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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 operate more than 1 ...
Mission: To Nourish and Delight Everyone We Serve
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2018 (#85)

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Darden CEO Gene Lee
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    Great culture longevity of business


    Long-tenured employees make advancement slower

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    Darden Interviews

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    Applied online57%
    In Person22%
    Employee Referral10%

    1. Server/Waiter Interview

      Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
      Declined Offer
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      Easy Interview

      I applied in-person. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Darden (Kissimmee, FL)


      It was a pretty standard interview. Interviewed with 2 managers. Was a pretty pleasant interview. They were willing to train me and give me an opportunity to be a server.

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    Darden Awards & Accolades

    • CEI Rating: Perfect 100Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index2015

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    ...There are many options for benefits when it comes to stock options and quarterly bonuses, along with health and life insurance benefits....

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    Employees rate Darden 4 out of 5 stars based on 2,497 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2018, Darden employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

    To get a job at Darden, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Darden and prepare for tough questions.

    Overall, 75% of employees would recommend working at Darden to a friend. This is based on 2,497 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

    71% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Darden as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Darden.

    67% of employees think that Darden has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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    Darden Locations

    • Chicago, IL
    • Nashville, TN
    • New York, NY
    • Orlando, FL
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    Affiliated Companies

    Olive Garden Italian RestaurantsLongHorn SteakhouseSeasons 52
    Eddie V'sThe Capital GrilleYard House USA, Inc.
    Bahama BreezeCheddar's Casual Cafe

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