Old Country Buffet

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Old Country Buffet Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
39 Reviews
2.6
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  1.  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, NJ

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet

    Pros

    Great people there! Awesome environment.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Business punishes their hardest workers, won't punish and routinely terminates new GMs after 3 months

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Old Country Buffet full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Neutral

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Maplewood, MN

    I worked at Old Country Buffet part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork with co-workers and very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay rate and very pricy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the greatest place to work

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    Former Employee - Busser/Cashier in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Busser/Cashier in Duluth, MN

    I worked at Old Country Buffet part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    temporary job, management was nice enough They were understanding about being a student and working with your schedule. Some co-workers were in the same boat as me and worked well together.

    Cons

    Most of the staff were dead beats, the harassment and crude behavior was disgusting. As a young girl I wouldn't have recommended working there. Staff were also quite rude and customers were ungrateful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    crack down on employee harassment, especially the sexual comments

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

    I was their for a year and a half and did not have a review.

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    Current Employee - Line Server in Oxford Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Line Server in Oxford Valley, PA

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly people and employees good people

    Cons

    part time hours so hours are cut off to maximize profit the cost of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    only perks is that employees eat free

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I actually enjoy it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Other employees are nice, A lot of friendly people there, willing to help you, able to get the days off

    Cons

    Sometimes It can be confusing with all the managers there at once. Sometimes they tell you a different way to do a certain task, and it can be confusing at times when you are trying to do it perfectly.

  8.  

    Bad Management

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of food and flexible hours

    Cons

    Poorly managed employees, favored certain Employees over others, lack of new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your policies to make the restaurants more innovative

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great work environment and management

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    Current Employee - Utility in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Utility in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Old Country Buffet part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Other employees were welcoming and easy to get along with. Management was willing to work with you for work related issues, and were helpful. Safety and health was taken seriously.

    Cons

    Can be boring especially when there is no customers and there is nothing to be done. Can become busy at times, and can be hard to handle so many customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's what you make of it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Country Buffet

    Pros

    Great place to get experience in all aspects of management, excellent training.

    Cons

    Long hours, your dealing with entry level workers and must compensate to maintain productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll up your sleeves, this job requires movement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible management and no chance for advancement

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Big Flats, NY
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Big Flats, NY

    I worked at Old Country Buffet part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Prep cooks set everything up for the line cooks

    Cons

    using old food, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new managers that care about their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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