Pros: the pay is all right, i guess
Cons: everything else
This company claims it has a hiring puddle, but that is of their own creation. The management couples are given too much independence given the technological age we live in. Standards are set far too low and there is little real accountability for workplace infractions.
Advice to those still looking to start with the company despite this review:
1) Be careful how you approach any dispute with current management, as corporate will be reticent to anything about it and may even inflame the situation.
2) Get everything in writing, that is to say, anything that the company promises for you in future (promotion, raises, relocation etc..), you need to get in writing. Verbal guarantees and promises will not amount to anything in the long run. So, try to communicate via email as much as possible during the recruiting process.
3) If this job seems too good to be true, then it's probably because it is. The job itself is not terrible and I found the village life to be reasonably comfortable. If you have high working standards, that is to say if you feel that when something can be done, that it should be done, then you will find yourself quite frustrated with any inter-company dealings.
4) If you are working for another management couple, as either support, or as a manager in training role, then make sure you talk to the management couple, extensively, before you sign any papers or the company spends a dime of relocation costs on you. Try to get the couple to give you pictures of both where you would be working and where you will be living. It seemed, not uncommon, for the rental houses – more... that are provided to be somewhat trashed or in general disrepair. It is only fair to know what you are getting into, 'eyes wide open' as the company puts it. Ask questions about furniture, and do not sign anything until you get pictures and lists of current furniture in your potential housing.
5) Do not necessarily believe what the recruiters and other corporate staff may tell you about the village you would be going to. I found that the information recruiters give you may be inaccurate, as in they painted a far worse picture then really existed as the people were quite nice. The village's history given was also incorrect.
If you are going to work for this company, then I wish you the best of luck, because it is possible to have a good experience with the AC, though that will not be entirely in your hands. – less