BANQUET SERVER (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 3 April 2017
It is a really good workplace that values and appreciates its employees. The work can be tough physically and schedules change often based on guests demand, just like all hospitality businesses, but overall, the pay and benefits makes it all worth it.
It's alright, if you can sidestep the drama with coworkers and management
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Whistler, BC – 9 March 2017
You could say this was a decent job to get started in the area, but the perks aren't nearly as good as some of the other companies around, and they care a lot more about money then they will about you. You'll do well if you're let into the clique, but otherwise you'll find yourself up against some unfair situations.
I wouldn't recommend this job but that's just based on some of my experiences, and I was offered a great position with the mountain afterwards.
Note: I was kicked out of staff accommodation without any notice or reason other than they hired new staff and I was being replaced. I was given 2 hours to pack up and move out of staff accommodation, if I didn't have good friends in the area it would have been a really tough time, I wouldn't trust this company. My advice is just look for a job on the mountain and know you'll have a great time!
No mountain pass - you have to pay for it, unpredictable hours, some staff and coworkers are difficult to get along with
Pool Attendant (Former Employee) – Whistler, BC – 2 March 2017
When going in to work at the Westin I was in for a different set of circumstances every day. I learned how to effectively communicate with guests, effectively troubleshoot, and work well both independently and as a team.
Colors Representative (Current Employee) – Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON – 23 January 2017
Westin Homes is a wonderful company to work for with both head office and sales centre locations. All staff and upper management are great to work with.
The décor centre has the most up to date interior finishes for new builds and one aspect I loved was pairing porcelain tile with quartz countertops within the homes. Also, I really enjoyed dealing with puchaser's who bought the new homes both in the décor and sales centre.
Director of Rooms (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 November 2016
Lots of training opportunities, SMEs (subject matter experts) Coaching and Mentoring. Great guests who love the revitalization of the waterfront. The challenges will be rectified through a full renovation. Difficult to access the hotel for accessible individuals as the hotel is not fully accessible. New Chefs table wonderful but not accessible.
Lots of work, always busy, enjoyed interaction with customers
Third Cook (Former Employee) – Hollis street, Halifax N.S. – 26 November 2016
Days began at 5 am and typically ended at 2pm. There was no time to fool around. I enjoyed the heavy load of work and the different details involved. The interaction with the chef and co-workers was great.
Room Attendant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 November 2016
Working for the Westin Hotel was honestly a blessing. I loved working for the people I worked with. Everyone was friendly, easy to get along with, plus on top of that I absolutely love cleaning, so the job worked out in my favor to begin with. The only reason I even left this job was because I had things to deal with and ending up moving out here to Victoria.
The way the bosses and managers have respected us and treated us to things sometimes.
good place to work, kitchen is a stress place to work.
1st Cook (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 August 2016
always short of staff, stress place to work in a kitchen,not proper place to work in banquets, ala carte kitchen is guud. working hours are not good. money is good according to job, no advacement to growth specially in kitchen.
Front Office Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 July 2016
Everything about this experience is fascinating. I have had the opportunity to utilize my skills and education and also had the opportunity to learn, grow and evolve in different positions and departments. It was a real experience which I learned plenty of it.
Service Express Agent (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 July 2016
Work with amazing co workers and they have the most respectable management team in the hospitality industry. I been here for 3 years and i have gained knowledge of the hospitality industry and still growing as a person.
Massage Therapist (Former Employee) – Whistler, BC – 2 May 2016
A typical work day I would provide massages for guests. I learned how to deal with all kinds of different characters and personalities. Management was awesome, and so was the co-workers. The hardest part was when I didn't have a massage, I wasn't earning anything. Seeing the satisfied look and appreciation in the guests I helped.