Providing each guest with a genuine Italian dining experience
Server (Current Employee), Texarkana, TX – April 21, 2014
A typical day at work would be to clock in, review what section I will be working in, get with a manager to discuss daily goals, greet each guest,, take their orders, deliver their food in a timely manner, and provide 100% guest satisfaction
Server/Bartender (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – April 19, 2014
Pros: great training, and advancement opportunities
Cons: unlimited soups/salad and bread sticks
Throughout my career i learned that Olive Garden has one of the best server training standards Ive seen. They fully prepare you for your job title. Managment was very professional. Oppurtunities for advancement are very easy to come by here.
Server (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WI – April 18, 2014
Very busy all the time, lacks the team work that the restaurant needs in order to function properly. Co-workers are pretty cool. My favorite part about my job is making people smile and laugh. Hardest part is serving three tables that want everything at once.
Culinary Professional (Current Employee), Wake Forest, NC – April 15, 2014
Pros: 1/2 price food before or after your shift, 25% off up to 8 people including you other times, good healthcare options if you average 25+ hours a week.
Cons: no breaks unless you are scheduled a double, then it can be very short at times.
Fairly typical Kitchen workplace. Each station has it's set items you are responsible for. Are expected to help other stations if you know how and have time. Managers at the moment are struggling a bit with high turnover. Hardest part of the job is on a busy evening when you start running out of stuff. Especially since 90% of the protein that comes – more... in is frozen. When it's slow/steady it's more relaxed and the team jokes around a good bit. – less
Kitchen Staff (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – April 14, 2014
Pros: discount food, excellent managment.
Cons: scheduling or co-workers at times.
depending on if you are working day or night shift can make the time fly by every day. my co-workers have a hard time working with me because I follow what the head manager has told me to do. a typical day would me coming in and just start helping or doing DMO. it can get very busy and stressful, but that mostly depends on who you are working with during – more... that shift. the managers are nice and try their hardest to treat their employees well. – less
Prep Cook (Preparation Cook) (Former Employee), Turlock, CA – April 13, 2014
Pros: friends, food
Come in say hello to everyone set up my area, joke with co workers. I learned how to prepare pasta and that certain foods should be stored at a temperature of 38 degrees. There really was no hard part of the job. The most enjoyable part would have to be joking with co workers
A great restaurant with good people and a good culture
Server (Current Employee), Mt. Juliet, TN – April 10, 2014
Pros: 50% discount on food while working
Darden definitely cares about it's employees. They strive for great food and great service. There is a strong team working environment and culture that enables the business to run smooth and to be productive. Management looks for employees that demonstrate skills and the wanting to be promoted and do what they can to make that happen.