Red Lobster Reviews

Updated July 27, 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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827 Employee Reviews

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  1. Bartender/Server

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PSGT in Hermitage, PA
    Current Employee - PSGT in Hermitage, PA

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

    Pros

    15 plus years in food industry

    Cons

    Pay Scale is a factor

    Advice to Management

    Yes


  2. general manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Room for growth Core values Good compensation

    Cons

    To many hours Unrealistic metrics To much gossip and favorites

    Advice to Management

    Set more consistent targets and metric


  3. Restaurant Manager

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    Former Employee - Bartender in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Bartender in New York, NY

    I worked at Red Lobster (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working alongside a diverse staff whom are willing to assist in any area for the good of the guests and company.

    Cons

    A lot of work to be done during shift for minimum pay. Raises and promotions seem to given to those whom are liked NOT hardworking.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Give them a chance to submit ideas for changes in procedures, training, and staffing.


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  5. Awesome company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Hostess in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, easy, good training, great management

    Cons

    Servers can be mean sometimes


  6. Great for College Students

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Austin, TX

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun, good money, flexible, jokes, entertaining

    Cons

    Corporate, micromanaging, pretentious clientele, baby shower

    Advice to Management

    You do well with all the nonsense handed down to you no one else is privy to


  7. Its a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The tips are great if you are in a great area!

    Cons

    Management is sometimes scatter brained and strict on certain policies and laxed on others....


  8. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Modesto, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent money. Came home with minimum 75 dollars almost every night. Great management! Managers care about employees. Many friendly coworkers that help each other.

    Cons

    Very busy on weekends. Some nights are overwhelming stressful by how busy it is, but if you have a good zone partner life is easier. Sometimes there's always the grumpy customer, but I see way more kind customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. I have definitely enjoyed working here.


  9. Service Assistant

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    Current Employee - Service Assistant
    Current Employee - Service Assistant

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Great people. Nice management. Would not leave because everyone is super nice.

    Cons

    Not many hours, little pay, very slow sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Honestly you're not doing anything bad you just schedule too many people at once.


  10. Server

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster

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

    Pros

    High ticket items on the menu yield high tips from customers

    Cons

    There are times when there isn't much traffic


  11. awesome

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator/Line Cook in Lilburn, GA
    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator/Line Cook in Lilburn, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work for, fast pace, easy to learn

    Cons

    Some workers aren't serious bout there job



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