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Bacara Resort & Spa Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Overall Great"

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    Former Employee - Server in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful setting and friendly co workers. Room to move up and opportunities to work in multiple positions. Quality training.

    Cons

    Sometimes a "don't be seen or heard" vibe, which is unfortunate but understandable in the hospitality/service industry.


  2. "Beautiful Location, got too corporate"

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    Former Employee - Reception Agent in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Reception Agent in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, makes you feel like family. High dollar guests led to big tips. Good discounts on property for employees

    Cons

    They were in the process of changing owners and cut costs in ways that made longtime repeat customers constantly dissatisfied. The angry guests made it hard for me to do my job.

    Advice to Management

    Make careful consideration in where you choose to make cutbacks. You have a practically legendary brand in the Bacara name and it is a shame to cheapen that.


  3. "Greeter"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Isla Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Isla Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent staff, beautiful location, understanding of being a student, flexible, supportive

    Cons

    hospitality so expected to work holidays/weekends, seniority given for holidays off


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  5. "great ambiance"

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    Former Employee - Sous-Chef in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Sous-Chef in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to know interesting people

    Cons

    As a manager you work a lot of hours with not break

    Advice to Management

    Be real, and don't be fake to your fellow Teammates.


  6. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Bartender/Server in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bacara Resort & Spa part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bacara is a beautiful resort and it looks really good for future employers. There is a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The management can be a bit chaotic and unorganized.


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    "Ok Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Agent in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Agent in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good employee benefits, great property, decent pay, great co-workers, decent guests, free food, paid time off, sick days, employee rates, friends and family rates

    Cons

    unorganized, terrible hours, high turnover, bad management, hours get cut often, off site, parking, not enough training, hard to get days off

    Advice to Management

    Release the schedule sooner


  8. "M & E Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Meetings & Events Coordinator in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Meetings & Events Coordinator in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the property and the diversity of the people who worked there!

    Cons

    There is a lot of turn over and Bacara has been undergoing a lot of internal changes


  9. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Valet/Bellmen in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Valet/Bellmen in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, employees are amazing. Good job for a college student, tips are great. You also get to see a lot of celebrities which is cool. Robert Wieger the door captain is the best boss I have ever had! Overall I really enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    The uniforms are pretty lame but thats to be expected at this type of job. Employee discount could be better for friends and family. Don't be a chince!


  10. "Rooms Division Manager"

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    Former Employee - Rooms Division Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Rooms Division Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work and good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nothing much as long as all is good.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  11. "Horrible cut throat work environment."

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    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool property with a great view. Right on the beach. Catering to high end clientele. Huge property.

    Cons

    They will use you to cover vacation time then cut your hours. Never letting you have control.

    Advice to Management

    Dont be so quick to write someone up. Look closely at Team member sevices.


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