Golden Corral Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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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. I never worked here but hopeful i can so i can get a better feeling of working as a sever.

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    Current Employee - Part-Time in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Part-Time in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Golden Corral

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

    Pros

    Working with Golden Corral will give me a better experience and jobs. At Golden Corral I will love to take orders from the costumers.

    Cons

    There are really nothing at it but it matters on how the sever carries there self.

  2. Golden Corral is an average job experience that requires a fast pace.

    Current Employee - Utility in Farmington, NM
    Current Employee - Utility in Farmington, NM

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

    Pros

    There is the availability of being cross trained in many areas including cashier , salad prep, bakery, fry cook, utility, meat prep and more. It is great restaurant experience to learn how to cook.

    Cons

    It is a faced paced work place , you are required to pick up the slack of others. If someone does not show up for a position

  3. cook

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    Current Employee - Line Cook
    Current Employee - Line Cook

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    coworkers are friendly great management team

    Cons

    very fast pace full throttle everyday requires managers to work like employees to save hours

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  5. Waitress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for, and great opportunity for advancement. Tips were excellent.

    Cons

    Needs better floor design to better accommodate movement around tables. Better screening process for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Limit number of High school waitresses.

  6. host

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    Current Employee - Host in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Host in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Meet new people every day

    Cons

    Pay and hours are bad

    Advice to Management

    Better pay makes better employees

  7. Ok experience

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    Current Employee - Front Line in Shiloh, IL
    Current Employee - Front Line in Shiloh, IL

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This job teaches you great customer service and the customers are usually very nice once you get to know them. Coworkers can make working much more fun

    Cons

    Management does not really seem like they know what they are doing. Sometimes managers are rude to customers and do not know how to properly manage employees. Also has to work every holiday with no holiday pay

    Advice to Management

    Take management classes and treat employees like they are human and not dogs.

  8. Good food fast it hot & ready clean bath rooms nice ppl that works there. Food is great

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    Former Employee - Hotbar in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Hotbar in Hattiesburg, MS

    I worked at Golden Corral

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work work hard & it will pay off

    Cons

    Sometimes your work go unnoticed

  9. A great job for a student or someone just out of school.

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    Former Employee - Server in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Server in College Park, MD

    I worked at Golden Corral

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

    Pros

    Capable of making a decent amount in tips, as long as the owner/manager does not schedule too many servers. Another plus is that they close early and there is time to have a life or to study (not both).

    Cons

    The uniforms are terrible and you WILL get a little teasing as you leave campus for work. I always took the uniform and changed in the restroom. Opening and closing are thankless jobs, but it is best to be a closer.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the hokey look, give the ladies something that is at least not embarrassing, and support the waitresses when there is a dispute in which they are right. I had a whistle at me like a dog. I refused to acknowledge the cat calls, but each time went over and politely reminded him of my first name. About the 5th time, I refused to acknowledge him and he threw a salt shaker and hit me in the back with it (hard). The boss saw it and refused to eject him or call the police (which I requested). Instead, he made me apologize to the person who had just hit me with an object for MY rudeness. This is just one boss, but it is also only one example of taking "the customer is always right" too far.

  10. great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Pros

    the people are very nice

    Cons

    raises and more hours and benifits

    Advice to Management

    give more raises

  11. Service manager

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    Former Employee - Service Manager
    Former Employee - Service Manager

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the guest were pleasant

    Cons

    Too much brikering from staff

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