Server (Former Employee) – Vienna, VA – August 11, 2015
Cookie cutter restaurant serving mediocre food. Management and benefits are good since it is a chain, but the amount of work put in for the money you get is disproportional. Guests find ways to save money and don't tip (through seasonal deals). Don't work here if you don't want to be serving only soup and salad at $6.95 a person.
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – August 20, 2017
Its a fun place to work the hours are not bad if your a server tips are good if your service is good most of the time but not all the time managment was pretty good the one thing that really sucked is that all servers had to work the holidays
Server (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – August 20, 2017
Olive Garden is an over priced "Italian" restaurant. Working there has been a great experience, overall. They make you go through a good amount of server training, which was incredibly helpful. Because Olive Garden is a huge chain, it has some silly rules and regulations. I enjoy my coworkers, but that changes everywhere. Overall, it's a good place to work if you're in school or need a part time job, but I'd highly suggest working at a local restaurant.
Flexible hours, good management, short hours, coworkers
no breaks, silly rules and regulations, short hours, ziosks
Hostess/Waitress (Former Employee) – Abilene, TX – August 20, 2017
As a server you have to be on your toes at all times. The environment at Olive Garden was also comforting. The goal as a server is to satisfy our guests needs at all times. The mannagement was for the most part understanding and professional.
Server (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – August 20, 2017
Management was amazing; I love the managers WAY too much. The problem was everything that comes with the job. There is soup or salad included with the entree that are unlimited, and some guests make you run back and forth refilling the entree for a low tip. A lot of the customers are also really entitled there and can be rude.
Server/Certified Trainer (Former Employee) – Las Cruces, NM – August 18, 2017
I enjoyed the team atmosphere both in the kitchen and on the floor with the guests. The management team made sure we were prepared for each shift and really tried to make each guest experience special.
Waitress (Current Employee) – Youngstown, OH – August 17, 2017
enjoyable to work at, great meeting different people, but the rate of pay and money fluctuate so much that it is hard to live off of that you need two jobs or different jobs within the company so you can make enough to live on. The company does work with you to give you different jobs with different rates of pay so you can get more hours. Working with the public can be good and sometimes it can be hard.
Line cook/dishwasher (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – August 16, 2017
great place to work and good people to work with. sometimes it was a little harsh but that happens wherever you go. The food is always great and the managers are fair and understand when having a family emergency.
Server/Waiter (Current Employee) – Clay, NY – August 16, 2017
- can obtain as many or as few shifts as desired - learned about providing services to the general public - the most enjoyable part of the job was serving delightful guests -the most difficult part of the job was realizing that you cannot please everyone - the workplace was very enjoyable and friendly