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Updated Sep 17, 2021

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3.5
61%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Golden Corral President & CEO Lance Trenary
Lance Trenary
286 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food on the clock and a surplus of hours(in 29 reviews)

  • "easy going, fast paced, coworkers felt like family(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "very long hours lot of time on feet(in 43 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn't care much(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Tips good

      Aug 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good tips if a server

      Cons

      Hard to become server though

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      So-so

      Jul 14, 2021 - Server/Waiter in Orem, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -You don't share tips -Everyone is really nice -Pretty straight forward -Plenty of training -Lots of people working all the time(sometimes to help if needed) Customers choose where to sit(if you get a good section you can make good $$/vise-versa)

      Cons

      -Customers choose where to sit(meaning if nobody sits in your section you don't make any money-I think having host seat guests would help a lot) -Plenty of training (even if you have 2+ yrs experience-like me-I wanted to jump right into making $$) -Lots of people working all the time(Didn't give me enough hrs-I went almost 2 weeks before I was put on schedule) -Charge for meal(majority of industry provides 1 meal a shift) -No discounts for family -Surprisingly lot of other employees didn't speak English -Fairly big dining area to clean(didn't provide vaccum)

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay place to work

      Sep 13, 2021 - Cashier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee discount, breaks, work life balance, customers, supervisors

      Cons

      Hours, pay, coworkers, holidays, structure

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Ownership

      Jul 28, 2021 - General Manager/Operating Partner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Golden Corral promotes ownership. If you're working in a corporate store as a manager you have a real opportunity to become a true owner. Even the compensation is set up to reward you like you're an owner. For franchisees that ownership gives a lot of freedom to adapt to the needs of the team. Most people I know at different Corrals feel like their store is a family.

      Cons

      The buffet business is hard work. This is not a management job for those who can't make a commitment to the schedule.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Not good

      Sep 13, 2021 - Server in Buford, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule if you have a crazy life style.

      Cons

      Paid $2.30 an hour. Tips where so bad most tables leave $1 or $2 . They make servers clean bathrooms and pretty much all the restaurant from blinds to gum under the table to brass all for $2.30 an hour. A fantastic day you make 100 a shift if you where extra friendly with some customers.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Hard work

      Sep 17, 2021 - Waitress in Chesapeake, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy to get extra hours

      Cons

      You have to be fast.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Decent company

      Aug 25, 2021 - General Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and bonus plan

      Cons

      Long hours and holidays can be hectic

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      OH yeah

      Sep 17, 2021 - Aerospace Engineer in Canyon, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is not a good place.

      Cons

      Not a good lace for work.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Server waitress

      Aug 14, 2021 - Server in Zanesville, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great to our military and customer satisfaction was the most important part to the whole staff

      Cons

      Cleaning the bathrooms during our shift as a server was awful no bus tubs was awful

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      not bad

      Sep 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      ok not bad to work for

      Cons

      low pay , no extra hours

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