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Darden Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 15, 2020

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3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Darden CEO Gene Lee
Gene Lee
280 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible schedule; supportive team; intensive training; continued learning/education; opportunities for advacement(in 109 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, decent pay at times(in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, poor work life balance, too much pressure to hit numbers even if it means putting too much on the employees(in 70 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance did not always happen(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Top Company to Work For"

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

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits were top of the industry, ongoing training and development

    Cons

    Work/life balance did not always happen

    Darden2019-05-18
  2. "Almost 20 years with the company"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you continue to produce and can deal with the ever-changing and increasing demands it's a decent company.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work life balance, too much pressure to hit numbers even if it means putting too much on the employees

    Advice to Management

    Take a bit of your own advice and really think about what Family is about.

    Darden2020-01-15
  3. "Daren Is a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    benefits able to move up

    Cons

    no work-life balance no sick time

    Darden2019-10-28
  4. "a great opportunity to work within the community"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    passion for guest service

    Cons

    work life balance for management for managers

    Advice to Management

    listen to your leaders that run your restaurants

    Darden2019-10-06
  5. "Great place to grow into new roles"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good vacation time

    Cons

    Work life balance and working holidays

    Darden2019-07-11
  6. "Very good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great work environment, on-site dry cleaners, bank, health care, cafe and Starbucks. Everyone under one roof.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond employees current roles and titles and consider their skills, interests, and outside experience for other positions.

    Darden2019-05-21
  7. "Awesome company"

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    Food Server in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Darden for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance , wonderful starter job

    Cons

    Bought out by hedge fund

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the customer is wrong

    Darden2018-11-28
  8. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Darden part-time

    Pros

    work life balance benefits friends

    Cons

    our management was horrible, watch your backs in Nampa

    Advice to Management

    Quit promising your employees and turning your backs on them all in the same sentence.

    Darden2018-12-12
  9. "cool place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Darden part-time

    Pros

    great money and work life balance

    Cons

    hated the people i worked with

    Darden2018-03-05
  10. "Good company for employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time

    Pros

    Good communication between departments. Positive work environment. Encourage work life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes go through more red tape to have decisions made due to the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees more.

    Darden2018-01-17
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