Red Lobster

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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
610 Reviews
3.4
610 Reviews
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Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, it's usually easy to pick up extra shifts or to give shifts away (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, Pay Somewhat Relative to Work Ethic, Opportunity for Growth (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes you will have to work long hours, even if you'd rather not (in 28 reviews)

  • Endless Shrimp could be a little more organized (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All system in placed. very well organized. They were too much in genuine caring. work life balance good for servers as they earn easy cash money.

    Cons

    They dont understand ground level people. GM was always under pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have faith in your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    great people and flexiblity with staff hours and days off

    Cons

    no advancement, some management have been there too long they just collect their pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Restaurant Manager

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Top-notch training for managers at Darden corporate headquarters in Florida. Excellent training for front-line employees. Pay is reasonable for management. Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Not all managers are adequate, as is often the case everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To all GM's: Sincerely appreciate your staff (including restaurant managers) on a regular basis. Value opinions more, and don't micromanage your managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It is a good experience but it could be better if Management will listen

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and good operational support.

    Cons

    schedule and limitations for managers to control certain functions that are centralized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth and training are not the priority.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good money good hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hours - closes at 10pm, quality customers - price per plate +$20 = ok tips

    Cons

    Limited flexibility around working during holidays - as per any restaurant job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager

    I worked at Red Lobster (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great structure and great values towards customer

    Cons

    No work life balance. Long hours and no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees and their value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Am loving it there

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Saskatoon, SK
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Saskatoon, SK

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and the managers are understanding

    Cons

    They do not have a good benefit plan for workers

    Recommends
  9.  

    Very corporate, very set in their ways.

    Current Employee - Server in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Server in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full benefits for full time employees, flexible scheduling and good tips.

    Cons

    Very corporate, very set in their ways and sometimes horrible management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you power trip, your employees will not respect you.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    no growth for managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    weekly salary, good training, good company

    Cons

    no life, no growth, life is a hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start looking at their managers not directors

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome experience

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    Former Employee - Host in Aurora, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Host in Aurora, CO (US)

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome co-workers. Friendly management. Overall a great first job.

    Cons

    There aren't very many cons to working at red lobster. Awesome place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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