- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Greenbrier Sporting Club full-time (More than 3 years)
Strong leadership team with opportunities for career advancement and personal growth. The culture is positive, and focused on excellence. Upper management is willing to provide honest feedback and career guidance. Great resume builder!
The hospitality industry is often cyclical, and it is no different here. There are more opportunities during the summer months than during the winter. If you can take advantage of a seasonal position or culinary / hospitality internship, don't let the short term commitment scare you. It's worth the temporary employment. (And pro: The company does fill full-time positions with prior interns.) Yes, you'll be working a lot of hours during the busy season. But you'll also have time to rest or move on, depending on your circumstances, when the slow season comes.
Advice to Management
Delegate wisely to give your teams opportunities for growth and to lighten your load. Some managers are naturally better teachers. Culinary students, identify those managers to take full advantage of your internship.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Greenbrier Sporting Club (White Sulphur Springs, WV).
Be prepared for multiple interviews with HR, managers, and even the general manager. Human Resources may screen first via a phone interview, especially if you are not local. You will have an opportunity to interview with one or more managers in the department that you are applying to work in. You may have a group interview or a 1:1 interview, or both. It depends on who is available to conduct the interview. They prefer that you interview in person, especially if the role you are applying for requires a lot of interpersonal interaction. But if you are a student or applying from out of the area, they may conduct a Skype or phone interview.
- Be prepared to answer common interview questions... why do you want to work here, what you learned in school or from prior work experience, strengths and weakness, etc. The occasional manager will throw in behavioral questions. One manager likes to ask at least one off-the-wall question. There is no right or wrong answer. They want to see how you think when under stress. Know that customer service skills and awareness is very important in the applicant screening process. Answer Question
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