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Fun, engaging place to work with an openness to hear different points of view from all levels

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Orlando, FL (US)
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Orlando, FL (US)

I have been working at Darden

Pros

Environment, culture and people are the strongest point for Darden.

Cons

Due to ensuring that the right people are hired and don't become overweight in staff, the company does have an intensive interview process and career growth can be slower. However, I feel that it's well worth the time when you enjoy your time at work.

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    Professionally unsatisfying with little opportunity for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at Darden

    Pros

    The job is fine if food service your career choice. The money is good and the job is relatively secure in these tough economic times.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement. Job satisfaction is low when you feel like you are in a dead end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up on some of the rules regarding breaks, eating, and drinking. Few people really want to be in the food service industry. Taking away some of the perks is bad for moral and may eventually lead to defiance. Even though it is an employers market, turnover is likely to increase.

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    Decent job

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender/Server
    Former Employee - Bartender/Server

    I worked at Darden

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    For the most part, relatively easy work for good money
    Decent food
    Reputable company
    Restaurants are usually always busy

    Cons

    Small work stations, decreasing tips (they say differently)
    Management is incompetent at many times and hide out where they don't have to help
    Rules are hard & fast, & that doesn't always fit in with the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to servers & bartenders, sometimes they have good ideas. You were probably there once yourself, look back on it.

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