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"Olive Garden is a great place to work if you're going to college"

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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 (More than 3 years)

Pros

I have great managers who are willing to work around my school schedule. I make better money than most of my friends who serve at other restaurants and they have to do a lot more sidework. They also train you to build a rapport with your guests instead of "turn & burn" like many restaurants.

They also actually listen to their employees and are willing to compromise/make changes.

Cons

I don't really have any cons.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

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

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    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 (1)

    "OG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to be if you want to have a career

    Cons

    bad hours, no time for family

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