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As a former Food & Beverage Leader at this property, to all job seekers: "Stay Away!"

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Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager  in  White Sulphur Springs, WV
Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in White Sulphur Springs, WV

I have been working at The Greenbrier full-time for less than a year

Pros

The historic nature of the property is fantastic. The property truly is beautiful.

Cons

They fire & lay off all salaried F&B managers every year and run with hourly supervisors for 3 - 4 months then re-hire. To all F&B leaders seeking employment: stay away unless you want to move to the middle of nowhere for a gig that will last 7 months or less.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of cost cutting by firing & laying off your management each year, build some continuity in leadership. Maintain a core group of leaders and focus on building sales not cutting costs. You will accomplish the same goal without sacrificing guest service. Internally, the hourly staff is hurt the most by this.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Absolutely horrific employer

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    Former Employee - Mid-Management Level  in  White Sulphur Springs, WV
    Former Employee - Mid-Management Level in White Sulphur Springs, WV

    I worked at The Greenbrier full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are union, it isn't fantastic, but your job is protected and the pay is good.

    Cons

    Non-union employees are treated horribly. The average time for a manager level position is around 6 months, which is terrible in itself, but even worse when you consider that this is the largest employer in the other county. So there are no other places to find work once you are let go.

    When management decided it didn't want to sustain another quarterly loss, the genius decision was to FIRE 90 of its managers. At one employee meeting, people were encouraged to speak up without fear of retribution. One casino worker mentioned that she had four managers in the past year, that it was difficult to work with the inconsistencies. That worker was fired the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making the employees pay for bad management decisions. The hotel overspends in absurd areas, then holds the low level managers responsible when profit is not met. The place is a joke. Your job will never "be the envy" of anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Dissapointing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  White Sulphur Springs, WV
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in White Sulphur Springs, WV

    I worked at The Greenbrier

    Pros

    If you are hourly, the union protects you.

    Cons

    If you are management, don't believe anything you are told when you are hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to new managers when they are hired. I was hired and told they wanted me to be a part of the community, but I was let go with 90 others after only 8 months when business slowed.

    Doesn't Recommend
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