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On average, employees at Red Lobster give their company a 3.8 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Red Lobster employees are Trainers submitting an average rating of 4.8 and Service Managers with a rating of 4.7.

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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 30 Red Lobster Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.3
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.5
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
3.8
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General Manager
in North Miami, FL

"I’ve worked for Redlobster since 2009, and I have learned a lot with the company. I am where I am because of them; however it’s to the point that I don’t see myself rising anymore, the company is not growing so therefore there is no more growth for me professionally."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Busser
in Tallahassee, FL

"I've worked for Red Lobster for nearly 2 years and had an amazing time. While there were some tension with coworkers due to the fast paced environment that comes with food service, management always found a way to make everyone happy. It was also easy to move up and interchange positions as long as you worked hard and were dedicated to your current position. For instance, I was able to start as a host/busser and work my way up to serving and bartending during my time there."

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

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.8
Red Lobster (44)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Hotel del Coronado (9)
2.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Bojangles' (6)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (5,409)
Red Lobster Employee
in Union, NJ

"It's a good process. Everything was easy to apply to."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Red Lobster Employee
in Bowling Green, KY

"Red Lobster is a great company to grow and learn within."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Line Cook
in Orlando, FL

"Working in the back of the house in the kitchen, creating gourmet dishes and appeasing guests to the best of my ability."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Red Lobster Employee
in Philadelphia, PA

"I've worked with Red Lobster for a while and they are a great company."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Server
in Oklahoma City, OK

"it's a pretty good company to work for. It was my first serving job."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Food Server
in Visalia, CA

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"I enjoyed meeting new people and making people feel special."

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

"It's an ok job if you're just getting through school but there's no career in it."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"The management was overly concerned with meeting their own goals. They did not encourage or motivate their employees and took no person interest in them."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would take more of an interest in my employees lives rather than just meeting numbers."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Hostess
in Horseheads, NY

"I enjoyed working for Darden but it was time for a personal change."

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"I enjoyed my co-workers and made lasting friendships. It was a great workplace."

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

"Answer questions honestly and be prepared to give a lot of feedback."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"It was a typical work place and had advantages and disadvantages."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I understand that people have favorites, it just shouldn't be so obvious as to who they are."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Host
in Garden Grove, CA

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"Waiting on tables is a good job while working through school. Tips are based on amount of effort you put forth."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"As economy weakens, management tends to do things that puts more pressure on servers to perform."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find alternate ways to save labor. Locations of restaraunts in areas that more people will come."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Server
in Milwaukee, WI

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"Decent pay for being a student. Good benefits for all employees."

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

"It will take your body a few months to adjust, but you'll be fine."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"No break even with double shifts. This takes a toll on the body after awhile."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Encourage rather than yell. Try not to let the few bad employees ruin your day (or just fire them)."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Waiter
in Mount Pleasant, MI

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"It helped me get acclimated to dealing with new customers on a daily basis. Also, I learned how to listen to customers wants and complaints, acknowledge them, explore possible solution and resolve the issue the best way possible."

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

"If you are apply to work here as a waiter or waitress, this company offers flexible work schedules, and will test your knowledge and abilities to work with new customers day in and day out."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"Working in the city I was located in, and the postion I held as a waiter, offered no room for advancement."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest better marketing internally towards their employees. if they would promote a more enjoyable work environment, they would have happier employees, lower employee turnover, and happier guests."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Restaurant Manager
in Grand Junction, CO

"This was a great company lots of places to go and great benefits."

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"It was a great place, the tools needed to ge the job done in a timely maner and leadership to grow was outstanding"

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

"Lots of teamwork, hardworking and honesty in your answers that is what counts in any job."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"Once they moved you out to a remote area with a commitment for 2 years it was hard to get back to where you were before (I was asked to go to another restaurant with the promise to return back they had problems getting other managers to go to the middle point between two states."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look deeper into what is right for your performers and not just what benifits yourself as you lose long term hardworking individuals."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Server
in Winter Haven, FL

"Gained experience dealing with extremely ignorant people."

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"The people I worked with and the cash at the end of each shift, even though it was not a lot."

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

"Its a good job for college students who need money."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"Sometime the people we would serve. To this day I still do not understand why people can be so harsh."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"No not really management does a good job with what they are given."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Cook
in Christiansburg, VA

"Basic food industry work. Fast paced & stressful."

What do you like about working at Red Lobster?

"The co-workers make all the difference where work can be enjoyable or miserable. Also, the food is good."

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

"There are no education requirements, only to be as friendly as possible."

What don't you like about working at Red Lobster?

"Random schedules, not allowed 40 hours, Sometimes not enough hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more supportive of employee's and try to make them happy."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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