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Darden Overview

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Orlando, FL
10000+ employees
1968
Company - Public (DRI)
Casual Restaurants
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
The Darden family of restaurants features some of the most recognizable and successful brands in full-service dining: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House. Through subsidiaries, we own and ... Read more

Mission: To Nourish and Delight Everyone We Serve


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#85)

Darden Reviews

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Darden CEO Gene Lee
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231 Ratings
  • "Bartender / Server"

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    Current Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Nampa, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works well with scheduling restrictions

    Cons

    Focuses on scores a lot

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Darden Photos

Darden photo of: Darden Restaurant Support Center Wearing purple for Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying
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Darden photo of: Olive Garden Italian Kitchen
Darden photo of: Bahama Breeze
Darden photo of: Darden Restaurant Support Center showing support for National Wear Red Day for Heart Health
Darden photo of: Eddie V's
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Darden Interviews

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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Darden (Charlotte, NC) in January 2012.

    Interview

    very nice people and even though i didnt have the experience needed they made me feel wanted and needed

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an instance where you were faced with a difficult customer and how did you handle the situation.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    great place for success and opprtunity it just wasnt for me

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Darden Awards & Accolades

  • CEI Rating: Perfect 100, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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