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Former Employee - Server  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
Former Employee - Server in Tempe, AZ (US)

I worked at Darden full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Flexible schedule. High hourly rate considering flexibility and skill set required.

Cons

100% expendable. Employees are held in very low regard.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give responsibility and trust to get best performance from employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good Benefits and flexible schedules, No job security

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Wayne, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Wayne, NJ (US)

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits if your willing to pay for them, Flexible scheduling around another job or school. ability to advance.

    Cons

    at times strict policies and procedures. Corporate will always try and screw you over to save a buck, so know your rights and laws and stay ontop of paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hourly employee's are the workforce that help make the company money, maybe taking a little better care of them will help out the company in the long run then pinching pennies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    All about their employee's but not as much their managers.

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager

    I have been working at Darden full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start out in the restaurant game. You will learn all parts of the restaurant, as they cycle you through. The job is pretty easy to be successful at.

    Cons

    Corporate corporate corporate! In the worst way, they don’t give you the ability to think or be innovative. Every situation is different, unique, and specific to that particular case. Decision can’t be made by just hitting the “next” button. Pay is ok....,You cannot get a huge raise, and they are very regulated and small. It really doesn't matter what you have done, you are just a number and you will receive the same low raise as the rest of the pawns. Biggest problem I have is upper management’s lack of support for their managers. They are all about their hourly employees, and not their managers. They really want to be part of the fortune 100 companies list. So they give a ton of power to the hourly employees and strip it from the managers. The problem with this is that all of the hourly people know this to be true, so they exploit it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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