Darden Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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3.9
75%
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Darden CEO Gene Lee
Gene Lee
435 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible schedule, easy to take time off(in 120 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours and good benefits(in 73 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very stressful and long hours on your feet are required(in 74 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance did not always happen(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Very good place

      Sep 25, 2020 - Electrical Engineer in Duba
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good salary and annual bonus

      Cons

      No life balance and very bad management

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing workplace

      Nov 27, 2021 - Server/Bartender in Uniontown, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule. Ability to choose the days you work.

      Cons

      There are no downsides to working for Darden.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Mostly positive experience

      Nov 22, 2021 - Server/Waiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I think the company is professional at what they do compared to a lot of large dine-in chains. The environment is really healthy for the workers. I feel very safe and confident at my job, and my managers are very personable, which is not something I can say about any other place I’ve worked. I enjoy the casual work environment provided. I make good money for part time work.

      Cons

      Most of my problems have boiled down to problems with individuals, and not the company itself, which is pretty much unavoidable.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible, good money

      Nov 17, 2021 - Server/Waiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, good money for easy work

      Cons

      Management is young and inexperienced. Very nice but aren’t super confidence inspiring

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      It was a great experience, Darden was a great company to work for!

      Nov 13, 2021 - Culinary Manager in Slidell, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company takes care of there employees!

      Cons

      Knowing when to say something, or when to step back!

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Flexible

      Nov 11, 2021 - Bartender in Modesto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible, room for advancement

      Cons

      Pay always changes and is not consistent

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good first serving job

      Nov 7, 2021 - Servrer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fair, helpful, team, fun, equality

      Cons

      unorganized, mean customers, management changed a lot

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome

      Nov 5, 2021 - Server Assistant%2FBusser in Albuquerque, NM
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great way to make money fast!

      Cons

      Not enough people wanting to work, so more work.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great compabny

      Nov 4, 2021 - Manager in Toledo, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay hours and standards are great

      Cons

      Working on days off.,High performance expectations. A corporation

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Not bad

      Nov 5, 2021 - Junior IOS Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - good team - no micromanagement, very easy to work with management - A ton of helpful support

      Cons

      - a bit disorganized - the team around you can be very busy and thus difficult to network with

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