Guided Discoveries Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
6 Reviews

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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Employer!

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Director  in  Avalon, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Director in Avalon, CA

    I have been working at Guided Discoveries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Great leadership, Awesome opportunity.

    Cons

    Slower pace environment,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Idyllwild, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Idyllwild, CA

    I have been working at Guided Discoveries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office environment (beach, mountains, or tall ship) is far from lacking. In and outside of work their are constant opportunities to grow oneself after leaving college. This is an ideal place for working before acceptance to grad school or other academic programs.

    The workers attracted to these places have all been very friendly and open, with shared housing and meals provided there are many opportunities to get to know your coworkers.

    Cons

    There is little room for advancement. Management positions rarely open up and once they do, they do not always promote for merit alone. Due to the close living quarters, eating arrangements and work schedules only those who fit in the best will be staying long.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    great ompany

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Avalon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avalon, CA

    I worked at Guided Discoveries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    private beach- room and board provided

    Cons

    poor pay secluded location not easy to get to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

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  5.  

    Lots of fun and a lifelong network of friends and colleagues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guided Discoveries

    Pros

    The perks are amazing. This is perfect for anyone interested in the ocean and outdoor education.

    Cons

    The pay isn't good, but it wasn't expected to be.

    Recommends
  6.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Idyllwild, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Idyllwild, CA

    I worked at Guided Discoveries

    Pros

    Fun, outside, exciting environment to start your career in education.

    Cons

    Sometimes it snows and it is a lot of work.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Tons of fun, but horrible hours and very low pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guided Discoveries

    Pros

    Tons of fun. I made some amazing friends while working for Guided Discoveries. I am still close with several of them. My co-workers were some of the best people I have met.

    Cons

    Hours are horrible and inconsistent for instructors, and some of the other positions aren't much better. Pay is very low, though room and board is included so it keeps your costs down. Management dealt with issues (even SAFETY issues) if and when they felt like it. Employees who were not upper management are tossed to the curb if they are injured or would like to have a family status other than 'single'.

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