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Great company to work for while in school!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Server in Canton, GA
Current Employee - Server in Canton, GA

I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Schedule flexibility, health insurance, matched 401k, discounts on many businesses such as AT&T, Darden Dimes, higher check averages than many other chain restaurants

Cons

Like many restaurants, just having to serve rude people; a good share of sidework and cleaning

Advice to Management

The managers need to be on the same page about many issues.

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  1. Red Lobster and Darden Doesn't Care about You the Crew!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money can be good if you bust your butt.

    Cons

    Management runs around like a chicken with head cut off. Managers lie to cover their butts. Gms lie to cover the managers butts. Directors lie too, they all lie to cover their corperate a$$. Darden says they a great company to work for. Go work a month in any of your Red Lobstes and see how great they feel.

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget what its like to be at the bottom. We are why you make the money you do.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Too much change, too corporate, mgmt does not care about staffs well being

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Most staff makes it a great place to work.
    Good money on holidays.

    Cons

    Cheap customers equals maybe a 10% tip to bring stiffed (which btw is your fault).
    Staff and management does not help often when having health issues.
    Tray weight is too heavy and you WILL have back problems and management not care.. get a new job or start filling health issues against them.. I'm still paying price for my back after 2 years.
    Managers will bark order at you instead of chipping in to help run food or side work.
    The new GM was a horrible manager and should never have been given her latest title (gossips about staff and other managers to staff).
    Scheduled time in and being cut is done backwards.. first one in is last one out.
    Scripted table greet which is mocked at by other restaurants.. follow it though or you will lose your job.

    Advice to Management

    Help your staff!! Do some actual work instead of standing around barking order!! The more you help your staff the better customer scores you will get... HINT HINT!
    Act as a team instead of against them.... I have met someone who worked in another red lobster and it was actually run with care of everyone.. not just yourself.. and they didn't break the laws.


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