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Darden Server Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Discounts at all Darden restaurants, flexible schedule, food (in 92 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. "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.


  2. "Server Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Food discounts, the job isn't hard

    Cons

    Pay, no ladder of growth

    Advice to Management

    Do not work the same people closing every weekend night. That is how they get burnt out on the job ultimately causing a high turn-over.

  3. "Longhorn Steakhouse"

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    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. "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


  5. "server"

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    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


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management, Decent Tips, Flexible

    Cons

    Low hourly pay, Sometimes required to work long shifts

    Advice to Management

    None. The managers I worked with were very involved and professional.


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Server/Host in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server/Host in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Darden (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits great team players, awesome service

    Cons

    Small tips, disruptive customers, lots of bad customers

  8. "Bahama Breeze"

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    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Anniversary check
    easy money
    flexible hours

    Cons

    Manager can get their egos stroked too much and act brand new when the regional director comes about

    Advice to Management

    Help more


  9. "alright"

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    Former Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    25% discount was pretty good

    Cons

    management and clientele werent the best


  10. "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Snellville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent money made in tips

    Cons

    -Like any serving got, 2.13 an hour
    -3 tables per server
    -paid 2.13 an hour to serve, but we were supposed to work for free for example: Make own bread and salad, tray up desserts, clean (mind you, there are people who get paid a wage to do these things but management didn't want them there all day so they expeceted us to do all the work for free).