No job security, abusive/toxic workplace, terrible management
Dishwasher/Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) – Tofino, BC – 9 April 2019
Was bullied and harassed on the job, almost nothing was done about it. Laid off but then was re-hired soon after due to them being short-staffed (oops!). Then I was worked to the bone due to them being under-staffed (oops again!) Finally had my hours cut dramatically, just before my benefits kicked in, hmmmnnn...
My immediate supervisors were generally good, but upper management made terrible, short-sighted decisions that those of us on the front lines had to deal with. Watched the company flagrantly violate labour standards on more than one occasion. Watched really great employees walk out -- repeatedly, often citing stress and bullying. Turnover rate at the hotel was and still is VERY high: that alone speaks volumes.
Overall experience was very toxic. The only thing that made it bearable were the many wonderful people I got to work with. Sadly, most of us were in the same boat with the workplace... Would NOT recommend working for Best Western.