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  1. "Director of Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Island Club (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Would have liked to see decisions made faster.

    Advice to Management

    Be more collaberative open to new ideas.


  2. "Great for a Start. (Entry-Level)"

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    Former Employee - PBX Operator in Fisher Island, FL
    Former Employee - PBX Operator in Fisher Island, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fisher Island Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are looking to start in the hotel industry and want to gain some experience in a high-end 5 star property then Fisher Island is a great place to start. Although the hotel property is not very large the members and residents make up for the work load that is missing, working here will definitely teach you about the ins and outs of the working in a hotel, as well as a resort.

    Cons

    The island does not recruit well, the HR department has to do better with selecting the right candidates for the departments, they don't hire the right fit in most cases which cause lots of inconsistency in different areas. Also for this to be a 5 star hotel and resort the pay rate is not very competitive at all. Considering what other properties within a 30 mile radius of Fisher Island, they pay well under the average nearest the minimum. Although the work load was not bad here at all, this has probably been one of the worst companies I have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Be more interactive with the employees, decision making needs to involve people that it actually affects not only decided upon by the Equity Members. Fisher Island has lots of potential to be great if it was managed more effectively.

  3. "Okay, if you avoid the day shift."

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    Former Employee - Hotel Staff in Fisher Island, FL
    Former Employee - Hotel Staff in Fisher Island, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fisher Island Club full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you work on Fisher Island in any capacity, you won't be able to ignore the beautiful setting. The island landscape is designed to resemble a kind of paradise, and you will likely have access to the golf carts--the preferred means of travel on the island, which are fun to jet around on. I found the hotel staff's pay to be about average for the corresponding positions. Most of the day-time front-room staff worked with the expectation that they would come by tips and commissions, which at times are sizable.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the employees live under constant fear of the Members/Owners of this private club, the people who populate the island. At it's worst, the culture is that of a slave plantation. If a member wants you to do something, no matter how far that thing falls outside of your job description, you are expected (by your direct superiors and coworkers alike) to do it. These members are the super rich and those desperately posing as such, and their treatment of the staff at times is inhumane. Some members are very lovely people, though (in fairness).

    Advice to Management

    My advice would have been not to fire all of the long-time employees who maintained the hotel's charm, but from what I've heard it seems it's too late for such advice.


  4. "Company policy"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Server in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Server in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fisher Island Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small Working Environment compared to other Hotels

    Cons

    Members request only certain waiters, which is ok ! Management change and do not make a fair rotation of waiters sections, some are very busy and some would just stand around.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody fairly.


  5. "Unique experience with great people."

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    Former Employee - HRM in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - HRM in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fisher Island Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful, unique property providing hands-on experience.

    Cons

    Pressure environment with little growth opportunity.


  6. "summer job work experience"

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

    I worked at Fisher Island Club part-time

    Pros

    I was there for student summer job, the management was very good, they will try to give you at least 35 hours work per week, and they provide very nice accommodation and food, so basically you can save all your salary.

    Cons

    fishers island is far away from a big city, if you are looking for some exciting life, it probably can't satisfy you. only one day off each week,and you need to take 45 mins ferry if you want to go the nearest city.

    Advice to Management

    they should be more fixable if the staff wants to change the shift.