Ocean Reef Club Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Lots of room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Homestead, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Homestead, FL

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pto, time off, beautiful weather, co workers, working with the best in the industry

    Cons

    Upper management(senior staff), made it very unpleasant, long hours for management,

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat loyal employees


  2. Executive Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Key Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Key Largo, FL

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club

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

    Pros

    Great climate to work in and top pay scale for the area. Great team of people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Cost of living is high in the Keys and there is a strong seasonal influence which affects the work demands on the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a work environment which reduces the top-down approach to authority.


  3. Small Private Organization

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Key Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Revenue Manager in Key Largo, FL

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club full-time

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

    Pros

    Good for seasonal employment. Small company environment.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism goes on. They either love you or hate you. Very high turn over on full time employees. Remote location.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Ocean Reef Club truly is a unique way of life....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager/Manager of IT Department in Key Largo, FL
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager/Manager of IT Department in Key Largo, FL

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ORC has a vast array of employment opportunities. Everything from entry level to the highest level professional roles. The pay is commissary with the positions and there is growth potential in most departments and areas

    Cons

    This is a very political environment. It is necessary to tread lightly within an organization like this as there are so many views and agendas by middle to upper management and a board of directions that changes every 18 months along with the clubs direction due to the change.

    Advice to Management

    ORC talks about the "bottom up" management culture and "Coach and Council" to set people up for success. This is not necessarily the case. It would be in ORC best interest if the culture and its action plan matched to reality of the situation. There is some amazing staff and skill sets at ORC. Let them do their job and they will take this organization to a whole new level.


  6. Interesting work, pays well, stressful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Key Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Key Largo, FL

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with best-in-industry professionals. Work with high-profile clientele. Serving in Palm Court / Islander paid very well.

    Cons

    High stress situations a norm with high profile clientele.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Its was intense, fast paced and profitable

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waiter in Key Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Waiter in Key Largo, FL

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Gorgeous place to work. The housing provided is very affordable. Great opportunity to meet new people. Culture diversity. Benefits are really good.

    Cons

    Flexibility to work weekends and holidays. Very secluded which means that you have to drive at least 40 minutes to the major spots in south Florida. Salaries may vary depending the outlet you may be located in.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the upper management makes a great job trying to keep employees motivated. They will listen to you and take advices.


  8. Discrimination, Inequality in treatment, horrible paychecks

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook in Key Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Cook in Key Largo, FL

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Florida is a beautiful place, the housing is fairly affordable and you have free internet access.

    Cons

    A lot of discrimination towards employers, a lot of haressment, the members of that club are disrespectful but managers can't do anything - the members are the owners. They schedule you and send you home after an hour, they try their best to be on a budget because the members think they spend too much on employees, so you get paychecks of 300 dollars every 2 weeks. Ypu never ever ever will have a lunch break on the busy days.

    Advice to Management

    Punish people that discriminate!


  9. Helpful (1)

    They work you hard, pay you moderately but the perks are amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member Billing Agent
    Former Employee - Member Billing Agent

    I worked at Ocean Reef Club

    Pros

    Great opportunity to do side jobs and under the table babysitting, house sitting, pet sitting.
    Employee Pool
    Fitness center
    Study
    Laundry Rooms
    Bar/Restaurant
    Cafeteria
    Volleyball
    Employee Recognition Programs
    Beautiful Multi-million dollar views

    Cons

    The Club members treat you terrible. They are filthy rich and snotty and they think that they pay their membership dues so that they can treat the help like second class citizens.
    Most paychecks go back to the club in laundry fees, high rent and lack of discounts in on-property retailers such as groceries

    Advice to Management

    Management did a great job of accommodating me and my schedule but they have to get out of the mentality that the things that they offer to us are a favor and not something that we have earned by being loyal and hardworking.



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