Darden - Great experience as a server. Side work was a little excessive. | Glassdoor
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"Great experience as a server. Side work was a little excessive."

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Current Employee - Server in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Server in Plano, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good money, flexible hours, benefits available the first day you're hired, and great management.

Cons

Long hours because of side work. I work at Seasons 52 and the side work was pretty extensive. The main reason there is so much side work is because they do not have bussers at our restaurant. That means that you have to polish wine glasses and/or silverware, do your main side work, and clean your tables. It usually takes you about an hour or two to leave once you've been cut.

Advice to Management

Revisit the idea of having bussers at Seasons 52. It will free up time for servers so that they can add to the experience of their guests and they would be working less overtime hours.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Good Benefits and flexible schedules, No job security"

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    Former Employee - Server in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits if your willing to pay for them, Flexible scheduling around another job or school. ability to advance.

    Cons

    at times strict policies and procedures. Corporate will always try and screw you over to save a buck, so know your rights and laws and stay ontop of paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Hourly employee's are the workforce that help make the company money, maybe taking a little better care of them will help out the company in the long run then pinching pennies.


  2. "A very organized place to work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Server in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very good at training their employees and care a lot about customer satisfaction. A great corporation to work for!

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons for working at Darden besides the fact that they are very by the book - they take their standards and rules very seriously.

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