Darden - A long journey with lots of ups and downs | Glassdoor
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"A long journey with lots of ups and downs"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager in Carolina, NC
Current Employee - General Manager in Carolina, NC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Darden full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The people you work with. Upper management seems to have some common sense and changes with the times. Promote from within consistently.

Cons

Compensation has become an issue recently. Bonus money has been cut to almost nothing. Benefits are not what they used to be. Constant pressure to meet unrealistic expectations.

Advice to Management

You talk about work/life balance, but don't allow for one. Live up to what you talk about!

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "It was....ok."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Hostess in Rochester Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent starting pay. Hours aren't awful.

    Cons

    I wasn't scheduled for a whole month because the service manager "forgot" to schedule me after being an employee for a year. When I finally called to complain, the GM was told by the service manager that I already quit.
    Terrible management. Childish employees. Rude Customers. Hard to advance. Cliques.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your staff and don't yell at employees in front of customers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Server in Mishawaka, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tips
    Good team
    Good experience in working with people

    Cons

    Poor hourly wages in Indiana

    Advice to Management

    Promote more team work and less complaining with employees

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