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Bacara Resort & Spa Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. 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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Bacara Resort and Spa"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time

    Pros

    The people are so amazing

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is not so amazing


  7. "Maintenance mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benegits and well paid

    Cons

    None everything is fair good place to work

    Advice to Management

    We need more disipline

  8. 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.


  9. "Pastry Cook"

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    Current Employee - Pastry Cook in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Pastry Cook in Santa Barbara, CA

    Pros

    The people are great and they have a sense of family here. There are new banquets and parties that keep things exciting also.

    Cons

    They are experiencing a slow time so they are cutting back peoples hours a lot. Which is putting more work on to each employer.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see new employees have a longer training program with in the dept. The welcoming and group orientation was great.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great college job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bacara Resort & Spa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This was one of my favorite jobs I've had. I worked there all through out my college years. They were very flexible with working with my school schedule. The training is very thourough and managers are happy to coach you through difficult situations. While working there I tried out three ditfferent positions and enjoyed them all: Honor Bar, In Room Dining Sales Agent and I also worked in Banquets. Banquets was fun but very long hours. But once the paycheck came around it was all worth it. Some of the great perks of working at Bacara are: Celebrity sightings, free meals at the cafeteria, friendly staff, good pay, opportunity to move up/change positions, easy to make friends, fun place to work =D

    Cons

    Horribly ugly uniforms, have to work weekends, early morning shifts, and holidays, dealing with very difficult demanding guests


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