Olive Garden
Happiness rating is 60 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Gene Lee
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1B to $5B (USD)
  • Industry
    Restaurants & Food Service
  • Headquarters
    1000 Darden Center Drive ...
  • Link
    Olive Garden website
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Employees at Olive Garden have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Retirement plan
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Flexible schedule
Vision insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Life insurance
Stock purchase plan
Disability insurance
Quarterly bonus
401k matching
Employee discount
Parental leave
Professional development assistance

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 13.3K reviews and is evolving.



Server in Sterling, VA
on June 8, 2021
I worked at Olive Garden for over two years. I moved and actually like it enough that when I moved back home a year later I came back to work for them again. I loved the atmosphere and coworkers. Management was good but also depends on the individual obviously. I saw opportunity to grow at Olive Garden but dealing with rude customers, I’m sorry “guests”, really tests your patience. I grew a lot and learned a lot from working here though. Everyone should be a server/waiter at some point in their life. Your coworkers become like second family and the tips are amazing some days, really bad other days. You’ll make way more money working dinner shift because at lunch everyone just ordered endless salad and soup for like 7 bucks and has you running back and forth to the kitchen for refills and they leave you a $1-$2 tip because that’s a 15% tip. The training is intensive so I felt well prepared when I started taking my own tables.
Hostess & Server in Beaumont, TX
on August 16, 2022
Great place to work you really build relationships and everyone willing to help you learn. The pay is ok but isn't steady will get you by but that's all. Management was very nice and understanding.
Line Cook in Papillion, NE
on August 16, 2022
I hated it there it was unfair and nothing or none treated you like family the staff showed a lot of favoritism and the workers that are there for years think they own the store
Server in 1175 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501
on August 16, 2022
The back of house is always at odds with the servers. Workload for a single table is monumental. Tips are inconsistent and bartenders can't keep up. Management encourages participation in borderline insulting games meant to help sales of appetizers etc., with prizes like pens and oven mitts.
To-Go Specialist in Miami, FL
on August 16, 2022
unappreciative, underpaid, undervalued, overworked. i was not happy and i cried everyday in the freezer. it wasn't great at all. why would it be they treat you like a dog and expect the most out of people when management does the bare minimun

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