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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated May 26, 2018
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Pros
  • The flexible schedule of serving combined with a good pay rate means that this company is an excellent one to work for (in 140 reviews)

  • Good money and opportunities to grow (in 100 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Certified Grill Master in Bay City, MI
    Former Employee - Certified Grill Master in Bay City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start if you want to move up with the company. I wouldn’t be where I am today without red lobster.

    Cons

    Nothing at all. Such a fun and inviting work place. I had a great time working for the 5 years I did.

    Advice to Management

    Literally this place jump started my career in management!


  2. "Grill cook"

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    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly that i work with

    Cons

    Not enough hours would like to work more

  3. "Good tips and flexible schedules"

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    Current Employee - Server in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Server in Tulsa, OK
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tips, flexible schedules- can work days or evenings.

    Cons

    only get paid 2.13/hr, not a lot of room to move up


  4. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Not bad at all. Good environment. Decent pay. Good job during school.

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedules, inconsistent tips and wages


  5. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Balance of life can be tough sometimes


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    Tips, fellow employees, management, benefits, flex schedule.

    Cons

    Shift Work, flex schedule, long hours,bad tips,not getting your schedule on time,rude customers.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Great working expirence for a first job
    Great environment

    Cons

    The tea is very sweet

    Advice to Management

    Just do the best you can do with a smile and get along with the people around u

  8. "Take orders, server food and cash guests out."

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, constantly moving around, meeting new people.

    Cons

    Not many work hours available. Noticeable physical stress after years of service.


  9. "Average Serving Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Always busy
    Averaged about $100 in tips each shift
    Easy to pick up or let go of shifts

    Cons

    Posted the schedule on Sunday for that week, but asked for three weeks notice to request time off.


  10. "Not a bad gig, depends on location."

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    Former Employee - Server, Backup, Prep Cook, Alley Coordinator, Baker in Orange Park, FL
    Former Employee - Server, Backup, Prep Cook, Alley Coordinator, Baker in Orange Park, FL

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

    Pros

    They have some benefits you can take advantage of. The atmosphere is really dependent on location. Was able to cross train in several different areas, worked kitchen and waited tables.

    Cons

    They don't pay their kitchen staff much, the atmosphere could be much better. Most of the people I worked with at this location were only there because something better hadn't come along yet. Not a lot of potential for pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Your kitchen staff are the backbone of your restaurant, treat them well, and create an atmosphere they can thrive in, and you will win them over. Let them play a little music in the kitchen and it will go along way for morale. If you don't look out for your employees, they will work only hard enough to not get fired.


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