Golden Corral Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • free food, free drinks, bathroom anytime (in 9 reviews)

  • Had a lot of fun meeting new people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and smelled bad after work (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Great staff and guests

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Waynesboro, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Waynesboro, VA

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great community skills and teaching skills. Hospitality is wonderful and great workers all in all.

    Cons

    Not much. Possibly just not every worker is appreciated like they should be.


  2. Golden Corral SAT

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Golden Corral

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's a high volume store. No over nights. I had a set schedule with two days off in a row.

    Cons

    There wasn't any follow through from Franchisee with discipline actions, and a lot of disorganization between Company policy and Franchisee.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on commuication, follow through and consitstancy of policies.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Golden Corral (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay and insurance benefits are above average

    Cons

    Everything else. Bad hours,bad upper mgt,no life, 15 hour work days- 5 and 6 days a week. Guests are horrible and company always caves into guests. Only about bottom line. Always running new special with little input from operators who have to manage day to day ops.

    Advice to Management

    Get new mid managers


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  5. UnFair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time

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

    Pros

    Nice People, Coworkers, Choice of better sections as crew leader, getting to know customers

    Cons

    Management, Favoritism, Lack of Training for management, just a general lack of knowledge among management they all do it differently when they show you how to do it, they get fired the new guy shows how your doing it wrong and you have to go back to the way you used to do it then he is gone. just a joke. people do no call no shows three time in one week and get rewarded when they finally show up to work, and others who attempt to call get no answer so they call other servers to leave messages end up fired for not calling in. I saw it all

    Advice to Management

    learn your own rules before trying to push them on us


  6. Average Store

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I have been working at Golden Corral full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You work more hours needed ( Good if you want more money )

    Cons

    Start off at 8.50$ Very busy and not organized Hot Overworking employees

    Advice to Management

    Give breaks when necessary, You have to by law. Have an organized environment and your employees. Dont overwork employees for personal advantage


  7. It

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good moral company. Strong stances on discrimination and harassment.

    Cons

    Some of the customers whine.


  8. Closed by health dept July 29th 2015 due to noncompliance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager

    I worked at Golden Corral

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they fill always hire you back, even if you get fired... Desperate

    Cons

    The General Manager that is currently there, will throw you under the bus for anything. He goes out and smokes in his car for 20 min at a time. (Once per hour) He sits down and eats in his car for 30 min at a time. He is unable to be at the restaurant by himself, he can not even work on of the station, place an order, or resolve a guest concern.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the Generel Manager with ANYONE.


  9. Former Server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Corral

    Pros

    Great Company to work for if you are looking for a short term basics

    Cons

    Tips were great but not enough to cover my expencies


  10. Haha

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cold Choice in Zanesville, OH
    Current Employee - Cold Choice in Zanesville, OH

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The food is good and you get a lot of hours sometimes. And they train you on a bunch of different things such as front line, or hot cook.

    Cons

    One week you could have a bunch of hours and the next none. There is a base schedule but it's almost never accurate

    Advice to Management

    Get a set schedule stick with it and don't rudely ask people to do more than what they're getting paid for


  11. waitress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Golden Corral in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Golden Corral in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I would like to be a waitress cuz I like moving around and its just good jobs I need a job and help to God to give me a job please

    Cons

    well when the customers get mad but you just have to help it the hopeful don't do nothing wrong just didn't you do your job

    Advice to Management

    I would do my job I just want everything to go right now I know the customers will be mad and stop by do the best you can



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