Villas of Grand Cypress Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. GRAND indeed.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Villas of Grand Cypress as a contractor (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Free lunch. Fantastic coworkers. Excellent clientele. Free golf lessons.

    Cons

    Attendance policy is bizarre. Harder than Walt Disney World no lie! Do not expect to stay at a hotel for any good discounted rate. No room for corporate growth or career development.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and employees more. Trust them. Stop making minor league rules for expert workers. Employee picnics and Christmas parties should not be historic relics. Why not treat your employees as fellow humans.


  2. Meh..

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Villas of Grand Cypress (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful accommodations and grounds.
    Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Poor leadership team.
    Boys club mentality (only 1 token women on the leadership team of 9 property executives)

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you're going to do. Hold people accountable for following thru on projects. Listen. Focus.


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    On the right path...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Villas of Grand Cypress full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family environment, great people, unique clients, the staff is wonderful. GM is actually pretty good at remembering all of our names, which is saying something, and is very approachable. He does take the time to listen.

    Cons

    Some managers and directors have been here for so long that they become very stuck in their ways... almost to an extreme. They can also be extremely passive regarding discipline and recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of change. It's the only way to succeed in this business. Stop being stuck in "Old Company." Embrace the culture we have but move forward in it. The old way is not always the best way.


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  5. Overall a decent place to work; however, don't ever expect to move up here as an hourly employee.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Villas of Grand Cypress full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice resort, good clientele

    Cons

    lack of good upper management, lack of communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    hire new management


  6. The Villas of Grand Cypress is an amazing place to work with amazing staff and amazing benefits.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Villas of Grand Cypress part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great co workers, benefits, discounts.

    Cons

    There are no downsides, done.


  7. Great Place to Visit

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Lake Buena Vista, FL
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Villas of Grand Cypress full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    All Employees that are hourly, non management are Fantastic, Caring hospitable People. They are good people to work with in a 24/7 365 resort. Great travel benefits. Golf Course is gorgeous and available for employees too.

    Cons

    Very difficult to grow within the original Grand Cypress family. Benchmark Management doesn't see that it is time to move into this century with a younger generation to re-build the Villas reputation for luxury and grandeur.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that in this day and age that your employees cannot live on very low wages.


  8. Poor communication.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Villas of Grand Cypress

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great golf course, great co workers, Great location, Enjoyed the employee benefits in terms of the resort, Employee discounts are also good.

    Cons

    Poor Communication, They do not approve your vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to your employees what exactly it is you are looking for.


  9. Poor work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Villas of Grand Cypress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    nice people
    beautiful golf resort

    Cons

    poor pay
    no job advancement
    poor work environment

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees more



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