Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    One of the best employee invested companies I've ever worked for!

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Miramar Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Miramar Beach, FL

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company values its employees. Upper management is personable.

    Cons

    The salary could be better for the workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    F/T jobs are actually Seasonal positions, but staff won't know until September/Labor Day annually!

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Coordinator-Club Intrawest in Miramar Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Coordinator-Club Intrawest in Miramar Beach, FL

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sandestin Resort is a well-landscaped and beautiful location to work. Although pay levels for the privilege of working there are fairly low, employee discounts to on-site recreation/shops/restaurants were a nice perk.

    We had a great original start-up team and excellent training from Club Intrawest corporate in Canada. Great team-building activities & events. However, after 3 months, they started cutting out the lower-performing vacation sales reps, followed by eliminating the Sales Director, & then several support staff regardless of their dedication, hard work, & unpaid overtime hours.

    Cons

    I had a negative co-worker who targeted my position as the one she wanted that was extremely rude & unprofessional about generating negative gossip. Higher ups aware of this didn't address the issue because her salaried position required lots of evening/weekend O/T. Eventually the Club Intrawest politics forced me to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more deeply for solutions other than firing well-liked staff members that work hard. In addition to the "complimentary comments on fellow staff" box, do a management survey amongst your workers "in the pit".

    ***Don't be shocked that visitors to Florida actually prefer to buy on-going vacation weeks on the BEACH side of HWY 98! Sandestin Resort is better suited to long-term residential leasing and residential real estate purchases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Way too many chiefs

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Supervisor
    Former Employee - Kitchen Supervisor

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time

    Pros

    The benefits is all there really is to say. It is a semi relaxed environment at times if you are in the right position under a good boss. Its hit and miss

    Cons

    The sheer amount of shotcallers is truly amazing. Its not large enough to warrant all the bosses they have watching at all times. Kinda pathetic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Employment Manager in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Employment Manager in Destin, FL

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many reasons of why I love to work for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort but one of the main reasons is the amazing staff that we have. This is our home away from home and everyone works as a Team to get the job done!

    Cons

    I have no Cons! This truly is a great place to work and we live in Paradise!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for all you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Summer Work

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Sandestin, FL
    Former Employee - Waiter in Sandestin, FL

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Busy Season, Lots of Guests in the summer

    Cons

    Surviving the winter employment cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the things that work alone. Don't fix whats not broken.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work and meet different people

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    Former Employee - Beach Attendant in Sandestin, FL
    Former Employee - Beach Attendant in Sandestin, FL

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -location of the resort and all of the amenities available to both guests and employees.
    -multiple areas of opportunity
    - employee housing with people from multiple countries/cultures makes for interesting time off

    Cons

    -Very slow during the offseason (September - February)
    - Not easy to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More awareness to employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Had a great experience, with great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people. Beautiful resort and wonderful perks

    Cons

    Pay was subpar but other than that it was great!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    When hard times come, upper management blames lower-level staff to protect own interests.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good low-level employees that share your struggle daily.

    Cons

    The workers that deliver great customer service are restricted to do so by upper management. Although we were not perfect, we would brings ideas and ways to improve operations that were met with great resistence. Upper management has no clue how to run a company and, is only worried about their bonuses and social politics within the resort. Health, fire and safety, and good employee moral is not on the agenda. All that matters is making every cent they can off their guests and send them home happy or not. The only way to get a promotion is kissing the @#$ of your department manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relieve yourself of your duties and, quit ruining lives of very good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a pleasant experience

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Destin, FL

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None...expected to work many overtime and weekend hours with no extra pay.

    Cons

    Poor manager I had inept nasty co-worker who had a covert abusive behavior towards me

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not apply

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Agent in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Front Desk Agent in Destin, FL

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    To many problems ranging from third parties, reservations, terrible guest or clientele and low wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need allot of changes that that will take a long time to fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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