- 4.0Sep 26, 2023Server/WaiterFormer Employee, less than 1 yearPeachtree City, GA
- Friendly staff - Plenty of opportunities for hours - Great Work environment
- The management team could have been more accomodating
- 5.0Dec 4, 2023Restaurant ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSlidell, LA
I love their emphasis on people and great culture!
In the past, we were consistently working 50-60 hours a week, but they’re making a big effort to improve quality of life.
- 3.0Nov 29, 2023Manager FOHCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsTampa, FL
Darden(Longhorn parent company) for the most part runs the best restaurants in the industry. They know the market, customers, etc much better than other groups. You feel like you are working for a well oiled machine. Benefits and pay are good, not excellent but you trade this off for working for a more solid foundation. Long termers reap some nice vacation times and for the most part they do their best to make sure you get that time. If you're looking for solid and dependable this could be a restaurant group that fits one's needs. A big plus is the 9 brands Darden owns and you get discounts at those other brands when you dine.
This is a very high stress job(Top 10%). Labor situations are often very tenuous and Labor is run very tight here, so a callout or lack of an employee means you'll be working their position and managing the responsibilities of running the restaurant at the same time. Constantly dealing with broken equipment, AC, etc just gets tedious and adds to stress when having to listen to staff complaints all day. IT here is generally horrible, other restaurant groups are way ahead here. Lastly, guests here can be very problematic, they know this is the restaurant they can get freebies at ease and they play that tune well. Corporate will always believe guest over managers, so one has to be extremely careful dealing with them. Favoritism can also be rampant here.