Olive Garden Italian Restaurants Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants CEO Gene Lee
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  • "2-3 table sections, rude clientele, sometimes only come in for an hour(in 122 reviews)

  • "Long hours, not supportive boss(in 101 reviews)

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  1. "I love it is the best company I work Day really take care about a employs"

    5.0
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    Servers Professional Or Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have really good benefits and they take care about you

    Cons

    Good pay Flexible is schedules

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  2. "I hated my managers but loved my job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Hostess and To-Go Server in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Raises every three months. Usually quite easy to get someone to cover your shift (or pick up extra hours from someone else).

    Cons

    high staff turnover constantly created chaos

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  3. "Easy. No Side work."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Server in Saint Louis, MO
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    No Side work. Great Coworkers. Benefits are good. Paid sick leave.

    Cons

    Lots of refills on everything.

  4. "Good high school job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Service Professional in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    the other co workers were great

    Cons

    you work there for a year constantly coming in on days off and when the managers call for extra help and you get a measly .25 cent raise...after a whole year of 40 plus every week. They don't care about paying you decent to keep you

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  5. "Nothing really"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Olive Garden Host 

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Help my fam with money

    Cons

    Nothing really anyone could do anything

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  6. "Flexible and Student Friendly Scheduling"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tips are amazing, especially if you are able to multitask and are customer friendly.

    Cons

    Downside was the varying closing time for this position

  7. "OG"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Server in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Take home tips daily Weekly pay easily request days off

    Cons

    Understaffed on Fr-Sun, Does not follow your set schedule

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  8. "Could be better"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess 

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for the most part.

    Cons

    Management have attitudes sometimes but friendly for the most part.

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  9. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Pittsburg, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive, and I am able to advance my career

    Cons

    Always saying yes to the guest, even when the are completely out of line

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  10. "SOLID COMPANY"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Server in Fargo, ND
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management and an overall solid team of servers

    Cons

    "Standards" and regulations for servers can be a bit obnoxious at times.

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