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Review averages

  • 37 employees say

    Excellent (10)
    27.027027027027%
    Good (4)
    10.810810810811%
    Satisfactory (8)
    21.621621621622%
    Subpar (15)
    40.540540540541%
    2.66
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

Company summary

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The right place. The best people. Golden Corral, a leading chain restaurant company, is just the place for people with a focus on being the best. Opening our doors in 1973, our history is marked by innovation, growth and caring about people. From day one, we established the tradition of friendly service, great value and fresh, tasty food, operating in over 500 company and franchise restaurants in 42 states. Golden Corral family-style restaurants specialize in the biggest and best buffet available anywhere including sirloin steaks, which are USDA inspected and grilled to order.

At Golden Corral restaurants, our goal of pleasing each and every guest is made possible through the dedicated efforts of our caring and knowledgeable Co-workers and management team. Since the beginning, they have been preparing and serving the highest quality food at reasonable prices in a clean, friendly atmosphere... thereby fulfilling the Golden Corral mission: "Making Pleasurable Dining Affordable."​ There are no limits to your potential, when you choose a career with Golden Corral. At Golden Corral, our aim is simple: to be the first choice - for our guests, our employees, our franchisees and our shareholders.

Numbers

Employees

5001-10,000 employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

American Restaurant, Grilled to Order Sirloin Steaks, Buffet Restaurant, All You Can Eat Buffet, Family Dining Restaurant

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Company outlook

At Golden Corral, we know that successful people are the foundation of our very successful company. We hire managers with the talent, integrity, and passion to promote our Caring Culture. We provide an environment that supports and empowers our people – not only to exceed our guests'​ expectations, but also to achieve their professional and personal goals. No matter which Golden Corral location or what level, you're seeking a career with an industry leader that will surround you with exceptional people and all the tools you need to be your best - it's all here at Golden Corral. Join one of America's truly great restaurant companies now and the Best Buffet in the USA.

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Benefits

We believe in providing benefits that recognize the contributions of our managers, and that add value to your life both at work and at home. At our company-operated restaurants, we proudly offer the following standard benefits:

Health & Wellness Benefits: Medical/Hospital Insurance, Prescription Drug Program (retail & mail-order), Dental Plan, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (company-paid)

Benefits offerings may vary among franchisees

  • Life Insurance: Company-paid (supplemental, portable insurance also available to purchase for additional coverage for employees & dependents)
  • Retirement Benefits: Tax-deferred Golden Retirement Income Plan
  • Employee Assistance, Employee Education & Adoption Assistance Programs
  • Vacation: 1-5 years of service = 2 weeks; 5-15 years = 3 weeks; 15+ years = 4 weeks paid vacation time

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Location

For applicants

Videos

Welcome to Golden Corral – A look into our Culture
A Day in the Life of a Golden Corral Manager

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

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Golden Corral initially offered a menu consisting of steak and entrees, baked potato, and side salad. After enjoying a successful first decade, Golden Corral reinvented itself from a budget steakhouse concept to a full buffet. This offers guests a wider variety of healthy, tasty menu options. Golden Corral successfully implemented this change while still providing guests with a real, honest value in dining.

Golden Corral’s offering today is comprised of approximately 300 buffet items including meat cut in-house and grilled to order; a variety of hot vegetables and casseroles; an expansive salad bar and fresh fruit assortment; diverse ethnic food stations; and a decadent bakery and dessert café with several “no sugar added” options. Most food is prepared from scratch with on-site bakers, butchers, prep and cooks who prepare food in an open atmosphere in front of their guests. In concert with our “making pleasurable dining affordable” mission, maintaining affordable pricing for our guests is paramount.

From the beginning, growth has been a constant for Golden Corral. Our restaurants do not look the same as they did in 1973 and our menu has expanded, but we continue to offer our guests tasty food at a great value served by friendly Co-workers. Job opportunities are provided to approximately 35,000 individuals system-wide.

How would we describe the company culture?

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Our culture rewards the talent and contribution of our people. We never stop striving to improve and we recognize that all of our accomplishments and success of our business is a direct result of the hard work of our talented managers and co-workers. We value integrity, a strong work ethic, drive, and a sense of hospitality. People truly are our most important resource and rewards are unlimited.

Our Vision
To be the leader in the family restaurant segment by making pleasurable dining affordable for every guest, at every restaurant, every day.  

Our Mission
"Making Pleasurable Dining Affordable"

What else should applicants know about us?

The best is what we're all about…. That’s a direct tribute to the men and women who work here, pooling their resources and talents to create an affordable dining experience for families across America. Whether you're directly serving a guest or helping those who do, you'll find this is not your ordinary restaurant opportunity. Yes, we work hard, but there's a lot of fun and energy throughout all of our restaurants. Individuals who take great pride in a job well done and ensuring our guests receive only the best.

So, we look for people with talent, commitment and passion to do what they do best — serve our guests or support those who do. And in return, we provide the recipe for a successful future.      

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Reviews for Golden Corral

Reviews - What employees say

2.66 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say
  • 25.Jul 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
0.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
0.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • 23.Jul 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • 15.Jul 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
0.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
0.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
0.00
Career Development
0.00
Overall compensation for your work
0.00
Office / Work Environment
0.00
Environmental Friendliness
0.00
Work-Life Balance
0.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
0.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
0.00
Challenging Work
0.00
Inclusive / Diverse
0.00

Review averages

  • 37 employees say

    Excellent (10)
    27.027027027027%
    Good (4)
    10.810810810811%
    Satisfactory (8)
    21.621621621622%
    Subpar (15)
    40.540540540541%
    2.66
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

kununu score comparisons

Golden Corral
2.72
38 reviews

Industry average (Food Production/Farming)
2.87
27,570 reviews

kununu average
3.19
2,266,000 reviews