FAQs - the most frequently asked questions about jobs in hotels and restaurants
In the following list we have summarized for you the most frequent and most important questions that applicants in the hotel and restaurant jobs ask us.
How much can I earn in a hotel in Austria?
Answer: The income usually depends on your position and experience. The higher your position and the more experience you have, the more you will earn. For example, a good, well-trained and experienced cook in a position as Chef de Partie easily earns around € 2,000 net per month. Lower positions in the kitchen start at around € 1500 to € 1600 net per month. The result is always a matter of negotiation and contains a certain variable that depends on each individual. In addition, it is important to mention that every employee in Austria receives 14 salaries per year, based on 12 months of employment.
Do you offer seasonal or permanent positions?
Answer: Both options are available, please specify which one you prefer. Most hotels operate two main seasons and usually initially offer a seasonal job, but contract extensions for another season or a permanent contract from the beginning are also possible.
How long do the contracts run?
Answer: Seasonal contracts have a term of 3 to 5 months, open-ended contracts are open-ended.
Where do I live during my stay in Austria? Will the hotel provide me with a room?
Answer: All of our partner hotels offer accommodation and 3 meals per day for free or for a small fee. The exact conditions regarding accommodation depend on each hotel. Please ask your AlpJobs agent for details.
What about health insurance? Am I medically covered?
Answer: As soon as you take up your job, you will be fully insured for health and accidents, and you will also receive a social security card with which you can use all public medical facilities.
Can I use the hotel gym or other hotel facilities on my days off?
Answer: Most of our partner hotels have a “free use of facilities” policy for employees at certain times. Hotels also give employees generous discounts on spa treatments, purchases in souvenir shops or hotel rooms.
How many days a week do I work and how many hours a day?
Answer: The working hours depend on the season and the hotel in question. As a rule, 6 days a week are common, but a 5-day week can also be negotiated and is used in many hotels.
Do I need a work permit to work in Austria? How do I get a permit?
Answer: If you have an EU passport, you do not need a permit, you can start your work in Austria without any procedure. No EU citizens or Croatian nationals. Please contact your AlpJobs representative for details.
Who will pay my travel and other costs to come to Austria?
Answer: All initial travel expenses are borne by the candidates themselves. After the successful conclusion of the first contract, travel expenses can be covered by the employer.
How much does the AlpJobs agency charge to find a job for me?
Answer: Our service is completely free for candidates.
Can my family visit me during my stay in Austria?
Answer: Many of our partner hotels allow family members or friends to stay with an employee for certain periods of time, such as Christmas or other holidays.