Golden Corral

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Golden Corral Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
140 Reviews
2.6
140 Reviews
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Golden Corral President and CEO Ted Fowler
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64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Occasionally they gave you free food (in 8 reviews)

  • Great training, good pay, supportive company (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Working long long hours, little time for quality of life (in 6 reviews)

  • Can be TOO fast paced at times, meaning you get a bit overwhelmed (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Corral

    Pros

    Constantly changing environment. Have a lot of fun meeting new people and ensuring a good experience.

    Cons

    Have to work Thanksgiving holiday and sometimes hours are inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close Thanksgiving

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    It all depends on the management

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    Current Employee - Server/Crew Leader  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Server/Crew Leader in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diverse environments and flexible schedules, I am a college student and went home frequently with no problems.

    Cons

    Management can really bog down the work experience, but that's nothing new to any job. The management isn't interactive with employees until it's something that directly effects the managers and by that time, it's effected everyone else in the work place. They need better control over their team.

    & speaking of their "team" they need to ensure that everyone that works there is a part of that team. They need to move as a unit!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should care about people. Not their employees or the customer's specifically, just PEOPLE! Interactive management is important to a work place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I worked for golden corral for 11 years I would say they are great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Corral

    Pros

    working with them I have been promoted a few times

    Cons

    employees not working as a whole

  11.  

    Okay For Seasonal Work

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Golden Corral full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like the people that I work with, friendly, welcoming easily

    Cons

    Most of the people that come in are low class expecting a high class dining experience. Customers have brought me to tears too many times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team needs to learn how to be on one page for once. Theyre like chickens with the heads cut off. Always deferring problems down the management chain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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