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"I have been treated wonderfully by Darden."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Waiter in Saint Louis Park, MN
Current Employee - Waiter in Saint Louis Park, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

There is a phenomenal work environment that starts with the senior management. They really care about their employees and insist on fantastic training programs.

Cons

Olive Garden closes their doors by 11PM on weekends, and 10PM on weekdays. The only con here is that the number of "busy hours" are not always readily available.

Other Employee Reviews for Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

  1. "Fun and always different everyday"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Trainer in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Certified Trainer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management staff takes care of their people

    Cons

    There are 10% of the people that work hard and 90% that are lazy

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to motivate the other 90% and it would be a 5 star


  2. "Went through 35 managers in ten years...Amazing."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Alley Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility...and caring managers if you showed some initiative. Was able to do my Hospitality Internship there. The managers would train you in whatever position you wanted to learn. ....Darden is a reputable company and they helped with understand retirement benefits and more.

    Cons

    Employee Theft, Low class coworkers, very intense work!!! Fast paced. Low quality food.They are now hiring part timers to get out of paying benefits. Many people did not tip well.

    Advice to Management

    You are sliding and getting more expensive, without the "quality" that was once a part of the .


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