Red Lobster Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Red Lobster (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay was good and discounts on

    Cons

    Managment and the hours sucked

    Advice to Management

    Tighten up and help the e.employees moree


  2. Server

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

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

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

    Pros

    Can be very good money. I can easily make $20 per hour after tax on good nights

    Cons

    Can be very slow (little money) during off season.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate servers with cash rewards


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to get promotions is possible with hard work. Can get promoted from within. Great work environment. Paid vacations. Great healthcare and other benefits available. Can make good money if you work hard.

    Cons

    working weekend but that just comes with the business. Customers that are picky and are looking for a free meal. Working with the public can be frustrating at times. Sometimes management can be rather inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Find out more about your employees as individuals not just a name on a schedule. Be fair and consistent with employees


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  5. good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    slow business during the days


  6. The lobster

    Current Employee - Waiting Staff in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Waiting Staff in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    1/2 price discount on meal during shift

    Cons

    Manager staff. New managers in and out

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the well being of employees. Breaks should b allowed during bf shifts


  7. Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great place to work at. Good money

    Cons

    Few cheap plates. Not to busy during some parts of the year

    Advice to Management

    Great people


  8. Enjoyable time working there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weekend Hostess in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Weekend Hostess in Macon, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Meeting, greeting and helping our guests. I enjoy meeting new people as well as the "regulars" and making them smile.

    Cons

    Unreasonable, rude customers. Booster seats & high chairs. Good and bad managers.I never saw a manager higher in rank that the regional manager. As an older worker, it was sometimes difficult to deal with the younger "slacker" workers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more mature workers that actually care about their jobs! If you still do the annual survey, leave more room for comments after each question because the questions asked rarely reflect what's really going on. The "big wigs" in the company need to visit the locations, not sit in office making rules that aren't realistic in the "real world" environment. Do an "Undercover Boss" episode to understand your workers better.


  9. Server

    Former Employee - Server in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Fun Place, Quick Cash, management cool.

    Cons

    Hours sometimes, money sometimes. Drag.


  10. Going on 9 Years...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding company with an amazing culture. Support from headquarters that most other chains don't provide. Lots of room for professional advancement for those who work hard towards achieving their goals.

    Cons

    Holidays and weekends are a must. Minimum work week is 47.5 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Improve maternity leave benefits if you want female employees to return.


  11. Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Lansdale, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Lansdale, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Can request time off anytime, flexible scheduling, fifty percent discount

    Cons

    Management shifts around a lot, many managers only care about moving up, difficult to find shifts, it's corporate so enough said...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees



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