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"Great for College Students"

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Former Employee - Server in Monroe, LA
Former Employee - Server in Monroe, LA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Red Lobster part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Fast, Easy money!!!
Everyday cash for a struggling college student

Cons

all of the work you have to do before you leave. They also want you to give a speech before even getting your drink order

Other Employee Reviews for Red Lobster

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tiresome"

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    Current Employee - Staffing and Training Manager in Matthews, NC
    Current Employee - Staffing and Training Manager in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you enjoy working long hours and weekends, then this would really be a great opportunity for you. Red Lobster is an excellent company when it comes to taking care of its people and there is optimal amount of opportunity for growth and advancement if it is what you desire.

    Cons

    If you enjoy working a 40 hour work week, this job is not for you. You will work minimum 50 hours a week. I do not enjoy the fact that my job entails being a glorified babysitter.


  2. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Palm Desert, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to meet a lot of really cool people.

    Cons

    Upper management would micro manage their store managers. Most were not very qualified to run a restaurant and it seemed there was no coaching for them. It was all about the numbers and doing whatever it took to make sure the guest had nothing negative to say, even if it meant buying their entire check for the slightest complaint. And there were many complaints! Food was disgusting. They bragged about how they could cook a live lobster in less than 7 minutes with all of their microwaves,but the food still took 45 minutes for a complete order. Poorly run restaurant.

    Advice to Management

    I would look a little harder at your hiring/promoting practices for who you select to run your restaurants. Get the microwaves out of the kitchen and get to cooking.

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