Grand Teton Lodge Co.

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Grand Teton Lodge Co. Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Telephone Tech in Satsuma, FL
    Former Employee - Telephone Tech in Satsuma, FL

    I worked at Grand Teton Lodge Co. part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most beautiful place on earth. Outstanding scenery, wildlife .

    Cons

    Management is lacking in employee relations and arbitration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice season but no help

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Teton Lodge Co.

    Pros

    It good place to live especially with the beauty of the Tetons. Made a hand full of friends and was able to be independent for the first time.

    Cons

    Lack of training
    lack of consistency
    Management not understanding towards family emergencies and will ding you if you reapply.
    Don't have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gives us training
    Be more understanding to employees who have situations that are not perfect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor employee retention

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    Former Employee - Worker in Moran, WY
    Former Employee - Worker in Moran, WY

    I worked at Grand Teton Lodge Co. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    My work. I worked outdoors and loved my specific job. My co-workers were really good too. If you are going to see and hike in the park for a bit this is a great opportunity. Employee offerings were pretty generous. Nice BBQ, free recreation offerings that would cost a lot if not an employee.

    Cons

    Housing. Be prepared to work a summer while rooming with another individual in a 10 by 12 foot room that may not be compatible for you (or them you). It can get really tough. GTLC literaly takes people off of the street when needed (they say they don't) but they do. This means they have high turnover. There are seasonal regulars there and they were nicer and more stable but the company brings in the bottom of the heap too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management always emphasized structure and rules and this and that like any managment but, they stopped when it went against their bottom line or when "politics" came into play: this was especially the case for housing. I heard a lot about GTLC "culture and values" and it ended up being a bunch of bunk. My advice to Vail Corporation is to rotate management and department heads more frequently and get fresh blood in. I think this would lead to more standardization, more responsiveness, less politics, and contradiction.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great Job with a Twist

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Moran, WY
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Moran, WY

    I have been working at Grand Teton Lodge Co. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, do a lot of golf cart driving, work with professional Jamaicans, meet a lot of people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Didnt get wash cloths, vacuum bags and other supplies for almost 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and get someone that actually cares about what their doing and what is going on at the lowest levels of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    An unbelievably beautiful place to work but slave hours.

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    Former Employee - Fine Dining Server/Sommelier in Moran, WY
    Former Employee - Fine Dining Server/Sommelier in Moran, WY

    I worked at Grand Teton Lodge Co. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Scenery, crew, Chef Al, the wine list, Scott Greene, Jenny Lake Lodge

    Cons

    Way to many hours to work, extremely understaffed location, hectic scene.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and pay them better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Seasonal Employee

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    Current Contractor - Waitress in Colter Bay Village, WY
    Current Contractor - Waitress in Colter Bay Village, WY

    I have been working at Grand Teton Lodge Co. as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Best summer of my life! This is the best job ever when you are young and able to enjoy a summer in the mountains. Everything is provided for you, so all you have to do is show up for work and enjoy the amenities of living in a national park.

    Cons

    They pay is rather low and the employee housing is not great - sharing a small room with a co-worker. The food in the cafeteria is also hit or miss, but it is inexpensive and convenient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Beautiful Location in Grand Teton National Park, Thankless Company to work For

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    Current Employee - Management Team in Moran, WY
    Current Employee - Management Team in Moran, WY

    I have been working at Grand Teton Lodge Co.

    Pros

    The location inside the park is really great. Travel in the park is real good, fishing activities are fair, other employees are great and Jackson Wyoming is less than an hour away.

    Cons

    1) Pay is really poor
    2) Senior management VP is out of touch
    3) GTLC is owned by Vail Resorts, Vail has poor management retention. Same issue at GTLC.
    4) Housing is not well kept and outdated.
    5) High turnover of management staff, empty positions sit empty for extended periods of time to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a change of management at the top level of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Amazingly fun, Super positive, Gorgeous place

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    Current Employee - Server At Pioneer Grill
    Current Employee - Server At Pioneer Grill

    I have been working at Grand Teton Lodge Co. full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers and the top management is also great

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons but as with any job, there may be some depending on your personality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Backwards and complacent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Teton Lodge Co.

    Pros

    -Great location in GTNP
    -Beautiful property
    -Fun seasonal (summer) job

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -Unwilling to innovate
    -Bad communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend

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