Front Office Supervisor (Former Employee) – Jasper, AB – 17 May 2017
Avoid working for this company if you want to have a life and a salary that you can support your life - Crazy hours - Low salary - Executives abuse management with long hours and no OT - Executives are hypocrites and work 9-5 - no work-life balance, work is life
Part Time 2nd Cook, Pastry (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 May 2017
Very secure job with a lot of benefits and opportunities for advancement/relocation. Staff meal provided daily, discounts on stays at any Fairmont property in the world. Opportunities to switch between departments to maximize learning and connections. Good consistent pay
Fairmont F&B (Current Employee) – Banff, AB – 24 April 2017
Typically, this company will say that they promote a healthy home / work life balance but I don't believe it to be true. I realize it is a business and they want to make money, however it seems challenged. I believe they are headed in the right direction with the purchase of Accor though
Labour management (Former Employee) – Banff, AB – 18 April 2017
I had a great experience working for Fairmont, as an international company there is a lot of room for growth and advancement. You have many opportunities available to you here and I would highly recommend it.
Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) – Fairmont Hot Springs, BC – 11 April 2017
I enjoyed working with this company, they worked with me when i needed help as well as I helped them. We worked well as a team. And for the last 2 yrs working there I meet some great people. The food was good. I would go to the restaurant there and eat somethings.
Deli Attendant (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 3 April 2017
My typical day started at either 6am or 12 o'clock at night. It required me to deal with major language barriers and to learn about more than the product the outlet sold.
I was required to learn about the different services the hotel, and about the activities to do in the surrounding areas.
The management was very professional and very down to earth. Truly cared about the issues and the concerns the entire staff had.
The culture at the workplace was something like I've never experienced. Because it was such a secluded area, the people you work with become some of your best friends, and the people you spend the majority of your time with outside of work.
The hardest part about the job was the language barriers that came from the high volumes of tourism.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the location. There's nothing better than the Canadian Rockies.
Room Attendant/housekeeper (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 3 April 2017
Work is full time/ mandatory overtime during summer then no work during rest of year. Great job for students looking for seasonal work but benefits only available to permanent employees. Best wages in the city.
Shift Engineer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 2 April 2017
shift rotations including graveyards are not my cup of tea. However, hotel has quite a few colleagues that are fun to be around with. Work environment is also fine. Hardest part of the job is the graveyard shifts for me, but some people are OK with it
Housekeeping Service Agent (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 14 March 2017
Worked in Lake Loiuse in summer as a housekeeper, best summer working experience I ever had, good salary, very supportive team and management culture, great working environment, nice view and very attractive benefit including subsidized food, living (in staff building) and best of all employee's big discount for their family to live in any Fairmont hotels/resorts around world! Highly recommended to students who look for summer job with great money and work experience!
Night Auditor (Former Employee) – Jasper, AB – 6 March 2017
I worked at the Jasper park lodge for three years. It is a great spot too go when you are younger. There is definitely a outdoor atmosphere and a place were there is always something going on. It's a place were you can easily try new jobs and get experience in different hospitality areas
Overall working here- it was a let down- but the people made it worth it
First Cook (Current Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 1 March 2017
beautiful location , stunning scenery and views- overall my experience was okay - I mean you meet a lot of great people and that makes it worth while but for me for my career- it was 50 steps back and a punch in the face - it has taught me a lot but it's just not the path I want to take I want to experience all hospitality has to offer.
Great friends- snow- hikes- scenery - the lake- snowboarding -