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"It was a job."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Hostess in Muncie, IN
Current Employee - Hostess in Muncie, IN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good for college students or those who need a flexible schedule

Cons

Working almost every weekend is a must. They do not allow overtime either.

Advice to Management

Think about your employees more.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Great company to learn corporate hospitality."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive and thorough training. Day-one benefits. Room for advancement and relocation.

    Cons

    Some may not like the corporate structure.

    Advice to Management

    More flexible scheduling/


  2. "Customer service is Darden's highest priority sometimes that means you feel like the company's lowest priority."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have flexible scheduling and they tend to hire people that are knowledgable, team-players that are great to work with. At my place of employment the staff loves to get together after work to hang out and have fun. Although you may have a different experience, I made a few really good friends there.

    Cons

    As a server you will be talked down to if up-selling doesn't meet their goals or you don't have enough customer satisfaction surveys filled out about your service. Although you may be doing these things if it doesn't show your in trouble. These are two big priorities there so be prepared to feel like a salesman.

    Advice to Management

    The type of survey Darden gives guests are known to the the most inaccurate because it is optional for all the guests to take the survey and Darden gives an incentive to take them. Only extremely dissatisfied or happy guests, or customers wanting a prize or discount take them. All the generally happy customers don't bother applying but if Darden didn't have a large majority of generally happy customers they wouldn't have a large amount of repeat business would they?


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