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Kiawah Island Golf Resort Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  1. "Kitchen Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Kitchen Manager in Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Assistant Kitchen Manager in Kiawah Island, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits nice environment to work in lots of perks plenty of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The equipment in my kitchen is out dated the stress level during the busy season can be intense

    Advice to Management

    Learn to talk to your employees with respect


  2. "Not worth the drive security team untrained joke"

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    Former Employee - Security Agent in Kiawah Island, SC
    Former Employee - Security Agent in Kiawah Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no proof that I can think of it was too far of a drive I didn't compensate you enough for anything horrible training

    Cons

    Pay, time off, training, a do as I say not as I do method of securitycorrupt employees and horrible director assistant director in management didn't know what was going on half the time pretty much you were on your own

    Advice to Management

    Fire entire security staff from director down start fresh get a new director that actually knows what's going on the fire all the buddy buddy employees especially the ones I drink on the job

  3. "Pro shop attendant"

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    Current Employee - Pro Shop Attendant in Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Pro Shop Attendant in Kiawah Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not many. Sometimes free golf.

    Cons

    Management has had Imported help form the islands for years. Now with new goverment regulations they are unable to get new emplyees do to extremely low wages and crazy hours.


  4. "Greatest benefits are the awesome golf courses"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kiawah Island, SC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kiawah Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a golfer, no better place to play than on Kiawah Island. Full and part-time employees can play golf for next to nothing, when tee times are available. You are given every opportunity to work in any department on the island, which is the best way to learn all about the island.

    Cons

    You are not financially compensated for your hard work. Salaries are very low for someone looking for full-time work. I could not live off of the salary. If you do not need to depend on the income, you much better off.

    Advice to Management

    Offer financial incentive to your employees so they will stay. Low salaries for those seeking full-time work are a big turn off.


  5. "Kiawah Island Golf Resort Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Kiawah Island, SC
    Current Employee - Server in Kiawah Island, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good money, connections, and ability to move up within the company. Great benefits

    Cons

    Since they focus so much on hiring from within, people without the correct credentials are offered positions in which they are not prepared to handle. Money is seasonal so you have to learn to budget unless you are on salary.


  6. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent learning environment, beautiful area, good benefits, Hotel is under good leadership

    Cons

    no family time, at all! long drive back and forth to island.

    Advice to Management

    give consideration to hours expected from management.


  7. "Great Starting Point"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Gain Experience ( Put Kiawah on your resume and it looks amazing)
    - beautiful Location
    - a lot of caring co-workers
    - being able to kayak/golf for either free or really low prices

    Cons

    - Horrible Pay
    - Horrible working conditions (rats and mold)
    - slow response time to fixing problems (dead rats in traps for days, black mold for weeks)
    - Management more apt to pick friends for the few promotions rather than who is most qualified
    - expect employees to create an amazing experience for guest with horrible/minimal supplies
    - No room to move up/ difficult to transfer to another department
    - if you go to HR with problems, they are often swept under the rug
    - extremely high turnover ( Ive been here just over a year and over 20 full time employees have quit, without any repercussions for management)
    - management expects you to do multiple jobs (because people quit and they dont fill the positions so they dont have to pay more people) with out proper compensation

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, if they deserve it; provide better working environments (rat and mold free); train your managers better/hold them responsible for the high turnover

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    "Nature At It's Finest"

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    Current Employee - Web Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Web Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are empowered ambassadors to support the companies mission statement. All golf courses are Audoban Certified and built with nature conservation in mind.

    Cons

    Two lane roads to and from the resort. Traffic can back up easily, so always allow extra time.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas.


  9. "Bartender"

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

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort part-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Great perks such as golf, tennis, food, etc.

    Cons

    Tough to do the drive if you live in Charleston.


  10. "Front Desk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Everybody is very friendly!

    Cons

    Tough hours and little pay.


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