Golden Corral Server Job Description & Interview
Job Description and Duties
What Does a Golden Corral Server Do?
Golden Corral restaurants need to hire servers on a regular basis to cater to patron requests. Although similar to other restaurants in many ways, Golden Corral server positions involve far fewer job duties. Basic responsibilities include taking drink orders and ensuring customer satisfaction.
No Experience Necessary
Golden Corral operates as a self-serve buffet. Servers typically only serve and refill drinks at Golden Corral locations. Additional tasks may include cleaning and bussing tables and standing in for cashiers, as needed. Minimum hiring age for employment consideration rests at 16. Applicants need no real experience as a server or previously in any line of work for employment consideration. Positive, energetic, and attentive personalities aid prospective Golden Corral servers during the hiring process, in most cases.
Salary and Compensation
How Much Do They Get Paid?
Most entry-level employees start out at minimum wage working for Golden Corral. Wages for servers mirror federal minimum wages for tipped employees, which generally fall between $2.00 and $3.00 per hour. Pay scales increase with experience. Servers may also earn cash tips in exchange for service. Golden Corral provides paid training to new-hire workers.
Dedicated employee may also take advantage of career growth opportunities. Managerial and supervisory roles stand readily available at most locations and offer annual salary, healthcare coverage, paid time off, and other outstanding employee benefits.
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Golden Corral Server Interview Video
Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Golden Corral Server: Job title was a waiter. Primary duties was pretty much just serving customers, getting them plates, drinks, whatever they request, and bringing it out to the table. After they’re done eating, just clean the area where they ate and wait for the next customer.
Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Golden Corral Server: Work environment… pretty busy sometimes, just depends on the day. It’s real active, especially whatever branch you’re at. Usually, your coworkers are friendly and they’ll cheer you on to the job. It’s a friendly environment, I’d say.
Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Golden Corral Server: Favorite part, I’ve got to say, is just seeing the amount of money you make, as far as in tips, because the one I worked at paid in tips. So if you do a good job, you get good tips. If you don’t, then you don’t get good tips.
Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Golden Corral Server: Typical work day for me is just looking forward to the end of my work schedule because it goes by really fast. I never stressed it as much, but it’s just customer after customer, your workday just goes by. Next thing you know, you’re out of there.
Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Golden Corral Server: Application and interview process was fairly easy. The manager was really friendly and made everything nice and easy. I did not have to go through an interview, so it was a really fast hiring process. And that was it, I was hired.
Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Golden Corral Server: What set me apart was it was my first job experience, so the manager noticed how much the job would mean to me just getting into the work field. Also, I was really active in school. This was back in high school, so he noticed all my extracurricular activities and saw that I could use a job to support myself.
Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Golden Corral Server: I would say just work on your people skills. Be friendly, be patient, and you would do just fine.