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4.0
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Very good experience
If you’re passionate for this industry you definitely should work at the GBH, you will have opportunity to have a good overall of how a 4 stars hotel works, besides all the benefits as gym, car parking and beauty salon discount, they frequently do events and parties for the staff recognizing all the hard work in their very busy environment. Most of staffs were fun and passionate which makes the work easier.
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Not good
Expected to work hours way later than rostered to
Management don’t give much regard to work like balance

Claims to have a core value of respect and fun but employees are rarely respected and fun is not had
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4.0
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J’ai apprécié de voir l'organisation D’un autre pays et de travailler dans un hôtel. J’ai appris beaucoup de vocabulaires
Pros
Langue
Cons
Le temps
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2.0
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Good tips, bad work & life balance
Worked in the hotel restaurant for years. It was a good craic, we were all a good team working in a very fast pace environment, the stress caused by it was affecting all staff members, from the waiting staff n management to the chefs. You had to be perfectly organised, keep smiling widely to the customers whilst thinking how to be in 10 different places in the same time: in the kitchen where food was waiting, on another floor to look for a teaspoon (lack of comunication between the departments) and at your approx 8 tables (2-6 people at each) you had to serve at the same time, quick yet efficiently. The fault of that was that the restaurant was poorly managed, giving way too much pressure on one person with their policy of saving money on staff. The roster was always prepared last minute, for the minimum table coverage, and it was constantly changing- if there were cancellation you would be send home, if the reservations were increasing you would receive a phone call on your day/just evening/just morning off asking to come asap.
If you need a summer job, and they always need people for summer, you're desperate and fully flexible, go for it. You will grow an extra set of arms and legs.

Don't think about this job for a long-term. You will work on summer time more than you ever wanted, starting in November you will have no hours.
Pros
Good tips, free food (leftovers), beautiful view, good craic
Cons
Incredibly irregular life style, exhausting shifts (on split you need to be there in the morning and evening), constantly changing roster, extremely busy summer, deadly quiet November-February..
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3.0
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Poor Management and Organisation
Shifts would regularly extend long into the night with no warning or extra break. Often Managers did not coincide with each other about guests. Lack of organisation in the bar and between bar and restaurant. Slight exploitation of staff.
Pros
Free Luches
Cons
Shifts not guaranteed to end on time
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4.0
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Great place,nice hotel
Customer service,prepared cold and hot bufet.
Diffrent shifts.Experience on the weddings.Working with nice people,learned every day new things.

The worst it was working on 2 shifts during one day.
Pros
free food on the breaks
Cons
long evenings
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Poor wages terrible staff
Accommodation is full of unfair management where you’re expected to do so much work for so little money. The wage is unlivable on and the management is unfair and unfriendly
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Poor wages
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5.0
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F&B Assistant
Every day I had to check, if all employees came to work. I had to check how many guests were supposed to come, check if the restaurant was clean and all tables setted. I worked one step ahed and prepare all documents and paperwork for the next following day.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Overtime job
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5.0
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Great Hotel in Oranmore surrounded with Golf Course
Great experience, my first place to work in Ireland, fantastic overview of Galway Bay, busy hotel, golf players, lot of fun
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4.0
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Very productive, high quality friendly workplace
Great hard working team producing great looking tasting food, high standard of food quality and management. 8-10 hour work shifts, always get full break everyday. Working in clean organized environment. everyone pulls their own weight.
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5.0
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Fast-paced office with busy working environment
A typical day included reaching sales calls targets, identifying potential new customers, contacting current clients, devising new strategies to attract clients. I was also in charge of social media and SEO management. From time to time, situations wold arise where your help was needed in different areas so it was important to be flexible and willing to help.
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