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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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  1. "Hostess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Olive Garden has very friendly people and you have a very flexible schedule. Also the pay is really good!

    Cons

    Honestly i dont have much cons for here. If you hate smiling and hate constantly being on your feet then this isn't the job for you!

    Advice to Management

    the KROWD website is constantly down :(


  2. "Fast Cash"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You make Cash Tips every day

    Cons

    Have to work with Child like coworkers

  3. "Best serving Job so far"

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    Current Employee - Food Server
    Current Employee - Food Server
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No side work, basically just sweep and refill sugars
    Most people tip better especially during dinner

    Cons

    Somtimes stuck to 3 table section.. Usually because you will be busy refilling soup, salad and breadsticks

    Advice to Management

    Managers have worked great with me


  4. "Solid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    All around good place to work. Varies location to location, you might have some good managers you’ll definitely have some bad ones, but it’s all really up to you how well you do. In my experience, the managers were very flexible with hours, time off requests, it was everything I needed it to be.

    Cons

    The food kinda gets old after a while. For the love of god, restrain yourself from eating 40+ breadsticks a shift. It’s tough to do.


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, 401k, employee programs

    Cons

    They try to work with everyone (a con and pro)


  6. "Great for a Serving position"

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    Current Employee - Server in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Portage, MI

    I have been working at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management treats you well for the most part, ability to make good money. Little favoritism. Benefits program if averaged over 30 hrs.

    Cons

    Sometimes having only three tables is a bummer but when its busy, three tables is all you will want depending on the section. Probably the most work per table compared to other serving jobs.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    not bad tips
    nice people
    discount on food

    Cons

    on feet all day
    carrying heavy trays

  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Olive Garden Italian Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Staff
    Good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Same as any other restaurants


  9. "Togo specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome company culture, always room to advance

    Cons

    Slow season is tough on the pockets


  10. "Great for a new start"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Atlanta, GA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on food. Organization

    Cons

    Long hours, ok managers

    Advice to Management

    Better vibes


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