The Breakers

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The Breakers Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
23 Reviews
3.7
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Fsa
    Former Employee - Fsa

    I worked at The Breakers part-time

    Pros

    Great training, clean very well kept enviroment. Tons of employee engagement opportunities, upper management are very respectable

    Cons

    Very "entitled"customers, long hours, very strict facial hair rules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Employees are not guests

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at The Breakers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and the facilities are great. If you are not looking to advance your career this place is for you.

    Cons

    The hotel hierarchy is very political. Moving up through the company is based more on demographics of employee (race, education, appearance, background, wealth, upbringing) and not a meritocracy. Turnover is high for this reason. Company has a real hard time making decisions and moving into the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your top players and not those who look the role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is just as bad as the suck up guests.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Relations Coordinator in Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Relations Coordinator in Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at The Breakers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent Money, fun colleagues for the most part, beautiful hotel

    Cons

    Not worth the stress, overtime, no work life balance. They take advantage of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote your friends or people you sleep with, people notice these things and it creates a hostile & resentful environment with no respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work

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    Current Employee - Management in Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Management in Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at The Breakers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    An amazing culture to work in.

    Cons

    SO amazing most higher ups stay for long long time, making upward mobility stagnant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging fast paced enviroment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Breakers full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, always something different with all the corporate groups that come through the hotel, great team and great benefits. Good work environment located right on the beach in Palm Beach.

    Cons

    Lack of resources does not allow you to maximize productivity and efficiencies and it is mainly the little things. Work/life balance is good for people in traditional business roles however those staff that worked in the traditional hotel operational departments had it tough with the response being thats what you signed up for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify those departments that are working hardest and contributing the most to organizational success. Reward those departments with re-allocated people/resources to afford better quality of life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good $ opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at The Breakers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make $ as a server, good benefits (401k, insurance, time off etc.) These things are really good to keep you there and fairly satisfied with your job. Once you start thinking the grass is greener, you look and quickly see it isn't!

    Cons

    Sometimes the high season drags, but its worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your subordinates you ACTUALLY listen not just have a company policy that says you still

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One of the Best jobs I've ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Server in Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Restaurant Server in Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at The Breakers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Takes care of their employees. I worked there at a younger age, far before I knew of how real world jobs operated. The way this company views their employees is unparalleled. At the time I didn't fully appreciate it. One of their mottos is "Take care of your employees, and your employees will take care of your guests." Excellent job.

    Cons

    Dealing with high class snobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take care of your employees. Word of mouth goes a long way. I can't tell you the amount of people that I have shared my experience working there with. A++

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic work place and group of people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HMF Hostess in Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - HMF Hostess in Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at The Breakers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great friendly people, beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Work hours are a bit long and you may have to stay late

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, has a great reputation, not sure they deserve it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Breakers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company with good benefits, decent salary, great location, prestigious

    Cons

    Training is spotty, process's are painstakingly slow, no bonus for managers unless you are a GM or above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer bonus's you will get more buy-in from lower level management, also better talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Care for employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender in Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at The Breakers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    How every company should opperate.

    Cons

    Having to leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to express gratitude for employees efforts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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