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Typical service job with the health of the restaurant based on the decisions of the management.

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Former Employee - Server in Riverside, CA
Former Employee - Server in Riverside, CA

I worked at Red Lobster part-time (more than 5 years)

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

Pros

Simple corporate model. Follows labor laws and has a pretty strict corporate policy. The job can be rewarding. Great guests always lead to a great serving experience.

Cons

Area dependent, but tends to bring in low income no spending clientele. This can make turning over tables with few problems or a great tip difficult.

Advice to Management

Support your crew. They are the backbone of your restaurant. Make policy that helps the pockets of the wait staff and bar and they will bend over backwards to give you what you want.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    There was no opportunity to advance from the Busser/Host position

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    Former Employee - Host in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Host in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    The Tips are the only plus.

    Cons

    No Opportunity to Advance at all.

    Advice to Management

    Look inside for Server positions before hiring outside.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Worst Place I Have Ever Worked

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    Current Employee - Host in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Host in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    You can get free biscuits whenever you want. Other than that there's really no pros to this job.

    Cons

    Extremely low hours. Sometimes even 4 hours a week. Management acts like children. Everything that goes wrong is blamed on the host. You get yelled at by managers, servers, and guests. Everyday is just a survival game.

    Advice to Management

    Don't blame everything that happens in the restaurant on your employees.

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