The House of the Seven Gables

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The House of the Seven Gables Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide
    Current Employee - Tour Guide

    I have been working at The House of the Seven Gables

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly co-workers, beautiful site

    Cons

    less hours in the winter months

    Advice to Management

    They make it a fun place to work. no complaints.


  2. Fun place to work lots of interesting history

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Salem, MA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Salem, MA

    I worked at The House of the Seven Gables full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    cool people to work with, interesting colonial history, plenty of down time I worked as a tour at the House of the Seven Gables full time during the month of October. It was pretty fun learning a bit of colonial history and leading tours of this historic house. I would have continued there longer but they only needed seasonal help since October is the busy month in Salem, and right after Halloween they let a lot of staff, including myself, go.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay which kinda sucks when you have about an hour commute, hectic at times especially weekends in October. Also as with any job dealing with the public you get annoying visitors. Also many visitors don't seem to know what the place is and get disappointed when they learn it isn't haunted and has nothing to do with the Salem Witch Trials or anything.

    Advice to Management

    Good job more or less


  3. Poor management

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at The House of the Seven Gables part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I was able to earn enough money to help get me through college by bartending. I met a lot of great people working and I had a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. They ran the business all wrong. The owner was very selfish and scared off many of the better workers at the bar, which in turn made its popularity steeply decline. I no longer go to this bar because of the way things are still run.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to like your employees more. Stop being so selfish. The world is round.


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  5. Got to love historic houses to make it worthwhile

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Salem, MA

    I have been working at The House of the Seven Gables

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The view of harbor is beautiful. The grounds are beautiful. Salem is a nice place to be – great restaurants.

    Cons

    Getting to Salem is a drag. It’s a nonprofit so low salaries and no raises, and no money for perks.

    Advice to Management

    Need to give staff reason to work there. More flexible hours, extended vacations, more responsibility and authority to compensate.


  6. Great place to work as a second job and have good interactions with the public, a fun side job.

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Salem, MA

    I have been working at The House of the Seven Gables

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good, fun, friendly, and easygoing coworkers -- there is a lighthearted and friendly atmosphere where staff engage in casual and random discussions. Warm and kind bosses -- very little interference as each employee is expected and is responsible, reliable, and mature. Sharing, educating, and informing the visiting public about the site and Salem is a great aspect of the job especially when you enjoy this type of stuff. Interacting with tourists is always fun.

    Cons

    Low pay -- minimum wage. Quiet, sometimes very quiet days -- but, that could be a plus at times when you want to catch up on a good read or school work. During the busy Halloween season, doing tours back-to-back can get tiring and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Think about new ways to promote and draw traffic to the site. Find ways to compensate staff above min wage.



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