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Bacara Resort & Spa Reviews

Updated January 22, 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. "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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Always going through changes, but great place to work"

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

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for promotions. Fun work environment and good benefits.

    Cons

    Management seemed to be always changing due to several shifts in ownership.

    Advice to Management

    Don't preach about lowering turnover when management seems to change every month.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Santa Barbara, CA

    Pros

    Management was always very understanding and sincerely cared about there employees. There was a real "team spirit".

    Cons

    Time off policies were a bit difficult, given the nature of the company


  5. "Admin Assistant at Bacara Resort & Spa"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the people I work with and the culture. I started of and retail and quickly moved my way up. Its a great place to work if you like the corporate feel.

    Cons

    The hills are intense if you are walking in heels. The offsite parking can became a headache, but its nice to work for a company that provides rides.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable, yet stressful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Overall, Bacara was a nice place to work...the staff is for the most part, well polished and professional. Resort is gorgeous..

    Cons

    It can get very stressful on staff at some points due to guest/senior management requests and sometimes short/poor staffing. Run by a committee, which brings up the old saying: "too many cooks in the kitchen"

    Advice to Management

    Bacara should really go back to the days when there was a Resort Manager instead of a Board of Managers who take turns "being" the Resort Manager.


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