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Darden Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "GOOD COMPANY"

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, hours are livable, time off

    Cons

    Super busy, lots of corporate hoops


  2. "Olive Garden"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    Schedule is very flexible; easy to switch with coworkers; training as server was very thorough.

    Cons

    Guests are extremely variable and so are ours; however this is to be expected. Managers' priority is business not staff most of the time.

  3. "Overall was decent. One manager would instigate arguments."

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    Former Employee - Busser in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Busser in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff. Fun environment. Staff was very supportive. More of a family atmosphere. Everyone was willing to help and support.

    Cons

    Very fast pace. Need to stay on top of your work. One manager would always use there position for a power trip.

    Advice to Management

    Management overall did a good job except for one manager who was on a power trip.


  4. "Server/Waitress"

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

    I worked at Darden part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, management is fair, potential for growth

    Cons

    small stations, inconsistencies with scheduling,


  5. "No appreciation for their employees"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food isn't to bad but that is all I can think of, the menu has some good items. And they do have some good regular customers,

    Cons

    They do not care about you as a person or appreciate anything they do. They continue to favor those that don't work hard and tolerate gossiping. And if something goes wrong they target the person they feel they can, without looking at the facts. Just to prove a point.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "It's nice"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, I really like the people I work with and they are flexible.

    Cons

    I would like a little more pay.


  10. "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.


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