Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Employee Reviews in Victoria, BC
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The co-workers from other departments treated me better than some of my co-workers in my own department.Union based seniority should never result in a perceived authority over a worker with more experience and qualifications.
Rotating shift work was too difficult to endure.
I love working with customers and going above and beyond. Fairmont gives me the tools to do my job. Working for this company has been an adventure of a lifetime.
Work/life balance is great
Some days are so busy that we don’t always get breaks in until end of shift or near the end.
There is absolutely no job security. If you’re a part time, you’ll be treated like you don’t belong. The management is poor. The staff is self centred. Management pretends to listen to your issues but takes no step whatsoever. It’s probably the union thing they have which has made their life so difficult. The permanent employees working there don’t know how to perform, but they cannot be fired either.
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It is a great job during cruise ships season but you need seniority to be able to get hours, if you are at the bottom of the seniority you won't have hours during January to April and they expect you to apply for EI.
no hours during slow season
An excellent experience to work in an international and professional group to improve my work ability, communication skills and customer service more professional for my college co-op work term. Serviced for personal celebrations, weddings and government events
Working in an unionized workplace, rates and benefits are not complained. Co-workers are very friendly, but some people are very lazy because they have been their for 25 years and they know job security is high so they don't bother do much. I learn that if you got a job here, it's worth to apply for Marriott or Hilton because growth is limited (e.g: cross training and schedule depends on your seniority)
benefits and wages
Incompetent management with no regard for the abilities of the staff to make their own choices on how to handle situations in the hotel. There was a very competitive "me first" environment at this location. I felt very discontent at this position and the job was very stagnant. There was not a family atmosphere between staff which I seek when finding a career. If you enjoy a cutthroat environment while being overworked in the Summer and starving in Winter, this is the place for you.
Cheap Staff Lunches
Ability to be yourself and to move up the ladder
The Fairmont Empress is a tourism destination in itself, employing over 500 people at the peak of summer. Employees are supported by a strong union and management is encouraged to learn and grow in their careers. Be prepared to work evenings, holidays and weekends while being in heart of the action of downtown Victoria.
staff meals, Fairmont room rates, full benefits
shift work, aging union-protected employees
Usually busy and fast-paced. Must operate well under pressure Great co-workers,better than management team was. Beautiful location,clean with high standards, excellent training.
too many to mention, benefits, dental, massages, prescription, incentives, discounts in hotels & restaurants.
working week-ends and holidays
Responsible for front office operations, including participation in budget, forecasting, and yield management. Worked as part of a high-performance team, and developed close and effective working relationships with all supporting departments.• Awarded “Memory Maker” by the Fairmont Empress in the first month of employment.
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