Xanterra

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Server in Yellowstone National Park

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Former Employee - Server in Yellowstone National Park, WY
Former Employee - Server in Yellowstone National Park, WY

I worked at Xanterra as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Live and work in the park! I got the chance to spend the entire season in Yellowstone. I met so many awesome people from around the world, while making REALLY good money.

Cons

As a server we did 48-50 hour work weeks. Many times you work until 11-12 at night and are expected to work breakfast at 6 AM. Lots of people got fired for things done outside of work. I.E. Underage drinking, drugs, public intox and so on. How you behave yourself outside of work does matter a lot here. With so many people being fired, and no one new being hired, the work loads and shifts continued to get heavier. Dorm living isn't terrible. Employee dining room wasn't the best.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage more teamwork! There were no negative (or positive) reinforcements for teamwork, so many people only worked the 'bare minimum', which is really frustrating in a FOH position.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xanterra full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    Have to pay for meals you do not eat, management is rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the employees not for yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Director in Furnace Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Furnace Creek, CA

    I worked at Xanterra full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, cheap housing, opportunities for advancement, friendly and well traveled co-workers, beautiful locations

    Cons

    There are properties run by Xanterra all over the country, corporate Xanterra seems either unaware or unconcerned with whats going on at their properties. IE If you have a terrible GM (which I did) he can run a place into the ground. With the properties remote locations there seems to be highly unqualified and unmotivated people running departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out whats really going on at your properties (especially Furnace Creek)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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