Olive Garden
4.0 (49)
Industry: Dining and Food Services - HQ: Orlando, FL
http://www.olivegarden.com

Olive Garden Server Reviews

While the average rating for Olive Garden is 4.0 out of 5.0, Servers at Olive Garden give their company a 3.7, making them 8% less happy than every other employee at Olive Garden and 3% happier than every other Server on CareerBliss - the happiest Servers work for Holiday Inn.

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Average Rating
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12 Server Olive Garden Reviews and Ratings


Server
Posted 3 months ago in Mount Pleasant, MI

"Olive Garden is a fantastic company."

Work Setting 5 Way You Work 5 Person You Work For 5
Rewards You Receive 5 Growth Opportunities 5 Company Culture 5
Support You Get 5 People You Work With 5

Average Server Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $2
2014 $5
Server
Posted last year in Peru, IL

"There is a law suit out against this company for a reason."

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"I enjoy 95% of the employees I work with, and there is always shifts available to pick up."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very positive and energetic, and let them know you are all about pleasing the guests."

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"Hardest serving job I have ever worked. For $4.85 an hour, you are expected to do a lot of duties beyond your job description, which they refer to as team work. The tips are the worst I've ever come across. Guests must think it's easy for us to run endless salad, soup, and bread sticks because it is reflected in the tips!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire a food runner, and give us more than 3 tables! The economy is hard on everyone, an extra table could result in an extra $20 a shift, a $100 a week. When you work a lunch shift and walk out with $20 in your pocket, it's frustrating."

Work Setting 2 Growth Opportunities 4 Rewards You Receive 2
Company Culture 4 People You Work With 5 Person You Work For 1
Way You Work 5 Support You Get 4

Average Olive Garden Attributes by Server

Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.5
Person You Work For
3.6
Rewards You Receive
3.1
Support You Get
4
Way You Work
3.6
Work Setting
4.1
Server
Posted last year in Saint Louis Park, MN

"Applied sales & problem solving skills to ensure customer satisfaction & upsell."

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"Direct client interaction, having an opportunity to upsell with the customers, ensuring customer satisfaction."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be positive, be honest, expect long hours, expect to work hard and be held accountable for standards."

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"Unpredictable schedule made for difficult planning. Unpredictable wages also made it difficult to financially plan."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Ensure quality hiring and training from the start to keep quality employees and reward staff for exemplary work."

People You Work With 3 Support You Get 5 Way You Work 3
Company Culture 3 Work Setting 4 Growth Opportunities 3
Person You Work For 5 Rewards You Receive 3
Server
Posted 2 years ago in Burlington, WA

"been working there for over 3 years"

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"My coworkers and, the job itself was fun. Each day is a new day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Turn around and walk out. Managers will make you wait over half an hour for an interview.. just leave."

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"The general manager, does not care about the employees. Instead of fixing problems her slogan is if your not happy, quit. Awful manager."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Care more for your employees, and less about numbers. Learn to fix problems."

Support You Get 2 Company Culture 1 Rewards You Receive 1
Work Setting 5 Growth Opportunities 2 Person You Work For 1
People You Work With 5 Way You Work 3
Server
Posted 2 years ago in Fayetteville, AR

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"hours"

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"under valued"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"better training for new staff"

Server
Posted 2 years ago in Novi, MI

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"Talking to guests and answering their questions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Olive Garden is a great place to work if you are the kind of person who can handle a super fast pace."

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"The chaotic atmosphere and physical demands."

Work Setting 3 Way You Work 2 Person You Work For 3
Rewards You Receive 1 People You Work With 4 Support You Get 2
Growth Opportunities 2 Company Culture 2
Server
Posted 3 years ago
Way You Work 5 People You Work With 4.8 Support You Get 4.9
Person You Work For 4.9 Company Culture 4.9 Work Setting 4.9
Growth Opportunities 3 Rewards You Receive 4.8
Server
Posted 3 years ago

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"Management, coworkers"

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"Customers, salary"

People You Work With 5 Work Setting 5 Growth Opportunities 5
Rewards You Receive 5 Support You Get 5 Company Culture 5
Person You Work For 5 Way You Work 2
Server
Posted 4 years ago

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"The people I work with and the Guest I meet daily"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"answer the questions the best you can and know something about the company you are applying at."

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"When guess are fighting with each other and try to draw you in. Management constant threat to fire an associate or associates"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better management skills such as communication, handeling issues , controling thier temper and being careful with what they say and do."

Server
Posted 4 years ago in Texas City, TX

"This job requires more stability and organization, specifically from the managerial staff."

What do you like about working at Olive Garden?

"The servers are friendly and team oriented."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be happy and positive."

What don't you like about working at Olive Garden?

"The managers are unorganized and unprofessional."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"A more professional attitude and better organizational skills."

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