Red Lobster - Great place to build a career | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Red Lobster
There are newer employer reviews for Red Lobster

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Great place to build a career"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - General Manager
Former Employee - General Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Red Lobster full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Has a great group of people to work with and for. Very competitive wages. Many resources to help all.

Cons

Need to advance into the technology field and be the leader in renovation.

Advice to Management

Try to recall what made us great - our crew! I still believe we offer a great work environment but lately we have taken much from the employees to leverage revenues. The crew deserves better. Also corporate needs to partner better with the operators.

Other Employee Reviews for Red Lobster

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Serving is like a sport - physically and mentally"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule. You work when you want to.
    -Family-like atmosphere between employees. You deal with a LOT of personalities so there's never a dull moment.
    -You learn to take charge when you need something done and no one else is there to do it.
    -You learn to maintain professional composure when talking to the most ignorant, hateful people.
    -You get a lot of exercise and a good night's sleep.

    Cons

    -NO BREAKS!!!!!!!!!
    -You do EVERYONE's job, not just your own.
    -On a busy night, you will easily have too many customers to take care of and no one around to help, or you run out of some popular item, or have some kind of back-up in the kitchen, which leads to you taking a long time to fulfill requests and customers getting angry, complaining, leaving no tip, and maybe even getting you into trouble.
    -The occasional perpetually unsatisfied customers who don't understand how tipping works but expect you to go to the moon and back for them (for free, basically)

    Advice to Management

    -Servers need to be able to communicate directly with other staff when customers need something the server can't help them with immediately. Servers waste a lot of time running back and forth looking for an available manager to help a needy customer. Managers are always busy or missing.

    -Endless Shrimp... servers' worst nightmare. And 4-Course is impossible during volume hours.These options need limitations in place.


  2. "it was horrible, the managers suck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good employees, but the managers were mean

    Cons

    there was bad management and they cussed at employees.

There are newer employer reviews for Red Lobster
There are newer employer reviews for Red Lobster

See Most Recent

Work at Red Lobster? Share Your Experiences

Red Lobster
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or