Darden
3.4 of 5 602 reviews
www.dardenrestaurants.com Orlando, FL 5000+ Employees

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

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

I have been working at Darden

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

ConsDue 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tips were only decent.

Server (Former Employee)

I worked at Darden


Pros: Flexible shifts and willing to work with part-time servers. I liked… Cons: Menu prices and alcohol sales were almost always low. This led to tips that are lower than many higher-end restaurants. Lunch take-home tips… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Professionally unsatisfying with little opportunity for advancement.

Server (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH (US)

I have been working at Darden


Pros: The job is fine if food service your career choice. The money… Cons: There is little opportunity for advancement. Job satisfaction is low… Advice to Senior 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… More

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