Darden - Good experience overall, but I wouldn't want to stay forever. | Glassdoor
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"Good experience overall, but I wouldn't want to stay forever."

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Current Employee - Server Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Server Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Very flexible scheduling, good money depending on location/customer traffic.

Cons

Only cares about numbers, nothing personal about it from a corporate viewpoint. Doesn't matter what's best for the employees, and managers always have to take the customer's side.

Advice to Management

Show more interest in the well-being and happiness of the employees rather than focusing only on percentages.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sucked the life out of Longhorn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good advertising? Remodeled older Longhorns.

    Cons

    They treat employees like a number, after RARE Hospitality had treated employees like family. After working for Longhorn for over 11 years, I got fired for violating a policy I didn't even know existed.

    Advice to Management

    Inform employees of all policies... Especially longtime employees that were acquired from RARE. And if a policy states that an employee can be disciplined or terminated, choose disciplinary action when the employee has always shown loyalty and has a completely clean file.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, great corporate headquarters, very good benefits.

    Cons

    Needs to improve on focusing on the most important work needed to grow the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on role accountability in order to clarify the most important work

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