Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job, lots of experience

    Cons

    none, this is a good job


  2. Retail Attendant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits of working at Kiawah are you get benefits from the resort and the people (staff) is great.

    Cons

    The managers are somewhat rough on employees and expect too much from their employees. They have thier employees over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and Do your job!!


  3. Great place to start your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great community to learn about the art of hospitality and client relations. The respect level all employees have for the guests of the island is a real testament to the company.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not the best, as all salaried jobs in hospitality seem to be. Also, the salaries are not competitive enough to really keep the quality managers on site.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest more into your managers in the form of monetary compensation.


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  5. Food & Beverage Staff

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Kiawah Island, SC
    Former Employee - Bartender in Kiawah Island, SC

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful resort to work at during summers. Very hard work but you are making money.

    Cons

    Seasonal, not a stable work place


  6. Great experience

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

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful golf course I got to work at being The Ocean Course. Everyone on Kiawah is very friendly. All about the customer. Would love to work there again.

    Cons

    The drive from anywhere in Charleston is a long one.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate everyone.


  7. Could be great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caddie
    Current Employee - Caddie

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits of being an employee

    Cons

    Management is terrible and unorganized

    Advice to Management

    let your employees shine and offer to help one another


  8. Great resort and employees!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Services in Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Guest Services in Kiawah Island, SC

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee perks, great co-workers, fun jobs, beautiful work environment, training and development, HR mentors, people are held accountable, interesting guests, STANDARDS, etc.

    Cons

    Commute to work - may travel 20 miles but at least you are moving as opposed to sitting in traffic. You will have to work most holidays but that is part of being in hospitality.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow time for personal development


  9. One of the best resorts in the world.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Manager
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Manager

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely beautiful environment; great guests; colleagues are wonderful and passionate about what they do; gives employees the opportunity to advance; each employee is empowered to do whatever it takes to make the best guest experience possible

    Cons

    Long drive from Charleston; upper management is at times too focused on the bottom line at the expense of updating equipment and systems; uses antiquated technology; Micro management from hotel directors; hypocrisy; pays well below industry standard; is more focused on what Forbes thinks than guest experiences. President too involved in line level decisions at times.

    Advice to Management

    Get new updated software. Operate at your best on a daily basis and stop trying to spot the inspector at every turn. Let the pros do thier jobs (golf doesn't know f&b; f&b doesn't know golf).


  10. Good company overall!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good full time benefits, generally care for employees, tips are great out here

    Cons

    Long commute, hourly jobs are unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Give more attention to your behind the scenes employees. I have been on both sides.


  11. Extremely stressful experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rooms Division in Kiawah Island, SC
    Former Employee - Rooms Division in Kiawah Island, SC

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about how a resort works behind the scenes. Fellow employees were mostly great. Good continual training opportunities... if you can find the time to actually go.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, long daily drive, tyrant boss, low pay for the industry. Hard to watch how badly the hourly employees are treated especially the Jamaican's. Can't trust HR...worst judgment I've seen. Owners... The Goodwin's... Cheap and expect impossible perfection... This resort literally runs if a guest is a suspected uncover Forbes inspector while other guests are forgotten. For guests who are suspected... They are treated like Kings and Queens and never know why!

    Advice to Management

    Increase budget. Treat hourly employees with fairness and dignity. Pay better salaries and you will get higher quality managers.This ocean side building needs better upkeep= $$.



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