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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Wag Hotels part-time (less than a year)Pros
*Being around the dogs all day
*Easy to communicate needs to guest services/client services
*Work to accommodate specific schedules (school, cant/can work certain times)
*Praise from seniors
*Definite team effort
*Thoughts are acknowledged/listened to (plans for specific dog, concerns, etc.)
*Managers/Supervisors do the same work as guest services/client services (ADP if needed)Cons
*Set training program not in place for ADP
*High staff turnover
*Schedule posted 1-3 days before end of previous schedule
*Expect to work holidays & weekends
*Slow/Outdated Computer System
*Can be stressful as different dogs require different things (more correction, high energy groups, etc.)Advice to ManagementAdvice
*Set training program for All Day Play (safety, specific dog training/commands, specific procedures, cross-training, etc. )
*Required individual team meetings for specific departments (ADP, GS, CS)
*Team lead for ADP (listed on schedule)RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Wag Hotels in November 2012.Interview Details
Craigslist posting for seasonal position. Was contacted about a week after submitting my resume (be sure to include any animal related experience, even just pets at home).
They were very polite when I came to the front desk for the interview, they called the manager and she promptly brought me to the interview room.
It was a one on one interview.
She was happy and relaxed, she asked basic questions and then went into a couple more specific questions.
I was asked about my experiences working with animals, dogs in particular but also other animals that I have experience with. What are different signs dogs give about their mood, Availablity, my strengths & weaknesses, etc. Answer honestly, if you dont know, just say so....they do training and are more than willing to help you learn if they see an interest.
I felt very satisfied after the interview as it was much more like a conversation than a stiff interview.
All the staff I encountered seemed happy and glad to be working there. The ADP staff that I saw was calm and seemed relaxed but aware of what each dog was doing.
I received a phone call 2-3 days later with the job offer, my first day they went straight into training. I spent a little over 2 weeks with another staff in the room with me before I was by myself in the room. They did not put me in a room by myself until they were confident that I would be able to handle the group (even after I'd been in the same room a couple times before. Different dogs, different room dynamic)Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- If you're in a room with 20 dogs and no toys, what would you do? View Answer
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