Golden Corral Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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3.7
63%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
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Golden Corral President & CEO Lance Trenary
Lance Trenary
231 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food on the clock and a surplus of hours(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great Place to make good money fast(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours but that comes with the concept(in 41 reviews)

  • "when I left I found out that our upper management was a total creep to some of our workers who wouldn’t report anything out of fear of losing their job(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "I get to work for a company who stands by their word."

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Golden Corral

    Pros

    Golden Corral has always done what they said they would do. As long as your willing to put in the work it will not go un-noticed. I started out as an hourly manager and I have worked my way up to a Franchisee. I never thought in a million years I would own my own restaurant one day. Golden Corral made a dream come true I didn’t even have. They helped me achieve more then what was on my radar. Plus their a company that puts God first.

    Cons

    It’s hard work, but anything good is going to be hard. This world isn’t going to hand you anything.

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    Golden Corral Response

    November 22, 2019Human Resources

    We appreciate you sharing your inspiring story! Thanks for being an integral part of the family and for your dedication to serving guests.

  2. "Good solid company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation. Rewards. Recognition for hard work and results. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Long shifts never getting a chance to rest.

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  3. "Awesome place to work at"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dollar General Sales Associate in London, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time

    Pros

    I loved it there was one of the best places I've worked at

    Cons

    No cons at all I had a great experience there as an employee

  4. "First Real Job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Restaurant Team Member 

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time

    Pros

    I was able to secure a work permit at the age of 14 and work for the company as my first "real" job. Most other companies in VA would not hire at that age.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth and development, but it suited me for a PT job.

  5. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golden Corral part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A very good place to work and receive valuable work experience.

    Cons

    When the time comes to leave and pursue bigger and better opportunities, you simply will not want to leave. I have graduated college and I am sad to see this place leave my life. Golden Corral culture has become a normal part of my life, and I have worked for the company for six years now. Its like leaving family, it sucks.

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  6. "Great place of employment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Server in Parkersburg, WV
    Recommends

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff and management. Felt like family.

    Cons

    No downsides come to mind.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time

    Pros

    It was fun with my co workers

    Cons

    Not long enough breaks to rest.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Comptent managers"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My managers were knowledgable and efficient.

    Cons

    Company is willing to try new promotions and programs very rapidly. This can leave staff underprepared or not knowing of the promotion until the day before.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Busy/basic"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Production in Middlesboro, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Golden Corral part-time

    Pros

    Most like every other buffet you’ve dined at...

    Cons

    Poor team work- power struggles between management and regular employees.

  10. "It's ok"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golden Corral full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are what make the job

    Cons

    Favoritism between management and other crew members

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