Galway Bay Hotel Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2021

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Galway Bay Hotel General Director Dan Murphy
Dan Murphy
18 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    N/A

    Jun 1, 2021 - Administration Assistant in Galway
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Career progression Good atmosphere Good management

    Cons

    Salary Not competitive Busy periods

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Excellent place to work

    Feb 13, 2021 - Reception in Galway
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The management care about the well-being of the staff, with wellness programmes including zoom yoga/pilates classes and use of leisure centre facilities. Fresh food provided for staff for breaks. Sports & Social club. The hotel is a happy environment for staff and we are very well looked after. A lot of long term staff (myself included) which is a great reflection on the hotel group and management. The hotel always aims to promote within, allowing you to grow in your career if this is what you are looking to do. Also offers courses regularly for self- improvement and staff are encouraged to participate.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here, I am here 6 years and my work life is always improving

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Experience

    Mar 24, 2021 - Restaurant Supervisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I worked at the Galway Bay Hotel for two years. There is a great atmosphere while working in the hotel and the team provide support in every task you are assigned. I got to improve my communication skills and organisation skills while working here and developed the skills of thinking quickly on my feet and time management.

    Cons

    The only real con is that shifts can be long but this does come with the hospitality industries. The people around you keep you motivated and help you get through.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    awful, do not work here if you have any standards

    Jan 16, 2021 - Sous Chef in Galway
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people are friendly to work with but thats about it

    Cons

    Awful management in this company, just out for making a profit instead of looking after their employees or providing their customers with a quality service. Food quality in this place is shocking, I would advise anybody that doesnt want to get food poisioning to not to eat here. All the food is frozen, and have never seen such little care or skill put into creating the dishes. Would've been nice to see some sort of free ingredients in this place when you're charging customers so much per dish. Not sure how this place hasnt been shut down by health and safety yet as it is absolutely appaling. This 'frozen food' restaurant should be on an episode of Gordon Ramsays kitchen nightmares

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Poor working conditions

    Mar 22, 2021 - Bartender in Galway
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Sociable, fast paced and entertaining

    Cons

    Complete lack of respect for employees. Constantly understaffed despite reminders that we need staff. Rota comes out less than 12 hours before shifts start so you couldn't make any plans. Expected to work over 4 hours after your shift ends. Lack of communication between departments and staff. HR do not listen to complaints about staffing. breaks were rare and never guaranteed but still taken out of pay. food was also taken regardless of whether ate or not.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Feb 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team camaraderie, lots of guest interaction, upper management care about the staff. Excellent place to work!

    Cons

    Nothing of note comes to mind

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Excellent Workplace

    Mar 20, 2021 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent work conditions for all

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Busy environment

    Mar 27, 2021 - Chef De Parties in Galway
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Busy place. Low retention of employees from middle level to bottow level.

    Cons

    No breaks at all. But 1 hour is deducted as a break time from daily shift.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing Experience

    Dec 4, 2020 - Marketing in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly HR and Management On-time salary

    Cons

    Nothing in particular, maybe just too much work in comparison to salary and very few options for vegetarian food.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Kitchen porter

    Oct 12, 2020 - Retail Betting Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Free meals such as lunch and dinner

    Cons

    Fast paced and busy environment

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