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Old Country Buffet Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people and the pay was okay (in 9 reviews)

  • Liked all the people i worked with customers were always friendly (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, your dealing with entry level workers and must compensate to maintain productivity (in 6 reviews)

  • Very busy at times, and stressful (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Dishwasher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Country Buffet part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, messy, work ethic and speed are always recognized.

    Cons

    Pay sucks, hours suck, and you will learn to hate food.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep an eye on potential drug dealers.


  2. "Not worth your time."

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Eau Claire, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Old Country Buffet part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sometimes the people you work with I guess?
    It was fun chatting with some of the regular customers, even if they were just complaining about how the company has gone down the drain.

    Cons

    Pay
    Extremely variable schedule and hours
    Corporate and even store managers do not care, just collecting a paycheck
    Company has gone bankrupt several times(Any restaurant would selling the low quality food and awful service they do for insane prices)
    Raises are virtually non-existent
    Too many more cons to list..

    Advice to Management

    Care about and respect your employees, and you may keep more of them. I was a manager and every week saw high schoolers with zero experience, and zero dedication being hired on making more than employees that have been giving their all for years. That's not right, in any world.


  3. "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Old Country Buffet (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    Under new ownership brand will soon not exist

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat the people who work hard for you.


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  5. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people good friend good staff

    Cons

    Everything else hours no opportunity to advance management doesn't care about employees


  6. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Bloomingdale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Old Country Buffet full-time

    Pros

    Co workers were great and friendly customers sometimes

    Cons

    Terrible. Understaffed. Overworked. I did five jobs and was expected more. Managers constantly changing. Some customers were jerks


  7. "Never Work Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Greece, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Greece, NY

    I worked at Old Country Buffet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with good people, meet some nice customers, it was a paycheck

    Cons

    Over worked, understaffed, underpaid. Equipment broke all the time and things never got fixed. Too much red tape with corporate office. Hours were cut during slow times, inexperienced management. Company doesn't care about its employees, my location closed without any warning and no severance pay-worked there 12 years.


  8. "cashier and line serve"

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    Former Employee - Cashier and Customer Service Representative in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier and Customer Service Representative in Panama City, FL

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

    Pros

    working with the team was great.

    Cons

    the pay was barely good


  9. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great staff.

    Cons

    Very long shifts back to back along with a lot of broken promises.

    Advice to Management

    If you like 70+ hour weeks along with promises that are never kept, then this is a great job!


  10. "Disrespect to employees"

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    Former Employee - Line Server in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Line Server in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers. Sneaking the food while working (yes, I'm not gonna pay for food I've been playing with for part of the day)

    Cons

    Not being told all important details during training & nasty and rude customers (sometimes). Sometimes, behaved begins come in.

    Advice to Management

    Horrible. Horrible company. Shut down without a warning. Spit in the face after all we have dealt with. The only downfall was splitting up the friends I have made with my co-workers.


  11. "BAD"

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    Former Employee - Line Server in Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Line Server in Coon Rapids, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The interview was easy. They accepted me on the spot.

    Cons

    Well, the management sucked!
    They were just standing around messing around with each other. Didn't really know what to do because i didn't really receive much training.
    Not good.

    Advice to Management

    Need better management.



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