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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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  1. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barboursville, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barboursville, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    The training fully prepares you to be great at your job.

    Cons

    On your feet whole shift with no breaks

    Advice to Management

    Have a break room for employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Busser"

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    Former Employee - Hostess and Busser in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Hostess and Busser in Flagstaff, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants (More than a year)

    Pros

    Make great money if you put in the work. Also works with your schedule especially as a student.

    Cons

    Working in a college town

  3. "Line cook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Good amount of hours, coworkers and easy menu

    Cons

    Annoying management, too many hours at times and customers


  4. "Server for 7 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible and a good company to work for. The income is pretty steady for a restaurant job.

    Cons

    Have to work holidays and late nights


  5. "Typical waitressing job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very little side work as a waitress, rules in place to defend you if you're sick

    Cons

    You will smell like cheese when you get off work


  6. "Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    You’re able to change shifts

    Cons

    You tend to deal with rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Need a better manager


  7. "OG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    It has a dimes program.

    Cons

    You're gonna get really fat.

  8. "Restaurant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, high standards, professional teammates

    Cons

    Long hours, inconsistent schedule, non-consecutive days off


  9. "Great place for first time servers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Great management, half price meals on break, contests, easy to move up within

    Cons

    Guests are spoiled sometimes, sometimes you get stiffed and nothing can happen.

    Advice to Management

    None they're great.


  10. "Awesome quick money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and can pick up shifts if you want to work more

    Cons

    During slow season have to get a second job


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