Red Lobster Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup
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4 Ratings

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, fun coworkers (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, easy to work during college (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • If you want money you have to work long hours (in 28 reviews)

  • endless shrimp, terrible clientele and promos (in 12 reviews)

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7 Employee Reviews

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  1. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Doral, FL

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, decent pay can make about $200 a night seasonal

    Cons

    Tips not included and can server 3 tables at a time

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Sea Legs

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    Current Employee - Management in Homestead, FL
    Current Employee - Management in Homestead, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for fast advancement. Well fed everyday, very clean work environment.

    Cons

    Company is going through growing pains and restructuring. Some unsure futures and policies to adapt to.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize your life and professional goals. The company will be hard pressed to listen.


  3. Great team leadership.

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in North Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Line Cook in North Miami, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meal discount and staff is overall friendly.

    Cons

    Stress, scheduling conflicts with management.

    Advice to Management

    Communication.


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  5. Management

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Pinecrest, FL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Pinecrest, FL

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for gaining experience in restaurant world

    Cons

    Hours are long and managers are salary.

    Advice to Management

    Revise hiring process


  6. server

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    Current Employee - Server in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Plantation, FL

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

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

    Pros

    make good money as a server, and it gets you ready for other fast paced jobs.

    Cons

    the fellow employees aren't as into the job as everyone, too many lazy people just want to get paid to work and have no pride in what they do, laziness is a big issue in all restaurants im sure.

    Advice to Management

    do your job and everything will fall into place, don't show favoritism, because in my restaurant there is too much favoritism and if we go to management they take it out on who's "snitching".


  7. Not that good of a job

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    Former Employee - Server in Homestead, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Homestead, FL

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

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

    Pros

    The money, flexiable hours and fast pace job

    Cons

    servers had to do everything even side jobs that had nothing to do with us.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to do your job right and stop making servers do everything.


  8. Good Job

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    Current Employee - Server in Lake Worth, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Lake Worth, FL

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

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

    Pros

    This job is good if you want cash in your hand. The hours are short, the job is simple. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Management is not there to support you, the customers are very rude 95% of the time. Be prepared to feel like dirt most of the time no matter what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the stress your employees are under. Drug test.



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