Darden - As a full time student, this was an excellent company to work for. | Glassdoor
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"As a full time student, this was an excellent company to work for."

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Former Employee - Server in Kokomo, IN
Former Employee - Server in Kokomo, IN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The overall atmosphere is one of friendliness. It is also fast paced and constantly changing which makes everyday a challenge.

Cons

Sometimes customers are rough to work for.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "fun environment with a well-defined corporate structure"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    well defined expectations
    fun staff
    opportunity for benefits
    flexible with school and other obligations

    Cons

    lengthy training and a strict requirement on how to interact with tables. Management may get caught up in the rules rather than what is best for employee relations.


  2. "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.

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