Davidson Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Davidson Hotels & Resorts President and CEO John A. Belden
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Pros
  • Great f&b team on the corporate level (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity for growth and development since they manage hotels across the U (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The cons consisted of poor management (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management and corporate seems to be out of touch with the hourly associates (in 4 reviews)

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  1. New management

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

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing worth posting on here

    Cons

    They have no clue how to run a hotel. They hire first time directors for every position then cut staffing levels to bare minimums

    Advice to Management

    Listen to current employees and don't try to change everything. There is a reason you wanted that hotel


  2. Escaping alive was the best part

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Agent in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Guest Service Agent in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will meet interesting coworkers. Also, you have the chance to make a good income if you are in a tipped position.

    Cons

    Very rare to get off time; company overworked all employees, and I often had 2-3 weeks of work with no day off. Training is nearly nonexistent. You may acquire quite a bit of leave, but it will Employees have been continuously cut from this organization, despite being shorthanded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting employees--workers cannot give good service when they are overstretched and lack the supplies to do the job! See to paperwork quickly and do not let requests for time off linger.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Feb 24, 2015 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments relative to your experience at our Little Rock property. I am sorry you feel the way you do about your employment at this property. I ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    Banquet Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Eugene, OR

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and managers. Still have friends from this position

    Cons

    Everything else, awful pay ( even though they take 20% in a service change, servers don't receive tips) the company makes sure that people do not receive benefits ( not provide full-time work). We had to pay for food for lunch that would of been thrown away anyways.


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    Guilty until forced to be "guilty"

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

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits No shortages of hours Willing to provide the resources needed at most levels.

    Cons

    Never being able to be to use PTO. I've not once been able to use mine unless it was a holiday in which I was working anyway. Worked long hours Literally told to do things from home; as an hourly associated; uncompensated. Informed upper Management (GM; Directors; Steering Committee; and HR) of being directed to take care of things while not at the hotel in hopes to receive compensation. Received write-ups for following hotel SOP (Not issuing keys to people not registered to room; and the person couldn't even provide his wives name, address, anything). Paperwork. "Davidson is the Yes; we made a form for that people". Unreasonable internal audits that the only way to pass is by faking it as the internal auditors come in.

    Advice to Management

    Lets move into he 21st century. End stupid forms; No one in this industry knows what an AZR is; (its something that is required we do something with; no one has been able to tell me they know 100% what one is....) Lets compensate employees fairly; and follow the law. Lets do something about high turnover. I have had more people walk out in my department in the last year than we had at one time. Heck; I'll be honest; if I were upper management I would abandon ship. Its not you; its the whole company together. it has past fixing.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Oct 14, 2014 – Director 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 ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    Human Resources is a joke

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

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jul 16, 2014 – Director 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


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

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

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jun 19, 2014 – Director 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


  8. its been a long time corporate worked in a hotel

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

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    not everyone is out to do wrong.


  9. Sorely disappointed with all the unkept promises.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jun 19, 2014 – Director 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


  10. Pure Hell

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

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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