Golden Corral

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Golden Corral Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
155 Reviews
2.6
155 Reviews
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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.  

    A good place to work while trying to find something better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Pros

    They work with your schedule and try to do their best to get you the time off that you need.

    Cons

    The management doesn't listen, they play favorites, and they want you to do so much more than anyone should have to for $2.13 an hour, including helping in the bakery, washing dishes, or any other job they can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should care more about your employees and customers, when you have a server doing everyone else's jobs because it costs you less, the customers aren't happy and server's get tipped less for not being able to wait on their tables.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Pros

    Good food great employees gets a little busy but the time goes by fast before u know it it's time to clock out

    Cons

    For what the employee's do on a daily bases they should be getting paid more then what they do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nothing special

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    free food
    flexible schedule
    friendly workers
    generous breaks sometimes

    Cons

    rude customers
    no raises
    ignorant manager
    low pay for the work you do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Golden Corral full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    money makes the world go round

    Cons

    corporate only cares about $$$

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    join a good franchise

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

    Good if it's temporary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules ... Good if your in school. They work around your schedule

    Cons

    Franchise owned so there are no ground rules depending on the owner. Overworked for the pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little bit more compassionate of employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ignore the drama and enjoy the customers to make good tips.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Bedford, IN
    Former Employee - Server in Bedford, IN

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

    Pros

    Pretty good money is possible if you can provide good customer service, and especially if you can be fast while you do it. Customers really do appreciate a server who treats them with respect, and many of them will show it with their tips.

    Cons

    Lots of co-worker drama. Many workers are competitive, jealous, spiteful, dishonest, so it is best to just do your job and stay focused. Keep an eye on your tips so they don't go missing. I heard complaints about disrespect from management, but I never experienced this, I think this might be from people who can't take direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Management has a good customer service attitude, they will ne able to better instruct staff in customer service, and some of it will rub off on the staff, it would help to model this behavior for staff who may not have much experience in excellent customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great option for student employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cookeville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cookeville, TN

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time

    Pros

    Allows employees to have lives outside of the company. I was able to attend classes full time with very minimal difficulties. Managers try to build friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management definitely plays favorites. They seem to base placement in company and hours scheduled on gender and on age.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not enough hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Line in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Current Employee - Front Line in Saratoga Springs, NY

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were really nice and supportive.

    Cons

    Instead of giving current employees more hours, they would hire more people reducing everyone's hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    A lot of work and poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Crew Leader in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Server/Crew Leader in Waldorf, MD

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

    Pros

    once you establish regular guest moneys good

    Cons

    As a server it is tons of work to make money. Not a place you want to work at for a long period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to run a business and treat your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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