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.
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.
Please give us a one liner to describe this review.
There is a law suit out against this company for a reason.
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.