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"It is an ok place to work"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Bonus plan
Friendly coworkers
Nice campus
Nice cubicle

Cons

The internal politics is horrible.
Old technologies.
lack of opportunity to advance

Advice to Management

Value your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Managers work to much for to little"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits are okay is you actually have time to use them

    Cons

    Hours are ridiculous. An opening shift is 7am to DBD (Dinner business decline) which means you are opening up the restaurant early in the morning and not leaving till 9pm at night!!! You have no time for a break. I am lucky if I have time to scarf down a bowl of soup at any point of the day. A closing shift is 12pm to 1am and when you get hired they say you will only work 50 hours a week...Yeah right!!!

    Advice to Management

    Other restaurants are getting the hint and actually working managers less. Darden needs to jump on board and actually value quality of life. I used to love Darden now they are just trying to work their managers to death just to save a dime in labor cost


  2. "lets see if this changes anything"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work with so enjoyable people good training program, good amount of hours, managers who work with employes when things get busy.

    Cons

    way too many none sense rules, poor clientele tips, to many servers on when unnecessary. to many things need o be refilled for guest not allowing for higher turning of table or being able to take on more tables at a time. over compensate meals for guest when it's unnecessary. very poor cook staff excluding a few people.

    Advice to Management

    make decisions more based on the intentions and heart of the employe rather than on one particular moment that doesn't reflect the person. in the same way let go of those employes who constantly cost the restaurant money and harassment.

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