Opportunities at Darden
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It’s all about people and talent at Darden. Recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2014, Darden offers its employees not just jobs, but opportunities to build rewarding careers. In our communities, just one of our restaurants creates 100-150 jobs.

Any one of those jobs can lead to a career with Darden. In fact, more than half of our restaurant managers are promoted from our hourly ranks and 99 percent of our restaurant General Managers are promoted from within.

Creating a people-focused culture makes a noticeable difference in how we treat our guests. Their letters say it best. Many thank individual servers, like the Red Lobster waiter who gave back the $100 tip from one couple who thought they had given him $10. “I’m a very good server, but I don’t deserve $100,” he told them. Others thank thoughtful managers, such as those at The Capital Grille who phone guests the day after their visit to make sure their experience was enjoyable.

Stories like these reflect the culture that our founders instilled. We like to describe it as a culture of nice built on a bedrock of discipline. We reward acts of service, accountability and quiet hard work. We benefit from and contribute to our presence in the community. At the same time we encourage everyone to be outspoken on maintaining standards, on sustainability and on diversity. The key is an uncompromising focus on doing what is right, and being a values-based, highly principled group of people. At Darden, who you’re with matters.