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Four Seasons Canada Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Pros
  • great benefits at other locations (in 63 reviews)

  • There are plenty of comp nights as well as friends and family rates for hotels around the world (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Office"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Four Seasons full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many good people in the company -- at the corporate and property level -- who make coming to work worthwhile.
    Employee comp nights are a great perk.
    Four Seasons brand has a strong reputation and commands respect when dealing with owners and external partners around the world.

    Cons

    'Golden Rule' culture has eroded considerably during the past several years.
    No clear vision or direction for the company's future.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your staff as you would have them treat you -- with dignity, respect, and appreciation for a job well done.


  2. "Good company, good people"

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    Former Employee - Bellman in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Bellman in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management team
    Never really had a down day
    Lunch provided
    Tips

    Cons

    Work nights if you're new. It's not bad every once in a while, but terrible if it's not what you expected

    Advice to Management

    Ya'll were pretty great people

  3. "a good place to work if you are not very ambitious"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Four Seasons (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great working environment, very nice people, great management group, supportive team, support your ongoing studying, and they have breakfast and lunch provided

    Cons

    not thinking of any at the moment


  4. "Meh place to work"

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    Former Employee - Junior Sous Chef in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Junior Sous Chef in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Four Seasons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to grow from and move around the company

    Cons

    To much politics when it's comes to management but hey that's every place.

    Advice to Management

    Take note on your key employees that have been there the most and would do anything for the company treat them with respect


  5. Helpful (1)

    "ok but used to be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Four Seasons (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, positive management for line staff, comp nights, task force to help other properties, yearly reviews, emplyee opinion surveys that they listen too.

    Cons

    Employee opinión survey dictates a lot of how you should act or they will be breathing down your throat, company success is based on how much brown nosing you do to the right people.

    Advice to Management

    to upper management, do not give managerial jobs to kids from the mit program just because they went to certain school, they have no experience. ..give to the people that have the experience, but consider first the ones that put in hours and have performance history to justify promotion


  6. "Great Company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Four Seasons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brand reputation globally. Strong and knowledgable leadership and great culture.

    Cons

    Salary and Benefit are just average if compared within industry.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Wonderful Company Culture!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Four Seasons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company culture is outstanding. Human Resources and hiring Managers ensure that all new hires naturally embrace the company's principal of 'the golden rule.' Excellence in service is, therefore, both natural and globally consistent.
    A work/life balance is also expected of employees and there is a genuine camaraderie among colleagues.

    Cons

    Employees do not want to leave! Although the wisdom and know-how from seasoned employees is most often a positive, there are some employees that may not demonstrate business acumen in the 21st century. The company is sometimes too nice though as employees become almost tenured despite performance or overall contribution to the growth of the business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Long-Term Career Choice"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Four Seasons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has always taken care of it's employees and always strives to do the right thing. This company always lends an opportunity for development and very willing to let you try new things you'd never otherwise get to in other companies.

    Cons

    Small company, limited availability for senior roles in certain disciplines, although, that will change.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to keep the culture


  9. "You have to be committed"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Kitchen Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great learning opportunity as quality of food is always the focus. Life work balance is relatively better than the standard in this industry.

    Cons

    Instructions from senior cooks and management can be contradicting and confusing. New hires have to "tough it out" before being promoted to full-time or even part time.


  10. "Great experience however it's very stressful."

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    Current Employee - Garde Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Garde Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, really good health benefits, better salary standards than any other food and beverage jobs out there. A wonderful place for the beginners and for people who is looking for a stable job in this industry.

    Cons

    The hours are horrible, work day and night, holidays and weekends...Too much inside politics and hard to get promoted.


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