Red Lobster Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup
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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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  1. Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Contribute to a team environment in an effort to provide a lasting relationship with a diverse clientele. The company provides a plethora of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Working in the food and beverage industry requires much time dedicated to holidays and weekends. This leaves little time with loved ones and friends.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Employees will only work as hard as their supervisors. Continue to properly train and educate all employees .


  2. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Server in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy to make money. Managers generally work with your schedule. Good job for students looking to make extra cash.

    Cons

    Have to work weekends and holidays to make enough money. Summers can get very slow and wont pick up until endless shrimp.

    Advice to Management

    Help servers and employees succeed by helping with side work when they are too busy. Don't comp meals for any small complaint.


  3. You get what you take out of it.

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    Current Employee - Server in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Server in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers. Management is very helpful and want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Long hours. Guests are retarded half the time. Only 2.13/hr which doesn't even cover taxes.


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  5. good company

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    Current Employee - Alley Coordinator in Bay City, MI
    Current Employee - Alley Coordinator in Bay City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    this is a great company to work for with lots a rom for advancement

    Cons

    i really do not have anything bad to say about theis

    Advice to Management

    promote from within instead of bringing outside managers in


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    Current Employee - Hostess in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Hostess in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Red Lobster (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're a people person, you will love this job.

    Cons

    There is no sitting in this job unless you're on break, other wise you will be standing and running round the whole time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Hostess

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Experience and made a decent amount of money. Was able to interact with people more.

    Cons

    Too much drama, manager would talk bad behind my back because I was new, and a lot of the servers there would not cut me some slack since I was still new for a month or two.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk behind people's backs, especially if they're new. If they don't know any better then educated them and let them know instead of snapping back at them and having that be a huge grudge from the start.


  8. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Monrovia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tips are ok. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    You have to work on holidays.


  9. It was an experience like non other

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    Former Employee - Baker in Wyomissing, PA
    Former Employee - Baker in Wyomissing, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are treated like part of a family. Everyone is there for,you and tried to make your day better if your down

    Cons

    At one point not everyone got along. On busy days people would get frustrated and fight rather then be calm and perform job functions

    Advice to Management

    Out management was part time lazy


  10. Hostess

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    Current Employee - Hostess
    Current Employee - Hostess
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% discount on meals while on the clock, as well as two hours before and after your shift. When off the clock, you get 25% off. Very flexible hours. They worked around my class schedule well.

    Cons

    Can be very fast paced and hectic. Dealing with the general public should be a con itself.


  11. red lobster

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    on busy night good money

    Cons

    unorganized management. unsanitary dish area. long hours with no breaks other than that it wasn't that bad.

    Advice to Management

    hire food runners fire bus boys



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