Winchester Mystery House

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Winchester Mystery House Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great entry level position

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    Former Employee - General Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - General Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Winchester Mystery House part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Summer there is a lot of hours
    - Team mates are AWESOME!
    - Perks include discount in gift shop, free passes to the mansion yearly, and company dinners.

    Cons

    - Little room for career growth
    - High volume of guests to handle, which means they aren't always pleasant and kind, especially on hot days.
    - Tour guides are amazing for the most part, but it's really hard work, and even harder during summer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The place is DEAD, as well as the employees.

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Winchester Mystery House part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a kewl place to tell friends that you work there. And, that's the highlight. The rest is downhill.

    Cons

    Pay for nearly any job, including supervisory is $10.15 an hour, the SJ Minimum wage.

    Job is terrible. They treat employees like dirt. There is no respect, and there seems to be an employee quitting or terminated about once a week.

    Don't get used to seeing anyone or knowing them by name. They will usually be gone in a month or so.

    Always min wage. Always less than 32 hours.

    Sometimes no lunch or breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with a little more respect, instead of dirt, as you do.

    Rule not by fear, but with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    WAS, a great place to work. I think much has changed.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gift and Ticketing Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Gift and Ticketing Supervisor in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Winchester Mystery House full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team work and cool place. Recomend as a started job.

    Cons

    Very micromanaged and low paying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much has changed since I worked there so I wouldn't know where to start. Hopefully it's improved. CEO (General Manager) listed is no longer there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cafe Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Winchester Mystery House part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great first job, they trained me well while keeping a lively work atmosphere, my manger was always willing to jump in and help if I ever got overwhelmed or super busy

    Cons

    not much room to grow within the company, departments seem kind of divided, and you were not able to receive tips which was disappointing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing!

  6.  

    Good first job for teens

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Winchester Mystery House part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    being a tour guide can be a fun job for a teenager. You are able to socialize and story tell without management on your back. When on a tour it's just you and the guests.

    Cons

    pay
    lack of staff morale
    upper management is a bunch of old zombies that have been working there for decades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better compensation and prevent the turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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