Sea Island Reviews

Updated April 27, 2014
Updated April 27, 2014
15 Reviews
3.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Sea Island full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Friendly staff
    Free Food (if you are nice to the cooks)

    Cons

    No benefits
    No moving up oportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice Managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Quit trying to make EVERYTHING 5-Star

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Sea Island, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Sea Island, GA

    I worked at Sea Island full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay when you're working, but the season is only from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

    Cons

    Some management didn't have enough experience; when you try to move departments and are actually qualified--sometimes over qualified, you weren't even granted interviews while those under qualified were given the job. Accountability needs to be held for those employees who choose to "hide out" during side work times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Cloister is fine, it's the Beach Club that needs work. They need to quit trying to turn casual restaurants into 5-star fine dining---it doesn't work with families that are coming straight off the beach to dine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    boo!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sea Island full-time

    Pros

    benefits and the experience as bas as it is.

    Cons

    everything else or the lack there of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your butt off your shoulders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good during early years

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    Former Employee - Activities
    Former Employee - Activities

    I worked at Sea Island full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, beautiful settings, consistant work

    Cons

    Money hungry at the top, smile to your face stab you in the back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    My experience at Sea Island was amazing and you feel like a family with all the employees.

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    Former Employee - Valet, Valet Department Trainer, Doorman, Bellman  in  Sea Island, GA
    Former Employee - Valet, Valet Department Trainer, Doorman, Bellman in Sea Island, GA

    I worked at Sea Island full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1)The pay for one is great. Hard to beat the pay at Sea Island. 2) Working with your fellow employee is enjoyable and makes the time pass by a faster. 3) All the different guests that come to the hotel was neat and repeat guests several times a year is neat to see them again and call them by name.

    Cons

    1) Sometimes we could be understaff and get really busy at times which would make the service look bad. 2) At times some of the bellmen acted like a boss the way they would speak to you. 3) Even at times the middle management would step across the line with their athority and not act to proffesional when disiplining an employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm a hard worker and don't mind putting in the hours. I am aware though that there are other valets and I shouldn't be the only valet to pull all the load work. If you do that I will come to you in person and talk rashionally about the situation. If there are opportunities to move up in the company I will gladly take the position if offered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They ask for top-rate service while giving ok support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sea Island

    Pros

    Decent pay and reasonable hours for an employee with a family

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations for what support/information they give

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you expect so much of your employees, it helps to have the continuous training and review of menus; instead of pointing out what needs to be better, taking the time to follow-up and ensure the employees undergo the changes you want would be more effective than just saying we just have to do better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall positive experience

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  Sea Island, GA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Sea Island, GA

    I have been working at Sea Island full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diverse experience to many facets of accounting for an upscale resort.

    Cons

    limited availability for upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for more value-added opportunities to invest in the company and its resources versus letting emotions steer decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun while working

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Host  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Host in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Sea Island part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really fun working here! The group of people here are amazing.

    Cons

    Customers are very picky, but I guess that's the restaurant world for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Former top company to work devolved into abusive work environment with extremely poor top level management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brunswick, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brunswick, GA

    I worked at Sea Island

    Pros

    The long time employees seemed like family both to each other and to the guests they took care of. It has a rich history or refined and genteel service that many employees were rightly proud to be a part of.

    Cons

    Incompetent top management knew little of how their decisions negatively impacted the ability of managers to provide quality service. Departmental managers and directors were not trusted to have sound ideas or skills. "Just be glad you have a job" was said to more that a couple managers by senior VPs and higher. It was like an abusive relationship. The staff and management loved the hotel and its traditions but the upper management degraded their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust that you have hired quality managers and listen to them when they make suggestions. They are your eyes and ears. If you disagree with their ideas, communicate that to them so they know you are at least engaged. Do not be affraid to hear criticism. If someone is working 70 hours a week in a very busy and difficult environment, tell them thank you sometimes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Golf Services Attendant  in  Saint Simons Island, GA
    Current Employee - Golf Services Attendant in Saint Simons Island, GA

    I have been working at Sea Island

    Pros

    the people one comes in contact with is great.
    discount on merchandise
    pretty much a competitive salary
    fun environment
    guest centered

    Cons

    they have been recently struggling as the private owner made bad decisions and they were recently bought out, but they are appearing to be improving
    upper level management incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more from within

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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