Red Lobster Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, it's usually easy to pick up extra shifts or to give shifts away (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, Pay Somewhat Relative to Work Ethic, Opportunity for Growth (in 26 reviews)

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

  • Endless Shrimp could be a little more organized (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    Awesome experience

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    Former Employee - Host in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Host in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome co-workers. Friendly management. Overall a great first job.

    Cons

    There aren't very many cons to working at red lobster. Awesome place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very fun, and nice fast pace

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Hostess in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, nice people

    Cons

    on your feet all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're very nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Climbing the ladder.

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    Former Employee - Server in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth within the company. Many perks! Including discounts on contacts and car/hotel rentals! Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    They have small stations for servers,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good tips, good team environment!

    Former Employee - Server in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Server in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    Great flexible place to work while taking college classes on the side.

    Cons

    Your success in this job depends on a great team - could be different at any restaurant location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - our manager was great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. I love working for this company.

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    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I love the environment and management.

    Cons

    No break room when I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to get a break room where employees can sit for their lunch and not have to stand, or find a spot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Server in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice. You have opportunities to make good money at times.

    Cons

    Everything else. Management is the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get all new management. Incompetent management with not enough training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. I started 2 years ago as an SA and am now a server and love the job! Had many sales jobs but none as fun or friendly!

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    Current Employee - Server in Kingston, NY
    Current Employee - Server in Kingston, NY

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and great team work with most coworkers willing to pitch in and help! Love the Harvest program and also the interaction provided for the local community! Hoping to be a manager or work in Corporate!

    Cons

    Stressful environment that sometimes drive the younger staff members nuts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be available to your staff and be as quick with your praises as your are with rants!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. terrible

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    Former Employee - Every Kitchen Position Possible in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Every Kitchen Position Possible in Strongsville, OH

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    food and the people you work with. i loved my co workers.

    Cons

    everything else. terrible management from the top all the way through to your individual store. hours are terrible and they treat you like a slave. no knowledge of how to keep their employees happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to school. learn how to manage properly. you make plenty of money to spare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Overall, it was a very good experience

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    Former Employee - Server in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my coworkers and during hurricanes, the company (Darden) was amazing to us

    Cons

    The management at my location was a bit scandalous and as with most restaurants, Sundays were the worst for tipping..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good (management) work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Good pay mediocre management.

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    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked as an SA, pay was good hours were alright for part time.

    Cons

    Takes forever to be promoted and managers are very at working with your schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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