Pros: easy work, ranch life, discounts are nice.
Cons: management, benefits, pay, distance
During my time, the work was easy, very simple. Being that security was the holder of the keys to the property, we were the lowest paid throughout the company, Westgate. As a resort, Westgate operates similar to many others which I have experience on. The largest skiing resort in America, Big Sky Resort, and the largest mountain/hospitality in America, Vail Resorts. River Ranch specifically operated very poorly. The management skills were not there at all, there was a "protected class' or, "good ole boy" system. Racial Tension was present, I witnessed it myself and nothing was done in spite of it. The hours were demanding and all over the place, ie; you would have off Tuesday and Wednesday and have to report to work Midnight on Thursday, not giving you an ample day off. You would be scheduled one week all midnight shifts, or random 8-4, 4-12, 10-10, 12am-8am, etc. It really was poor shift management. The training was poor. I was thrown into the fire and never fully was equipped to handle anything by myself. I was forced out of the company due to my witnessing of the racial incident and "causing a stir" by going to Human Resources. There is no HR on location, payroll can get screwy at times, they are not squared away, and nobody can ever give you an immediate answer.
I enjoyed working for the ranch in itself, but the department was very sketchy and wishy washy. I also came across some information I did not plan or intend to come upon.
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