Old Country Buffet

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Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. hospitality and team players

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Jackson, MI
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Jackson, MI

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    We welcome our employees with open arms and flexible hours

    Cons

    I can't really say there are any as long you do your job it won't be any

    Advice to Management

    Keep. Up the good. Work love. My management team


  2. Okay hours but not good enough pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Country Buffet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Okay hours. Good people. The environment.

    Cons

    Always being forced to do something that isnt your job. Very busy at times. Some employees cussing and getting mad..


  3. Deplorable Comany

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I worked at Old Country Buffet

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

    Pros

    Just the people that dared to eat there

    Cons

    Long hours, employees run the stores and not the management. Your not able to do the job your hired to do, always changing everything non-consistent in everything they do. Bad behavior from hourly staff and your not allowed to fire anyone because you can't get anyone to come work there. Bad Management from the GM up.

    Advice to Management

    change the way you operate


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  5. Bee mascot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Country Buffet

    Pros

    Good people, fun environment, good food.

    Cons

    Minmum wage, repetitive work, pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the bee in full force!


  6. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Erie, PA

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are Good people there

    Cons

    There is No full time

    Advice to Management

    All more full time


  7. Love the customers; hate the management style

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Country Buffet full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The customers were awesome. Veterans of the establishment. Employees pretty much handle all aspects of the restaurant.

    Cons

    Management refused to work with employees. Many refused to do their job at all. Records altered to gain company bonuses. Management felt that because they were "Management" they were not supposed to work EVER. Managers would not replace bad food, they would only pretend to. No adherence to food handling procedures and food safety requirements. An employee will be expected to work 2-3 jobs for minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should send a new management team, before it's too late.


  8. Fast and Fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Saint Cloud, MN

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with.
    Fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Long closing shifts.
    No holiday pay.

    Advice to Management

    Fair employee advancement will lower the turn over rate.


  9. The decline after the Chapter 11

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Old Country Buffet

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

    Pros

    Free food and good value

    Cons

    Upper management that you are people.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people


  10. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, NJ

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people there! Awesome environment.

    Cons

    Short on staff and utensils were not properly washed and clean.

    Advice to Management

    Should really allow people to get paid on break, most of the times its super busy and you'd do a lot of work.


  11. Business punishes their hardest workers, won't punish and routinely terminates new GMs after 3 months

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Old Country Buffet full-time

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok but you'll never get to use your vacation time and they won't pay you for unused time either.

    Cons

    General manager does not have the ability to hold assistant managers accountable but GM is still held responsible when the assistants won't do their job. GM has all the accountability and no authority to write up or terminate assistant managers. Upper Management promotes assistant managers and gives no training and no help to new GMs then terminates them after 3 months - they just set people up to fail, then fire them - it's just the way they run their businesses. Get a grip OCB - this is not the way to treat people!

    Advice to Management

    When you promote someone to GM you need to properly train them to be a GM. 3 months is not long enough to turn around a failing store - stop using GMs as a scape goat for upper management to fire just to say they are doing something to improve a failing store. Upper management also needs to help new GMs by replacing bad assistant managers.



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