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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good tips, Flexible schedule ,Closes early" (in 154 reviews)

  • "you can make good money depending on the type of day" (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours not a lot of cons tho" (in 101 reviews)

  • "However I feel red lobster minimizes a lot of this due to its commitment to work life balance for its managers" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Its a lobster thing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Server in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Red lobster is a nation wide company, when you leave a restaurant in good standing you can get a job literally anywhere any time. A corporate restaurant chain will ALWAYS be a corporate restaurant chain. BUT, this place manages to always feel like home.

    Cons

    your feet hurt and you go home smelling like cocktail sauce and butter?

    Red Lobster Response

    Dec 7, 2018

    We're glad you have been able to recognize our family atmosphere. We work very hard to ensure our locations deliver a feeling of home for both our guests and team members.


  2. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Great money and friendly environment

    Cons

    Very fast paced work environment, but still enjoyable

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and great management.

    Cons

    Can become stressful at times, but teaches you to handle a lot in small amounts of time. I love working at Red Lobster.


  4. "Best Managed Restaurant I ever worked in."

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Food Server in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent tips, great management, My store held biweekly mandatory server meetings. Servers were well informed of specials, promos (tools to do our job well)
    Contests, recognition, support of management.

    Cons

    Gossip amongst coworkers, negativity toward those who management choose to lead

    Advice to Management

    It's been awhile since I have worked there but continue mandatory meetings. They work.


  5. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Frindly co workers and clean environment

    Cons

    Sometimes shorter hours than desired

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure full time associates get a 40 hour week


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Idk great food and discounts good Atmosphere

    Cons

    Idk. Too long of shift. Too small section


  7. "Red Lobster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Regulars come in often.

    Cons

    Endless shrimp is awful.

  8. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tips, Flexible schedule ,Closes early

    Cons

    Highschool drama, Rude customers, Fast paced

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about your employees


  9. "Awesome work culture"

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    Former Employee - Server in Jefferson City, MO
    Former Employee - Server in Jefferson City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, management, and flexibility, learning

    Cons

    None this was a great company to work for


  10. "Good Job for College Student"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy money if you can talk to people

    Cons

    An odd amount of drama within the staff...