The company does offer a ton of benefits to opt into if you are looking for them.
The health insurance was nice, as well as the "Darden Dimes" program should you choose to navigate that labyrinthine process to get financial assistance they promised would be extremely easy to get.
There are no benefits unless you work full-time 41 hours and in restaurants most people do not work full time some Cooks but not most and those benefits are expensive with no 401K matching. Manager benefits are a little bit better. You have to work a minimum of 50 hours a week and it's hard to become a manager.
It makes life a lot better more easy.
Great scheduling flexibility for college students and all part time employees. This could obviously vary from one store to the next but I loved my time here.
Best thing is that Darden negotiates an abundance of usable discounts for all their employees.
MP long term rewards package
I really enjoy the tips I can make in a day during the busy season and having regular customers that request to sit in my section is rewarding because it shows I am doing well at my job. The big downside is that the money isn’t always a guarantee if the restaurant is not getting steady business. I just got an associates degree that I want to use to explore better job options and possibly even start to work full time. I do love my job though, and Darden is a great company to work for.
I have been with company for six months.I don't receive any benefits.I do not plan on work there for years.
I just turned 26 and was worried about insurance while having to finish school. LHSH offers benefits for even part time workers! I loved it. Super easy!
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.