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Updated February 1, 2017
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  1. "Spa Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people and new challenges to face daily. Deadlines being met in an efficient and professional manner.

    Cons

    Last minute groups coming in and trying to rush to accommodate but still making it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone deserves a great leader. It pours down to great employees


  2. "dont come here yet"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Simons Island, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Simons Island, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sea Island full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    prestige, best in the industry, new owner will eventually turn it around

    Cons

    terrible management, poorly funded, no creativity


  3. "Sea island"

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    Former Employee - Gardener in Saint Simons, GA
    Former Employee - Gardener in Saint Simons, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, full time, island life, resort, east coast

    Cons

    isolated, long hours in the sun,

    Advice to Management

    The farm cant be productive for profit and provide garden tours and be physically perfect when the gardener can only work 40 hours a week.


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  5. "front line as in cashier/drink station/ serving station"

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    Former Employee - Product Handler/Customer Service/and Vallet in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Product Handler/Customer Service/and Vallet in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sea Island part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible on hours, and good environment to work at

    Cons

    Not enough pay, a little crowded

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing i like sea island just not enough pay


  6. "Junior Staff"

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    Former Employee - Junior Staff in Sea Island, GA
    Former Employee - Junior Staff in Sea Island, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sea Island (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a junior staffer. The activities department had a wonderful training program and a great atmosphere. The leadership in the activities department is so fun and they try to let you work in the area you want.

    Cons

    The junior staffers that came from rich families were allowed to push the boundaries with the management without consequences, which created some tension among the team. Minimal pay. The staff housing is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the training program you have in place for all of the Sea Island staff because it is superb.


  7. "Food and Beverage Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Coordinator in Sea Island, GA
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Coordinator in Sea Island, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    5 Star Resort. Family environment, friendly guests, flexible hours.

    Cons

    I don't see any downside to working for this resort. It was honor and great PRIDE I took working at S\ea Island Resort


  8. "Incredible summer job"

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    Former Employee - Junior Staff in Sea Island, GA
    Former Employee - Junior Staff in Sea Island, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with kids in a fun, care-free atmosphere. The management in the Activities department were great and kind, and working directly with the kids, their families, and other guests made for an overall great experience. Add that to the fact that it is a five star resort on the coast of Georgia, you couldn't ask for much more in a summer job if you're a college student.

    Cons

    This job does not necessarily provide any clear transition into the work force, considering most of the summer employees will probably not come back to the resort full-time following college. Other than that, it is amazing!

    Advice to Management

    Keep recruiting at reliable colleges and universities to find people that actually want to work, because there will certainly be enough.


  9. "Beautiful property, changing culture."

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    Former Employee - Server in Sea Island, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Sea Island, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sea Island full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Older employees treat you like family.

    (However they do not want to use new tools or continue education. They are irreverent to upper level management and don't look at the business at a owner level.)

    Depends on where you work but you can make some great money.

    Management is very dedicated to making employees feel valuable on an emotional level.

    New upper level leadership is top and aligning mission and values with new approaches. They are protecting the legacy.

    Guest are highly educated and have traveled the world. Some of the most interesting people I have ever spoken with.

    Good place for retired people or very young people starting fundamental professional skills.

    Cons

    I've never seen such a large number of people unwilling to work together. People think they may have good team work but I don't see it.

    (The behavior, knowledge and actions of some of the food and beverage people blows my mind considering the amount of money they make. I feel bad for the educated mid level management making 40 times as less money working 55-60 hours a week.)

    Uniforms were handed down

    Time clock always wrong

    Not many employee perks in any department or position.

    Very strict.

    Almost impossible to request time off
    Or be called in because someone didn't show up to work.

    If you are given an opportunity to experience the resort you feel like you are being watched by a hawk.

     For me there was not any disconnect from the resort to home life. In any social situation the topic always seems to be the resort life. Which on some days makes you feel like you're just in another world. (Stick w the old employees) But its beautiful.

    Some of the jobs can almost seem like you're an indentured servant.

    Company breaks wage and hour laws.

    doesn't pay overtime.

    Expects top level performance and threatens termination. Because they know its the only place to work in the region.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you started last year.
    The company is on its way up.
    Leadership right now has a lot of heart and soul.

    (Example)
    Don't make promises when hiring employees then change the pay rate and expect an employee to work 12 days in a row and be dedicated to it 100%

    Offer more ownership to employees. Train properly and retain. Build a team of five star professionals that can aide in an experience.
    I've seen a server and S.A. so worried about delivering forbes standards that it ended up making a guest upset because they were so unnatural and couldn't focus on the guest. They were too worried about hitting all the standards!

    Pay your people more too. Its not fair to have these employees making $30 an hr griping and complaining about stuff and not working w the team at all while you make $10-$15 hr.

    Some of these employees are not very supportive of seeing newer employees succeed above them in the quality of work because of this.

    Also, completely redo your transportation department. They have no idea what they are doing what so ever.

    Good luck!


  10. "Quit trying to make EVERYTHING 5-Star"

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    Former Employee - Server in Sea Island, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Sea Island, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay when you're working, but the season is only from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

    Cons

    Some management didn't have enough experience; when you try to move departments and are actually qualified--sometimes over qualified, you weren't even granted interviews while those under qualified were given the job. Accountability needs to be held for those employees who choose to "hide out" during side work times.

    Advice to Management

    The Cloister is fine, it's the Beach Club that needs work. They need to quit trying to turn casual restaurants into 5-star fine dining---it doesn't work with families that are coming straight off the beach to dine.


  11. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sea Island full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Friendly staff
    Free Food (if you are nice to the cooks)

    Cons

    No benefits
    No moving up oportunities

    Advice to Management

    Nice Managers


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