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Calamigos Guest Ranch

Valet

May - August 2019 • Malibu, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Find people you enjoy working with, even if the work isn’t fun on some days, you will always enjoy hanging out with them.
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Front Desk Receptionist

July - September 2018 • Malibu, CA

What I liked

There was a lot aspects to this job that I really enjoyed. For one, each shift is 8 hours long and you can work 40 hours a week. In the past, I have had difficulty getting substantial hours, but this job can accommodate more hours. I loved the community at Calamigos! It really is a family like atmosphere and working at the front desk, you will have the opportunity to meet many people from different departments. Another thing I liked was how busy this job kept me. The front desk position is a fast paced environment. You are constantly working with people, answering phones, radioing people on the property, monitoring emails, and facilitating the check in/check out process. Though it can be overwhelming at times, the shift is engaging and goes by so quickly.

What I wish was different

Advice

To work at the front desk you need to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the property: rooms, food, staff, location, policies, events, etc. It takes a decent amount of time to become familiar and eventually master the property. Your first two weeks will involve shadowing and getting into the routine, but you do need to pick things up quickly. Take time to learn the way things are run. Nonetheless, everyone is very willing to guide you through the process and answer any questions.
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