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LBTBP Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Best Summer Job Period"

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    Current Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Beach Haven, NJ
    Current Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Beach Haven, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LBTBP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Days
    Work Outdoors
    Solid pay compared to similar beach patrols in the area
    Plenty of social life outside work
    Great way to stay in shape

    Cons

    Lots of sun
    dealing with unruly beach patrons can be challenging
    High degree of fitness required
    Need to re-certify in CPR, EMR, take a swim test each year

    Advice to Management

    Hire more guards! The fact that we're understaffed the first two weeks of the season is a little ridiculous


  2. "Ocean Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Brant Beach, NJ
    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Brant Beach, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LBTBP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment that helps employees grow. One of the best summer jobs out there that is loyal to employees that return every summer.

    Cons

    Makes every other job you have look terrible. Typical work politics are present but are not a problem if you don't get involved.

  3. "Fun Place, but in a slow decline"

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    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Brant Beach, NJ
    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Brant Beach, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun Job, get to sit on the beach! Good Pay for a high school summer job and get to handle a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    The Mayor thinks he can do whatever he wants since Don Myers was forced in retirement. Although it might be getting better in the next few years, the last few seasons have been chaos with weak leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Give more room to captains and let them run their patrols the way they see fit. Bring back the competitions that have been thrown away, there is a culture of complacency breeding because of the changes that have been made in the last few years.


  4. "Best job, but people that you work for are the worst"

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    Former Employee - Open Water Surf Rescue Lifeguard in Beach Haven Crest, NJ
    Former Employee - Open Water Surf Rescue Lifeguard in Beach Haven Crest, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LBTBP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun job and outside of work, people are great. Only is a fun job if you ride your bike to work and not drive.

    Cons

    Don is a terrible boss and only takes into account peoples family and past and not necessarily the skills a lifeguard may bring from previous jobs

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Start asking for lifeguards to take an anonymous survey as you never know if the guards actually listen to their captain. management sucks at their job.


  5. "They are a great beginning."

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    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Toms River, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LBTBP full-time

    Pros

    Offer jobs that pay well and provide a good foundation of work experience to young people.

    Cons

    Limited job advancement opportunities within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  6. "Best summer job. Beware of it spoiling you."

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    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Long Beach Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Ocean Lifeguard in Long Beach Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LBTBP part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sun.
    Working out.
    Responsibility for a kid.
    Usually great coworkers if you are not too high up in rank.
    Good pay when you are young.

    Cons

    If you get unlucky with a LT or Captain.
    If you get spoiled, then sucked in, you may never leave.

    Advice to Management

    Be more practical. A 16 year old who swam a great swim test can not carry a 200 pound guy out of the water.
    Don will never change, thus there is little hope for the future. Keep your head low in there.


  7. "This was a great summer job."

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    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Long Beach Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Long Beach Township, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LBTBP part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decentralization, freedom, stay fit, lots of responsibility, feel good about what you're doing for the community

    Cons

    upper management, event organization, organization has changed since early 2000s

    Advice to Management

    needs to prioritize

  8. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Long Beach Township, NJ
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Long Beach Township, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    You get to work outside, meet new people everyday, stay in shape etc. You have opportunity for advancement with different officer posit

    Cons

    Working here too long can get you addicted to it and make you procrastinating moving on with your life. Working in the office will lead to a very negative life outlook

    Advice to Management

    It would be a good change to seriously consider what some subordinates say and realize that they are right. Additionally do not belittle people