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"HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT"

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Former Employee - Server in Salina, KS
Former Employee - Server in Salina, KS
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The opportunity to experience what a hostile work environment is truly like and to appreciate the opportunities that have presented themselves after experiencing this form of discrimination. The few and far between genuine and honest guests and relationships that were made. Wrongfully terminated and sued for unemployment AND WON!

Cons

wage theft, harassment, bullying environment, low class no class management and diners with an "entitlement" type attitude. Management does not and will not stick up for their servers.

Advice to Management

I won't waste precious airspace on the lowest form of human garbage that have been carelessly given any kind of "management" position. I now work the type of environment that if a guest mistreats or is a poor tipper, they will be asked by management to not return.

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "Bland company, great members"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waiter in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Waiter in Billings, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent team to work with - fun, hard working, cooperative; nice meal benefits, great benefits for a restaurant company, respectable pay for the work in most areas. Really appreciated the flexibility of some of the managers in regards to scheduling, the plus of a larger company and team.

    Cons

    Rigid, top-down management style. The need for consistency limited creativity and flexibility at the front-line, where employees needed to tailor the experience most. Don't expect a lot of autonomy and trust to be given to you at first without following every detailed rule. Harder to genuinely recommend food that is middle-class at best.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistently unique and great, not just greatly consistent. Guests can't always communicate what they want, nor do they know. It's the staff's job to figure this out. Stop the insipid and wasteful guest and employee surveys and go for greater freedom and trust instead. Hard to expect Hospitaliano(!) when hospitality means tailoring to a guest's needs on a personal level.


  2. "A Place with Little to NO Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server Assistant
    Current Employee - Server Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay can be great, good coworkers, free food

    Cons

    In my store was promised more growth opportunity. Host perform just as much service to guest for less pay

    Advice to Management

    raise the pay for host


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