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"Great place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
Current Employee - Food Server
Current Employee - Food Server
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Management , money , great people to work with

Cons

Part time , no benefits

Advice to Management

Provide health insurance , vacation to part time employees

Other Employee Reviews for Darden

  1. "how it is to work at olive garden host/server to go specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server, Hostess, To-go Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Server, Hostess, To-go Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Darden part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    as a server : no need to wait 1 or 2 weeks for a pay check. you make your money you leave with your money the same day
    short shifts 11-4 or 4-10 good work life balance
    flexible hours
    GREAT chance for growth you can move up in the company to management with in a year if you prove your self and let them know if that what you want
    you can work many different positions one day be a host the next day bartend next day waitress
    day goes by fast because your busy all day no time to be bored or even look at the time
    you determine how much you make depending on how well you upsell and push alcohol or appetizers
    you can make 700 per week if you work hard. just be confident and organized
    you make a a lot of friends unlike other jobs here you work with 25 different people everyday. u meet someone new every week.
    fast paced environment

    Cons

    high amount of stress !!!!!
    fast pace can be overwhelming
    deal with impossible guest who come just to basically get a free meal and not tip.
    3 guest complaints and your out !
    multi tasking is a must. 3 tables at once mangers expect us to greet table within 30 seconds with a wine bottle.
    unlimited soup salad and breadsticks and drinks to 3 tables at the same time can be overwhelming plus take order and make sure it comes out hot and on time not too soon not to late.
    if one thing goes wrong it has a huge ripple effect and ruins your mood for the day. bad mood = bad tips
    managers treat you as a number not a person you are not allowed to know when you can leave
    unstable income
    slow days= slow pay vice versa

    Advice to Management

    some managers are great some are control freaks. they treat workers like children


  2. "Pathetic excuse for a serving job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Little work
    Decent tips
    Promotions available

    Cons

    Terrible hours
    Awful management
    Poor work environment

    Advice to Management

    If you want good servers to stay at your resturaunt give more than 3 table sections.

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