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Line Cook/Server/Dishwasher (Former Employee), Maplwood, MinnesotaNovember 18, 2014
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Very busy especially on the weekends
I learn to not depend on anyone because
their has been plenty times people shifts
where open but they choose not to come in.
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I Loved working here
Server (Former Employee), Hayward,CaNovember 18, 2014
Pros: everything
I loved working here so much i would have to say overall everything was great.
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Good place to work
General Manager (Current Employee), Des Moines, IANovember 17, 2014
Pros: free meals for managers
Cons: long hours
I have worked for this company for 17+ years. Been a great company to work for. I just need to be home more.
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Enjoyable place to work
Community Representative (Former Employee), Westchester, CANovember 17, 2014
A Typical day was going to different business, I learned how to greet with a smile. Management was great, my co-workers were great as well. the most enjoyable was meeting a lot of new people
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Great job
Line server (Former Employee), Deptford, NJNovember 14, 2014
busy day. great people to work with. great coworkers. would recommend this job.
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Little to nop career advancement opportunities.
kitchen manager (Former Employee), Temecula, CANovember 6, 2014
No quality of life, with very little realistic expectations.
Get to work write prep list, place orders. Then prep and wash dishes for 12 hours.
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Productive and fun place to work
Dishwasher (Current Employee), Woodbridge, VANovember 6, 2014
Productive day at work, great manager.
Co-workers are very helpful.
Hardest part of job is standing in one place.
I enjoy meeting and talking to the customers each day.
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fast pace and stayed busy
Chef (Former Employee), Jackson, MINovember 1, 2014
Pros: free food and discounts
Cons: no room for advancements and was stuck with a low pay rate
made multiple types of food and always had something to do i loved my coworkers and managers the hardest part of the day was clocking out and going home.
the most enjoyable part of the day was when customers told me I was a fantastic chef and they loved my food
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Hard Work
Dishwasher/Prep Cook (Former Employee), Richfield, MNOctober 31, 2014
Pros: discounted meals
Cons: little to no breaks
I loved my job with Buffets Inc. It got to be too much because the pay wasn't great and some days I washed dishes by myself. But other then that, this is a very well managed place. They make you feel comfortable at work and you will absolutely love your co-workers.
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Enjoyable workplace with great employees
Service Assistant (Former Employee), Stockton, CAOctober 28, 2014
Pros: employees got discounts on the buffet
my typical day at work was making sure my guests were always taken care of. that was the most important goal of my day. what i learned at this workplace is that you have to stay calm while under pressure. the management there was great until i had my hours reduced. the co-workers i worked with were great. they were the reason why i loved to come in – more... for work everyday and also because i absolutely loved the job i was doing. the hardest part of the job was trying to keep up with all your guests when it got busy. i always did the best i could. the most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people that came in everyday. the reason why was because i love meeting new people. – less
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Productive and fun loving place.
Server/Team Leader (Former Employee), Dothan, ALOctober 24, 2014
Pros: doing something i love to do.
Cons: not working there anymore.
I would go in to work ,find out my section, start my day out. I have learned that being over a crew is hard work. My managers was ok sometime but was not understanding at time. With me being a leader and a regular worker, I can understand alot more. Most of my co-worker was nice and hard working and some were not. The hardest part of my job was dealing – more... with rude customer. Seeing my regulars eveyday was very enjoyable.If I could I would work there now. – less
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not a fun place to work
baker, food preparation (Former Employee), Springfield, OROctober 23, 2014
Pros: discounted food when working, free drinks
Cons: horrible management, forced to work even when you are sick
This job was not very good.they treated a lot of employees horribly.I would be asked 10 minutes before my shift ended that i need to stay until closing time because of under staffing after i had worked earlier that day.I could never call in sick because they told me they would fire me i was forced to work even when i was very sick.
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fast paced and somewhat enjoyable
service manager (Former Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 23, 2014
Cons: staff issues, no dependability
in the short stint i had at hometown buffet tere was high turn over in management thuogh out the company which did not let you settle in comfortably
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great people
Line Server (Current Employee), Whitehall Township, PAOctober 21, 2014
busy company , alot of party buses and teams come here on Friday Saturdays and Sunday great place to be
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Great experience and exciting work place
Crew (Former Employee), Alexandria, VAOctober 11, 2014
Pros: great management
Cons: not enough hours
It was great everyday with adequate work to be done. I learned how to interact with people, how to understand people and how to work with a team. My co-workers were people from other places with different understood but they understood me and made it all about family working together. There was nothing really hard about the job since it was a place – more... I was willing to be, except there was not enough hours to work. Every part of the job was very enjoyable especially working together with the co-workers. – less
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not a bad place to learn to cook
Line Cook (Former Employee), Lancaster, PAOctober 9, 2014
this is a job the cooks the same things day in and day out . so it is a good way to learn temps and what food looks like in large batchs . management is fair pay was ok
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productive, great communication skills, work well with others, fast paced, positive attitude.
Line server, Customer Service, Cashier (Former Employee), 491 college boulevard oceanside caOctober 4, 2014
Pros: discount meals half off.
Cons: poorly management.
Very busy and practical, fast paced, worked well under pressure, dealt with difficult situations, worked well with others, learn different job duties by multitasking.
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I love working at this company
Line Cook (Former Employee), Forestville, MDOctober 4, 2014
This is the one company that i really loved working for. Love the customers, and other employees.
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Productive and a fun place for family.
Line Server (Current Employee), Annapolis, MDOctober 1, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short breaks
greeting people as they come in and severing them. Team work at it best.
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Fast-paced work environment with a large turn-over and retention rate of guests
Host/Server/Cashier/Mascot/Shift Leader (Former Employee), Lakewood, CASeptember 30, 2014
Pros: discount meals, enjoyable management and coworkers, recurring guests, dressing as the mascot
Cons: challenging guests, constant smell of food
As a host, my job was involved leading guests to an appropriate table, sometimes based on a specific preference. As a mascot, I dressed into the mascot uniform and entertained families all throughout the dining room on Family Night. As a server, it was my duty to clear finished plates from the table, as well as attend to their requests. As a cashier, – more... I rang up guests for their stay while cashing out the final drawers at the end of the night. As a shift leader, I trained new employees in all four of the previously-mentioned positions, as well as dealt with guest relations, both positive and critical.

While the management and other employees were easy to engage for positive and critical reasons, the biggest challenge was dealing with dissatisfied guests. The challenge was finding a way to help them with their problems if the issue was not manager-related. However, those incidents were far and few between, leading to the best part of the job: dealing with recurring guests. – less

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About Buffets Inc

In addition to over 360 buffet restaurants, Buffets, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate Tahoe Joe's, a steakhouse restaurant chain. – Read more