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Darden Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Found 1537 reviews

3.9
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74%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Darden CEO Gene Lee
Gene Lee
254 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible schedule; supportive team; intensive training; continued learning/education; opportunities for advacement(in 107 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)

  • "difficult menu with all of the unlimited options(in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great"

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      Current Employee - Food Server 

      I have been working at Darden part-time

      Pros

      Good job to work at

      Cons

      Can be very stressful for some

      Darden2019-07-16
    • "Good benefits"

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      Former Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Management at darden are well compensated

      Cons

      No set schedule to plan

      Darden2019-07-16
    • "It’s okay to work there"

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      Current Employee - Server 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The employees that work there

      Cons

      The customers that go there

      Darden2019-07-15
    • "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Bartender in Sebring, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      good benefits and intelligent staff

      Cons

      cant think of any right now

      Darden2019-07-14
    • "Great company"

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        Former Employee - Kitchen Lead 

        I worked at Darden part-time

        Pros

        Excellent management and staff that focused on customer satisfaction

        Cons

        No real issues while working here everyday was straight forward and manageable.

        Advice to Management

        They were excellent and everyone was treated fairly

        Darden2019-07-14
      • "great for dinner shifts. Lunch shifts need improvement."

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        Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Norristown, PA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Darden part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Very flexible with scheduling if your in school or raising a family. Most of the managers are down to earth and easy to approach.

        Cons

        Bartenders are required to handle all togo orders when a togo server is not on. Depending on who is heading your department depends on your job security. I have seen new management come in and try to change everything. That puts a strain on morale.

        Advice to Management

        togo orders should not fall on the bartender. Bartenders should be able to focus on the bar guest. Not take out orders. We are not fast food and take out can effect ticket times for the dinning in patrons.

        Darden2019-07-14
      • "Great place to grow into new roles"

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        Current Employee - Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Darden full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Good pay, good vacation time

        Cons

        Work life balance and working holidays

        Darden2019-07-11
      • "Poor management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Darden

        Pros

        Get paid every week great perks benefits

        Cons

        No organization no people SKILLS

        Advice to Management

        Communicate with your staff

        Darden2019-07-06
      • "Eh"

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        Current Employee - Line Cook 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Darden part-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Works great with requested time off

        Cons

        No paid holiday and you work on 4th of July the slowest day of the year they should close that day and give employees at least 4 hours for holiday pay for people that have been at the company for over 2 years

        Advice to Management

        Awesome management

        Darden2019-07-18
      • "great place to work at"

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        Current Employee - Server in Friendswood, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Darden full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        good pay good people good managers

        Cons

        can be kinda stressful sometimes

        Advice to Management

        care more about your job

        Darden2019-06-28
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