Red Lobster Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. One of the worst jobs to ever work at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parma, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parma, OH

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

    Pros

    - The Tips
    - The managers
    - The discount on food

    Cons

    - Unprofessionalism (No one is professional, ever.)
    - Training (You get trained for a day and barely a day. You get told how everything works in literally 2 minutes and you're expected to know the entire company front and back by the next day. If this is your first job, try to find a job that actually has time to train you so you won't get fired.)
    - The Pay
    - The Lying
    - The lack of communication
    - The crappy staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your staff and who you allow to work for your company because they reflect on you. Also, give your new employees better training so they can actually know how to do their job. Also, make sure you discuss your employee's actual job pay with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Full service experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    training, pay, benefits, locations, stock options

    Cons

    long hours, meetings, high volume, work on mothers day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play by the book

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Works well if you need flexible schedule

    Current Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Works with school schedule
    Easy money

    Cons

    Can be too few or too many hours
    No stability

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  5. Restaurant manager Red Lobster

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Fairview Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Fairview Heights, IL

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Free food for managers and fresh fish option.

    Cons

    Poor management. Huge employee and management turnover. No future with this job. Ok for high school graduates. No work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Enjoyable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    The seafood is fresh, the staff is mostly inviting, The hours if scheduled correctly give you some time with your family.

    Cons

    old school way of thinking with senior managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take each day in stride and better yourself everyday by learning something new

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Decent Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    fast paced emvironment and good tips on the weekend

    Cons

    sometimes theres no time for a break

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. My experience has been a great opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Hostess in Tupelo, MS

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

    Pros

    They work with me when I need off.

    Cons

    There are no cons with this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Alley Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Current Employee - Service Manager

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities for advancement. Fun atmosphere and employees are very friendly

    Cons

    Compensation is so-so and the managers make you feel obsolete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees, not the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work for a bartender/server. Decently priced dishes = decent tips. Didn't take any benefits at the time, but benefits nontheless

    Cons

    Can be very regimented in terms of how to approach customers to the point of being silly. You're not really free to feel out the customer and approach them based on that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Server Assistant

    Former Employee - Busser in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Busser in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Easy work, Easy training, Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Terrible management, Unorganized, Co-workers sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized

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