If you read what the people wrote about Steiner, you can have an idea what is working with Steiner, unfortunately is real...
But if you are looking just to have an experience on the ship and no matters the money or the conditions....try it.
The truth is if you go work there you will have great moments specialy with people that you will meet.
But honestly think about it....because with Steiner is not a dream...
My wife worked for Steiner as a Fitness Instructor and was treated appallingly, after her first trip she still hasn't covered her debts from all the fees from flying to the UK, living in the UK and training. A the time she was on commission (reading Daands blog this may have recently changed). The worst thing that happened is the ship sailed to Brazil and she hasn't received her Seamans book yet so was flown back to the UK for it for two weeks then flown back to the ship, but these costs were all deducted from her salary.
I still work at sea, and have seen some awful treatment of the steiners. I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to join them. I am still friends with a few steiner spa managers and managers in steiner ashore and even they agree that the company is morally bad.
STEINER - not a place for professional people.
THE ACADEMY - the worst training ever. Rude, arrogant, non-skilled and " no brain" trainers. Just former workers on ships that finally found a nice and warm place to earn money. If you dare to say " don't treat me like cattle " they start threatening you and label you as having " negative attitude ". They will do everything possible to put you down and to feel stupid.
Training is only about how to sell the awful ELEMIS products.
The " Spa Tours " are embarrassing.
I lately met the owner of Steiner, the daughter of the founder. Seems to be a nice lady (I like her pink diamond ring). I think she worked very hard to keep the business going after her father death, but they lost control now. The manager of Steiner Academy (her son in law), is too weak and being the only man working in a place with only women made him to loose the sense of reality.
I was probably lucky to have a good ship. The things have changed completely when I got there. The ship staff was much better than those from the Steiner Academy's. But the Spas managers are still mad about selling ELEMIS. The only thing interest that them is " how much retail " have you done per day. No interest about performing good or quality treatments. The SPA guests should complain because they are sick of being pushed every treatment with ELEMIS sales. They were sick of this attitude we were more than embarrassed.
Sorry Was meant to be a reply to this thread not a copy and paste!! Basically I really need some help after reading all of these appalling reviews. I have an interview with Steiner and am now terrified about working for them. I really want to work on a cruise ship but I don't know of any other companies that employ from england. Can anyone please help me and recommend any other cruise companies I could possibly work for. Thank you.
took a job aboard a cruise ship. Once onboard you are at the mercy of the company. They do not adhere to working hours. There are constant threats of being fired if you dare complain.The spa managers are power hungry bitter women who use that power to control and manipulate staff.One manager (Erica McEvitt) treated the spa as her own brothel-hooking up girls with the officers.She obviously got something in return ?Money
If girls refused life onboard would become hell for them.This woman had power because of her connections with people onboard.
Steiner does not care about anyhing as long as they get money. They throw people off at the gangway with no money or travel arrangements.There is no notice period.YOu can be told one morning that you are fired and you need to get of fthe ship that day. They dont give you your pay and theres nothing you can do. The services are a sham.. Cooking oil is used for massage and people are expected to pau $150 for it.
On 2 of the ships I worked on the galvanic machines(for facials) were broken bus still used on the clients...and the staff had to pretend that they were working. Steiner is the company with probably the worst work ethic in the world. There are not much more than a gang of thugs with a company that is listed on the stock exchange! And when you work for them you are at their mercy....remember that before signing the contract(which is totally illegal- and they only get away with it because they trade at sea)
Should be reported! But to whom? There is no ILO or similar organizations to report this or sue them! I am the first one who will do it but where,how,to whom? I worked for them 8 years coz my financial problems at home and I didnt have another choice but it was for sure 8 years MODERN SLAVERY... Who ever want to sue them,please contact me,I have plenty of materials against the DEVILS (Steiner leisure Ltd)..