As a Per Diem Concierge, working on days was over-whelming. I know that I was doing the work of 3 people.
Concierge/Receptionist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 21, 2015
The staff that I worked with was great. As a Per Diem Concierge, the work was very hectic on 1st shift and on 2nd shift, it calmed down around 7pm. Third shift was quiet but long, because there was very little interaction with others.
the residents were very interesting
the pay does not reflect the difficulty of the job.
Server/Waiter (Former Employee) – Palm Beach, FL – September 9, 2015
HMF was a very exciting place to work. Management was professional and had enough levels to be kept in check. Paychecks were outstanding, though benefits were easily lost if you were a few hours under for the quarter. Mostly a great group of people to work with, The Breakers promotes a wonderful culture of respect.
former employee (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach Florida – November 10, 2013
This is by far the most dishonest and devious place to work for in Florida. The super rich and powerful will play you like a flute and the management will treat you like a child and slap a barcode on your forehead bc you are just a number to them that is easily replaced by the next fool who takes your place. They will fire you for no reason, I actually think they make a game out of it. I have seen people fired for not smileing enough. Absolutely NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEDMENT AS PROMISED. Management is a joke, they care 0% about employees and DO NOT value your opinions, in fact if you try to speak your opinion you will be targeted to be fired. If you like a place that does not pay enough, no room for advancement or raises, have to worrie about being fired every day, and does not care about you or your opinions then this is the place for you.
Does not take care of you like they lead you to believe.
F and B (Former Employee) – Palm Beach, FL – July 23, 2013
When I first started, the Breakers led you to believe they look out for their employees first and foremost. As time went on, I found this to be far from true. Compensation, values, advancement with in the company, management and overall life at work is not as good as it is cracked up to be. There is far too much favoritism and the whole system is corrupt and is completely based on a buddy system. As far as trusting any of them, be extra careful. I did meet a lot of good co-workers whom I still talk to, but the overall experience was very disappointing for such a great location. God Bless.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Palm Beach, FL – November 27, 2014
Not a good place to work if you're trying to make more than 11.00. It's all about the residents and when you ask for a day off sometimes it can be hectic. There's a different culture at Breakers Row 1 compared to the hotel.
If you want to work in a place where the management belittles you… This is the place for you. If you want to work in a place where there are long hours, minimal pay, and poor scheduling… This is the place for you If you want to work in a place where political games are played and mastered. This is the place for you If you want to be in a place where you're treated like a high school delinquent and your opinions are asked but never matter. this is the place for you There are plenty of other places to work and feel good about yourself… Stay away from this place, you'll just be beat down over time and hate life
** You don't need to work here to just to see the beautiful sunries..lifes too short to wast it here.
An opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills.
Cook II (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – July 26, 2015
Learned the use of non conventional kitchen equipment. Had to manage myself under high strict and high quality standards of work, and to manage my time better. Developed my team work abilities. Perfected my second language (english) speaking and writing skills. Had the opportunity to appreciate how a structured and organized company works. Managers with real knowledge and eager to teach you in a very proper manner.
Conference Services/Catering Manager (Former Employee) – Palm Beach, FL – March 12, 2015
I managed and implemented all association, corporate and incentive programs at this world-class resort. This required great internal and external communication and organization of all social groups and wedding parties I was responsible for the complete planning, organizing and servicing of events ranging from 10 to 650 people to include catering needs, meeting arrangements, recreational activities and social events. This required that I be able to work extensively with numerous departments in the hotel, overseeing completion of directives assigned to each. This job was very stressful at times but also extremely rewarding.
Security Specialist (Current Employee) – FL – October 13, 2013
The Breakers is by far the best place I've ever worked. Although I do not intend on making this my career I do enjoy what I do. The company as a whole really does show that they care about the employees. I enjoy coming into work every single day.
The only thing I would have to say they need to work on is the pay rate. I believe that because of the high priority guests that we provide security for and the responsibilities that we have, we should be should be paid at a higher rate.
Bellman (Former Employee) – Palm Beach, Florida – February 12, 2013
The Breakers was a hotel that I spent two of my college years working for and is two years that I greatly value in regards to my work experience and personal life. Being put in a position where you are trusted to create a memorable experience for the high caliber guest that The Breakers is known for is something that made the time there more valuable than any internship for me. I learned how to interact in a professional manner and effectively handle guest resolution independently. Obviously, the money was also a plus. The job is primarily tip based, and the guest are for the most part generous. If you have the desire to earn a significant amount of money while still in school, or on a full time basis for those who stay after, there is ample opportunity.
Cook III (Former Employee) – Palm Beach, Florida – July 12, 2013
My experience with the company was not an enjoyable experience. Management only cares about bottom line, overloads the staff with a heavy work load, extreme favoritism, shows little to no concern for employee suggestions to increase the moral, lighten work load, and or general regard for a fellow human being. Ocean grill being the most egregious. The only benefit is the scenery.
Always feel cared and respected by the upper management.
RESTAURANT MANAGER - THE SEAFOOD BAR (Current Employee) – Palm Beach, FL – September 7, 2013
This is the only company that I worked for so far where an individual can feel that he / she is truly cared and respected. Respect and care begins from the owners level to the president of the company. For The Breakers, employees come first. They figured out how to run a successful luxury resort for 117 years in a row.
amazing work place with set standards and goals.
hard to grow in the company, everyone has been here for years
Not even the Job Description matches the truth of what your going to be responsible for supporting on a daily basis. What is on the web showing the job description only looks good..the magnitud of work is the overwelming surprise later.. With poor direction no career path .. Your just a number.. I guess that is why there is such a huge turnover of staff. This job is perfect for an intern with no real corp experience. He or She can use this huge amount of work load "one person doing the work of three ( Do more with less ) " to move out and grow somwhere else
Word of advise ... before you accept an offer and resign your current job. request a meeting with the current staff one on one including the managers 1 on 1 ...then together.. with everyone. If they say no "Busy in Meetings" Run.. if they say yes be prepared for the unkowned factors .. Not related to the interview and not in the right agenda, You notice quickly who is the pets fast. Stay on check don't get caught up and loose your focus. You there to disclosed they hidden secrets behind smiles.
Based on the answers you get from the questions below, you will be able to make the right decision for you and your family. Get everything you discuss in writting, signed and dated.
Flip the Script, interview the entire ask the Department staff one on one in the work area where you would be working. try to stay in the work area from 9am to 1pm you can see what training/support you can expect from the staff/management.... keeping in mind, that you might be working with them daily.First impressions are everlasting !! Go by your gutmore... fealings they will always lead you in the right direction. I would have left years ago but i was stuck in a Department and in South Florida not many jobs.. I would recommend, if you looking for a career go somewhere else.less
HR Receptionist (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – April 29, 2012
Review, and log the applications received from the night before from the different sites where open positions were posted. Responding to applicants inquiries and directing them to the proper recruiter.