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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. "Room Service Cashier Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff gave scheduled break time, where they have their own cafeteria with decent food. The pay was good since my position's pay was $9/hr along with tips from the servers.

    Cons

    The shifts were 8-9 hours long and they start and finish at very inconvenient times, so at times I was extremely fatigued.

    Advice to Management

    The management should pay the room service cashier more hourly due to the inconvenient working hours. Around $12/hour should be payed.


  2. "Unprofessional Management"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Attendant in Sandestin, FL
    Former Employee - Recreation Attendant in Sandestin, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent pay for very easy job
    -Independent

    Cons

    -Very disappointed with the management team.
    -I received next to no job training and had to train my self 90% of what I had to do.
    -Unresponsive management team - would sometimes take days to get a reply
    -Pay system is broken. It was supposed to be direct deposit but every other time I've had to get a physical check
    -SanDestin security is extremely unprofessional
    -Managers do not care about you - on two occasions I had to get to an emergency room ASAP and managers wouldn't let me leave until someone covered my shift

    Just a bad experience overall. I quit and will never work there again.

    Advice to Management

    Additional training for managers/change in management.


  3. "Unique Resort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful resort with 2400 acres of perfectly landscaped neighborhoods and beaches and bayside condos and homes to rent.

    Cons

    Management changing the course often and high turnover within the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on track and connect with the team. Get out of your offices and ask questions about how they see the operations running!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Full-time employment"

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    Current Employee - Guest Services Professional in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Guest Services Professional in Destin, FL

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good beyond just health insurance, vision, and dental. You're allowed to make use of the amenities on occasion.

    Cons

    You don't get a lot of opportunities to advance your career if you start on hourly, even if you have the education and are more than qualified for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Look more into hiring employees that have been with the company for a long time that are overqualified for the jobs that they are doing.


  6. "Best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Panama City Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful morale within company. Upper management has an open door policy and they like to promote from within. Best company ever.

    Cons

    I really don't have any negatives to say about sandestin. I have never been so happy at a job before.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! The employees truly have such a joie de vivre when at work. Always a pleasure to clock in.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fear based environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful location. Staff members are kind and caring. Could be an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Management looks the other way as to the unethical and abusive tactics of owners. The reputation of this company is at an all time low in the community.
    I have seen more than one staff member from more than one department crying at work due to the humiliation and stress.

    Advice to Management

    You know what / who the problem is.


  8. "Beach attendant"

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    Current Employee - Beach Attendant in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Beach Attendant in Destin, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and coworkers. Great experience for young individuals looking to work in a professional environment. Good ways to meet business professionals from across the nation.

    Cons

    The office culture is difficult depending on who you work with. I was lucky most of the time to work with people I enjoyed being around.


  9. "One of the best employee invested companies I've ever worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Miramar Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Miramar Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company values its employees. Upper management is personable.

    Cons

    The salary could be better for the workload.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "F/T jobs are actually Seasonal positions, but staff won't know until September/Labor Day annually!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Coordinator-Club Intrawest in Miramar Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Coordinator-Club Intrawest in Miramar Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sandestin Resort is a well-landscaped and beautiful location to work. Although pay levels for the privilege of working there are fairly low, employee discounts to on-site recreation/shops/restaurants were a nice perk.

    We had a great original start-up team and excellent training from Club Intrawest corporate in Canada. Great team-building activities & events. However, after 3 months, they started cutting out the lower-performing vacation sales reps, followed by eliminating the Sales Director, & then several support staff regardless of their dedication, hard work, & unpaid overtime hours.

    Cons

    I had a negative co-worker who targeted my position as the one she wanted that was extremely rude & unprofessional about generating negative gossip. Higher ups aware of this didn't address the issue because her salaried position required lots of evening/weekend O/T. Eventually the Club Intrawest politics forced me to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Look more deeply for solutions other than firing well-liked staff members that work hard. In addition to the "complimentary comments on fellow staff" box, do a management survey amongst your workers "in the pit".

    ***Don't be shocked that visitors to Florida actually prefer to buy on-going vacation weeks on the BEACH side of HWY 98! Sandestin Resort is better suited to long-term residential leasing and residential real estate purchases.


  11. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employment Manager in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Employment Manager in Destin, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many reasons of why I love to work for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort but one of the main reasons is the amazing staff that we have. This is our home away from home and everyone works as a Team to get the job done!

    Cons

    I have no Cons! This truly is a great place to work and we live in Paradise!

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all you do!


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