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Burke Williams Overview

Culver City, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Health, Beauty, & Fitness
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Join Burke Williams, the original luxury day spa. Be part of a creative, passionate team dedicated to improving the wellness of each guest. If you want to do great work, have fun, and truly transform someone’s day, then we’d love to connect with you.

Mission: Our Mission
We exist to transform your day.

Our Credo
We are committed to the privilege of anticipating the needs of each guest and the honor of creating an environment of refinement that inspires each of us to higher levels of integrity ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are honored and pleased to announce that Burke Williams has been named Best Day Spa in the 2018 American Spa Professional's Choice Awards.

    Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Professional's Choice Awards

    Last year for our Professional's Choice Awards we decided to announce the winners of our 2017 season a little differently. Instead of announcing all 50 winners (plus finalists) at once, we broke up the categories into groups and announced a few winners from each group per day.

  • The ancient art of hot stones massage is enjoying a renaissance and with good reason.

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Burke Williams – Why Work For Us?

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Your creativity is what makes your bodywork unique—for both you and your guest. We are looking to hire creative, passionate people who want to be part of a team dedicated to improving the wellness of each guest we serve. If you want to do great work, have fun and truly transform someone’s day, then we’d love to connect with you. 

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We’re proud to offer an exceptional compensation and benefit package to our valued team members:

  • Top-tier compensation: you will earn a stable, steady income.
  • Paid vacation, annual reviews, and the opportunity for raises.
  • Paid training programs designed to maximize your success in the workplace.
  • A generous wellness program that includes chiropractic care.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Knowledgeable clients who value your skills.
  • The ability for our massage therapists,  estheticians and nail technicians to work on private clients in our spas.
  • Educational workshops and opportunities for career advancement.
  • Management that enthusiastically supports your goals.
  • Massage Tuition Reimbursement program* (Ask us for details!)

Our Burke Williams Family

  We are committed to creating abundance in your life. We’re proud to say that many of our employees stay with Burke Williams for a very long time—in fact, many of them have been with us for over 10 years. We invite you to get to know us!  

" About 15min into  my practical interview, the manager stopped me and said ‘I want you to work for me, you have a magic touch. You aren’t going any-where, I want you to stay with us, and I am going to train you to be the best massage therapist'.
It has been almost 10 years since I was hired, yet I am still in love with Burke Williams; my beautiful family that lets me enjoy going to work every day. I went through one of the hardest times in my life during my first year of employment, and my Burke family of employees and managers were the backbone through it all. It's hard to find words to express my gratitude for being supported throughout the years of service I have given to Burke Williams.”

-Rosalba, Massage Therapist - Burke Williams San Jose

"During the hard economic times of 2008, I felt the company continued to do their best to put the employees first, and I still feel that support today. It resonates with me to know that Bill and Theresa along with all of the Burke Williams core team stand behind me and truly want the best for all of their employees to create a healthy and harmonious work environment. That heart and support steams from above, so when things are good there, its good here in the spa. Everything starts from Bill and Theresa."

- Akemi, Massage Therapist - Burke Williams Mission Viejo 

Our lovely Skin Care Training team

                                         Great customer service starts with excellent training!   

                                     That's why Burke Williams is here to get you "spa- ready"!

Skin Care

Our lovely 8 week, hands on training will prepare our newly hired estheticians to be among the finest in the spa industry.  This in depth training will focus on all skin care areas to ensure your success:  extensive product knowledge on our exclusive H2V brand as well as Eminence Organics products, waxing techniques, and our signature 22 point accupressure facial massage. We also teach body mechanics and ergonomics to ensure longevity and we focus on customer service and sales education so your clients will have the best quality service.  


Our newly employed massage therapists  each receive a 3-5 day in house training, all designed to elevate the Burke Williams experience. Training includes, customer service, draping for maximum privacy, and our signature aromatherapy enhancements featuring Body Bliss oils. 

Front Desk

Our 2-3 week front desk training focuses on Guest experience.  Covering not only our extensive menu of spa services, the front desk training will help you master our booking system, superior customer service standards, and ensuring our guests have the WOW experience for which we are known. 

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Burke Williams Owner and CEO Bill Armour
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    "LOVE Burke!"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Licensed Massage Therapist in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Burke Williams full-time (More than 5 years)


    I have been a MT at the San Francisco location for over 5 years and I can't imagine working anywhere else. Yes, there have been a lot of changes over the years however what I find most important stays the same. They care about their employees and it's truly a family environment.


    I have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the opportunities for growth. I love that you promote from within and if I ever had any interest in management, it would be for BW.

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Burke Williams Photos

Burke Williams photo of: Mission Viejo
Burke Williams photo of: H2V Skin Care
Burke Williams photo of: Our team in San Francisco showed the BW love at a Giants game!
Burke Williams photo of: Thanks Massage Therapist Rachelle for the patriotic pancake breakfast for our Santa Monica staff on the 4th of July!
Burke Williams photo of: We're keeping our team in Orange going during a busy Father's day weekend with Banana Smoothies! Thanks Isabella!
Burke Williams photo of: Our Assistant Manager Isabella treating our staff in Orange to homemade banana bread!
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Burke Williams Interviews



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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
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    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Burke Williams (Culver City, CA) in September 2013.


    The interview process varies a lot on depending on who you interview with. I have interviewed for several positions and transferred several times while employed at Burke Williams. It has usually been quick and easy but at times there have been several steps involved in getting certain positions. Interviewing for General Manager was the most challenging. I applied a few times before getting my current position but was finally offered the position a few years ago.

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Burke Williams Awards & Accolades

  • Best of the Westside: Beauty and Style, The Argonaut, 2018
  • Favorite Day Spa, American Spa Professional's Choice Awards, 2018
  • Best Day Spa, L.A. Hotlist, 2013
  • Best Spas in Los Angeles, LAist, 2014
  • Top 13 Best Spas in Los Angeles, LAist, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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