Darden

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good company - great benefits

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO

Pros

great advancement possibilites - goo pay

Cons

corporate monster -red tape - to many chiefs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

seek and accept more input from managers

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Darden

  1.  

    Longer than expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waiter- Olive Garden Restaurant  in  Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Waiter- Olive Garden Restaurant in Cypress, CA

    Pros

    * Management works well with schedule
    * No side work!
    * Good benefits: stocks, 401K, medical, dental, personal aid -even for part-time workers
    * min. plus tips- pretty good tips depending on certain factors...
    * Advancement available to the willing

    Cons

    * Very Corporate setting & Regs
    * Soup, Salad, & breadsticks (need I say more)
    * Never ending pasta bowl (need I say more)
    * New tip share system ( Good if you don't like to tip out adequately, bad for bartenders and
        bussers)
    * Don't always get recognized for performance
    * Management takes " customer is always right " to the extreme! ( which is good I guess in this economy. Although many instances they get pissed on by guests)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an advocate for your employees. Be fair and don't take sides. Don't come to conclusions without adequate Intel.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun, engaging place to work with an openness to hear different points of view from all levels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Environment, culture and people are the strongest point for Darden.

    Cons

    Due to ensuring that the right people are hired and don't become overweight in staff, the company does have an intensive interview process and career growth can be slower. However, I feel that it's well worth the time when you enjoy your time at work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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