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"Great Environment., even better people to work with"

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Current Employee - Tavern Hostess & Bartender in Williamsburg, VA
Current Employee - Tavern Hostess & Bartender in Williamsburg, VA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

There is something very special about going to work and stepping back in history. To be constantly reminded about the beginning of our Country. To remember that it took people willing to fight for freedom at no small cost. Shields Tavern is where I work. Management is easy to talk to and will listen to concerns. Pay isn't great but it is probably equal with rest of Food & Beverage industry for Hostess position.

Cons

If you are a service bartender there do not expect to be tipped out by the servers. your flat rate per hour is all you should expect to get. Tavern management is hamstrung by CWF Human Resources. Apparently no matter how bad someone's behavior is to fellow employees and customers you don't get fired. One very unstable employee can drag down the morale of a whole team and you just have to live with it.

Advice to Management

Realize that a bad and unstable employee does NOT have to impact all the other staff members. People sometimes can and should be fired.

Other Employee Reviews for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place for history suffers because of bad management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Historical Interpreter in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Historical Interpreter in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to 18th century history and to the outdoors.

    Cons

    Extremely biased and inept management. Management nonexistent at best and oppressive at worst. No relief to be found at Human Resources. HR is there for management, not employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Your ineptitude and bias is too great to overcome. Your shortcomings actually negatively affect the guests' experience and the business of the museum.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation part-time

    Pros

    It is a great setting in which to work.

    Cons

    The pay could be better, and raises are few.

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