Golden Corral

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Golden Corral Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
153 Reviews
2.6
153 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.  

    GM

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    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
  2.  

    Good if it's temporary

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    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
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Great option for student employment

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    A lot of work and poor management

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    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
  9.  

    Not enough hours

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    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.  

    Ok for part time

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    Current Employee - Hot Line Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Hot Line Cook in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Easy for anyone with volume cooking experience.

    Cons

    Pushy .they knew the hours I could work and always pushed me to work more.easy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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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