Stable Hand (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 November 2017
Amazing environment to work in, lovely people, and even more lovely horses. Day usually begins at 7, finishing around 3:30. HEAVY WORK, LOTS OF LIFTING. If you don't intend on putting in lots of work, don't consider this job. Over 65 horses to care for!!
Groom (Former Employee) – Sutton, QC – 17 July 2016
Working at Cavalia was very tough. But you learn many things and after working there you become a better person. The hardest part of this job is it is very labor intensive. There is only one break during the day and that is one hour for lunch.
Under compensated, overworked, managers awful. Since they're a travelling show they don't really care about the local staff. Manager didn't even realize that he had to give us a break after 5 hours. A lot of micro-managing in a very small space. Lack of training- employees had to learn from each others and from trial and error. Only pro was getting to see the show for free
Get to see the show free, free souvenir shirt and program after work
No breaks, terrible managerial staff, zero care for local staff.
Ticket taker, Usher (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 October 2014
Admitting general public for performances.Learned to manager time and become more expedient. Assisting coworkers with time and management.Hardest part of job is standing still for long period of time.Past career required hours of fast pace activity.
Director (Current Employee) – Montreal – 3 May 2014
Co-workers were great, travel and perks were awesome. Management and owners of cavalia don't care about staff or horses. Don't buy what they tell you- it isn't all about the horses. They are like any other circuses and I assure you, the horses suffer from boredom, over work and being in a stall 23 hours a day. Not a good life for them!!!! If you love horses, DON'T GO TO THE SHOW AND SUPPORT THIS CRUELTY!
Palefrenier (Former Employee) – Sutton – 31 October 2013
Fait le faire pour l'amour des chevaux car c'est pas du tout payant salaire minimum sans augmentations ni avantages sociaux. La propriétaire est très exigeante mais les chevaux sont traités aux petits soins. Énorme roulement de personnel. Mauvaise gestion des ressources humaines mais les chevaux sont merveilleux et le travail très agréable et physique.
- Preparation, organization, re-stocking, polishing glasses, barista skills, help assist chef, maintain cleanliness, heavy-lifting, paint, guard gates, load and unload trucks. - How to mix drinks, multi-task, how to work in a fast paced environment efficiently - Management was vey considerate, easy to talk to, and made sure there as communication. - Co-workers were loyal, hard working, and team players. - The hardest part of my job was
free lunches, discounts, free-parking, and good environment