Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

  www.olivegarden.com
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I have been treated wonderfully by Darden.

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Current Employee - Waiter in Saint Louis Park, MN
Current Employee - Waiter in Saint Louis Park, MN

I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time (less than an year)

Pros

There is a phenomenal work environment that starts with the senior management. They really care about their employees and insist on fantastic training programs.

Cons

Olive Garden closes their doors by 11PM on weekends, and 10PM on weekdays. The only con here is that the number of "busy hours" are not always readily available.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    AWESOME

    Current Employee - Waitress
    Current Employee - Waitress

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Managers, Tips, Discounts, Food

    Cons

    The Cons would be not working the minimum 4 hours and being sent home once business died down.

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    Went through 35 managers in ten years...Amazing.

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    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator in Miami, FL

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility...and caring managers if you showed some initiative. Was able to do my Hospitality Internship there. The managers would train you in whatever position you wanted to learn. ....Darden is a reputable company and they helped with understand retirement benefits and more.

    Cons

    Employee Theft, Low class coworkers, very intense work!!! Fast paced. Low quality food.They are now hiring part timers to get out of paying benefits. Many people did not tip well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are sliding and getting more expensive, without the "quality" that was once a part of the .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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