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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated 18 February, 2019
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  • "Very limited opportunities for work-life balance" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Sometimes work long hours doing overtime but its not that bad" (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Deli Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Great staff and great customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes cleaning was boring at night.


  2. "Good place to get experience"

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Server in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Server in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun team and nice new properties

    Cons

    Pressure to perform and high expectations but often short staffed

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good organization"

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    Current Employee - Commis II in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Commis II in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good for this industry. Benefits are great for full time employees. Good atmosphere. Friendly co workers.

    Cons

    I feel like a tool on a shelf. They take me down when they need me. They put me back when they don't. Hence - virtually impossible to get a set schedule. Sporadic hours during slow times. Expected to work a lot of overtime (I'll be it at time and a half) during busy times.


  4. "Beautiful properties, toxic work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice locations, great history, benefits

    Cons

    Lots of mediocre senior management and backstabbing...they claim to be supportive and mentor people but they are first to throw people under the bus...Accor hotels killed the kindness in this company


  5. "Great company to work for with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Travel benefits are incredible, and they were diligent in obeying labour laws which is rare in the serving industry.

    Cons

    The uniforms are not great.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "They’ve lost their empathy for employees"

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    Former Employee - Cook III in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Cook III in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits for the most part

    Cons

    Regularly refuse vacation and time off requests, citing business volumes but never planning ahead by hiring coverage staff, same song and dance about employees needing to band together and push through busy seasons promising to address the undue pressure on staff but never follow through. Burnout central, they just run people out until they snap and leave instead of respecting and working to keep great talent.


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    no negatives that I can think of

  8. "Fairmont review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Some great staff perks and benefits

    Cons

    Salary, understaffing, general cutting corners


  9. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, supportive management, and amazing people in all teams

    Cons

    None at the moment.


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Lake Louise, AB
    Former Employee - Food Server in Lake Louise, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and perks, hotels literally all over the world you can transfer after one year.

    Cons

    Depending on experience hard to move around to desired position