Chatham Bars Inn

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  1.  

    great entry-level , hard work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chatham Bars Inn

    Pros

    hands on experience for many entry level employees, especially from hospitality schools.

    Cons

    if a person is looking for a structure, this hotel may not be the right place for you as it is an independent property and they don't have a "cookie cuter" ways of doing things. Great for those who want to be creative and not restricted by a job description

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better organizational structure

  2.  

    Very pleasant beautiful place to work

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    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Chatham, MA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Chatham, MA

    I worked at Chatham Bars Inn

    Pros

    Amazing staff, lots of great people. Beautiful resort with various areas to work. Had a great experience and a wonderful summer.

    Cons

    Sometimes not many hours and being a hostess can be boring. Having your friends around helps. The kitchen can be a bit hectic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the staff try new roles and make room for advancement. Offer more promotions or longer hours to keep staff happy.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    As a would-be world-class resort, CBI is all facade and no heart.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chatham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatham, MA

    I worked at Chatham Bars Inn

    Pros

    The work location is supreme; the sands bars, the sunny Chatham weather, and the ocean air. The staff in the summer season is usually laden with college students on summer break, creating a fun and energetic work force. Most of the full-time hourly staff are amazing people work with and have a true passion for hospitality.

    Cons

    Management has zero commitment to the staff, especially seasonal staff. They promise you the world, and deliver on absolutely none of it. While turnover for employees tends to be high in hospitality and service industries, but CBI makes a mockery of fostering a team/family work environment. If you value yourself, the work you do, and the Guests you serve, CBI is not for you.

    With so much potential as a "Leading Hotel of the World", the property is anything put. The Guests are scammed into paying exorbitant rates and high prices for a level of service and professionalism that is just not there. This is not to say that the whole Management team is poor at CBI, there are several gems who value guest service and their staff above all else, including the bottom line. For the most part though, the service standards and level of professionalism to both Guests and employees alike is driven by the bottom line; it's a very sad thing to witness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the ideas and opinions of those you hire! You can't do, think of it all on your own. Create a fun, creative work environment where your staff are proud to come to work every day and think of those they work with as family. It's not an easy task, no one is saying it is, but if you work at it you will see your bottom line increase in ways that no cost-saving technique could ever accomplish.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be cautious!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chatham Bars Inn

    Pros

    The money.
    Some of the staff are amazing. CBI doesn't know how lucky they are for those few special people who've managed to stay there.

    Cons

    The person above this says it all. Read the cons, they are exactly right. I don't think Chatham Bars Inn has any respect for employees or guests. It's all about the name and everyone is completely out for themselves. Every department is full of back stabbers, gossip and drama. Yes, every place had this, but CBI especially. Take this as a warning.
    You may be a seasonal staff and enjoy the summer/party life too much on your time off, or maybe you'll be too hungover to even notice the issues at CBI, but they are there. Be careful if you scratch the surface, try to be promoted, or try to speak your mind.

  6.  

    Good overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chatham Bars Inn

    Pros

    - good money
    - temporarily a good place to work
    - beautiful property

    Cons

    - work too much
    - no opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - good overall
    - they lead by example

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