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fun workplace, engaging fun staff
Utility (Former Employee), Nepean, ONMay 28, 2013
Pros: 25% off staff meals, friendly outgoing staff
Cons: very wet environment in the pit, usually last to leave
A typical day in dish starts by having to clean bathrooms, the lobby floor, and the dining room floor, and then finally by tossing out the previous night's garbage. It's then to the dish pit till the evening shift people come in to relieve you, during this time you wash everything that comes into the pit, as well as putting the dishes and other washes – more... items away. Evening shift comes in around 5pm and takes over washing/scrubbing and putting away the dishes. The evening dish crew is also responsible for at least one garbage run, and closing the dish pit at the end of the night, by disassembling the wash machine and cleaning the floors, leaving the area clean for the mornings.

To myself the hardest part of the job was having to either handle 200 degree plates as they exit the machine, or having to scrub all the shrimp bowls. What i found most enjoyable was my co-workers within the pit, and their individual antics that made the shift go by so much quicker, i also enjoyed the ability to work somewhat at my own pace, and not having to worry about the what was going on in the rest of the kitchen – less
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Server (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 18, 2013
Red Lobster is one of the ideal jobs I've been looking so far.
It provides me the ideal time of work and gives me enough benefits on my daily expenses.
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Clean and fun to work at
Kitchen worker (Former Employee), Edmoton AlbertaMay 9, 2013
Very good comunity of the work place. Organized but every place has their problems. Casual acts of improper management within certain managers
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It was like one big family
Cashier, Bartender, Hostess, Waitress (Former Employee), Kingston, ONMarch 20, 2013
Pros: management team was professional
Cons: hard to get weekends off
A typical day at work would be to show up on time with a smile on your face and ready to meet your guests needs. I learned that even after being there for five years I didn't have much seniority, they base seniority on age. The older you are the more it will be easier to get what you're asking for (shift wise). The hardest part of my job was trying – more... to get some weekends off. The most enjoyable part was the relationships I developed with my co-workers. – less
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fun place to work
Certified Grill Master/Alley Coordinator (Former Employee), torontoMarch 18, 2013
Pros: able to develope culinary skills within the company
learned how to garnish meals according to company guidelines
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good job
broiler/ dish pit (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMarch 4, 2013
Id keep my station cleaned an stocked.
deep fry. broiler.
it was not to bad but they need to actually lessen to their employes.
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Food Prep And Dishwasher
Prep Cook (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 28, 2013
Preparing Food For The Day.
Keeping Up With Clean Dishes.
Keeping Inventory On Food For The Week
Making Sure The Front House Is Cleean Before They Open
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Great Company
Hostess (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONFebruary 18, 2013
Pros: 50% off on days of work
Cons: not enough hours, cut often after 3-4 hours
- Very busy
- Learned lots of communication Skills
- Liked and Disliked some of my co workers however for the most part it was like a big family
- The hours werent very convenient
- Social aspect of socializing with everyone at work
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Good place to work, with some issues.
Dish Washer (Utility) (Former Employee), Windsor, ONJanuary 23, 2013
Pros: discounted food, great people.
Cons: unreliable hours, advancement is rare.
The work can be overwhelming when you first start off but you quickly get the hang of it after a month or two. The people you work with are all kind and fun making each time you work that much more enjoyable. The hours can be unreliable though as they tend to either over hire or under schedule making it difficult to "make ends meat" at times.

Management – more... will often do what they can to give you enough hours, though you have to ask for it as they prefer to give it to those who want it. If you're a family person they can usually work around your schedule so you have holidays and the sort off, which is nice.

The job itself is very stressful. When it gets busy you are often told to do multiple jobs at once while under staffed. And rather than getting everyone's full support and co-operation, you will find most people would rather bump heads, making work very difficult and almost impossible to focus on the task at hand. – less
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Absolutely Amazing!
Bartender (Former Employee), Kitchener, ONDecember 14, 2012
Pros: 50% off food when you're on shift, i think 25% off food with up to 7 people when you come in for dinner
I loved working for Red Lobster, the training program was awesome, the management was superb, they would hop in to help whenever we were busy, always supportive and accomodating. The co-workers were tons of fun, work was always a blast even when we had a two hour standing line! The only difficulty I would mention would be that its customer service... – more... you get jerks in every once in a while. – less
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Excellent place to work, great co-workers.
Dishwasher (Former Employee), brantford ontarioDecember 13, 2012
Pros: job security, discounts on the great food!
Cons: not enough hours
Along with doing dishes i did prep work. This job can be stressfull do to the high amounts business Red Lobster receives. Management is really great, there is 3 of them which are assigned to each part of the establishment.
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great food ,great benefits,great management
Waitress (Former Employee), Ottawa ,Ont.September 30, 2012
Pros: good money, great hours
loved working there ,pay was good,great benefits and manegement was always fair and very caring about each individual
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not my favorite
Customer Service (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABAugust 24, 2012
Although it wasn't my favourite job, i have good memories and enjoyed most days.
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Good place to work but not enough hours
Hostess (Current Employee), Brantford, ONAugust 17, 2012
Pros: 50 % off if you are working and 25% when i bring in family
Cons: short hours
My co-workers are very nice, typical day would be constantly on your feet, Management is good.
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Red Lobster Enviroment
Server (Current Employee), Brampton, ONJuly 3, 2012
I enjoy working at Red Lobster. I've learned how to work well independently and as a team.
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Reasonable work place.
Waitress/Server (Current Employee), Yonkers, NYJuly 26, 2014
Pros: large crew
A typical day at work depending on the evening it could be stressful at times, fun, and exhausting. Our management team is superior, they really try to be involved with the team. It could be a struggle when your working with such a large team. The hardest part is remembering everything so that each one of your guest is satisfied. The most enjoyable – more... part is working together and meeting new people everyday. – less
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Great managment
Hostess/Server (Former Employee), Boca Raton, FLJuly 25, 2014
Red Lobster was a very fun place to work everyone was very nice. Would definitly work for them again
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fun working enviornment
utility and food prep worker (Current Employee), Monroeville, PAJuly 25, 2014
Pros: fun and respectful people to work with
Cons: hot in the kitchen
People are very friendly to work with however; limited opportunities to move up in management
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fast paced atmosphere, with the felling of teamwork during entire shift.
Server (Former Employee), Plantation, FLJuly 25, 2014
Set up for shift depending side work duties. greet customers, make suggestions, take orders, serve entrees, pre-bus and bus tables. Process all transactions for the customers. Management worked as team with co-workers.
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red lobster
Server (Current Employee), valley streamJuly 24, 2014
Pros: 50% of meals
Cons: no breaks
My typical day at Red Lobster is calm , the most important thing you have to do is make sure you put the order in fast and correct,Our management is very good i love the people i work with. The most enjoyable part of my job are the people that come in for birthdays and just want to enjoy good service and good food. The hardest part is not getting tipped – more... when you know you did a amazing job. – less

About Red Lobster

This company has cornered not one but two dining markets: seafood and "Hospitaliano." Darden Restaurants is the #1 casual-dining – Read more