Red Lobster

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Decent place for a college student to work

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

I have been working at Red Lobster

Pros

Pay can be good, especially around holidays, upwards for $600 for 30 hours a week wasn't bad at all.
Corporate management doesn't allow servers to take more than 4 tables, so it is a pretty stress-free environment

Cons

Pay can be volatile (not everyone knows how to tip)
Shifts can ware on you, 10 hours a day on your feet is the norm.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job screening employees, listen more to employees concerns regarding scheduling, have seen a lot of turnover as a result of scheduling disputes.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Host/Seater

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    Former Employee - Host/Seater in Citrus Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Host/Seater in Citrus Heights, CA

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

    Pros

    It was an easy job.

    Cons

    It was extremely boring when the restaurant is slow. The manager expects you to just stand in one place and be a door opener. Also, the shifts can be really short. They may schedule you for a 5 hour shift, but if it's slow you may only work 3 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers were very unorganized. They need to stop micromanaging everything and worry about their own jobs. Sometimes schedules wouldn't be available until the day before the work week started.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    once a great company but is slowly blending in with the rest

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

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good health/vision/dental coverage to part time employees from day one, paid vacation after 1 year at 30 hours/week average, good company benefits (including 401k package), overall a friendly company and wants to do best for its employees

    Cons

    seems to be sliding towards the cheaper end of the restaurant (excessive coupons, lowering prices, policies making it harder for servers and employees to make a decent wage). Any position other than serving will result in poor wages for the amount of work involved. like any restaurant, there is a lot to be desired with some of the management styles. i can see this company going sharply downhill in the next 10 years due to business practices. you will be working when most people are going out and having fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many political games and favoritism going on to produce a truly great team, more respect towards all workers would further everyone's goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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