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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule most people have 2nd jobs and school so they work with your schedule (in 101 reviews)

  • Dinner shifts can earn you good money (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • Stressful at times & long hours (in 74 reviews)

  • Red Lobster would do better to promote more work- life balance (in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Sexist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great health insurance options available

    Cons

    Very sexist. I was with the company for 8 years. I new every aspect and could literally clock in as any job code. The manages would ask me questions, even including the gm. The directors were always men and would give women the time of day. Men soared through the company.


  2. "Server at Marbach"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At times Laid back and there are a few good managers that actually care about there employees. Cheap employee meals. Use Hot Schedules.

    Cons

    Majority of Managers are lazy and dont have things prepared. as a server you are a Host, Ally coordinate, bartender, busser, and dessert and salad maker. if you can do all these roles with the speed and pace of being a server in a full section and no employee or management help goodluck to you.... also they are just cutting down on staff to make the servers do more an more work in there free labor. So if you want to work for a company who majorly doesn't care about there employees and begins to degrade with every promotion. here it is...

    Advice to Management

    please play your role and learn something about customer service and your employees as they suffer from your lack of effort and care to be prepared to be a successful restaurant every day.


  3. "Server"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of serving at Red Lobster is that they give you time to learn the way it all works by actually following another server from the beginning and seeing how everything is done.

    Cons

    The bad part about this job is that the pay probably isn't as good as a fancy restaurant because the meals aren't as pricy.

    Advice to Management

    Give vacation time so that employees have a chance to relax and travel at least once a year. Vacation is important for productivity.


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  5. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    Quick money and friendly coworkers and guests

    Cons

    Rude guests, management has little focus on employees

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the reason why people come back, listen to them.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    Very Friendly and loving environment

    Cons

    Awful pay to great workers

    Advice to Management

    Step it up


  7. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for if you don't mind putting your all into it. You get the most out of it by putting time in

    Cons

    Living day to day can be a hassle, everyday will not be the same. Management is up and down.

    Advice to Management

    There is no stability with them. A lot of favoritism in this place but if you can get by that you'll be fine


  8. "Very bad management, terrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    The money is pretty decent

    Cons

    Customers are not the best.

    Advice to Management

    You need to quit your job.


  9. "Waitress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good volume of sales,dynamic work environment, busy and upbeat type of job, good tips and good food.

    Cons

    upper management allows customer to always be right ,even when they come in and eat for free each week because they complain. Customers take advantage of the company culture.
    Hard to be promoted and to be encouraged to climb the corporate ladder

    Advice to Management

    appreciate the good workers and compensate them with priority vacation time,encourage staff to get better serving skills and provide knowledge to customers about the food


  10. "Go Highschool job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, everyone was really nice and good pay for student

    Cons

    working holidays and not a lot of hours


  11. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    The flexible schedule of serving combined with a good pay rate means that this company is an excellent one to work for.

    Cons

    Occasionally shifts tend to be long. To make more money, you may need to work weekends and holidays (but that comes with any serving position)

    Advice to Management

    The way that you value your servers will directly impact your guest's experience, possibly more than any other aspect of the guest's experience.



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