Compare Darden vs Olive Garden Italian Restaurants BETA

See how Olive Garden Italian Restaurants vs. Darden compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 1566 reviews)
3.5
(based on 3583 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.6
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
3.2
Work-life balance
3.4
3.6
Senior Management
3.2
3.1
Culture & Values
3.7
3.5
CEO Approval
Darden Ceo Gene Lee
84%Gene Lee
Olive Garden Italian Restaurants Ceo Gene Lee
78%Gene Lee
% Recommend to a friend
76%
66%
Positive Business Outlook
70%
52%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager348 Salaries
$53,495/yr
Manager48 Salaries
$58,916/yr
Olive Garden Host32 Salaries
$10/hr
Server420 Salaries
$4/hr
Service Manager48 Salaries
$52,831/yr
To Go Specialist58 Salaries
$11/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 108 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 64 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 310 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 160 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 69 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 23 reviews)
"Soup and salad"(in 207 reviews)
"3 tables"(in 114 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Dishwasher

I have been working at Darden part-time for less than a year

Pros

Great pple and pay is unbeatablw

Cons

Too few hours and need way to transport clean dishes from place to place

Former Employee - Server/Delivery Specialist

I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Olive Garden provides one of the most friendliest working environment for someone who has little experience in the food industry. I worked for Olive Garden for a little over 4 years and every year... has been a great experience with the company. The position requires great customer interaction and communication capabilities which allowed me to develop my customer service skills. Aside from development, the management team was very flexible with my hours to accommodate to my class schedule.

Cons

There is no downside to working for this company.

Job Postings