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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants Employee Reviews about "soup and salad"

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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3.7
68%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants CEO Gene Lee
Gene Lee
1,403 Ratings
Pros
  • "great for students who need a flexible schedule(in 391 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, management at my location was generally willing to work around 2nd jobs or college courses(in 215 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Soup and salad combo is no joke and refilling both can get annoying(in 246 reviews)

  • "Only 3 table sections are given to each server(in 135 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing place to work

      Jan 4, 2021 - Server/Waiter in Pensacola, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun Easy Rewarding Competitive You gain a lot of experience

      Cons

      Soup and salad No gratuity on parties Open 7 days Big corporate

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I had a good experience working at Olive Garden.

      Jan 10, 2021 - Server 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was what you would expect and hours were flexible if you were proactive and got your shifts covered by other servers. Management was good if you were professional.

      Cons

      The customers can sometimes be terrible and they will not tip you for how hard you work. The endless soup and salad will have you running around like a crazy person.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall not a bad place to work

      Jan 21, 2021 - Server 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Management actually cared about individuals working here, easy to request time off.

      Cons

      Soup and salad combo is no joke and refilling both can get annoying.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company to work for

      Dec 29, 2020 - Server/Waitress in Richmond, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was always busy so you made good money!

      Cons

      unlimited soup, salad and bread during lunch- Customers would run you to no end and not tip well.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      It’s ok

      Jan 15, 2021 - Server/Waiter in Buford, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Busy location, easy to move up

      Cons

      Unlimited soup and salad deal

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A Cool Place to Work

      Dec 27, 2020 - Server 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No side work, 99¢ soup and salad, flexible

      Cons

      Parties who don’t tip, people abuse unlimited things & don’t tip, promo items

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good place to be employees, servers do a lot of work though

      Dec 9, 2020 - Server in Cape Girardeau, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      tips, no side work, only roll silverware

      Cons

      run your own food, make your own soup and salad, unlimited soup and salad

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall good place to work

      Nov 10, 2020 - Server 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible, good managers, good training and education programs

      Cons

      Has some different policies than other restaurants. Lots of trips to the table for refills of soup, salad, and breadsticks so you may only have 3-4 tables at a time. But compared to other similar restaurants you may end up with higher tickets=more tips.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Server

      Dec 27, 2020 - Server in Charleston, WV
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast money Easy job Good benefits

      Cons

      Corporate Older guests Smaller checks Unlimited soup and salad

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