Gaylord Entertainment
3.5 of 5 31 reviews
www.gaylordentertainment.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

Gaylord Entertainment Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 31 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Gaylord Entertainment Chairman, President, and CEO Colin V. Reed

Colin V. Reed

(19 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
31 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Hospitile

Director Information Technology (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

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

ProsGreat culture and team work with forward thinking

ConsUnfortunate it had to go through operations transition to a competition

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great Company

Human Resources Employee (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

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

ProsExcellent Culture, great people, lots of fun!

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

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

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Gaylord

Enterprise Architect (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

Valuable

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment

ProsExtremely flexible managers. Great company culture

ConsGraveyard shifts. Cafeteria is lack luster

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

when it was Gaylord, now it is Ryman Hospitality

Information Technology (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

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

ProsGreat employees and lots of possibility to grow the company

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Bell Attendant

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gaylord Entertainment

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

ConsNo Cons to this current date

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

sometimes you dont get 40 hours

Reservations (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

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

Prosthere are not any to speak of

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

 

Gaylord Entertainment is a great company to work for, but can be overly bureaucratic in some situations.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Gaylord Entertainment

ProsThe company offers competitive pay, friendly peers, some flexibility, and an overall great work environment. It is definitely considered a top-employer in Nashville.

ConsThe company can be very bureaucratic, especially in regards to management decisions. Often quick decisions are made without thorough and adequate knowledge of the complexities involved.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to be attune to all levels within their departments. Understanding the various employee roles, and the challenges presented at all levels, will help upper management make decisions that solve problems long-term, versus just providing a temporary solution.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Beautiful resorts with a family- like culture.

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Grapevine, TX (US)

I worked at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

ProsManagement for the most part is open with their staff. The property provides free luck to their employees.

ConsThe merger with Marriott brought in new systems which completely changed the way that every-day duties were handled.

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great Company to work for

Credit Coordinator (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN (US)

I worked at Gaylord Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat company and co-workers, great perks

ConsWish I still worked there.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone to give at this time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Gaylord Entertainment? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Gaylord Entertainment reviews and ratings - including employee satisfaction and approval ratings for Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin V. Reed. All 31 reviews are posted anonymously by Gaylord Entertainment employees.