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"Working at Seasons 52"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Server in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Server in Rockville, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Darden full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Organized, well recognized restaurants so you will have a lot of clientele, good benefits and discounts, quality food and drinks, classy and respectable restaurant.

Cons

Poor website for servers to switch shifts, can be very corporate and overly controlling, results driven culture can become stressful,

Advice to Management

Make training an on-going process as the detailed menu and drinks are a lot to take in in a week and a half of training. Ask for more feedback from servers to find solutions or at least get ideas to their problems. Most of the time they actually do want to help and provide creative solutions and not just follow orders like mindless drones.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Great College Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Tyler, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for college students, supportive of employees/flexible, opportunities to move up if desired, good attitudes and ethics are modeled and promoted by supervisors

    Cons

    Working with the public can be difficult at times, lowest paying positions work very hard for their income

    Advice to Management

    Continue to model the "best of the best/Hospitaliano" attitudes of Diamond Awarded stores.


  2. "Decent Company...Terrible Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great company. Wonderful training. Core values are very important to Darden.

    Cons

    95 employees quit in 8 months...that should say something. 5 managers out in 4 years. They do not follow through on agreements made in the beginning. They push work/life balance but do the opposite. Told will be working around 50 hours per week...more like 65. Managers really have no say so and the team members know it. The great people are not told positive things. Illegal mexicans in the kitchen. Guests are always right...even if you watch them put a hair in their plate!!! General Manager does NOTHING! Just a true mess. In my experience, the vice president met with me and agreed that I was done unfairly and offered me a position in a different restaurant. Only thing was, it's an hour away!

    Advice to Management

    Work just as hard as you expect everyone else to. Quit leaving early every day. Acknowledge your hard working people. Don't pass the blame to your District Manager. Accept responsibility. If a GM isn't handling the business correctly, do something about it.

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