Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

www.colonialwilliamsburg.org
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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Golf Course Maintanence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Horseshoe and learned a lot about how turf grows, how equipment should be used, and how to be on a team.

    Cons

    The hours were tough as a college student and the superintendents were fairly demanding at times, but not too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the end goal and positive to your teammates, stay grounded and reminded that everyone is working toward a common goal.


  2. A company with a great mission

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Colonial Williamsburg offers intriguing historical interpretation that is presented with passion and humor. Besides offering a wonderful benefits package, working with people that care about history and education is a great experience.

    Cons

    Constant foundation restructuring creates an unstable and stressful work environment. It also creates friction among departments and teams, and budgetary confusion.


  3. Period of transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For now, the benefits continue to be outstanding. Employees have a sense of greater purpose than just a paycheck.

    Cons

    New management says things are getting better due to their coming on board when it is really better from work done before they arrived and to the uncontrollable swings in business. Employees are keeping track of who goes, who stays, and how many more new directors are being made. Everyone uncertain about their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't turn us into a run of the mill tourist attraction.


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  5. Great Experience, meh salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Colonial Williamsburg is an excellent place to learn and grow in the early years of your career. They have great benefits as well.

    Cons

    The pay at CW is not at par with similar resorts when it comes to salary. It is difficult to balance home life and work life when you are needed at work all the time.


  6. Managers should Manage NOT allow Supervisor To RUN the Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, historical significance

    Cons

    Manager allowing supervisor to RUN dept. Manager not looking at the big picture and knowing that the employee could be right over the supervisor

    Advice to Management

    ACTUALLY listen to the EMPLOYEE!! You have lost many good people because they could no longer take being treated poorly by supervisors as the manager sits by watching ... you gave to much control to two supervisors!!! SAD!! SAD!!


  7. Great Benefits; That's about it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits still going; fully funded pension plan

    Cons

    Almost non-existent raises; no mentorship; hire from outside even though talented people within

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking for your own perqs and packages and start looking out for those who report to you


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    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ! (manager-supervisor)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great retirement if you stay 25 years !

    Cons

    HR/UNION in together INN GM :BAD EXEMPLE. Lowest wages in town. (except for top management)

    Advice to Management

    GO BACK TO REALITY !


  9. fun but frustrating

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    Former Employee - Multi-unit Manager in Spring Hill, TN
    Former Employee - Multi-unit Manager in Spring Hill, TN
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I found it very fun and exhilarating to be able to interpret light in the century. It was like playing dress up everyday. great place to work if you are a theatre or history buff.

    Cons

    working in full costume in the middle of winter and the middle of summer. Extreme heat and cold.the worst part of the experience for me was working for a burocratic foundation.

    Advice to Management

    because you interpret the 18th century does not mean you need to run it like an 18th century business.


  10. guest service supervisor

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Supervisor in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Supervisor in Williamsburg, VA

    Pros

    great learning experience classes are always updated computer skills, time management ,interpersonal skills, customer service, multitasking ,cash handling, bank audits team work, on the job training, classroom based as well as hands on.

    Cons

    working a lot of over time not enough help, employees calling out.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Helpful (1)

    Director of National accounts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission great benefits way of life

    Cons

    Salary ,to many layers, mangement micro managemt

    Advice to Management

    Equal pay ,stop micro managemt



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