Red Lobster

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Red Lobster Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
584 Reviews
3.4
584 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, it's usually easy to pick up extra shifts or to give shifts away (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, Pay Somewhat Relative to Work Ethic, Opportunity for Growth (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes you will have to work long hours, even if you'd rather not (in 28 reviews)

  • Endless Shrimp could be a little more organized (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Red Lobster is a great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Jacksonville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Jacksonville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Red Lobster has great training and great people.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Red Lobster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Money people food environment perks

    Cons

    Too much drama sometimes at work

  3.  

    Server

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Doral, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Doral, FL (US)

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, decent pay can make about $200 a night seasonal

    Cons

    Tips not included and can server 3 tables at a time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's an overall satisfying job, but completely dependent on the people surrounding you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Red Lobster full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Usually extremely busy, and get paid well.

    Cons

    Can't control how busy the restaurant is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be friendly to your employees and they'll work very hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Alley Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lobster part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Food is delicious. The staff is great!

    Cons

    No cons as of now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place to Work!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Great values; Care about people; leader in the seafood category; strong history and bright future

    Cons

    I feel like they do a great job - no cons to offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to chart a winning course!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not such a great company anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at Red Lobster

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, guests are good, volume is good

    Cons

    Executive management and directors are not engaged in the business. Are unrealistic in what they give us to work with the literally have an 80 20 rule that makes the dissemination of information even worse. It's really sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire executives that will make changes that need to be made. Lose the ones that still live in the shadows of darden. We have been private for 6 months and have made no changes and continues ly keep losing managers ... darden has had the new board for a month and have actually done real things to make the business work. Really red lobster really

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Host

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Mansfield, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Host in Mansfield, TX (US)

    I worked at Red Lobster part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good hours, and amazing management

    Cons

    Has the most responsibilities in FOH besides the manager position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all positions are doing their required tasks and not forcing other positions to do them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    I was a busser/Server

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Busser/Server in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Busser/Server in Orlando, FL (US)

    I worked at Red Lobster full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very great company to work for with great benefits(401k,stock options,insurance).

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I absolutely loved working for this company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lobster

    Pros

    The best reasons for working here are that you get the opportunity to work as a team and build better customer service for the restaurant.

    Cons

    Quick paced environment at times.

    Recommends

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