Gaylord Entertainment

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Gaylord Entertainment Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
34 Reviews
3.6
34 Reviews
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Gaylord Entertainment Chairman, President, and CEO Colin V. Reed
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  1.  

    Wonderful Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Specialist  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture, genuinely cares about staff (they are called STARS), free lunch daily, good work life balance.

    Cons

    As you can expect in ANY hospitality job, hours are sometimes long, and you will at some point miss a Christmas/other holiday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good, Bad and the Very Ugly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people (overall), great benefits, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of work/life balance, Leadership is darn near horrible: management can pretty much treat you however they'd like and HR turns a blind eye, not as progressive of an organization as you might think/hope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees: they are the backbone of the company and can truly make or break you. Treat them well and they will go above and beyond. Support them, train them properly and treat them like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very professional work environment and encouraging work force.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gaylord Entertainment

    Pros

    Fun and professional atmosphere, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Depending on the position, hard to work with co-workers, no penalty for calling in sick, no responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oversee the bellstaff more and don't be afraid to fire someone who needs to be fired.

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  5.  

    Hospitile

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Information Technology  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Director Information Technology in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture and team work with forward thinking

    Cons

    Unfortunate it had to go through operations transition to a competition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Employee  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Employee in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Culture, great people, lots of fun!

    Cons

    Bought out by Marriott causing many good employees to leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the Gaylord Spirit alive. Marriott is cookie cutter, good company, but nothing like Gaylord.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Gaylord

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company was great to work for while I was there. They did take care of the people that worked for them.

    Cons

    Felt like I was lied when it came down to the transition to Marriott

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    when it was Gaylord, now it is Ryman Hospitality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great employees and lots of possibility to grow the company

    Cons

    Management positions were filled with friends of friends, no promotions within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Valuable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment

    Pros

    Extremely flexible managers. Great company culture

    Cons

    Graveyard shifts. Cafeteria is lack luster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  10.  

    Bell Attendant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment

    Pros

    Great job. Company cares about their "stars". Great facilities

    Cons

    No Cons to this current date

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    sometimes you dont get 40 hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservations  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Reservations in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there are not any to speak of

    Cons

    not a good company to work for not. all you will have is a pay check and sometimes its not 40 hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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