Careers at Terranea

About Our Culture

Terranea is unique, unlike any other. Since we opened our doors in 2009, Terranea has diligently worked to earn a reputation as both a premier resort that takes care of its guests and an excellent employer that provides a rewarding work environment for employees.

When COVID-19 impacted our community, we made it our mission to support associates and their families in any way we could. Looking out for one another—especially in our time of need—is a true testament to what makes the Terranea family special.

Our community is built on the collaboration of every team member who walks through our doors. We work hand in hand to make sure we operate our business in a safe and responsible way—a way that protects the health of our guests, associates and their families.

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“The best part is bonding and creating relationships with the team, not just in my department but across all of Terranea. It’s an incredibly fulfilling experience when so many outlets are able to coordinate together to provide that amazing guest experience. Every associate embodies the exemplary qualities of an outstanding associate: passion, integrity, and a drive to succeed. We all love creating positive experiences for our guests.”
Terranea Associate

Terranea Promise

As part of our commitments, we implemented the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay industry-wide initiative, achieved Clean + Safe Certification by the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA), are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide, and continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and county health departments.

We developed additional standards of care and cleanliness in partnership with cleaning industry expert Ecolab—a company with over 100 years of experience in assisting hospitality, public health, food safety and hygiene services. We also developed enhanced training and protocols with Ecolab as a further step to promote a safe environment.

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"Life is different at Terranea.”

It’s something we often say, because it’s true. We’re not like most workplaces. Aside from our spectacular physical environment, nestled along the pristine patch of coastline in Palos Verdes, we also work as a team to create a spectacular work environment that encourages, motivates, empowers and rewards. We want associates to create their dream career, so we focus on providing the tools and resources to make that happen. We offer numerous cross-training courses, professional memberships, management classes and more. We want associates to be proud of their career and proud to work at Terranea.

"As a champion of opportunities and protections for women, minorities and all individuals for my entire career, I am very proud of what my friends and fellow associates have accomplished – for themselves, for their families and for their futures."
Terri A. Haack
President, Terranea

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Becky Walnoha, Vice President of People Services

Our TerraneaProud workplace culture begins with passion. Our associates share a passion for taking care of each other and also taking care of our guests. The meaningful culture that we have created together is one that is centered on a foundation that is inclusive, celebrates diversity, and promotes empowerment.

Our associates are the heart of Terranea. We proudly serve as Palos Verdes Peninsula’s largest employer, offering an unparalleled workplace culture and a commitment to delivering extraordinary guest experiences. We value family, work-life balance, and community.

The words we say and the actions we take define each one of us individually and as an organization, and it inspires our connection with one another. While the powerful and strong connection we share looks and feels differently than it once did, we continue to move forward together.

Together we remain TerraneaPROUD.
Becky Walnoha
Vice President, People Services

“Terranea is really concerned about the advancements of its employees – particularly women – and ensuring we all have equal opportunities. It’s just a really supportive place to work, especially as a woman.”
Terranea Associate

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