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Productive and fun family oriented workplace.
Server, Host, and To-Go Specialist (Current Employee), Hyattsville, MDOctober 15, 2014
Pros: networking
Cons: no breaks
Most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the content faces of my guests after enjoying a well dine-in experience.
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Great food great people who treated me like family
server (Former Employee), Gilbert, AZOctober 15, 2014
Pros: discount on food
Cons: unsteady hours/pay
The hardest part working for Olive Garden was the unsteady hours/pay.
I worked at Olive Garden for over 4 years and in that time i learned a lot. I was able to be cross trained into a numerous of different positions. My co-workers and management was always upbeat and a great team. It helped me grow and learn to cope with the any problems I might run – more... into. – less
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Fun and exciting place to work
Culinary Assistant (Current Employee), 60 and regence squareOctober 15, 2014
I thing this would be a great place to work. I would enjoy working for a company that is well established such as you company is.
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Fast paced work environment
Utility (Former Employee), Vallejo, CAOctober 14, 2014
A typical day at work was to wash and put away dishes we received from both the kitchen and waiters. I learned how to use a dish washing machine as well as being able to fix it. Management was very helpful and nice as well as my coworkers. The hardest part of the job was being left alone handling thousands of dishes with no help at times. The most enjoyable – more... part was being able to make friends both in the kitchen and on the floor. – less
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loved working here
Server (Former Employee), Salisbury, NCOctober 13, 2014
typical serving job. they were good with working around my schedule and never complained if I asked for the day off.
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Internship
Host, Certified Trainer, and Togo Specialist (Current Employee), Fort Gratiot, MIOctober 13, 2014
Gained a lot of knowledge of how to work in a jail and as a deputy on the road.
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Very flexible for current students
Server/Host (Former Employee), Orange, CAOctober 13, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, discount on meals
Cons: stressful
Stressful, you need t have thick skin and have the ability to work under pressure
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Avoid like the plague
Server (Current Employee), Columbus, OHOctober 12, 2014
Management at the Dublin location is awful. All locations treat servers like dirt and they go through staff like water.
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Good Work Environment
Waitress (Current Employee), Irving, TXOctober 12, 2014
I work almost everyday. Its hard being a server when the restaurant has little business. I enjoy my co-workers but I just wish the store got more business.
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Server (Former Employee), Maplewood, MNOctober 12, 2014
Pros: great benefits, great management!, great flexability, great coworkers
Cons: just cant make a living off of min-wage and tips and part time.
Best company ive worked for! Just cant make a living off of min-wage and tips and part time.
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I have a passion for what I do
Supervisor (Current Employee), Sandy, UTOctober 9, 2014
Help keep up and improve the quality and standards of restaurant.

Come up with plans, execute them, direct and redirect, manage and supervise over other employees and tasks given to them. Make sure that company standards are being kept. And that guest always feel welcome and taken care of. Create a welcoming and safe environment for guest as well as – more... employees. – less
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Incredible work environment with space for advancement
Server, Carry-Out Specialist (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 9, 2014
Pros: team based environment, understanding management, meal discounts, training made easy
Cons: n/a
I loved working for Olive Garden, let alone Darden. They really care about their team members. The management I worked with put me on the fast track because that is what I wanted to do and I appreciated every part of the training. My co workers were willing to help in any way possible and it was such a great environment to be in. There wasnt a hard – more... part of the job thus far upon me working there in a short time but the best part was being able to switch into different roles and learn more every single day. – less
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Fun Place To Work
Server (Former Employee), El Paso, TXOctober 9, 2014
Pros: discount, no side work
Cons: n/a
Great place to work, great customer basis as well as coworkers.
Management was always fair and there to assist you anytime you needed help.
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Warm and Welcoming
Hostess/Server (Former Employee), Fayetteville, GAOctober 8, 2014
Pros: enjoyed warm feel with positive team memebers.
Cons: smelling exquist meals that encouraged hunger
Welcomed guest and made them feel as if they were dining at home.
Worked collabortively with other employees to over achieve guest delights.
Exceeded sells daily to become top seller.
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Productive and enjoyable work place with great serving skills
Server (Former Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 7, 2014
Pros: great pay, discounts on food, team work
a typical day at Olive Garden was to give the guest a great italian experience. I learned how to serve a table, how t hold a trade full of plates. I learned how to speak clearly with no fear, also how to memorize details for example I know to memorize a order of five people from their drink to their desert. The managers were so outgoing and knew how – more... to run things. The co-workers were also outgoing and loved to work as a team when needed. The hardest part of the job was when I would get double or triple seated, I would have to multi-task and serve all tables. The enjoyable part was offcourse the tips but also meeting new people and getting to talk to them. – less
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Olive Garden
Server/ Bar Manager Olive Garden (Former Employee), Sandy, UTOctober 6, 2014
Pros: fun working environment
Cons: inconsistent pay
• Server
• Bartender
• Customer service/relations
• Handled cash drawers/money deposits and drops
• New hire training/ certified trainer
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Productive workplace.
Utility Technician (Current Employee), Norfolk, VAOctober 6, 2014
I really like working here. The people are great and the managers really care about not only the customer satisfaction, but their employees as well.
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I work to bring production & stability to my atmosphere. I'm there to help in any way I can.
Dishwasher/Prep Cook (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNOctober 6, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: like to work with an understanding boss
I try to do my work as fast & efficient as I can. And I do it all with a smile on my face.
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definately a fun place to work great people
Waitress and Bartender (Former Employee), Kingston, NYOctober 6, 2014
Pros: met amazing co-workers
Cons: guests with a bad attitude
I loved working at the Olive Garden the enviroment made me feel young again it was great.
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Easy going environment
Waiter/Server (Former Employee), Brea, CAOctober 6, 2014
• Greet guest in a friendly family environment
• Guest satisfaction with upselling wine to complement each food.
• Flexible hours that work around your schedule.

About Olive Garden

Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment, with 469 restaurants, more than 56,000 employees and $1.6 – Read more