RSA/ resceptionist (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 13 April 2018
A typical day at work would be answering calls. I learned lots of new computer skills. Friendly. Good environment downstairs, in the restaurants. Working upstairs in the offices, or housekeeping. When you're working the restaurant and recreational areas. especially the fun zone. the energy with the children is awesome. but can get tiring on your feet with the concrete.
Reservations Agent (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 6 June 2018
Working at Deerhurst was a great way to gain experience and learn about the hospitality industry. Being in a resort setting you have the opportunity to see many different aspects of the industry through different departments including administration, housekeeping, recreation, and food and beverage. While it is about work, you do have the opportunity to experience many aspects of the resort. I found the management and staff to be very supportive and willing to help you achieve your goals.
Resort Service Attendant (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 22 January 2018
a typical day started with the meetings and the greetings. Manager of the department distributing the tasks to be done and the Day goes off by completing the given tasks and making the standards better.
Room Attendant/Housekeeping (Current Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 3 October 2017
Staff is treated like they are worthless. You have access to all the amenities such as the pool and sports facilities, but management has no respect for the workers - always wanting more and more and insulting and putting people down when they can't deliver.
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Ontario – 11 August 2017
i was there for 4 weeks i think and its all lot of fun the hardest part was being alone time and no one to talk too about the problem. even that i was shy at first cause i was the new now there what i learned that the to talk someone about my problem about too i was enjoyed about the job was being there
Banquet Server (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 13 March 2017
Long days and hard work sometimes 12 to 14 hours a day. I have been taught about different food allergies and diets having set up buffets that have feed thousands of people including heads of state. The management was very knowledgable setting up the clients agenda well in advance sending us the orders and we would make them happen no matter what the location. The clients were always interesting and fun to be around. But the hardest part of the job was the late nights long hours and never being able to see your family on holidays
Very professional, great kitchen to learn and allowed to push envelope
Junior Sous Chef (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 23 January 2017
Very busy banquets department and restaurants. A little old school mixed with modern teaching philosophies. You are allowed to make mistakes, just don't repeat them. The reward for a great job is more work and responsibility. The only draw back was doesn't pay well. If the pay was better I would still be there!
High paced, long hours, well paid and great co-workers
Food and Beverage Supervisor (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 20 February 2016
Assemble and gathering of information for clients, debriefing the staff of their roles for the event, ensuring a flawless, food and beverage delivery in a timely manner while putting the guests needs first as they arise and dealing with any challenge that may arise. Recording the days events in a daily log, disciplining, training, payroll, scheduling were common tasks as well. I received my energy from client satisfaction and the repeat business and the teamwork involved to achieve that result. Whether it be a business, social, or life event (wedding), the experience was professionally delivered.
Creating lasting moments and memories with guests and co-workers
Long inflexible hours and the lack of professional candor from managers
Head Bartender (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ONT – 26 January 2016
When you work at a well known Canadian resort you get to meet a lot of different people from many different walks of life. This was very enlightening to me, and I believe meeting so many different people has allowed me to have more of a well rounded view on life.
Many of my co-workers were hard workers and very easy to get along with. However, there were also some of my co-workers who would try to pawn their tasks off to others which was always frustrating. This allowed me learn to be proactive with my time and depend only on myself to get a job done. Working there also taught me that communication is the key to having a successful business. This was very clear to me when we got new staff members and they were not trained properly.
The hardest part of the job was the fact that we were rarely allowed a break. When you are a waitress/bartender, the ability to have a 10 minute break is difficult because you have tables that need to be tended to. But working for 12 hours a day as I often would without a scheduled break can get quite tiring.
One of the things I enjoyed most about my job was the hours. I am a hard worker who enjoys getting plenty of hours, and Deerhurst was always able to provide me with those extra hours. Regardless of if it was in another department, my boss was always very accommodating to find me more work and I was always grateful for that.
Banquet Server (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 6 November 2015
I had the best summer of my life working at Deer Hurst Resort, I am thankful for the opportunities, they have given me. I would do a lot of functions such as weddings, CEO meetings, I would have to set tables, gather for dinner, fold napkins. Prepare a coffee station, make coffee, serve wine at the table. plated dinners, give nothing but the best of my attitude.
2nd cook (Former Employee) – Huntsville, ON – 18 May 2015
If your looking for a summer job yes this place is fine. But as soon as winter comes they say we don't need you. No winter hours or spring. They'll pay you min wage or a bit more. Deerhurst is a sinking ship that they are trying to keep a flot.