The Berkeley oceanfront hotel, Asbury Park, New Jersey, American Adventure

Experience with agency American Adventure was neutral.
The agency was OK. At the moment when I found work, it was necessary to find accommodation, as the employer did not provide it. The agency gave 0%, I had to do it all by myself ... So I was very disappointed, but everything else was correct.

Experience with location Asbury Park, NJ was positive.
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. All recommendations for this city and the region itself. The city is on the ocean, there is a boardwalk with a lot of cafes, restaurants, fast food, shops, the opportunity for a job enormous (and not just one). As soon as you get off to the search, the season begins at the end of June and then most positions are filled, but it can still be found. Town is mostly a tourist place with houses where the families rent for the whole summer season and spend time there, but there are also permanent residents. In the vicinity is Walmart, ALDI (German food store which at very good prices sells food), there is PNC bank in the town itself, where I opened the account and there was my salary, Rite Aid and CVS, a drugstore, a cosmetics store , pizza, bread, snacks, so you can be great if you need something urgently! There are also pharmacies in these drugstores. McDonalds is here, Burger King and lots of different restaurants. And what I like most Outlet Center is a taxi at 10minutes !!! It also has a lot of shopping centers but is obliged to visit their outlets. You should get bicycle!!! Never use Uber (it's expensive), if you need transportation, call taxi, it's not at all expensive! iiiii what's best, the city is everything for only an hour and a half of time from Manhattan! There is a train station that directly drives to Pennstation !!!!!!! : D Every day we went to New York!

Experience with employer The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel was positive.
The price was $ 14. And there was plenty of overtime, especially in the season, which was $ 21 !!! which is really enough ... A phenomenal experience! Working on the front desk was very futile, but for the week, two parties in the table and you work as if you were in this whole life. I say this because I went to America with a very weak English and I was very afraid I would be able to work on the front desk and here I will just tell you that after a month they put me in the position of PBX (I sat in the office and reported to the phone where people were called and had a 1001 question !!! So do not English to be a barrier to signing up for a bit more serious job, because it is easy to learn when you stop reading it and just relax! :) The hotel had a lot of employees and with a lot of them we are still today, and we were beautifully engaged when we were so. Apart from the front desk, they used to put us on and work on the pool in translation of nothing: D. The seat at the entrance of the swimming pool gives the guests of the hotel bracelets and sandbags and tells Hello, Have a nice day and that's it! Too small: Some of us were sent to housekeeping where they were terrible, my companion was a supervisor to housekeepers, although she was supposed to work on the front desk under the contract! She did not have a great time out there, she did not allow her to have overtime, shortened hours, etc. ... So if you work here, do not screw you up just hold a contract and say you will not be in housekeeping !!! Sometimes they sent us to work on the parking lot. Well, that's literally nothing, sitting in the parking lot and letting cars with a parking pass and those that do not say that I can not do without a pass and that's it! You kill time on the phone, but you're psychically restless from the crowd, the front-line people. They put us on some other time at the front door of the hotel, just standing there opening the door when someone came in, smelling and welcoming guests. There were also days when we were bellmen .. Well, that may have been our best days too! Tips was a high !!! : DDD So we basically did a lot of work but most of the time on the front desk. And there was a tips in all positions. Great place to earn! The other job was in the pizzeria, on the beach. It was wonderful and there, the employer is fantastic, tips, 10 $ hours, free food and drinks as much as you want! : D

This review represents personal opinion of Marija who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2018 with agency American Adventure, working at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ.

Mar 31, 2019