What is it like to work at Youth Hostel Association?

4.1Work/Life Balance
3.3Salary/Benefits
3.7Job Security/Advancement
3.7Management
4.2Culture
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Varied duties
Written by Team Member - Full Time (Former Employee) from Richmond, North Yorkshire on 22 November 2017
This job was very demanding and required me to be firing up the ovens for breakfast service at 6.30 am each day. I would cook during breakfast service from 7.30 am until 9 am and then I had to clean the rooms and common areas of hostel until 2 pm. After a 3 hour break I would then have to cook dinner from 5 pm until 8 pm and a couple of nights each - more ... week I would stay on the front desk for guest admissions from 8 pm until 10 pm. This would have been a typical working pattern for 3-5 days each week.
The working atmosphere was fun and we always needed a strong team with high levels of willpower. ... - less
ProsOn-site accommodation and company perks.
ConsVery heavy work load and bad management of the particular site I was employed at.
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