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"Olive Garden is Great, Careful with Longhorn."

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Former Employee - Server in Bloomington, IL
Former Employee - Server in Bloomington, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible with schedules. Friendly environment.

Cons

Not all restaurants have great management set into place.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Best company that I've worked for so far."

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    Current Employee - Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Server/Host/to Go Specialist/Prep in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the managers are more than willing to work around schedules and have a "you help me, I'll help you" attitude, which is nice.

    Cons

    Raises only come every 6 months, and are rarely more than 10-15 cents. (It's nearly impossible to get the 25 cent raise more than a few times in years of employment...)

    Advice to Management

    If there's an obvious weak link that can't be changed...get rid of it!


  2. "Hit and miss depending on location"

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    Current Employee - Bartender/Server in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible with scheduling, not a demanding job, great for personal interaction, a few chances for career progression.

    Cons

    Terrible management upon differing locations, no accountability among employees, unprofessional managers, shady business practices to include changing hours work, improper training for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable, praise excellent workers, standardize your practices, GROW UP

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