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"Great place to work. LOTS of options to take advantage of"

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Former Employee - Certified Trainer and Server in Walker, MI
Former Employee - Certified Trainer and Server in Walker, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Darden full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Can buy stock cheap. Benefits in a restaurant available immediately. Marketing does its job. Great menu selections.

Cons

Management does not care if your a lifer or how well you do there for vacation time. You are given what you are given. They make it a short time solution as you are an "equal employee" to new recruits even if you've "paid your dues" and have excellent reviews as well as been there for 10+ years.

Advice to Management

Consider that people that are your backbone (ie been there for 5+ years) do not have to be retrained, do not cause additional money, and know their job well, should get preferential treatment for time off requests and not have to have "100% availability" every week.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "ugh!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Chino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    umm I love my co workers

    Cons

    tips! way to much work for what you make! soup and salad refills! bread refills! drink refills! hardest restaurant to work for by far!

    Advice to Management

    get along with the employees and we wont all find a way to quite! stop trying to weed people out!


  2. "Much of my professional development has come from the comprehensive training I received from Darden"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Day One Health coverage. Weekly pay. 50% off meals when you work. 15% off when you visit the restaurant or one of the sister chains. Comprehensive training.

    Cons

    Minimum consistency with set scheduling. Other than that no major problems

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the progressive training.

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