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Darden Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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  • Discounts at all Darden restaurants, flexible schedule, food (in 98 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, friendly environment, provides many opportunities to move up in the company (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    amazing place to work, love the people

    Cons

    management is tough but effective

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible


  2. "Server Serve Pro MIT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, 401k, etc, as a server we have very flexible hours

    Cons

    if you would like to move up into management, management does NOT make enough money for what they are responsible for and they definitely do not make enough money for the amount of time that is spent at their restaurant

    Advice to Management

    corporate needs to up the management salaries in order to possess serious and competitive job opportunities

  3. "Sever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    Work with your school schedule

    Cons

    Not entirely consistent as far as rules go.


  4. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good culture but not for me... great people

    Cons

    very corporate... you either buy in or get out


  5. "Amazing company a lot of employee activities and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Processor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Processor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits. It is great that they are very flexible with the schedules they also have a gym and a nice cafeteria

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growing there a gap between levels and a lot of tenure which reduces the open positions in the company


  6. "director of operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time

    Pros

    professional environment and great benefits

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    promote from with in


  7. "Yes good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, weekly direct deposit, discounts and benefits

    Cons

    None none none none none

  8. "I have learned alot from them."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Restaurant Opening Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - New Restaurant Opening Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love working the floor & getting to know folks from the community. working with brand new staff.

    Cons

    inconsistency, more balanced schedules to fit everyones needs. Holding folks accountable. follow thru

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  9. "Darden"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time

    Pros

    Structured work environment, culture and values clearly outlined, potential to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Work / life balance, rate at which you can grow within the company, scheduling


  10. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    Family friendly hours, benefits and adheres to company guidelines, professional management

    Cons

    No major cons to mention really


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