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it was an amazing job it was fast paced but i loved every single minute of it
waiter, Bus boy (Former Employee), Orlando FlJuly 19, 2014
Pros: learning alot about wine and foods
Cons: long hours
work started at 8 a.m ended at 8 pm , i learned to use the p.o.s system , my manager was nice and easy going , i got along with all my co workers , hardest part of the job was standing on my feet for 11 hours a day , helping and talking to the costumers
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very stressful at times, but fulfilling sometimes
Server/Hostess (Former Employee), Austin, TXJuly 18, 2014
As a Server here nothing was certain. I never knew what kind of shift I would have. They are very strict on appearance so ANY type of tattoo, facial hair, piercings or even hair color can only be a certain way. I think you offer way too many services for what you get paid and what you get tipped for. Because of all the never ending refills on bread, – more... salad, and soup along with meals, you are doing so much work that people take advantage of. Including packing up their left overs. – less
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Fun , caring place to work
To Go Specialist (Current Employee), Ann Arbor, MIJuly 18, 2014
Pros: half off entrees while working . 20% discount if you bring your family.friendly coworkers
I really enjoyed my coworkers. When you work there everyone treats you like family.
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good place.
Server (Former Employee), El Paso, TXJuly 17, 2014
very flexible schedule. Management could use some work. sometimes very hectic.
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fun and fast paced
Server (Former Employee), College Station, TXJuly 17, 2014
sevrving
leaned value of team work
management was wiling to work with you
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Server (Former Employee), Arlington, TXJuly 17, 2014
Great customer service ,fast pace work,standing.
Great pay, lots of co workers..
Busy enviroment
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productive fun work environment
hostess/server (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 17, 2014
Pros: so much to do
Very busy every day. . Management was professional, coworkers are friendly and helpful. Open evenings weekends and holidays.
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Energetic
Server/To-go Specialist (Current Employee), Grove City, OHJuly 17, 2014
Very fast paced. You get to meet all kinds of new individuals.
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Open Amosphere with great employees
Server (Former Employee), GAJuly 15, 2014
Pros: great discount
Cons: n/a
Management was awesome went above and beyond measures for customers.My co-workers work together and they were great team players.
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Busy but fun environment
Host (Current Employee), Dallas, TXJuly 15, 2014
At Olive Garden it's usually very busy but I enjoy the environment and the people at work. I learned how to multitask more since its always so busy and we have to make sure to take care of our guest and our phone calls. Most of my co-workers are awesome a few aren't but definitely do not mind them. There's nothing extremely difficult at Olive Garden, – more... maybe just when we get on a long wait; we have to make sure we're on top of things more. The most enjoyable thing about Olive Garden is that we're all like family. – less
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Great corporate management and organization
Line Cook (Former Employee), Anchorage, AKJuly 14, 2014
Pros: great people and opportunities
Cons: i spent more time at work than outside of work
I loved to room for advancement. There was always room to grow.
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Productive workplace with high volume of customers
Food Server (Former Employee), Victorville, CAJuly 14, 2014
I was responsible for serving customers food and beverages and handling cash payment at the end of the meal. I learned how to have good customer service skills and be professional.
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Moving on
Server (Current Employee), Colonial Heights, VAJuly 14, 2014
I have been there for 2 and a half years. I make great money their and very grateful to have a job. We have been through 19 managers in the time I have been there and the turn over rate is 140 within the last year, I do believe It is in my best interest to move on and better myself in a different position.
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Structured
Server (Former Employee), Memphis, TNJuly 14, 2014
Pros: the managers were fair
Cons: not many hours
Enjoyed working there all in all. Didn't work there very long, however it was a great part time job.
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Fast paced and very productve
bartender/server (Former Employee), Southaven, MSJuly 14, 2014
Pros: the people and the environment
Cons: the cleaning
It was a fun and very fast paced. I loved the environment and the experience.
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helping guest
SERVER MANAGER (Former Employee), Hanover, MDJuly 14, 2014
taking orders running food helping servers and checking out servers at the end of there shifts
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Fast paced and great place to work
Hostess/ Customer Service (Former Employee), York, PAJuly 14, 2014
Pros: friendly environment, discounted meals for lunch or dinner break.
Cons: worked til 11pm sometimes and at the time had a 2 month old.
I would go in and help the servers and host. I would seat the guest and make sure that the servers knew that they were there to help. If the servers were busy then I would help them by getting the guests Drink order. My Co- workers were all very friendly and helpful. It was a team there and we all had each others backs to keep everyone happy. The hardest – more... part of the job would have been, having to estamate time to wait for those not yet seated. Everyone eats at different paces and some liked to sit and talk a while after. The best part was most of the job really. It was a great place to work and an enjoyable place to be. Like every job there were times that things weren't happy but they always turned around and was an ok and enjoyable day anyway. I try to never let bad attitudes get me down. – less
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Multitasking
Food Server and Server Trainer (Former Employee), Kenner, LAJuly 13, 2014
Pros: health insurance
Cons: being called up all the time to put in extra overtime.
Making sure the front of the house was clean and ready for the doors to be open. The side stations had to be filled up with ice, glasses, rolled silverware, etc. My co-workers were fine. I very much enjoyed training the hired food servers. I learned much about the different wines and cocktails.
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Fun workplace to work and great food
Dishwasher/Prep Cook (Former Employee), Tupelo, MSJuly 13, 2014
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: no health insrance
A typical day at work is getting wet and enjoying serveing people.
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Every staff member was very professional about their positions
Hostess/Sat (Former Employee), Worcester, MAJuly 11, 2014
learned how to always maintain a professional attitude while working

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