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Great energetic place to work
Server (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLJuly 1, 2014
a typical day at work consists of meeting and serving new people.
I learned how to sale better
management was fair and productive.
My co-workers were a great group of people to work with.
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Fun environment
Hostess (Former Employee), Morgantown, WVJuly 1, 2014
Pros: discount food
Cons: short breaks
It was a fun experience working with the other employees. We all got along and made the job fun, but productive.
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Hospitality the main key & be griendly at all times.
Host/Server (Former Employee), Secaucus, NJJune 30, 2014
Pros: good tips
Cons: working overtime and not gettung paid.
Sit guest on time at all times. Be nice and friendly on a regular basis, no matter whether they are right or not. Keep the times on chart making sure the guest are being seated on time, Hospitality and accommodations is very important.
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no room for advancement
expeditor (Former Employee), Charleston, SCJune 27, 2014
it was ok not enough hours offered. Was a hard worker but never got the appreciation or the good jobs.
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Fun environment to meet new people
Hostess (Former Employee), Fort LauderdaleJune 27, 2014
Pros: half off lunch
Cons: short breaks
A typical work day here was always fun. I got the opportunity to constantly meet new people. The environment was not bad as well It was clean and calm.
Also you had to be on your feet most of the day which was in some ways healthy also it was a way to keep being energetic because with the flow of the guests you had to keep and that in itself was fairly – more... exciting. – less
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Server (Current Employee), Daytona Beach, FLJune 26, 2014
restaurant industry. known around the world. ok work environment
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fun
Alley Coordinator/Cook (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJune 24, 2014
Very Hard Working We Have Great Managers That Get The work done have great food and great guests.
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Dead Lobster
Server (Current Employee), Chattanooga, TNJune 24, 2014
Times are slower at the Red lobster. I do not make as much as when I started so I am looking for a change in atmosphere and would like something new. Typical day is working about 5 to 6 hours and being semi busy for about two and half of those hours. Management has been there forever so they need some new blood. Co-workers, for the most part are laid – more... back and okay to talk to but not the people you make friends with. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the indigent people that do not tip. – less
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A Learning Experience
School Tour Leader (Former Employee), Vineland, NJJune 23, 2014
A school tour day began with students between the grades of kindergarten and second grade showing up excited to learn about our lobsters and, of course, our famous cheddar bay biscuits. The students would be split into groups: kitchen tour, lobster facts, and cheddar biscuit baking. During this activity, I learned how to speak to young children, and – more... how to connect with their young minds. Those of us who ran these tours were mainly teachers or aspiring teachers. The hardest part of the job was getting the students to calm down enough to participate in the activities, without the chance of them getting hurt (as in the kitchen). The most enjoyable part of the tours was at the end when they would excitedly go through everything they have learned and would hand you their lobster page which they had colored in just for you. And as the all would say good bye, many would give us a hug and say it was the most fun school day they've had. – less
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Great Place to work
General Manager (Former Employee), Saint Joseph, MOJune 22, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: lack of consistancy. no set up from directors they throw you in with no clear direction
Open , get prep team set , daily HAACP walk through lists, count cash, daily inventory. Run shift, rally servers for great guest contacts, help where needed lobby and dining room monitoring.
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fast paced
Waitress (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALJune 21, 2014
You only get to wait on three tables, unless it is really busy. I learned how to talk with people and really improved my customer service skills. Management was very understanding and allowed for illness or children. I enjoyed my co-workers and working with them taught me how to better work in a team. Hardest part of my job were the little things, like – more... extra condiments, especially when you have three full tables. Most enjoyable parts were birthday parties were the whole store would sing and clap together. – less
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Typical full service restaurant that has a consistently productive staff
Server (Current Employee), Lakeland, FL/ Saint Joseph, MOJune 20, 2014
Pros: crew discounts, cheap insurance
Cons: limited breaks, long hours.
At this job, I experience the joy of being able to put smiles on guests' faces. However, the food-service industry has never been able to give me excellent benefits that would compel me to stay, and I would like to expand my options.
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Very fast paced.
Lead host/Busser (Former Employee), Maplewood, MOJune 19, 2014
I gained a lot of customer service experience working for Red Lobster. i definitely enjoyed working with people and building relationships with our customers. The coworkers were friendly and very helpful. The hardest part of the job was explaining to customers why they see tables empty that we cant seat. Management was always helpful as well.
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Productive but can be stressful sometimes
Server (Former Employee), Birmingham, AlJune 18, 2014
Making sure the guess are happy, great co-workers and management
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Productive Workplace
Pantry Chef (Former Employee), Yonkers, NYJune 17, 2014
Pros: sometimes we would recieve free lunch/ dinner.
Cons: no breaks.
* A typical day at work would be a bit stressful at times but also rewarding.

* I learned how to do a variety of positions that gave me great experience to further my career.

* The management team was satisfactory.

*My co- workers were amazing and one of the best parts about the job.

*The hardest part about the job would be having to learn new positions – more... on a busy night.

* The most enjoyable part about the job would be the meetings. My team members and I would learn about new promotions and we were also recognized for our hard work. – less
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Great co workers.
Server/Trainer (Current Employee), Vallejo, CAJune 17, 2014
Pros: great leadership
It is a friendly environment. The management is always willing work with student schedules and they encourage education.
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productive and fun workplace
Bartender, Server, Certified Trainer (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMJune 17, 2014
best crew, high standards, real relationships developed among crew, cleanest restaurant you will ever work in!
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productive and fun workplace
Bartender, Server, Certified Trainer (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMJune 17, 2014
best crew, high standards, real relationships developed among crew, cleanest restaurant you will ever work in!
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Productive
Alley Coordinator (Former Employee), Auburn, ALJune 16, 2014
Pros: free food
Cons: not a lot of hours to go around
Cool work environment, management doesn't really care about you tho, they'll lie to get you in the kitchen and then try to stick you in the dish room for months
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Mainly Bitter
Hostess/ Server Assistant (Former Employee), Murfreesboro, TNJune 16, 2014
Pros: half priced food.
Cons: ....just about everything else...
I did not enjoy working at Red Lobster to be honest. The guests are wonderful and great to talk to but when they want to sit somewhere else and you have to find a server who picks up the tables they don't want to and they get an attitude about it like its your own fault. Even when I told my manger she did not seem to care so thankful a server that was – more... already off the clock picked up. The server don't tell you when their section is closed so you basically cleaned their tables so they could go home early. We still have tons of people coming in and I am trying to clean my tables as fast as possible then I see the server set lunch ware when it is dinner time because their section is closed makes me upset. Not only that the "gentle tap" servers give you when you double sit them. Hey its not my fault they wanted a spot by the window in your section I know it wasn't your turn in rotation but its more important to fit the guests needs. The mangers do not listen to you as host. They always side with the server when sometimes the servers are so rude they make you go home and cry but I don't tattle like a five year old about it because I know people need these jobs. – 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