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Olive Garden

Server

October 2020 • Athens, GA

What I liked

The people and the fast-paced environment

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Work as much as possible
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Host

July - August 2022 • Portland, OR

What I liked

The employees there were very fun and welcoming.

What I wish was different

I wish Olive Garden were run differently. Unlike other companies, hosts didn't get a share of the tips made, so you were expected to do a lot for minimum wage. They also make it very hard to work up the ranks.

Advice

Make the best of your experience, but there are better options out there.
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Cafe Server

January 2019 • Idaho Falls, ID

What I liked

interacting with my guests.

What I wish was different

i wish that as a corporate company, they were not so focused on up-selling.

Advice

Focus on making your guests happy and get those tips!!
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Line Cook

March 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Everything nice staff

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Great way to learn new skills
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Bartender

May - September 2021 • Vancouver, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish that I was solely bartending and making higher than minimum wage

Advice

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Restaurant Server

April 2021 • Burnsville, MN

What I liked

How we all work together to make guests have a welcoming experience

What I wish was different

Advice

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Server

January 2018 • Amherst, NY

What I liked

My coworkers are amazing and it's a really fun job. Tips are a huge plus and contribute significantly to my compensation when I work.

What I wish was different

Manager and coworker turnover has been an on-going issue, but serving is mostly college students so it should be expected as people graduate and find full-time jobs.

Advice

Be confident in your ability to be a good server and remember to always smile!
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Restaurant Server

May 2018 • North Wales, PA

What I liked

Coworkers

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Save the money you earn
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Server

February 2020 • Portage, MI

What I liked

Flexible Hours, Sales opportunities, Great Coworkers, and Great Managers

What I wish was different

Recognition of employees (ie: Good vs Bad)

Advice

There's never a dull moment, so really just go into work everyday with a smile and see where it takes you! Work together with your team and it will pay back for you tenfold. Get to know the coworkers and they could turn out to be some of your best friends.
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Server

January 2019 • St. Charles, IL

What I liked

Great staff, fast paced.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

If you enjoy working with others it’s a great opportunity.
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Dining Room Host/Hostess

July 2019 - April 2020 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I liked the weekly pay, it was very beneficial

What I wish was different

No pay card, just direct deposit

Advice

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server

August 2020 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

I loved helping people

What I wish was different

Long hours

Advice

Make that money
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Server

February - August 2020 • Cerritos, CA

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

Organization

Advice

N/A
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hostess

January 2017 - August 2018 • Noblesville, IN

What I liked

the hours were really good

What I wish was different

the management was not the best

Advice

don’t get involved in workplace drama
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Server

July 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Party was very low not minimum wage

Advice

Great if you have a large homework load
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Server

August 2019 • Grand Forks, ND

What I liked

The tips

What I wish was different

Better wage

Advice

Be friendly
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Restaurant Host/Hostess

April 2017 - July 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I got to work with a wide variety of people and learned skills on how to effectively communicate and work as a team with people of all ages. I had a lot of variety in my job as well, as I worked both front of house and back of house.

What I wish was different

Management communication was sometimes an issue. Customers were often very critical.

Advice

Working at a restaurant is what you make of it. You can learn very important life skills that you wouldn't learn anywhere else.
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Server

April 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

community

What I wish was different

Advice

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Hostess

June - September 2019 • Plymouth, MA

What I liked

The great employees

What I wish was different

Advice

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Olive Garden

July 2019 • Eau Claire, WI

What I liked

Nice place good pay

What I wish was different

got hired earlier

Advice

Go for it good place
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