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"managers were difficult and not supportive!"

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Current Employee - Waitress in Vestal, NY
Current Employee - Waitress in Vestal, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

free food during training and wine tasting

Cons

would not work with me on my schedule ever! or change it with out notice! which made it difficult to make arrangement's for my sons care.

Advice to Management

train your managers to have compassion for their employees!

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Profitable But Tiring"

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    Former Employee - Server in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Server in Bangor, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are good at your job you can make a lot of money here.

    Cons

    POOR MANAGEMENT.

    The management is very poor in this company. They make new rules daily, and the rules that they make greatly burden their servers. They also have a poor hiring and screening process. They hire some of the laziest people imaginable and then create a service partner rule, which means you have to pick up the slack for all the people who don't work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tune with your employees needs-they will be happier-and you will be able to start making a profit again.


  2. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Busser in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Busser in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a very well-run company. Every Manager I worked for was very professional and hard-working.

    Cons

    The three-table maximum at Olive Garden affected income during my time as a server.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to enforce the rule that servers should clear the table as they go. This makes the job of the busser significantly more efficient.

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