Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
15 Reviews
3.0
15 Reviews
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    Kiawah

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Server in Kiawah Island, SC

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, that gives you higher than normal pay, holiday and sick time from day one.

    Cons

    Culture in department has a lot of gossiping and a lot of two faced comments amount employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a work place that does not tolerate gossiping and negative attitudes towards each other

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Retaliatory punitive style mgmt with no basic regard or appreciation for employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is a beautiful environment if you can survive the exploitive practices

    Cons

    Very immature current management team and HR team who resort to four letter words to "inspire/motivate" employees in light of their inadequate managerial capabilities. Unethical (& illegal) mgmt actions are covered up by HR and Security depts. Their core value system and 5 star rating is all a facade. Majority employees are assigned part time or temporary status so no benefits are paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain some basic human empathy and appreciation for your above average team rather than stripping them of what they have rightfully earned LIKE SENIORITY.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dream Job

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    Former Employee - Rooms Division  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Rooms Division in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training and Development, KIGR family, you can't beat having access to facilities an services that guests pay a lot of money to use. Employees get most everything at greatly reduced rates. Career opportunities.

    You miss it once you leave! I shouldn't have taken another job away from the resort.

    Cons

    Bit of a commute but great scenery on the drive!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move Island closer to Charleston! : )

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You have to be kidding me!!

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    Current Employee - Pro Shop Attendant  in  Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Pro Shop Attendant in Kiawah Island, SC

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Difficult to find many Pros working for kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Cons

    Terrible place to work. At annual "State of the Resort meeting" Roger Warren has said "if you don't like it hee leave, go find another job. You know waht we were paying you when you started". There have not been raised to employees other that managers for SEVEN YEARS!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get REAL!! Stop treating emplyees like animals or lower.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a place to earn quick money, not start a career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time

    Pros

    -Very intensive training that continues throughout your employment.
    -Managers that will work hard for you, finding you hours around the island.
    -Beautiful island, with many world class amenities that employees have access to.

    Cons

    -Does not encourage people to move up, as managers often make considerably less than their employees.
    -General lack of communication between the outlets leads to dissonance between departments.
    -Managers who are well liked by employees are terminated for cheaper options, heavy turnaround.
    - HR department acts like their PR department, covering up undesirable actions in unethical fashions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they were to treat the managers with as much respect as the everyday employees, there would not be so much turnaround. This leads to everyday employees enjoying their job, and managers loathing it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    No one has had a pay increase in 5 years.

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    Current Employee - Shop Attendant  in  Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Shop Attendant in Kiawah Island, SC

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free golf and scenery on Island.

    Cons

    Treat employees like crap!! All they care about in gross profit margin and making $$ goals. HR has tooo much power. HR Doing training with golf employees and they know nothing about golf. All anyone cares about is 5 star rating at hotel. Would not recommend Kiawah to anyone looking for Job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate the hotel from all Gold employee's. Hotel employees making tee times and telling Guest they can play as a twosome is ridiculous!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Kiawah Island is the worst environment I've ever worked in. Only one of my bosses appreciated all my hard work.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Server in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a great place to make money (With a lot of hard work). Beautiful island to see everyday! The golf courses are world class and a beauty to look at. The Sanctuary is breathtaking.

    Cons

    Unappreciative for their hard working employees. Penny-pinchers that only care about profit margins, not their employees. Poorly execute service behind the scenes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organization and better communicate. More genuine concern and care for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I used to work at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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    Former Employee - Caddie  in  Kiawah Island, SC
    Former Employee - Caddie in Kiawah Island, SC

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to play some of the finest golf on the east coast for free. The pay was decent for the area and the scenery is unbeatable. You can get steep discounts on rooms and villas on the island.

    Cons

    Management pushes for too many service standards. They mandate you to fit their image and often are treated as a dime a dozen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees shine and be who they are. They are your strongest ambassadors to build customer relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great fellow employees, great benefits and lots of room to grow

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance, after all it is hospitality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    long hours with little praise and low pay

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    Current Employee - Golf Shop Attendant  in  Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Golf Shop Attendant in Kiawah Island, SC

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very pretty, great co-workers and great for golf access

    Cons

    very little room for growth, over worked and under appriciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some people who dont just go through the motions and want to be there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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