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Gaylord Entertainment is a great company to work for, but can be overly bureaucratic in some situations.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Gaylord Entertainment

Pros

The company offers competitive pay, friendly peers, some flexibility, and an overall great work environment. It is definitely considered a top-employer in Nashville.

Cons

The company can be very bureaucratic, especially in regards to management decisions. Often quick decisions are made without thorough and adequate knowledge of the complexities involved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers need to be attune to all levels within their departments. Understanding the various employee roles, and the challenges presented at all levels, will help upper management make decisions that solve problems long-term, versus just providing a temporary solution.

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    Drive for continuous improvement.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are looking to learn, perform and keep looking up - this is the place for you.
    "Never good enough" doesn't belong in the "Con" category. When it is "good enough" it is time to get a crossing guard job and a lawn chair.
    In an industry that has massive turnover looking for the greener grass, this is the greener grass.
    The "STARS" First culture doesn't mean "me first" and it shouldn't.
    Gaylord is a very good business. The upcoming contract with Marriott is only going to increase the precision and depth of resources of the Gaylord Texan.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is going to be - let's just say - unbalanced until you find your stride and affect a reasonable schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far, so good. I am in an incredible and rare position.
    If I told you what it is, I would no longer be anonymous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. top heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banquets
    Current Employee - Banquets

    I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    large company, large property. good insurance plan

    Cons

    Too many nit picking pretenders who've been promoted to leadership levels. Anyone can show up momentarily and criticize a small detail. Where's the true leadership....?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the semi-retired and make them fully retired. But please do it in a dignified way and gently. Not the Opryland way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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