Greenhouse assistant (Former Employee) – greenhouse – June 21, 2017
I loved the working environment at Mohonk and enjoyed the work I did, but the uniform was uncomfortable for the hot summer temperatures. I liked the staff I worked with but the guests could at times we snooty.
Concierge (Current Employee) – New Paltz, NY – May 31, 2017
Management is over bearing, but a lot of employees have been there for decade... They enforce a very strict dress code... and the walk into work is excruciating... the employee parking lot is up about 100 stairs straight up the mountain.... snow sleet, 100 degrees... your walking...
Front Desk Clerk (Current Employee) – New Paltz, NY – February 22, 2017
Mohonk Mountain House is a great place to work. It's a beautiful House and the Sites from the surrounding grounds are breathtaking. They are always hiring, getting a job here is easy. They provide parking, almost free lunch ($3 a day for all you can eat fresh cooked meals) and use of the house and grounds for you and your guests free. Upper management is enthusiastic and helpful and HR department really cares about their fellow employees.
There are definitaly a lot of perks to working here, the pay check (at least for an entry level position) is not one of them.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – New Paltz, NY – February 11, 2017
Very cool people work here of all different cultures and backgrounds. You can learn a lot about different cultures and actually feel like you have traveled to a part of the world with out having even been there. Managers are great at managing and not being overly bossy and mean. Every one likes to have fun, but at the same time everyone is there to work to their fullest potential and maintain a very comfortable and habitable place for people stay in. You also can meet and see tons of famous people if your into that sort of stuff. The managers and higher ups also hold special fun events to keep their workers happy and motivated.
People from different cultures, great management/ co workers.
Recreation Attendant (Former Employee) – New Paltz, NY – December 28, 2016
I worked their while going to school at SUNY New Paltz. My manager was very flexible with day I could and could not work with school work. It is a beautiful place to work and you get great perks but the pay is not great at all
Assistant Controller (Former Employee) – New Paltz, NY – September 15, 2016
Management and stuff make this a fun place to start your career. Many of the staff have been there over twenty years due to this. Management really takes the time to include the staff in things and morale is very high.
Host, Buffet Runner, supervisory (Former Employee) – New Paltz, NY – January 6, 2016
I had the most welcoming fellow co-workers as I was from outside the country. A typical day at work always started off with a roll call which is 15 minutes before the restaurant opens so that the managers could confirm that all workers on duty are present. I learned a lot about working with different people from different cultures and also working with people's different dietary meals. It made me realise just how different we are. The best part about this job is that I had the advantage of working closely with my managers, it made me realise that to be a perfect manager you do not need to be rude to the people working below your level. The minute you respect them they will respect you back and will do whatever you ask of them with a warm heart. When it comes to the hospitality industry, each and everyday has its difficulties only because you have to satisfy a whole lot of different people and not all of them are as friendly. When you find yourself having helped someone without even realising it, it is the best and enjoyable part of the industry.
Granary Server (Current Employee) – New Paltz, NY – September 29, 2015
Only working here temporarily (position is seasonal) and I must say it has been a great time. All the other employees I have met are friendly and it creates an impressive, relaxing atmosphere without sacrificing any seriousness of the job. Management is understandably strict, but still agreeable and understanding.
Gatehouse Attendant (Current Employee) – New Paltz, NY – September 20, 2015
It is a great place to work while attending school. My boss always works around my school schedule and helps me out the best he can. The people I work with are amazing and the job itself is not bad at all. It is a fun environment and has been a good learning experience for me.
Acting Assistant Chief of Safety & Security (Former Employee) – New Paltz, NY – August 17, 2015
Problem Solving, Medical Emergencies, paperwork, planning, meetings. Patrol of House and Grounds. Monthly Safety Checks (fire Extinguishers, Emergency doors and lights, AED stations and also pull stations.
I learned how to manage situations and prioritize, the hardest part of this job is no one wanted to change anything, they were stuck in their old ways. Most enjoyable part of my job was interaction with employees and Guests.
Lack of Communication between Management and subordinates
A challenging and fulfilling work environment with emphasis on diversity, while providing ultimate the customer experience.
Conference Service Assistant (September) (Current Employee) – New Paltz, NY – May 6, 2015
A productive, diverse workplace, service oriented with a focus on guest satisfaction and social responsibility. Duties require an in-depth knowledge of customer service, the ability to multi-task, and the opportunity to work with co-workers from varied cultural backgrounds. The most challenging aspect of job is to experience adverse weather conditions during winter months, yet this can be contrasted with the pristine natural surrounding, panoramic views and the vistas enjoyed during the summer and fall period.