Red Lobster Reviews in Houston, TX

535 Reviews
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535 Reviews
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, it's usually easy to pick up extra shifts or to give shifts away (in 36 reviews)

  • friends for life, Benefits ,401K, opportunities for advancement (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes you will have to work long hours, even if you'd rather not (in 28 reviews)

  • Can be strenuous at times, especially during periods such as Lobster Fest or Endless Shrimp (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Darden is a great company to work for if you want to be in the restaurant industry.

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere, great food/product, potential for upward movement, bonuses (if still applicable).

    Cons

    Hours, high-intensity stress/pressure, you work weekends and holidays (only two holidays off a year), oftentimes upper-level directors will micro-manage every little detail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow managers an opportunity to move out of the restaurant for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome, I love it their!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Money is consistent and management is understanding.

    Cons

    They don't pay the Trainers to train, so it makes you not want to. The promo's change every 3 months and 2 out of the 4 yearly promotions are a lot more work for a lot less money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the server suggestions. Seriously. Don't ask us for our opinion and never change anything afterwards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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