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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "flexible schedule ,good tip money" (in 151 reviews)

  • "Good money and opportunities to grow" (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, but worth the money" (in 99 reviews)

  • "However I feel red lobster minimizes a lot of this due to its commitment to work life balance for its managers" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Great benefits
    Flexible working schedule

    Cons

    Schedule is not consistent it changes week to week

    Red Lobster Response

    Nov 6, 2018

    Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback! Red Lobster works hard to provide a great working environment and benefits to its team members. We know that working in the restaurant industry... More


  2. "50 Years for a Reason"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my job. I actually enjoying going to work to lead an amazing group of people with a company with standards and genuine caring.

    Cons

    Promos can be stressful with little time in between.

    Red Lobster Response

    Dec 7, 2018

    We appreciate the positive review and we are glad that you get to enjoy what you do everyday with Red Lobster. Keep up the good work!

  3. "it is not bad for the money"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    convenient for my school schedule

    Cons

    inconsistent money throughout the year

    Advice to Management

    don't let customers disrespect you


  4. "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


  5. "Server"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Great environment
    Friendly helpful management

    Cons

    Rude guests
    Not many other cons


  6. "Great Place for part time cash"

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

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Cash every night bartending/serving
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Not the greatest clientele
    Employee morale isn't always high
    Company cut corners toward the end of my time there that made it hard for servers to be successful


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Restaurant Supervisor in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Certified Restaurant Supervisor in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is overall pretty great. You get some managers that can be difficult to get along with but overall they are very helpful. The company offers great pay and benefits once you are in full management.

    Cons

    Hours can be wishy-washy. Business declines drastically here in the winter and getting hours can be hard.

    Red Lobster Response

    Dec 7, 2018

    We are thrilled you enjoy the management team and that you have had a great experience with Red Lobster.

    Your feedback is important to us, and we will use it as a learning tool to help us improve... More

  8. "Dishwasher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Great pay for starting out

    Cons

    There's alot of work at times

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "c.o.p."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    Get to dress nice. decent pay.

    Cons

    too stressful. end up doing all of managers work without the compensation of it.


  10. "Great Culture; pay is not the best"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the two years I was employed with Darden Restaurants/Red Lobster, I was always informed on how much they valued their employees and they definitely felt like family. I started to really appreciate being there when I was being greeted by the CEO as he passed my in the hall.

    Cons

    Although they are a great place to work, they are not competitive salary wise. I have my masters degree and I was making $37,000. They pride themselves on treating their employees great. That is partly true, but after two years, I was hired by another company for $15K more than what they were paying me.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to start paying employees what they're worth and you will start to retain the great people who have come to be employed with you. You are a great company to work for, let the employees you know that you appreciate them as well.