Golden Corral

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Golden Corral Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
144 Reviews
2.6
144 Reviews
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Golden Corral President and CEO Ted Fowler
Ted Fowler
65 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Occasionally they gave you free food (in 9 reviews)

  • Have a lot of fun meeting new people and ensuring a good experience (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Working long long hours, little time for quality of life (in 7 reviews)

  • managers are bad, work a lot of hrs no breaks (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of work

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    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to meet and work with a lot of great people

    Cons

    Pay stinks for the amount of work expected of you

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was very busy. you had to work in a fast pace.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Margate, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Margate, FL

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Handling drinks, cashier and Bakery was good.

    Cons

    The angry Consumers you have to do deal with and make them happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is what you make it.

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    Former Employee - Crewleader/Trainer in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Crewleader/Trainer in Panama City, FL

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was promoted quickly and frequently, as I cross-trained in every available position in the store. As I made myself available to be plugged into any position at any time, I received all the hours, and responsibility that I could handle. Then when I had a family crisis, I was given time off, and the other employees took a collection to help me cover the expenses.

    Cons

    The pace and intensity is not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profit sharing would go a long way with having your team members invest themselves in the success of daily operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cary, NC

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Eat any day you work for $3 a week.

    Cons

    Poor managemenr. No one got along. Wasn't high school again, high schoolers have more dignity and respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At leazf act like you guys get along and stop listening ti tbe snitches who are just making things worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's ok but not as a career move

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Pros

    Great customers great experience great employees

    Cons

    Not compensated for the amount of work that you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to appreciate the good employees that you have

  7.  

    Not a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Pros

    Cool people to work with. Had a lot of fun meeting new people.

    Cons

    Manager are not great. Had asked to get my schedule fixed for school and they never did.

  8.  

    Not a place to work long term.

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    Former Employee - Front Line in Colerain, OH
    Former Employee - Front Line in Colerain, OH

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not a lot to do.

    Cons

    Short hours, over-staffed, rude managers, awful customers, dirty environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring so many people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was very crowded and people are seemingly grumpy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Corral

    Pros

    They work well with your schedule

    Cons

    They are unwilling to give pay raises and they show favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    GCWNY

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Golden Corral full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    not much to speak of

    Cons

    wages are horrible. Hours are longer than the average job. Staffing issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise base salary of management team. To put in 60-80 hours per week, we are basically making minimum wage while the owner is pulling is millions a year. Sad when a company cant take care of the people who run their day to day operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This place sucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time

    Pros

    There is Room for advancement

    Cons

    The management is god awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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