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"Wonderful 10 year experience"

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Former Employee - General Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
Former Employee - General Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Ability to have input in your own restaurant as a General Manager

Cons

Long hours to succeed- GM a good 60+ a week

Advice to Management

Be more open to less hours overall so you don't burn out.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Olive Garden server earnings and Management suck for the amount of work expected!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off shift meals, co-workers are generally awesome, the ability to pick up and give up shifts is somewhat easy.

    Cons

    Darden is losing money so they are pandering to a much lower quality customer that don't know how to tip. It's become the McDonalds of italian food. Endless running of salad, breadsticks and wine samples, average per hour is $10, not acceptable for sore feet, aggravation and being nice to idiots. Corporate has no clue. Won't let you work more than 29 hours so you can't get full benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Wait tables for a week or two before instituting your idiotic directives every week. You have no idea what goes on in your restaurants sitting in your cubicle. Focus on quality not quantity and pay attention to your employees, they have some good ideas. Watch your GMs more closely.


  2. "Great company it just needs work as far as job responsibilities and pay in each sub-restaurant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free sides, 50% off meals on days you work and weekly pay

    Cons

    No breaks after sometimes 10 hour shifts
    Compared to the amount of work you do you'll never make the money you feel you deserve especially compared to servers

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your Server Assistants and the amount of work they do. They deal with angry servers and guests on a daily basis. They bust their butts to maintain a clean dining room and happy guests.

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