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Darden Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Discounts at all Darden restaurants, flexible schedule, food (in 91 reviews)

  • 401K, Benefits, Customer Satisfaction, Flexible Hours (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "boom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    money and good food and yeah

    Cons

    management is sometimes crazy too much

    Advice to Management

    more happiness


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Longhorn Steakhouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Service Professional in Avon, IN
    Current Employee - Server/Service Professional in Avon, IN

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

    Pros

    Great Money, Great People, Great Locaton

    Cons

    Managers come and go to quickly


  4. "Hostess"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Multi brand company with lots of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Board takeover and the sale of Red Lobster

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  7. "bartender"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great food, always busy, opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    long hours, always new/young managers, tipshare, does not allow for automatic gratuity

  8. "To Go Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - To Go Specialist in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - To Go Specialist in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great money if you are fast paced and can multi task efficiently!

    Cons

    The hours are long and you can be there very late finishing up tasks.


  9. "server"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa Palms, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa Palms, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *part time, great for college students who are only able to work weekends or a few days a week.
    *willing to work around school schedule
    *opportunity to cross train if willing

    Cons

    *management is very disorganized
    *turnover rate is very high
    *schedule and hours vary and change weekly
    *schedule changes daily
    *You work almost every major holiday
    *no PTO or sick days


  10. "Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Darden full-time

    Pros

    50% off meals, ability to earn quick cash

    Cons

    Long hours on feet

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism


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