Red Lobster
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Server (Current Employee)
Columbia, SC

I have been working at Red Lobster full-time for more than a year

ProsHalf off meals, flexible hours, easily request days off, anyone who works hard and has character can become a manager,.....

ConsThey do not want to pay anyone. Labor is cut throughout the restaurant even when people are waiting in lines to be seated. You will always work ridiculously hard. Some days off you will have terribly sore muscles because you're used like a dry rag. Servers tip out to everyone. Managers are lazy and need corporate to tell them what to do. Serious micro-management. You will not do your job, but the job of others also. The work is back breaking no matter what job you apply for. This is at all Red Lobsters. They do not divide the work fairly. You will be taken advantaged of. Cooks, dishwashers, prep, servers, and linemen work like animals. They never staff for business. They always under-staff. Turn overs are insane and they don't mind because you're just another number. As long as labor is low, they don't mind training new people every week. They train you and you'll get minimum wage and be trained in less than 20 hours. If you get hired full-time, it's a joke. You'll never see it. You will work everyday for 4-5 hours. ALL DARDEN RESTAURANTS ARE RAN THIS WAY. The health benefits are high and useless. You must work full time to get benefits. Good luck if you're ever scheduled full-time. They are Fortune 500 because they step on the little man. Servers pay for their own uniforms and taxes take away any check from Darden. Tips in this economy is your only pay and you'll tip out everyone else as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind God. It won't last forever. People are getting fed up with slave labor and mistreatment of employees. The day when Darden gets boycotted is near.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Food Server (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Red Lobster part-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great money if you are scheduled on key dinner shifts,… Cons: guest know that if they complain they will get free… Advice to Senior Management: don't focus on negative so much... appreciate teams accomplishments Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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they sea employees differently

Server (Current Employee)
Elizabethtown, KY

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


Pros: Higher than average check averages for the casual-dining resturant model. Free… Cons: non-cohesive management strategy. trying to compete with unrelated markets (fast casual… Advice to Senior Management: stop trying to compete with panera/Mccallister's, they are different models fundementaly. Truely focus on… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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