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Darden Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Sometimes long hours but other than that it is a great environment (in 61 reviews)

  • And all you can eat soup and salad is horrible (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Darden full-time

    Pros

    Good working there I guess

    Cons

    No free soup or salad

    Advice to Management

    I love the managers at my job


  2. "Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours and a great team environment

    Cons

    none to speak of really

  3. "Best in business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time

    Pros

    Culture and integrity with drive to win

    Cons

    Must be open to flexible schedule


  4. "Great way to start a young career"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Tampa, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A perfect job right out of school for quick funds while you are pursuing your career objectives. Darden was always supportive of my efforts moving forward

    Cons

    Depends on the restaurant you work for. My experiences working under the Darden umbrella have been wonderful

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  5. "Server there was great"

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    Former Employee - Server in Bismarck, ND
    Former Employee - Server in Bismarck, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    made almost 1000 every week. very busy new location however

    Cons

    lots of scheduling conflicts with management

    Advice to Management

    management is great. too much moving around.


  6. "Food Service Industry"

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    Current Employee - Host/Service Assistant in O'Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Host/Service Assistant in O'Fallon, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with the public on daily basis and sometimes, you make a friend or business connection.

    Cons

    Very intensive when it doesn't have to be; i.e. co-worker makes you feel inferior because of your position.

    Advice to Management

    Have regular meetings with staff and do follow-ups


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    upper management is very supportive and helps you succeed

    Cons

    no cons that I noticed

  8. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun working environment and atmosphere. Management was constantly present and involved in working experience, which made it more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Did not enjoy working late hours.


  9. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Professional Environment, and Amazing Team work

    Cons

    Difficult to have time off


  10. "Management at Darden is awesome"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a manager for 12 years, I learned some of the most important aspects of being a restaurant manger. Darden has the best resources and the best mentors in the industry. They know the best ways to run restaurants, they train their managers like no other company, and they always look to the future. They also lead the industry with regard to how they treat their employees. An environment of respect and appreciation flourishes at Darden.

    Cons

    Restaurant work is hard.


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