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Red Lobster Woodbridge Reviews

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Woodbridge, VA

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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. "Great Place to Work while in College"

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    Former Employee - Server in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    -Great Training from well qualified Certified Trainers
    -Expensive meals = Expensive tips
    -Flexibility to switch shifts with co-workers fairly easily to accommodate bust college schedule

    Cons

    -Fast paced work environment
    -Approximately one-third of all patrons were "extremely Ghetto"
    -Health insurance was rather expensive for the limited coverage offered

    Advice to Management

    If I were a manager, I would try to be as helpful as possible to all patrons and assist newer servers on the busy Friday and Saturday nights.


  2. "Good for a first job, not reliable"

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    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Woodbridge, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free biscuits while on the clock, 50% off meals, free drinks while working, 25% off friends and family.

    Cons

    Selfish servers, managing is poor, unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Your employees shouldn't be afraid to ask questions. Should be available more, don't hire just anybody because that's the type of service people receive... People don't tip poor service

  3. "It's a never ending roller coaster"

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    Former Employee - Hostess/Server/Certified Trainer in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Hostess/Server/Certified Trainer in Woodbridge, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SUPER flexible work schedule. decent tips on the pricer promotions.

    Cons

    extremely cheap promos which translated into $2-$4 tips. tip outs to employees who did little to nothing at all to help me earn my tips. at my particular location, management had servers do extensive side work at the end of the night that hourly employees were supposed to do all while paying us $2.13/hr which is WELL BELOW minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    if you're going to have servers do the sidework that ACs are supposed to do then pay them $7.50 to do it, which is the same pay you give the opening servers to set up the restaurant.


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