Red Lobster

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Former Employee - Server
Former Employee - Server

Pros

All the people I had the opportunity to work with, could easily switch shifts (if someone was willing to pick up) at the last minute without penalty.

Cons

Management played favorites, got stuck with the same tables every shift, depending on availability you could be scheduled to close every shift

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rotate the closing shifts among everyone on the team and switch up everyone's stations so they have the ability to earn a little bit more money

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    eh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess  in  Valley Stream, NY
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Valley Stream, NY

    Pros

    pay is higher than other restaurants.

    Cons

    Annoying managers that don't care about employees, rude and no respect among co-workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start caring about your employees more than the number of "cheeks in a seat"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Strict work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Server  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Plano, TX

    Pros

    Everyone that worked here was a family
    Easy to take time off due to large number of waitstaff

    Cons

    Due to clientele, pay was terrible 90% of the time
    Small three table sections
    Strict rules enforced, such as requirements for long introduction, explaining all menus, etc. This would always start a table off in a bad mood due to the length of this spiel that they did not want to hear
    High turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the rules here were beyond strict and ridiculous. There was no leeway and many servers who had worked there for decades were getting fired over silly reasons. Many believed this was done to help shave off expenses such as their paid vacations, etc. This was not a fun place to work, and the serious work environment did not fit the restaurant. This is not a Michelin restaurant. It's RED LOBSTER. Maybe that's why the company isn't doing so well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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