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Very nice work place
Room Attendant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 April 2014
Good workplace environment. busy workforce and deadlines.
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Aplies to Kitchen only
Pastry cook (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS13 March 2014
The management in the Kitchen at the Westin Nova Scotian is just plain bad. Mostly due to lack of communication and I think part of that is a language barrier. If that was it that would not be so bad, if there are issues that need to be resolved through the manager they refused to do anything to help. They would basically just shrug it off and leave you in a bad position. I would not recommend working int the Kitchen.
Pros
Free lunch, get to nibble on what you are making
Cons
Sporatic hours, (can work between 2-12hrs whether posted or not), hot and cold working conditions, loud work area
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Guest Services Agent/Service Express Attendant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 March 2014
I really enjoyed working at the Westin Grand Vancouver. The staff and management were very welcoming, and eager to help one another out. The team was great and the guests were always happy.
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great
Coat Check Attendant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 February 2014
had fun working here, nice people. great pay! long hours but was worth it. met a lot of cool people
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Great place to earn
Banquet Server (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 January 2014
Its a great hotel to work but needs to build up as the staff and management are having low co-ordination.
You can make a lot of money but in the long run you would be quit frustrated.
Facilities and services provided are also excellent though the culture followed here is been followed from ages which is quiet hard to accept for new comers, need to develop a more motivating culture to reduce the staff turn over
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Work driven in a exciting atmosphere
Concierge (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB5 January 2014
The most enjoyable part of my job is the people interactions and the challenges that arise on a daily basis. There are never two days the same. Guest always require assistance from a simple task of organizing transportation to and from the airport to everyday task of locating luggage to the more challenging events of locating a wedding guarder in less than an hour.
These can be challenging tasks but they have taught me how to "think outside the box." There is generally always a solution to a problem it is how I look at the problem and how create I the solution.
Pros
Health Benefits, Travel discounts, always a learning curve.
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a good place to work.
Room Attendant (Former Employee) –  BLUE MOUNTAIN, ONTARIO12 November 2013
one good workplace, good colleagues, a pleasant environment, good benefits to the village, a big and comfortable hotel.
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Busy
Catering Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, on3 October 2013
This hotel is very busy so day goes by quickly.
Company has great benefits.
Pros
Busy
Cons
Busy and money
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Team Spirit
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Toronto, On19 August 2013
Their is work always being done and excess multi tasking. The company pays well and staff are sometimes stress and left to do all the work alone while waitress place item in the wrong place. I am always being left alone working while others refused to help out.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Longs hours
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Customer service oriented with a strong focus on developing lasting relationships with guests and co-workers:
Building Operator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 June 2013
Customer service oriented with a strong focus on developing lasting relationships with guests and co-workers:
- Able to monitor and manage HVAC system to maintain comfort levels
- Proactive thinker as it relates to trouble shooting building issues
- Ability to train co-workers and share personal knowledge
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Pros
great work team
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team work
Guest Service Agent (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 June 2013
The team work at the Westin is really great and all my co workers are nice and helpfull.
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Health Club Supervisor & HR (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 May 2013
A typical day at work would be greeting people and dealing with employee issues. Management was excellent and co-workers were great to be around. Hardest part of the job was leaving the job because it was really enjoyable. The enjoyable part of the job was that I got discounts on hotels around the world. I enjoyed all of my past experience from working there.
Pros
Hotel discounts
Cons
Transportaion and parking
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they have separate room called as REVIVE where employees can enjoy there break by watching TV or surfing internet
Kitchen Steward ,Banquet Runner  (Current Employee) –  Ottawa1 May 2013
working here is fun in it own way I have worked here for months and the support I get from the management is awesome.
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Friendly environment in work place
Finance Intern (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 April 2013
*Monday is the heavy workload day for accounting staffs
*I have learned A/P, preparing daily sales promo & income statement, preparing vendors cheques through SAP, Income auditing
*Management is very friendly
*My co-workers were very helpful
*Shorting sales promo cheques
*Working on the Excel and Preparing cheques with the help of SAP
Pros
Beautiful work place environment and lots of things to learn about accounting
Cons
Too much work pressure due to employee shortage
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Fun working place
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2013
staff was great
I learned the follow: • Tracked receipt invoices
•Assisted in Account payables: entering expenses using customized database application
•Stamping, filing, faxing, photocopying and doing back up filing
Pros
free coffee
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Poorly run company on all levels
Associate Engineer/Programmer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON16 April 2013
The company bids for contracts and sells solutions that they have no experience implementing. Projects are poorly managed. The subject matter experts fail on implementation causing cascading failures to provide clients with desired project goals. Clients end up paying double or triple the original expected costs because they already committed a significant amount of money into the project already and have no other option than to agree to pay more. The company culture does not recognize the extra hours you put in. There is no training. Management leadership is poor and unfriendly.
Pros
free lunches on occasion
Cons
long hours, poorly run company, poor culture, poor leadership, poor project execution.
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Perfect place to work if you want to get somewhere in Hospitality
Banquet Office Coop Student (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 April 2013
Everyone is very kind, outgoing and unafraid to ask questions, theres no awkward prejudice inbetween sections. If you want to get somewhere else its as simple as managing your time and helping out and shadowing in other departements until you are recognised.
Pros
how nice everyone is!
Cons
if you're not the right type of person and you're not into it you're not going to have a good time.
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Excellent hotel located in minspace heart of hitec city
Banquet manager (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, AP5 March 2013
one of the top hotels in Hyderabad with 428 rooms overlooking hitec city highly paid for employees with many benefits(insurance, mobile).
Learned many things about audio visuals which are essential for a banquet manager.
Pros
free breakfas, t lunch, dinner
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great work place
Accounting Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2013
Great work enviroment, great work mates.Challenging and exciting .
Pros
free lunches
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fun workplace everyone there treats you good.
Steward (Current Employee) –  vancouver bc31 January 2013
its a good place to work
very friendly staff
all managemnt is good
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