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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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  • "flexible schedule ,good tip money" (in 146 reviews)

  • "Good money and opportunities to grow" (in 103 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "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!

    Red Lobster Response

    Jun 13, 2018

    Thank you for your great review! We love hearing that you've had such a positive experience working at Red Lobster. It is people like you that make Red Lobster a great place to work!


  2. "Best place to work! Great place to grow and achieve!"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great seafood. Great results

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing! Worked for other brands and I’m happy to be home!

    Advice to Management

    Cherish the internals, they work for the brand! New managers work for there immediate leader.

  3. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Sales in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great $$.. close early ..great benefits

    Cons

    Young wait staff majority..drama alot of favoritism by management

    Advice to Management

    Manager SHOULD ALWAYS ASSIGN SIDE WORK NOT A SERVER WHO LETS FRIENDS SLIDE ON DOING IT..SO UNPROFESSIONAL N UNETHICAL


  4. "Awesome environment"

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Bel Air, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - co-workers and managers care about you
    - definitely a learning experience
    - great food and great people

    Cons

    - There is not really anything.


  5. "Daren Corporation is fabulous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and a corporate team that is creative and extremely supportive.

    Cons

    I don't really have anything negative to say about working for Red Lobster. It was the best company I've ever been employed by

    Advice to Management

    Just continue to create a fun environment for your workers and customers to enjoy themselves in.


  6. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    red lobster is a great company to work for. You take home money every night.

    Cons

    no cons I love my job so much

    Red Lobster Response

    Aug 15, 2018

    Thank you for your positive review! We love hearing that you've had such a great experience working at Red Lobster. It is people like you that make Red Lobster a great place to work!


  7. "Serving at Red Lobster"

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    Former Employee - Server in Nanuet, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Nanuet, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You make tips in cash, and if you're a strong server; you get more tables and larger sections

    Cons

    You work on tips, that are not adjust even for party size. I work outside of NYC, in Rockland, and it was only this year (2018) that cooperate made it 18% automatic for parties over 20. Under 20 and you're at the mercy of your guests

    Advice to Management

    Understand your staff works WITH you not against you.

  8. "dishwasher"

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere great people fun

    Cons

    long hours not a lot of cons tho

    Advice to Management

    great


  9. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility for time requests off in a timely manner, great people at work, co workers are very helpful to new members to get familiar with inputting into the POS computer system, a little above average for tips income, co workers can cover your shift most times, servers are great at their job and can perform under low staff situations.

    Cons

    In the serving industry there are a lot of relative cons that you can find within all restaurants. Cut times were not predetermined you were cut when it got slow, split shift systems (you work in the morning and get first cut, come back later in the day and get one of the first cuts),

    Advice to Management

    Be understanding and don't yell at your workers for making mistakes. We work our butts off to accommodate for your customers and take on the extra tables that wasn't projected. Schedule the right amount of servers. You schedule too many or too little and servers waste their time there. It's hard but as this is your profession to project such things please work on that more and pay attention to number of server demands to server customers.


  10. "Line Cook"

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

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    Weekly Pay. Benefits. Travel discounts

    Cons

    No cons for me. Everything was decent


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