays favorites, but is fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and lead the staff. Do not bring your personal problems to work, and show apprecieation for a job well done to more than your favorites.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a good company with a lot of opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Darden

    Pros

    The company is huge and you can go wherever you want to go. The Principles and Values of the company are great. It's a very successful company and job security is fantastic as long as you do what you're supposed to, and they make it pretty easy for you to know what they want. Training is pretty decent.

    Cons

    The principles and values are major at the corporate level, but are not always lived at the restaurant level. The senior management is great, but you can't always get as much time with them as you'd like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make stronger hiring decisions on all levels to bring on team members who will live the principles that you both believe in.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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