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Review averages

  • 101 employees say

    Excellent (54)
    53.465346534653%
    Good (22)
    21.782178217822%
    Satisfactory (16)
    15.841584158416%
    Subpar (9)
    8.9108910891089%
    3.69
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.69 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

They really care about their employees. The managers go out of their way to ensure your success.

Support from management

High quality learning & development opportunities.

Teamwork

Care about the entire team & building a solid work environment.

Freedom to work independently

Carefully observed by superiors.

Internal Communication

Coached us everyday & provided timely feedback.

Gender Equality

GM was a female.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Majority of workforce was younger generation.

Career Development

Offers diverse options for career pathing

Overall compensation for your work

Wage varies based on state regulations.

Office / Work Environment

Proper lighting & educated employees on workplace safety.

Environmental Friendliness

Always recycled.

Work-Life Balance

Long hours. Worked nights, weekends, & holidays

Company Image

Enriched professional experience

Job Security

Position is always available

Handicapped Accessibility

Access to ramps at all exits & restrooms.

Workplace Safety

Trained & continually educated employees on worksite safety.

Challenging Work

Long hours. Worked nights, weekends, & holidays.

Inclusive / Diverse

Corporate structure limited diverse options

Suggestions for improvement

  • Nothing comes to mind when I think of improvement to be made

What I like about the company

My manager went above & beyond to make sure I was able to career path into the role I wanted.

What I dislike about the company

New employee training is a bit intense

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Darden Restaurants
  • City
    Hyannis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

The state of WV is not a very diverse state. However, our staff has a wide variety of culture and beliefs. Everyone is friendly and that isn't something that matters to us. Everyone is just people not a culture but it is diverse.

Support from management

The state of WV is not a very diverse state. However, our staff has a wide variety of culture and beliefs. Everyone is friendly and that isn't something that matters to us. Everyone is just people not a culture but it is diverse.

Teamwork

My boss understands I am in school and that comes first.

Career Development

Many people at our restaurant have been climbing to be a manager. It just depends on your goals.

Overall compensation for your work

I only make tips.

Work-Life Balance

I am a student and I a have never had a company work so well with my school schedule.

Job Security

It is over staffed so sometimes if you need 40 hours you won't get it. As a student is still awesome and I would prefer how they work with my school schedule rather than being overworked.

Challenging Work

Working with the public always has it challenges. The staff is great though and easy to work with everyone gets a long for the most part and is happy to help each other even in stressful environments.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Maybe less wasteful with paper as a team.

What I like about the company

I am in grad-school. My first semester in the program was insanely stressful and we had three exams every week. My bosses allowed me to not work for 7 weeks in order to focus on school. When I came back my job was there no questions asked. The amount of respect I have for my bosses allowing me to do that was amazing. I also feel like it everyone is pushing me to do well in school. When I go to work they are always encouraging and asking me how it is. I hear other jobs aren't like that. It is a positive environment.

What I dislike about the company

I have had no problems with this company.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Darden Restaurants
  • City
    Hyannis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

Everybody's afraid to make a mistake of the environment they create

Support from management

Used to be great, but now managers won't support you because they are afraid to get fired for taking the heat.

Teamwork

Depends on the team. Some are good, some are terrible.

Freedom to work independently

You can, but you better not make a mistake.

Gender Equality

Women tend to get promoted faster.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Why promote or train them when they are in the last half of their career.

Career Development

In twenty years, they only sent me for training a couple of times and that was more than others. They don't care about developing employees unless they have to.

Overall compensation for your work

They pay below market and brought in a lot of contractors from India to replace current employees and fired the employees that trained the contractors.

Office / Work Environment

Newer office building, no privacy

Work-Life Balance

Not if you want to get a promotion. Worked there 20 years, always got good reviews and never promoted. Said I was too valuable where I was at. But others who were on their emails at night and weren't as good were promoted.

Job Security

Replacing older employees who are making more money with contractors from other countries.

Inclusive / Diverse

They promote diversity unless your over 50. They take older employees for granted because they know it's harder for them to get a job elsewhere.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Promote from within instead of bringing in new people and having current employees train their future boss. Don't expect employees to work on their off hours. Spend more money on training and make sure it's done fairly. Don't keep adding responsibilities without more pay, a promotion or taking something off their plate. Stop using contractors to replace loyal employees. Respect that employees are trying to do their best and treat them that way.

What I like about the company

Nice building.

What I dislike about the company

They don't show any loyalty to employees. They took away pension benefits from people who were already vested and signed them up for a replacement program that gave us pennies on the dollar to save money.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Darden Restaurants, Inc.
  • City
    Orlando
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 101 employees say

    Excellent (54)
    53.465346534653%
    Good (22)
    21.782178217822%
    Satisfactory (16)
    15.841584158416%
    Subpar (9)
    8.9108910891089%
    3.69
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Darden Restaurants, Inc.
3.69
101 reviews

Industry average (Restaurants/Hotels/Hospitality)
3.34
63,574 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,487,000 reviews