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Updated 20 July 2017
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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 113 reviews)

  • Good money good managers good food (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • some shifts are long and require long hours of being on your feet constantly (in 79 reviews)

  • long work hours, work-life balance hard (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Tough but tolerable"

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    Former Employee - Server in Deptford
    Former Employee - Server in Deptford
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to make decent money as a server. Decent flexibility in scheduling except for holidays. Afternoon and evening/weekend shifts were a good time to work due to the volume of tables.

    Cons

    There were frequent management changes. No benefits to speak of. As long as you are there to work hard for your tips it should be ok.


  2. "I Can Come in right away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    It can be a new and better experience

    Cons

    It can get bad


  3. "Host- Server Trainer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, good pay, great environment to work in.

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    no advise.


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  5. "Money is there at the right location"

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    Former Employee - Bartender
    Former Employee - Bartender
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money if you are ready to put in the hours - some management is decent

    Cons

    Some Management favors some over others, beware but understand you are there to do a job | you will know when enough is enough

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sevierville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sevierville, TN (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    I loved my work family

    Cons

    Split shifts. Would rather work straight through. Too much of a gap between shifts


  7. "prep cook"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time

    Pros

    good pay for everyone good hours

    Cons

    hours can be long some days

    Advice to Management

    hire more help


  8. "Great college job!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Greenwood, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Greenwood, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work while I was a full-time student in college.

    Cons

    The manager was not the easiest to get along with, but he is gone now.


  9. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    They have high standards for their staff.

    Cons

    It's impossible to avoid eating the biscuits.


  10. "Good First Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time

    Pros

    It was a relaxed fun atmosphere and allowed me to work a flexible schedule while I was in school

    Cons

    No downside if you're just looking to make extra money while in school


  11. "Love this Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Hostess in Valdosta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Server/Hostess in Valdosta, GA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly Pay
    Great Discounts
    Managers are Often Down to earth
    Great Atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Can get really over Staffed or severely under staffed

    Advice to Management

    Try to find a nice balance with the amount of people you hire.

    Red Lobster Response

    11 Jul 2017 – Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We love that you love Red Lobster! Thank you for taking the time to share what makes Red Lobster a great place to work and the company that you are passionate to be a part of. As for staffing... More


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