receptionist in the spa (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 31 October 2016
Awesome people to work with. I made lifelong friends there, just don't get paid enough to live. You get off work early so you can party which is awesome! And you live with everyone but by the time you pay your bills, food and rent, you maybe have $150 left of your paycheck. Also you only get paid monthly
General Manager (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 24 March 2018
Do not apply at this Company! They are complete liars and treat all of their staff badly. My husband and I were hired by them as General Managers in the last 10 years. They hire people from other countries before the beginning of the Summer season. They make the offer sound very good, as in the description of the job. Within 6 weeks of these people coming in from other countries , they were fired for no reason. They were only hired (used) to get the Government money to get them there . After you literally move there, they will treat you with no respect. There is no support for their hacked computer system. It doesn't work properly and they dont know enough to get it fixed properly. They are family run , and if its the same family.
They will probably try and delete this or say its not true. Believe me, its true.
Hostess/Server (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 22 February 2018
This serving position was Seasonal. It had a beautiful beginning, and a memorable ending (Dinner & Wine) It was a good time, for the most part. A sweet emotion, free of long term commitment!
No pressure, no diamonds though!
Truth is, every seasonal job has it’s challenges, especially in a remote National Park. This was a full time position, with options of overtime. July & Aug were peak months. Not everyone was experienced, but as an amateur your given the chance to learn and grow. Every years been a little different. By the last month, your really thankful that as a team, you all made it through together. As a Server, you rely on the kitchen A LOT. They’re the backbone of the establishment; and probably not given enough tribute at times. Chef was always very resilient. The tour groups were mostly Americans. I remember being surprised by the culture in the dining room.
Living accomodations can be challenging as well. If it’s your first time away from home, your gonna be paying out of pocket, and living with people who are strangers to you. Laundry was extra, the meal plan was the most economical option. There was a Shuttle provided for free if you needed to use the Walmart or the Co-op. By May long weekend most things were available in the village.
Would I work for Bayshore Resort again? Absolutely!
Down to earth friends, Cash injection BONUS!
Heavy lifting, picking up the slack. Not always a strong motivated team.
Server/Hostess (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 26 May 2017
You basically work to live. You won't have any money leftover. There is a lot they don't tell you, like you need to buy your own hand soap and toilet paper for the dorm washrooms. Coffee isn't included in breakfast. Also-- the meals suck. Be prepared to starve, especially if you are vegetarian/vegan. No one is properly trained.. have fun figuring out everything on your own. The only good thing about this place is the scenery and mountains. Do yourself a favour, stay in Calgary and drive to Banff on the weekends to get your nature time in. Don't waste your time at this awful company
You are right, you have to provide your own soap and toilet paper but isn't that normal when you rent a place? There is no coffee with breakfast but you get 50% off in the Starbucks which is pretty good but they don't cater to Vegans in the Staff Cafe. Training could be better but i had a blast!
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Don't do it
Cook (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 28 February 2017
The worste place ever... they get you to live in staff housing, pay for staff meal plan and let you run up a tab at their bar. Then when u finally get paid once a month they take off all the deductions owing and give you whatever is left over.. I would strongly recommend not working here.
Not sure when you worked at the Bayshore but staff meals are free and it costs $12 per day to live there. They DO NOT let you run a tab, i wish they did! They pay more than anyone in the park and now pay twice a month.
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Learned more about my field, good people to work with and for, met lots of nice people from all over, fantastic scenery.
Chef de Partie (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 18 November 2016
Lots of hours, my accommadations were good and I was treated very fairly and well. Pay is very good and fun co-workers. I would recommend Bayshore Inn as a good place to work. To bad the season is too short.
Breakfast sous chef (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 7 July 2016
As a former sous chef here. The kitchen runs well. Not any training. Watch for the spies. Microscopic management makes working here very difficult. And they feed the staff whatever leftover slop they can find. So if you are applying for this sous chef position. Remember to bring your own coffee. And do not associate with your staff. And bring your veg peeler.