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Updated May 17, 2022

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Found 2,174 of over 2,208 reviews

3.9
75%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Darden CEO Gene Lee
Gene Lee
485 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "There are really really great benefits with this job and you are highly likely to make awesome connections with your coworkers!(in 142 reviews)
  • "insurance and you can make good money if you get to work the busy shifts and get good sections(in 106 reviews)
  • "The people are great and very good at their jobs.(in 88 reviews)
  • "They were very friendly and the pay was good(in 80 reviews)
  • "Very flexible schedules and you can always give away or pick up shifts if you need to.(in 62 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Seems like a great opportunity

    May 17, 2022 - Server/Waiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A place to help with finical stability

    Cons

    Very confused at first, as to what exactly I'm getting myself into

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    It’s alright

    May 16, 2022 - Server/Waiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, lots of available shifts

    Cons

    Not enough help, overworked often

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Stable Job

    May 15, 2022 - Server in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some issues with management that vary from location to location but overall the company seems to value its workers

    Cons

    Management can be poor in some locations

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Enjoyed my time here

    May 13, 2022 - Waiter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I loved Darden bc they make you feel like family

    Cons

    Impossible to get any time off for things like holidays

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great job to workout for a entry level

    May 12, 2022 - Server/Bartender in Salina, KS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, good customer service skills, fun environment, chill managers

    Cons

    Money is based on tips plus 2.13 an hour. I usually make an average between 15-40$ an hour though.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good work environment

    May 12, 2022 - Student 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Kitchen can be a fun environment

    Cons

    Messy Multiple managers Fluctuating work flow

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great place for a college student to work

    May 11, 2022 - College Student 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They work with your school schedule and it feels like family

    Cons

    Management was not the best

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    May 11, 2022 - Line Cook 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Clean and safe place to work

    Cons

    Holidays and weekends always on

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great Company

    May 10, 2022 - Restaurant General Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Stable company, Culture and Benefits

    Cons

    I don't have any at all

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company

    May 6, 2022 - Olive Garden Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing understanding company who care about employees

    Cons

    Long hours that with no set schedule

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Darden Reviews FAQs

Darden has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 2,208 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Darden to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Darden employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Darden. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

75% of Darden employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Darden 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Darden to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, workplace, management.

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