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Reviews for Darden

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.46
Support from management
3.69
Teamwork
4.38
Freedom to work independently
4.15
Internal Communication
4.08
Office / Work Environment
4.45
Environmental Friendliness
3.55
Work-Life Balance
4.31
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.15

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.54
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.31
Career Development
3.92
Overall compensation for your work
3.69
Company Image
4.15
Job Security
4.15
Handicapped Accessibility
4.73
Workplace Safety
4.55
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 8 of 13 reviews Parking in 9 of 13 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 13 reviews Stock or equity options in 5 of 13 reviews 401(k) in 10 of 13 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 13 reviews Ability to work remotely in 1 of 13 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 13 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 13 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 4 of 13 reviews 401(k) Match in 8 of 13 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 13 reviews Paid time off in 6 of 13 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 7 of 13 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 8 of 13 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 3 of 13 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 5 of 13 reviews Health and wellness programs in 4 of 13 reviews Employee discounts in 9 of 13 reviews Vehicle allowance in 3 of 13 reviews Employee events in 6 of 13 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 10 of 13 reviews
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  • 29.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More tonight off with family so you have quality of life more. Better pay is always great thing

What I like about the company

Company cares and takes care of all of its employees

What I dislike about the company

Long stressful days and always having to work weekends

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
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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
  • City
    Dothan
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
What is the company culture like at Darden? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!

Company Culture

The company pushes the culture, but it seems like management doesn't really follow it.

Internal Communication

Managers seem too be only about themselves for the most part, and don't do things properly all the time.

Challenging Work

It gets stressful during busy hours, but if you can multitask it isn't too bad.

Inclusive / Diverse

They value diversity in the sense of race, but i feel like not so much in opinions.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would make stricter criteria for hiring or promoting to managers, as well as giving more lower level workers options to climb in the company.

What I like about the company

I have met a lot of great people in the restaurant. Turnover is high, but we meet a lot of new and interesting people. Sometimes we also have very relaxed work days, or even some work parties where we will get food for reaching certain goals in the company.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of the managers not following the company's core beliefs, even though they stress them a lot. There also seems to be a bit of secrecy among the managers and distrust between each of them which leads to a lot of issues.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Piscataway
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Care about you

Support from management

No problem

Teamwork

Good

Freedom to work independently

Giod

Internal Communication

Good

Gender Equality

Good

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not sure

Career Development

Develop

Overall compensation for your work

Easy

Office / Work Environment

Fine

Environmental Friendliness

Good

Work-Life Balance

Good

Company Image

Proud

Job Security

Good

Handicapped Accessibility

Easy

Workplace Safety

Good

Challenging Work

Not so bad

Inclusive / Diverse

Good

Suggestions for improvement

  • Benefit for everyone in the family if not married.

What I like about the company

I just stated the previous questions. So enough said.

What I dislike about the company

The raise is lack of improvement even though we work hard for it.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Clay
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 01.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Delightful

Suggestions for improvement

  • Seminars on diversity in workplace

What I like about the company

Good group of people. Darden is a huge company with many concepts..The managers and leaders in the stores are good people if a little crazy.

What I dislike about the company

Age discrimination. Sexual harassment

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Eclectic group of people with mutual respect for the most part.

Freedom to work independently

As long as you are competant

Internal Communication

Always kept updated verbally or thru app

Attitude towards older colleagues

Employees from 17 to 87

Career Development

Younger people could move up

Environmental Friendliness

Wish we had recycle bins

Work-Life Balance

Flexible schedule

Job Security

I do my job well

Challenging Work

Dealing with the public nonstop is always challenging

Inclusive / Diverse

Every person has equal say. Very diverse group of people.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Recycling would be a huge change. Most restaurants have at least a bin for boxes to be recycled.

What I like about the company

Being older I have been allowed to have an extremely flexible schedule. I have also been singled out to train and supervise even though I dont care to work full time.

What I dislike about the company

I think the healthcare should be offered to both long term full and part time employees. Recycling would be good, especially with the amount of boxes trashed.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
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 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Oklahoma City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like to have schedules that are available for at least a month ahead.

What I like about the company

One time I had a personal issue that caused me to be distant at work. My manager noticed and allowed me to take the rest of the day off. Self care is important and my place of work is supportive of mental health.

What I dislike about the company

The hours can be long and you never know when youll be able to go home

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
2.00
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
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Boston Corner
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • No improvements come to mind for the question of

What I like about the company

They value their employees like family

What I dislike about the company

Not applicable for this question

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
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
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Lancaster Junction
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Positive

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay more upfront healthcare premiums

What I like about the company

Everyone get along and worked as a team

What I dislike about the company

Not enough time to complete tasks. Also health are premiums increases we not highly covered by employers

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Waterloo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • To be a little more understanding that sometimes the customers are just in a bad mood no matter what

What I like about the company

They're very understanding and family oriented.

What I dislike about the company

To not allow all the work place drama to happen

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Very nice

Support from management

Very nice

Challenging Work

Not bad

Suggestions for improvement

  • I do not have any improvements.

What I like about the company

The manager was always very nice and helpful.

What I dislike about the company

I don't not have feedback it was great.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
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
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Darden
  • City
    Pittsburgh Junction
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered