Sales Representative, OPC , Travel Club Rep (Former Employee) – Smoky Mtns – July 22, 2017
I started right out of high school in 2000 and was surrounded by the best closers in the business. Yes it's going to be long days and 6-1's sometime and IRT in the morning isn't fun but if you do follow the sequence and the steps they teach you and stay focused you'll make 70-150k a year as I've seen a hundred kids right out of high school buy land rovers and porche's after they're first year. It's the focus that makes the payments so if your focused then this is the place to be .
Had fun meeting people and making friends. At Westgate Resorts there is no room for advancement. Sometimes you would find what i call clicks ? You had to be out parting with everyone or you was'nt part of the social club.
Food and beverage (Former Employee) – Park City, UT – June 1, 2017
This place was an HR nightmare, except if HR got involved like they should they would be fired. Hotel GM was related to the owners of the entire Westgate company and he is also married to the GM of food and beverage. It was a political game consisting of cliques and if one of them didn't like you, then poof you're gone. No care for your personal life, family life, or whatever else. Oh you're sick? Too bad. Been working 7 days straight? Oh sorry. It's your kids graduation? Sorry we need you. So unless you're a brown noser who likes to stab people in the back to move up stay far far away.
No breaks, nepetism, crooked politics, high stress
Talent Acquisition Development Analyst (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – May 21, 2017
A great company to work for, for the entrepreneur at heart. Westgate Resorts is a work environment where decisions and empowerment are made at the employee level. I'd recommend Westgate Resorts to those seeking career development.
Easy quick money but cut throat & high turnover rate.
Lead/ Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – May 19, 2017
I worked at the Corporate Office on Sandlake. The hospitality benefits are great & there's many great & smart people working there. I made many good friends & many times we had lots of fun while at work. However Management lacks Management skills & I many times I felt I was just another number to them. Basically there's no job security!
Sales Representative/Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – May 18, 2017
Working at Westgate Resorts was very competitive as you are hired as an independent contractor and your job security relies on sales numbers and production if your lucky enough to do well you can be promoted to Sales Manager and make excellent compensation for your time.
Tour Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Park City, UT – May 15, 2017
Typical day at work were morning reports (8 total) that needed to be printed off before the work day started. I learned how to use Microsoft, outlook, and many other excel applications along the way. A lot of one on one with potential buyers for time shares. Customer service was always 100% nothing less. management was decent, i loved how close we were with our managers both on a professional level and personal. The workplace was very inviting and fun, felt like family.. Going to work was never a bummer, always was excited to get to work for a productive day. The hardest part of my job was the schedule that did not work well with other aspects in my life that i needed. Accommodating a good work schedule was difficult. I loved a lot of things about my job, starting with the people, place and daily duties. I was always busy working with at least 10-15 different people daily. Super fun job
Free lunch, good people, sociable
Never got full breaks, never guaranteed a full 8 hours
Excellent place to work. Fun, tons of great people, music, gorgeous environment, training,etc.. If you can sell, you'll make $100,000/year, easy. But when the season drops, they'll lay you off and steal the commissions they owed you over the next 2 months..if you sue them, they will countersue for chargebacks and no lawyer will take your case. You will pay them back money you earned. Long hours too..10/day. So work hard, save your money and when the S^$%& hits the fan...move onto something else for a few weeks, they'll call you back again later.