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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

535 Other Employee Reviews for Red Lobster (View Most Recent)

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    once a great company but is slowly blending in with the rest

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    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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    The job of a server is very stressful, dealing with very needy and unappreciative guest with very little support.

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    Current Employee - Server in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Server in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cash on hand because you take home most of the tips you make and a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Poor management accountability, guest do not always tip correctly if at all. Often over worked and underpaid with little to no appreciation from management and company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boost staff morale by elevating some of the pressure that servers have to deal with by having a larger presence and being welling step in and help so that servers are not running around doing everything from taking orders, to making bread, washing dishes and prepping entrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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