Why Work at the Pan Pacific Vancouver?
Every now and again I get anxious job seekers ask me on Twitter or Facebook whether the Pan Pacific Vancouver is hiring. And the answer usually is: Yes!
Being one of the bigger hotels in the city with over 500 rooms, 2 restaurants and 4 kitchens – there are always new jobs popping every few weeks.
But whether you decide to apply to the Pan Pacific Vancouver or anywhere else, it’s usally a good idea to dig a bit deeper. Mere speculation about a company or surfing a dry corporate-website with cliche HR policies just doesn’t cut it anymore.
At our Hotel, people normally come to know about us through either special events, staying with us or even our blog.
But to take things a step further, I figured I’d just tell you a few of the great reasons to work at the PanPacific Vancouver. You be the judge!
Why Join the Team?
1. The People
Reason #1 has to be the people who work here.
When pleasing our guests is the first priority, that usually means the staff are warm, curteous and friendly people. The Pan Pacific prides itself on hiring employees that meet the high standards of quality care and respect for others. Diversity is embraced and a friendly environment is the minimum standard.
2. The Location
Ummm, wouldn’t you want to work right on the waterfront in the center of Downtown Vancouver? Not many people can say they work overlooking the Coastal Mountains, Stanley Park and the Vancouver Harbor. The view is INSANE and working next to the Skytrain, Seabus and the Vancouver Convention Center has its perks as well. Come for a visit and you’ll know what we mean.
3. A Great Brand
The Pan Pacific Hotel Group has a portfolio of 17 upscale hotels, resorts and serviced suites representing over 5,850 rooms in 10 countries across Asia and North America. The brand is recognized world wide and future employers and schools recognize this as well.
In Vancouver, the Pan Pacific has been a leader in the Hotel industry for the past 25 years!
4. A Great Career
No matter where you start, there’s always place to move up…and around!
When you work in a Hotel as large as ours, there are so many different departments, areas and roles to choose from. A few include: Front desk, restaurant staff, sales managers, catering directors, finance, bell team and the list goes on. Move your way up the ranks or try your hand at what works for you. Many of our staff in leadership roles (directors and management) started out at the hotel as servers or event staff and eventually found their dream job.
5. The Perks
There are plenty of perks that come with the job, like staying at Pan Pacific Hotels at a GREAT rate. All staff members are able to book hotel rooms for themselves (and family and friends) at all Pan Pacific Locations worlwide as well as their affiliate hotels. This means you can save a ton of cash when travelling, all while staying at a luxury hotel.
Another employee favorite is the 50% off discount at all of our food outlets including theCafe Pacifica Restaurant and the Cascades Lounge. This means a great deal on all our food and special weekend entertainment.
All staff are also given great discounted rates at Spa Utopia, Black Gloves Luxury Car Rental and plenty more!
6. You’re always Learning
A great perk of working at the Pan is the ability to learn new skills. Being a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Asociation, courses are always offered to advance employee skills in the hospitality industry. Whether that means added learning in quality care, sales and marketing or culinary skills – the option is all yours. There are several education-affiliate programs to ensure you always have the option to learn more.
So there you have it, just a few good reasons to choose the Pan Pacific as your next career move. If you’re ever looking for something new, be sure to visit our careers page which is updated on a weekly basis. For more information, feel free to drop me a line in the comments or stop by the Hotel for a visit!