Balmer Lawn Hotel
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Balmer Lawn Hotel Employee Review

Unfortunately bad things happen here

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4 June 2017
Terrible place to work, no extra hours payment, lack of staff, lack of structure, very poor management, general assistant contract for every employer no matter what department you are working. Minimum wage.
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Pros
Good people (staff members only)
Cons
Extreme pressure, lack of conditions, lack of staff, very poor management
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