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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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Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Orlando, FL (US)
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Orlando, FL (US)

I have been working at Darden

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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  1. 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Spoken Down To

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, CT (US)

    I have been working at Darden

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Darden offers excellent health insurance to all employees and willingness to work around student schedules. Good money. Great staff. Very organized.

    Cons

    Some managers feel like they are the king of the castle and create a hostile work environment. Scheduling isn't consistent. Definate favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees like they have the possibility to grow. Respect you employees. If you are busy...so are we. Tend to be quick to think we have time to deal with management problems

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