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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • It was a relaxed fun atmosphere and allowed me to work a flexible schedule while I was in school (in 117 reviews)

  • Good money good staff and fast paced environment (in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours no breaks mean customers (in 83 reviews)

  • long work hours, work-life balance hard (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Service Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker you will move up the ranks and your hard work will be recognized.

    Cons

    You may not be promoted until it is convenient for your store. Company runs awful promotions (Endless) that work the staff to death with little reward. Lots of cool benefits like discounted WDW tickets and Pet Insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Put an end to Endless.


  2. "Server"

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

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    The money is amazing

    Cons

    Management is HORRIBLE. The money is what would keeo you there

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not robots

  3. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Atlanta, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Atlanta, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent way to make money if you do not currently have a degree

    Cons

    management could be a little more aware of their surroundings


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive. Very well paid. Great connection with all member of red lobster from top to the bottom.

    Cons

    At times can prove to be stressful. However all service industries can do so.

    Advice to Management

    I management that is above me I would say keep in mind what you when through at this level.


  5. "good job. good managers. good team."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldorf, MD

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Energy. Leave with money daily.

    Cons

    Not alot of bad things to say


  6. "General Manager"

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

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and great peers

    Cons

    Long hours and work life balance

    Advice to Management

    New compensations for managers is not competitive


  7. "Excellent company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The management staff at my location was attentive, friendly, and always ready to help in any way they could!

    Cons

    The job sometimes became too stressful to handle, thus my resignation from the position.

  8. "Lobster rolls"

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

    Pros

    Excellent camaraderie and fun team environment, cheap food, a feeling off belonging

    Cons

    The smell of scampi 7 butter all over your clothes every night gets so tiresome. Needs to bring lobster rolls back

    Advice to Management

    Lobster rolls!!!


  9. "Table busser- then server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Rochester Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Rochester Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, leave with cash, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day which a lot of restaurants are opened, fun and fast paced environment

    Cons

    Not in control of your pay as you rely on tips , working weekends


  10. "Hostess"

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

    Pros

    The work was very easy for a high school student

    Cons

    Employees dramatic and easily mad about messing up the rotation

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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