Golden Corral Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. It

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    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.


  2. Haha

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    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


  3. 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


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  5. waitress

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    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


  6. a good first job

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    Current Employee - LIne in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - LIne in Topeka, KS

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The Co workers are friendly an most of the customers are as well mainly the regulars that's alway come in.

    Cons

    The mangers can be a bit harsh on the new employees and it's not the most sanitary some times.

    Advice to Management

    Help the new employees instead of dictating them and try to understand what it was like for you when you first started to work.


  7. Manager

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Golden Corral is a respected leader in the restaurant business. The brand was something I was proud to work for! The community involvement and camp corral was something I wanted to be apart of. Upon hire, Training, was beyond great, and exceeded expectations. After training, I felt confident in my abilities to manage the concept. The staff, and their seniority; they cared about their store and the guests. Financially, money was phenomenal. Growth as a person and the company happens fast!

    Cons

    Lack of structure, organization, and discipline from upper management and corporate departments. Running the business like you own it, should still be monitored. The biggest measure of integrity is what you do when no ones looking.. There's a lot that goes on there and even when recognized, it's swept under the rug. New menu roll outs, and market tests are not thought through, or planned so stores suffer, and no one cares until a conferences call 3 weeks after it's over.. Quality of life. No requests off for weekends, no vacation even if you have the time..stubborn GMs and no backup from DM

    Advice to Management

    Value your people..management particularly. Corporate stores don't have very much seniority because they treat people like garbage. The seniority in that company lies in the franchises. Hmm? Golden Corral strives to be in the top 5% of employees compensation..well money won't but happiness.


  8. making sure you read and ask questions.

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    Former Employee - Cook/Dishwasher in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Cook/Dishwasher in Avondale, AZ

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best reason to work at golden corral is the food. And not only do they give you food but you get to meet and greet new people. And the pay is good. Especially being a waitress or a cook.

    Cons

    Well some of the downside of working at golden corral is not receiving enough days to make up 40hrs. And the cost of weighing you're food if u wanted to take something home with you.

    Advice to Management

    The advice I have for management is too make sure the employees read and ask questions about the job before signing on to it.


  9. Server

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Pros

    interesting environment, you get to meet a lot of unique people.

    Cons

    Bad food, sometimes long hours were expected.


  10. Opportunity to grow

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Golden Corral full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Some people look down at employees at Golden Corral - but bottom line is its a restaurant that provides a great meal at an affordable price no matter what your income level is.

    Advice to Management

    Try to offer better benefits to full time and part time employees. Like free meals and more flexible schedules. Maybe consider being closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day to allow all employees more time with their families.


  11. Line Person

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the fast pace in the front because it felt that I wasn't working as long.

    Cons

    The people living in the area are sketchy and I got threatened multiple times in the first couple weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Please clean the drains better. They smelled awful and I got nauseous from the smell.



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