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"Great culture and opportunities"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits and opportunities. Management is respectful and considerate of quality of life.

Cons

Of course its the restaurant business.Hours are crazy! Lots of time on your feet.

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  1. "Good company if you end up with the right team & manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Partners outside of your team are highly motivated, knowledgeable, eager to help.
    -Some employees have been there for 10+ years and are very happy with their career growth and positions.
    -The Orlando office is beautiful, spacious, and clean.
    -Events are fun and the food is outstanding.

    Cons

    -Severely understaffed where labor is needed most, in corporate operations.
    -Technologically stunted. Tremendous amounts of money spent on tools, but not the people to operate those tools. No real hope for improvement on this front.
    -For newer positions, duties are scattered and unfocused.
    -For newer positions, there is no path for upward mobility. Only lateral movement within the organization.
    -Across leadership, there is a severe lack of technological competency.
    -No utilization of recommended business practices and software development methodologies.
    -Highly immature and inefficient tech department. Similarly sized organizations produce significantly more in terms of their digital products for the same budgets or less!
    -Depending on your role, pay can be significantly under industry standard. Negotiations on base salary are not encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess labor needs. There are many teams making a very good case for requiring additional heads.
    Attempt to institute some kind of structure for digital and technology teams' development cycles. Try some established project management methodology and stick to it.


  2. "Excellent company to work for"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, more than fair pay, excellent management

    Cons

    Prefers to avoid possible conflict by not firing ineffective employees

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