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Lake Lanier Islands Resort Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Golf Cart Attendant"

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

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort part-time

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere, very professional, and the managers are always willing to work with your schedule if need be. Overall great place to work.

    Cons

    Working is guest services can be trying at times, just don't take anything a disgruntled guest says personally.


  2. "75 hr work week"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move up with promotions

    Cons

    Too many responsibilities for the upper management, 75-80 hr. work week during season. Work days, nights all weekends and all holidays with extended hours.

  3. "summer job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort part-time

    Pros

    you get to know your cowokers

    Cons

    overworked and underpaid. long hours


  4. "Fun atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort part-time

    Pros

    Working at the Lake. Good culture and people.

    Cons

    Reasonably low hourly pay scale


  5. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people that work there are high school/college aged, so it's easy to make friends and trade shifts (mostly)

    Cons

    When I worked here, I guess labor laws weren't a thing. Some coworkers were working 60+ hours a week because the shifts were 13 hours a day most days of the week. We weren't allowed to take a 30 minute break anywhere that wasn't the designated employee break room. Not a huge issue unless your post is 20 minutes away from the break room like mine was. There seems to be this strange phenomenon of LLI taking 16 year olds eager for their first job, working them like dogs and then spitting them out. I'd guarantee 99% of employees don't come back for another summer.


  6. "Wanna Be Disney Resort"

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    Former Employee - Hostess/Room Service in Lanier, GA
    Former Employee - Hostess/Room Service in Lanier, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of the people you work with will be very dedicated. They'll have your back and treat you like family once they get to know you a little.

    Cons

    The "Corporate" management doesn't actually put the money it takes to keep the place running. Which considering how much they charge the guests is absolutely insane.
    Overworked. Underpaid. The roof at Bullfrog's leaks every time it rains.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE ENOUGH DAMN PEOPLE TO WORK FOR YOU. There should be more than 4 Hostesses working 4th of July Weekend plus an extra 2 for room service. Stop putting it on the restuarant manager to make all the numbers work out. With the hours they put in they deserve a break, but since it's so understaffed they'd never get one.
    Hosts and Room Service should be two separate departments during the peak season. I can't be two places at once.


  7. "Working at Lake Lanier Islands Resort"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked there over a year and was able to get a somewhat more flexible schedule. Could not get a flexible schedule until I was there for a year.

    Cons

    They have high expectations and very low pay. Management is often rude. For those working part-time, they will schedule you more like full-time, and benefits are not provided.

    Advice to Management

    Ask you employees what they would like to see from you. Employees do the majority of the heavy lifting; treat them with respect and appreciation.

  8. "Find somewhere else to work if you can."

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    Current Employee - Banquet Server in Buford, GA
    Current Employee - Banquet Server in Buford, GA

    I have been working at Lake Lanier Islands Resort (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay. Averaged $12/per hour. Some times up to $16/per hour.
    Free meal.
    Depending on who you are working with, it can be fun at times.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Schedule is not set in stone. You may be scheduled 8-8 but end up working till 1am.
    You are sometimes given very small spaces to work. Smaller than you need.
    You may not get to enjoy the employee lunch that happens during the summer. Instead you will be the server for it.
    Little time for a social life
    Same uniform no matter what the weather is.

    Advice to Management

    Give a better idea of the schedule. If I am working a 15 hour shift, I would like to know that before I walk in. If I am not actually leaving at 8pm but instead 1am, I would like to know that.
    Also give us a different option of uniform during the summer for outside events. Especially during the day. I am sure your guest don't want us sweating all over them.


  9. "It's okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You meet great coworkers and make money

    Cons

    You have bosses who are too busy to actually manage and instead get a highschooler to do it for them

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who will do their job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Decorator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Decorator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lake Lanier Islands Resort (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was the best first job I've ever had! I learned so much about baking and cake decorating and it was fun!

    Cons

    People get fired left and right.


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