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    Great place if you're a pro at your job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great discount
    -ok benefits, not major medical
    -lots of hours
    -extremely flexible
    -3 out of 4 great managers
    -fun atmosphere

    Cons

    -What I have noticed is if you are not a pro at your job you will not get a majority of the shifts. As a host I get 30+ hours while some get 10 because I can run the host stand by myself, instead of having 2 hosts on. They save labor.
    -stop with the constant talk about labor! We get it.
    -more stringent policies when hiring. I can tell who will make it, and who won't. Why can't management?
    -pay is unleveled. The longest hired host there makes less than a new hire. It's really embarressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new hires minimum wage for their first 30 days then bump them up to what they deserve. Also pay your current hosts more than what you give new hires.

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Red Lobster Interviews

Updated 21 Oct 2014
Updated 21 Oct 2014

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied on a Wednesday and I called to set up an interview the next day (with no emails saying to). I spoke to the GM who said he'll look at my application and he should get to me by that day or tomorrow. He called me 15 minutes later and asked if I could come for an interview on Tuesday. For the interview I spoke to the GM and another manager separately and they spoke privately to one another and hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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