Davidson Hotels & Resorts

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Davidson Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
43 Reviews
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Davidson Hotels & Resorts President and CEO John A. Belden
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  1.  

    Human Resources is a joke

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great f&b team on the corporate level

    Cons

    One of the most unprofessional organizations I have ever worked for! Guilty regardless! HR lies and it is acceptable! Corporate gets involved with the gossip enabling bad behavior. No consistency in practices, you are treated according to who you are and your race.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach! Listen to your people and demand facts, knowing that there are always at least two sides to every story

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jul 16, 2014Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for feedback. At Davidson Hotels and Resorts we celebrate our Team Members as our most important asset, essential to our success. We strive to provide a positive and inspiring workplace. We ... More

  2.  

    The hardest workers are at the bottom of the totem pole. Favoritism exceeds those who deserve the most.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get discounts for hotels internationaly. There is a causal relationship between coworkers and friends which make it a fun place to work at. There was also a young work environment. The company values smiling and being at %100 %120 of the time.

    Cons

    The cons consisted of poor management. Plus the "higher ups" constantly looked down on other employees, bossing them around like they have no soul. Schedules were posted super late making it impossible to plan for the next two weeks. Different departments clashed constantly and there was always some argument up in the air.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to those who work hardest and stay out of the spot light because those workers are compensating for the other 5 who are screwing around. Also there needs to be more room for personal growth so that one can actually go somewhere in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jun 19, 2014Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for voicing your concerns with your employment at our hotel. We are sorry that you feel your experience was not positive and enriching. While not everyone will be happy with all decisions ... More

  3.  

    its been a long time corporate worked in a hotel

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    i get a paycheck at the end of 2 weeks

    Cons

    to complete all the paper work they want done there is no time to service our guests
    they dont trust their team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not everyone is out to do wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sorely disappointed with all the unkept promises.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Services  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits program was great, good health, dental and vision insurance and higher than average PTO accumulation.

    Cons

    Incompetent managers who would much rather take credit for an employees work than do the work themselves.

    An environment that allows malicious gossip and harassment between employees with no reprecussions.

    Upper management and corporate seems to be out of touch with the hourly associates.

    Management does not listen to the hourly associates and there has been no visible changes to the hotel.

    Profit driven instead of services driven. Over the winter when the hotel was slow, housekeeping had their hours cut to the bare bone putting a lot of full time status employees at risk. Now that peak season is running the housekeepers are struggling under the burden of the tasks that could have been done over the winter and the actual work necessary for current guests.

    The middle and lower management at this company discouraged cross training among the different departments.

    This particular set of managers brought in outside candidates to fill positions when there were qualified internal candidates available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that are actually competent. Listen to the hourly associates they are the ones on the front lines. Give the hourly employees proper tools to do their jobs. If you give people the training and allow them to grow then perhaps you will get a better quality of employee. Sweeping internal problems under the rug instead of actually addressing them or even allowing the lower and middle management to do that kills morale. Working at this hotel was a nightmare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jun 19, 2014Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for voicing your concerns with your employment at our hotel. We are sorry that you feel your experience was not positive and enriching. While not everyone will be happy with all decisions ... More

  6.  

    Pure Hell

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best part was giving my two weeks, then having 70% of my coworkers ask if my new job was hiring.

    Cons

    After over 8 years in the hospitality industry and working at all 4 diamond properties I was extremely disappointed in the lack of integrity and quality service offered by Davidson hotels, they had had a lot of empty premises.
    I had worked at this property for several years when they sold, we were told that there wouldn't be a noticeable change and that the customers wouldn't know the difference, this proved to be false.

    We had paperwork to fill out just to submit other papers, the management only cared about unreasonable expectations and rarely listened to employees opinions or what the guest wanted, they cut hours due to "low sales" and expedited 8 hours of work to be done in 4 often while covering others jobs, some of the managers were disrespectful and degrading to employees, the managers often hired completely incompetent people who later turned out to be old friends.
    I stayed just over three month's after they took over and honestly tried to see the good, but only felt frustrated as I watched the level of service and quality of product drop as employees moral plummeted. After a few month's it was obvious that they were in over there heads. Now 6 month's later when I talk to former coworkers they say it's still declining I'm thankful to have gotten out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees and clients, don't drop service to save a few pennies, you have potential but I'd sugest that you stick to operating lower scale motels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Worked in hotel industry 30 plus, many different hotel chains, the absolute worst ever.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    No pros except paycheck, the pay levels were bad also. Each year we had to do a survey pertaining to the job market wages were awful.

    Cons

    Management company that doesn't have a real clue what happens on this property, and they don't really care. Took Security completely out of this hotel, down hill from every aspect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some people skills, your Savey Style has allot to be desired considering management doesn't set examples of this themselves. Leaders need to lead your team how things are to be not go and hide from guest. There is so much more too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company upper management in Chicago horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts for more than a year

    Pros

    I can only think of maybe one, the location of the hotel I worked for

    Cons

    Where to start, upper management is clueless and the environment was horrible to work in. If you wanted to get ahead in there hotel you had to kiss up to the general manager, they constantly lie to staff about whats really going on and there are prejudices at the property. I am referred to the Chicago mag mile property. Directors are yes men and unless you were there favorite there was no room for advancement. Horrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to fires all of you and start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor Hotel Managment Company, do not care about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience. I was able to learn about in my position. Typically like to promote from within. Will give you advice if it is needed.

    Cons

    Long Hours with poor compensation. Management keeps certain people under their "wings". If you are not part of the crowd you will not succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow procedures to protect your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Communication, NO training and a pointing fingers game

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Banquet Manager
    Former Employee - Banquet Manager

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -The company has a good deal of hotels in their portfolio
    -The company has nice hotels in its portfolio

    Cons

    -Received no training whatsoever. It was just how they did things. You either survive or you don't.
    -A constant game of finger-pointing to place blame on everyone else so no-one had to take credit for the issues
    -Poor communication
    -Poor management. I was told upon hire by the Director of F& B that no-one in the hotel respected the General Manager. What a great way to start your first day of work!
    -Overworked and highly underpaid
    -Constant competition between maintaining "brand" standards, for example, "We fly the Hyatt flag, so we have to maintain Hyatt standards, but we also have to cut costs at every corner to maintain Davidson financial standards
    -Gross neglect for maintaining company policies and procedures
    -No such thing as a work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your mission statement and your principles and beliefs. Develop a training program for new-hires. Seriously evaluate upper management and how they treat and communicate with each other and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    High pressure, low rewards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Executive Housekeeper
    Former Employee - Assistant Executive Housekeeper

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -If you are willing to work under high pressure and for very long hours for many years, you may eventually land a cushy upper management job that pays very well, such as a general manager of a hotel
    -Almost free lunches
    -Reduced rates at other hotel properties
    -Chance to work with a multi-cultured workforce

    Cons

    -ridiculously long hours for lower management (average of 50-70, depending time of year), yet lower than industry average salaries
    -an atmosphere where blame is assigned before the cause is determined
    -high turnover among hourly employees
    -no fixed schedule
    -Atmosphere where profit is the most important factor
    -high competition among lower management to land promotions, which hurts morale and camaraderie

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Lower tiered employees should get paid more. This will result in less turnover and thus less expenditures on hiring and training people.
    -There often is a blame first, ask questions later attitude coming from mid-upper tiered hotel managers when there is a problem. This creates an environment of constant fear among employees and contributes to low morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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