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Darden Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 2019

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3.8
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73%
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83%
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Darden CEO Gene Lee
Gene Lee
267 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible schedule; supportive team; intensive training; continued learning/education; opportunities for advacement(in 108 reviews)

  • "flexible hours, decent pay at times(in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • "Stand on feet for Long hours very fast paced environment takes a tole on your body(in 68 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance did not always happen(in 22 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Server 

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    good money, and flexible hours

    Cons

    hard to get benefits, need to average 30 hours a week plus

    Darden2019-10-21
  2. "The best job"

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    Current Employee - Server in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy money Fast paced fun

    Cons

    Nothing just sometimes co workers suck

    Darden2019-10-13
  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Server 

    I worked at Darden part-time

    Pros

    management, money, food, coworkers, and discount

    Cons

    time, management, money, sidework, parking

    Darden2019-10-07
  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Professional 

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    401k. Great work environment. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    You Have to work holidays

    Darden2019-10-05
  5. "Lack of positive reinforcement"

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    Current Employee - General Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good money and hours for the restaurant business

    Cons

    Company constantly changes mind with what they are looking for. Says they want to simplify but then send out four emails a day with changes.

    Darden2019-10-19
  6. "a great opportunity to work within the community"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    passion for guest service

    Cons

    work life balance for management for managers

    Advice to Management

    listen to your leaders that run your restaurants

    Darden2019-10-06
  7. "It's chill"

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    Current Employee - Server 

    I have been working at Darden part-time

    Pros

    It's chill, not too bad

    Cons

    Would not want to work here forever but good moeny

    Darden2019-10-03
  8. "Hell"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Beaumont, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    Ok company but the Olive Garden in Beaumont,TX is dirty and the staff is viscous. If you are not black you will face discrimination and blatant intimidation. They have no respect for managers.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a Director that defends management

    Darden2019-10-01
  9. "Everyone is family at work"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very flexible, management is very nice, coworkers are nice

    Cons

    night hosts are a pain

    Darden2019-09-14
  10. "Tough job to Love."

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    Former Employee - Server in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Darden full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always busy,strong brand and %98 consistancy.

    Cons

    If you're not a hustler-super hard worker forget about it. Moving up in the company takes forever and possibly a death or retirement would possibly implement a chain reaction that in a few months "hypatheticlly"start the chain reaction. (Mabey)...

    Advice to Management

    None great people. Upper management is excellent.

    Darden2019-08-25
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