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"Exhausting but fun"

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Former Contractor - Server in Yellowstone National Park, WY
Former Contractor - Server in Yellowstone National Park, WY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Xanterra as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Good money (tipped positions only). Getting to live in Yellowstone and meet awesome people makes all the cons worth it.

Cons

Terrible company. Terrible wages for non-tipped employees. The food sucks and have to pay for three meals a day even if you don't eat them. Almost everyone is inexperienced and pretty bad their jobs (cooks, servers, management). You will work LONG hours, especially at the end of the season. But as soon as it's over you'll starting missing the park and missing your friends want to go back next summer.

Advice to Management

Care about the people that work for you at least a little bit. Get better food.

Other Employee Reviews for Xanterra

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Server in Yellowstone National Park"

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    Former Contractor - Server in Yellowstone National Park, WY
    Former Contractor - Server in Yellowstone National Park, WY

    I worked at Xanterra as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Live and work in the park! I got the chance to spend the entire season in Yellowstone. I met so many awesome people from around the world, while making REALLY good money.

    Cons

    As a server we did 48-50 hour work weeks. Many times you work until 11-12 at night and are expected to work breakfast at 6 AM. Lots of people got fired for things done outside of work. I.E. Underage drinking, drugs, public intox and so on. How you behave yourself outside of work does matter a lot here. With so many people being fired, and no one new being hired, the work loads and shifts continued to get heavier. Dorm living isn't terrible. Employee dining room wasn't the best.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more teamwork! There were no negative (or positive) reinforcements for teamwork, so many people only worked the 'bare minimum', which is really frustrating in a FOH position.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xanterra full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    Have to pay for meals you do not eat, management is rude.

    Advice to Management

    For the employees not for yourself.

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