Red Lobster

Working at Red Lobster: Company Overview and Reviews

Red Lobster
Red Lobster
6311 reviews
Red Lobster Ratings
Average rating of 6311 reviews on Indeed
3.6Work-Life Balance
3.2Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
$1B to $5B (USD)
Restaurants, Travel and Leisure

Popular jobs at Red Lobster

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Restaurant Manager
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Line Cook/Prep Cook
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Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 4997 reviews
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Overall Reviews at Red Lobster

Hospitality Manager | Topeka, KS | Jul 16, 2019
Fast Paced
Long hours, working many hourly positions as needed. Supervising many employees.A typical day at work begins with a HACCP walk thru, followed by reviewing the daily pars for the prep team, accepting deliveries, pulling product from the freezer, talking all employees into their shifts with specific instructions for the day.
Restaurant Manager | Orlando, FL | Jun 19, 2019
Fun atmosphere
My duties here included, but were not limited to: ensuring food safety, cash handling, receiving and preparing orders, cleaning and maintaining station equipment, weekly inventory, leading and training employees when the kitchen underwent a remodel, working as a team on the kitchen line and in the dining room. I renewed my ServSafe Food Handlers Card in January 2019.
Dishwasher/Busser | Dearborn, MI | Apr 3, 2019
They take advange of good workers.
I continually was promoted to different job titles without any kind of raise or compensation. The job environment was fun and this job helped me to install the work ethic that I have today. I enjoyed the free soda and buscuits that they would allow us to eat for free.
Bartender | Waco, TX | Jul 14, 2018
It is a great place for some easy money and flexible hours. The work environment can be very difficult and the management was very poor. They seem under trained and under motivated.
Director of Operations | Cherry Hill, NJ | Sep 13, 2019
A average company
Started out as a great job, however when it comes to growth and promotion it is a hugh bias with decision at the next level. After 10 years plus you become very expendable. There only 2 people I am aware in 25 years that had actually retire with Red Lobster .
Host/Server | Greenville, TX | Sep 3, 2019
Paid the bills
Great place to learn different positions. You get to meet new people and challenges every day. There is room for growth and relocation. There is lots of competition.
Restaurant Manager | Bradley, IL | Feb 15, 2019
Fast paced place to work with some room for advancement
Some days are easier than others. It can be very fast paced depending on how busy it is. Management tries hard to accommodate everyone and their needs while also trying to follow guild lines and rules.
Host/Cashier | Chicago, IL | Feb 6, 2019
We do what we gotta do
Overall, the five years that I was there were some of the most life shaping experiences of my life. The job taught me what it means to have integrity and how to take care of myself above all else. The only people that ever had your back was the staff. Management followed orders from corporate and never really cared too much about the well being of its employees. Like most for profit businesses, money comes first.
Host/Server | Bloomington, MN | Nov 4, 2018
Red Lobster Review
Things need to be worked on in and out of the restaurant. As well, corporate has things that need to be worked on as well. It can be a very stressful job. Some days it is dead but then you have your days that are high volume.
Culinary Manager | Danville, IL | Apr 1, 2020
Red Lobster is the number one leader in seafood sustainably
Red Lobster offers opportunities for growth and promoting from within. Their standards of guest satisfaction & crew retention is top priority. They are a leader in seafood sustainability.

Questions And Answers about Red Lobster

If you were in charge, what would you do to make Red Lobster a better place to work?
Asked Feb 8, 2018
Fire the Management team in there right now. Its the worse team i have evwr worked with in my restaurant career
Answered Mar 27, 2020
Hold individuals accountable for violating company policy. Instill in the employees that it isn't about how many years you are at a job, it is how well you do the job. Hire professional individuals who put the guest' safety and enjoyment first. Better management that coordinated with staff, punished individuals for wrongdoing or bad mentality and kept up with due dates (like changing the water filter because it is time to do so). Making orders for needed items. Not sitting in office or keeping easy jobs to themselves, also would require employees to clock themselves in instead of setting it with the computer (how is a worker to know if their hours were shorted beyond merely trusting management if the system is bypassed?). Also, no offensive music! Wouldn't tolerate smoking in the kitchen, blowing it at guest's food, high-school mentality drama, or sloppyness/laziness/fighting/aggressive behaviour. No leaving the back security door open so people can smoke and blow it into kitchen, health and security hazard. Anyone who uses back door in this manner must get a manager to let them back in, no open door. Holding kitchen staff to high standards, such as no dropping and reusing dirty utensils, no using dirty plates/improperly washed cookware, retiring old cookware and replacing it. Putting in orders with management for much-needed utensils for guests or chefs, such as crab crackers (there were never enough!). Finding less toxic alternatives to clean with, while also putting chlorine filters on so dishwasher isn't being chlorine gassed. Actually donating food to those in need, I saw nothing of that claim happening and so much food waste.
Answered Mar 22, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Red Lobster?
Asked Oct 6, 2016
I wouldn't even interview there, Red Lobster is not even close what it used to be just 5, 6 years ago, apply to a different company.
Answered Mar 10, 2020
Say what they want to hear, get some training for your resume, get out fast. Notice how restaurant managers are not there really after 4 years? Ones there 7+ .... Why are they not promoted
Answered Feb 28, 2020
do they drug test
Asked Apr 26, 2016
Yes upon hire
Answered Jul 30, 2019
They drug test for corporate HQ office positions and do a thorough background check.
Answered May 2, 2019
What benefits does Red Lobster offer?
Asked Jun 16, 2016
None for a part time host or cashier
Answered Feb 15, 2019
Its a great place to work.
Answered Aug 22, 2017
Are you allowed to wear acrylic nails as a hostess
Asked Sep 30, 2016
Following the guidelines, yes. Any fashionable color, except black.
Answered Nov 7, 2018
Yes we are allowed to have acrylics at my job but no matte finish
Answered Jul 26, 2018