The Greenbrier

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Wonderful property, needs a management company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at The Greenbrier full-time (more than a year)

Pros

It's a beautiful property with wonderful employees who care for one another.

Cons

Management is a little unorganized making it hard to know what your goals are or how you are to be evaluated. It seems the strategy changes daily.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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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