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Updated February 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Discounts at all Darden restaurants, flexible schedule, food (in 99 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, friendly environment, provides many opportunities to move up in the company (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Not enough hours to work


  2. "Bahama Breeze Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work. No complaints

    Cons

    no cons for me personally, it was a good experience

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn, grown and to advance.
    Great Perks!

    Cons

    Some people are not easy to please. Don't let them get the best of You.


  4. "Decent but flawed"

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    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People you meet, decent money, stock benefits, flexible hours, good for working parents and college students.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, management often not objective, lazy people, disorganized stores, Healthcare expensive. No upward mobility unless you're a favorite.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job that you are paid to do. Simple


  5. "Doesn't value employees contributions or hard work"

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    Former Employee - Management in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Management in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I honestly have difficulty in finding anything positive to say about the experience.

    Cons

    I had difficulty in a very male oriented environment in the store I was assigned to. I was consistently told that my expectations of employees were too high, never heard anything so ridiculous. However, considering the role models the employees had in many of the management team I worked with, I'm not surprised that they didn't care about employee performance or expect more of them as they weren't motivated themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Do more research on your employees!


  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule good people to work with most of the time

    Cons

    Can be slow and boring at times

    Advice to Management

    Schedule better


  7. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible about transfers, money can be all right.

    Cons

    Politics were awful and stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the culture

  8. "Food Runner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the fast paced environment.

    Cons

    As a server no gratuity on parties over 6

    Advice to Management

    Be kind and take action when following through with employees


  9. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Server in Hinesville, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Hinesville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional. I love the company, because they actually care about you. I love my profession .

    Cons

    Late nights, but it’s worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work!!!


  10. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Darden full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the company both bad to say

    Cons

    It’s a great place Nothing


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