Red Lobster
3.3 of 5 394 reviews
www.redlobster.com 5000+ Employees

Red Lobster Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.3 394 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Red Lobster President Kim Lopdrup

Kim Lopdrup

(127 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
394 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule, it's usually easy to pick up extra shifts or to give shifts away"
    in 36 reviews
  • "Flexible hours, easy to work during college"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long Hours, pay is normal for a chain restaurant"
    in 19 reviews
  • "4 table stations to ensure guests get what they want then 1 year later changing back to 3 table stations"
    in 12 reviews
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Very corporate, very set in their ways.

Server (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you power trip, your employees will not respect you.

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Good money good hours

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Restaurant Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Red Lobster for more than 10 years

ProsGreat structure and great values towards customer

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

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees and their value

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Am loving it there

Line Cook (Current Employee)
Saskatoon, SK

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

ProsFriendly environment and the managers are understanding

ConsThey do not have a good benefit plan for workers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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no growth for managers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Burlington, ON

I have been working at Red Lobster

Prosweekly salary, good training, good company

Consno life, no growth, life is a hell

Advice to Senior Managementstart looking at their managers not directors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good , best experience as a server

Server (Current Employee)
Johnson City, TN (US)

I have been working at Red Lobster full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTips are good, co workers end up being more like family , no rolling silverware , little side work

ConsCan be hard to get schedule how you want , seniority should play a part ,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great brand

Server (Former Employee)
Sandusky, OH (US)

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

ProsIt was fast-paced, and very rewarding. On the company level it was a great company to work for. I loved the people that I worked with, we were like family. Our promotions helped keep money in my pocket and guests coming back.

ConsOn a local level, some of the management didn't always work with the employees. It made it difficult to do our job to the best of our ability.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider your employees as part of the family, the brand.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Grill Master

Certified Grill Master (Former Employee)

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

ProsWorking in the kitchen teaches you the values of hard work and the importance of team-based work. Great place to work while in college.

ConsTough working conditions (hot, cramped, and standing the whole shift), and co-workers are tough on one another.

Advice to Senior ManagementExpress appreciation of the kitchen staff as they are behind the scenes and tend to get forgotten.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good and flexible

Server (Current Employee)
Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

ProsFlexible schedule, cash that day, and mostly relaxed work enviroment

Consvarying income based on business, differing managers require different things from you, not consistent,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Red Lobster

Prosgood pay, friendly environment, good food

Conshectic, bad tips, long hours, stuff

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