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amazing living accommodation for staff , amazing scenic views , gorgeous castle , top food , good experience , good staff training , good equipment , good working hours , salary lot lower than expected .
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Horrible to work ofr. the team members and other staff are the only perk, all team members so nice and friendly. Terrible work life balance, Managers are not in agreement or on good terms. Managing skills poor and all managers are very clickish. Very little to do in its location also two pubs in town and no other activities. Staff accomodation is mediocre, nice building but facilities and the monitering of them is not ideal. large garthering of friends not allowed. not very fair hard to relax in your own home. rent is also expensive for what you get. Staff lunches unhealthy and no options or flexablity for vegeterians or gluten free staff members. Also sexist, no girls bar tend there. only males unless theyre unavailable.
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team members
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everything
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Nice staff some of them not everyone managers is too bossy, hard get pay increase forget about bonuses , tips for waiting staff some departments long hours
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Free meal on duty
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Poor social
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Working at Ashford was very different, as the standards they have for cleaning are very high. Although they give less rooms in general to each chambermaid, these rooms still take a lot to actually clean them, and it was still quite a stressful job.
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Free lunches
Cons
Hard manual labour
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For those that see their career in hospitality it's best place to work, lots of career progression opportunities. Great benefits including uniforms, food during the shift, lots of discounts for hotel products also holidays, possibility to relocate to another RCH Hotel which Ashford Castle is a part of.
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very good training,most of the staff are really friendly and helpful. The most enjoyable part was working here is the other staff. uniform were provided. it was required that you had a good knowledge of history for the castle and area, there were good training to help you with this.
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You are expected to be fully dedicated to your role. It's a rural setting and most people work shift hours so can be demanding on the employee in terms of having a work, life balance.
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free lunch and great training availible
Cons
short breaks and long days
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Avoid this place, treats employees like dirt and terrible pay. Not worth it and HR is complete waste of time. Don't apply for the job unless you enjoy being treated poorly by management.
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Got paid terribly for the work you put in. It was really social, the teams are fun but the management is rude and think they're above everyone else. Everyone you work with, you live with and socialise with.
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Magnifique château très busy, rencontres très riches et nombreuses. Travail important, et de qualité.
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love working here just the salary does not meet the cost off living. it is fine if you are someone who wishes to live in staff accomadation and have the perks off that but for people supporting families it is not enough
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I was a kitchen porter here so it was apron, gloves etc for the whole week. Was still great fun and learned a lot about washing dishes and sticky pots and pans!
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Nearby
Cons
Smelly
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Absolutely amazing place to work. each and every person there is extremely kind and genuine. the learning gained from there is next to none. the only downside to the establishment is its location, extremely rural with not much going on around it.
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Its good place to get experience and you can change position to grow up. The managers always gonna be help to you if you wont to try to check your knowledge in other position.
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Excellent employer which is eager to develop its employees to the highest standards. Worth working for employer outside Dublin in order to advance anyones career.
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I have moved to Ireland to work with this company and realized that the high expectations I had are not being filled. I like to live in Ireland and want to work in another environment and be happy in here.
Pros
Beautiful Spa
Cons
low salary and small village
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i personally couldn't say anything bad about my experience working with Ashford Castle or the Red Carnation group. the management are your friends while still conducting them selfs to the highest level expected of them, and the people in the kitchen, and front of house are like your best friends, and at every chance they all try and keep the atmosphere professional and calm but with jokes and funny moments galore as always will be in life. bacicaly what in trying to say is they are like a family and they dont even try to hard every one was easy to get along with and always there if you had a rough service or bad day
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Great people to work for. Terrible HR department.Terrible canteen food. Rotas are not given in a timely fashion and hard to get holidays and days off.
Pros
Great work enviornment
Cons
Low Pay
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De los mejores trabajos que he tenido Gerencia impecable Direccion muy seria Salario muy acorde con el trabajo a realizar Buenos horarios Muy buen equipo. Gran gestion de personal en el hotel
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Todo impecable
Cons
No hay contras
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