Davidson Hotels & Resorts

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Davidson Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
39 Reviews

3.4
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Davidson Hotels & Resorts President and CEO John A. Belden
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  1.  

    A severe lack in associate support

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

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty standard, the company is very much geared toward hospitality and guest satisfaction, opportunities to move around

    Cons

    I didnt receive any formal training when I started. The compensation was fair but below the salary range of colleagues in the same area. The corporate structure is not set up to be compassionate to associates. The technology is lagging behind. The executives are out of touch with the hospitality community and what it takes to run a successful hotel. They are concerned with guest satisfaction but not employee satisfaction. They don't understand the concept of spend money to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention when you start losing your top money makers at a rapid pace!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Scheduling for Therapists

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist  in  Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist in Newport, RI

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

    Pros

    Location has a great view of the water and sail boats, terrific sunsets

    Cons

    Very bad system of scheduling. Senior therapists always get first priority until their schedule is filled then the secondary therapist gets filled then the third and so on and so on. There isn't any rotation of schedules. Third senior therapists rarely stay on because the winters are slow and very rarely get any bookings except for Saturdays. Management are in the dark as to what goes on between therapists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rotating schedules so newer employees can get a fair share of work. Even well seasoned therapists have a difficult time working there because of the preferred scheduling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of concern for employees overshadows great properties.

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

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits are offered to all employees. The property I worked on was beautiful and well revered in the city.

    Cons

    Lack of training, concern, and communication leaves employees feeling put out or terminated when things do go as planned. Decisions are made with no input or concern for employees who are the ones that implement those decisions. I am very disappointed after giving my best and was not shown any concern for my complaints of hostile work environment. Long time employees are protected even in potentially liable situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you know your employees? Do you care to? If you notice behavior you don't condone, take some time to find out why? Maybe there is an easy solution that the ones you are using now. You probably have some great people on your team and if you don't recognize value and give people an outlet to communicate you will not have an opportunity to make the most of all you have. After reviewing the core values daily during employment, I feel like it was just words. You do not live your core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Mar 13, 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 ... More

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  5.  

    Decent benefits, lousy company

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

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The hourly benefits and PTO are pretty decent

    Cons

    Company is slow about paying its bills to outside comapanies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HIGH TURNOVER

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

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Meet people from all over the world.
    They hire all different types of people.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    No raises no matter how long you've been there.
    Lack of respect for employees.
    Form cliques.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MANAGE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    May 8, 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.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a great place to work! We
    ... More

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Davidson lost in the dark ages

    • 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

    Pros

    None
    None
    None....
    There is a 20 word minimum so I have to type some thing else.
    The only positive is that I get a pay check every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons. Davidson corporate does not respect the balance between work and family. Management works 60+ hours a week. The corporate mentality is guilty until we prove you innocent. They do background checks on current team members, they have random drug test on current team members. The waste of paper is crazy. Corporate has hotel audits 2 times a year, why 2 times? Corporate doesnt answer emails. you are expected to do things correctly but no one lets you know how to do things correctly or what needs to be done until corporate needs it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who work on the hotel level. We know what our customer wants.
    ease up on the paperwork. A manager can't manage their team members under a pile of paperwork. Managers shouldn't have to choose between work and family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A small company trying really hard to compete with the big boys

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

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

    Pros

    They franchise some of the larger brands and you will have access to some of those company's benefits. They do have policies and procedures in place unlike some smaller companies.

    Cons

    They try to do a lot with very little. Small budgets, big dreams. They expect managers to be their own assistants and do it all (literally doing your own file keeping and any other admin work). You will work like a dog and if you don't fit in with their cliquish society you will never move on up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more open minded that some communities work differently than the way you are used to running it from home base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good but with a price

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

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    They are available to talk to you. They give you a change to move up. They seem to listen to your concerns, but it comes with a price. They seem to want to work with someone to make them better.

    Cons

    Forms, forms, and more forms there is a form to fill out a form. Impossible budgets to make. The price to the above, you can be black balled if you point out a concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back out into the field and see what is really going on.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Career Opportunities Abound at Davidson

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for career growth in the hospitality industry - time and time again, employees have started at the bottom and worked their way up into a senior level management position. Dedication to the industry is the key. The hospitality industry needs to be in your blood, and for many people, it just isn't.

    Cons

    Morale is quite low at some properties due to high turnover and poor communication between managers and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to take a look at those properties scoring consistently low on their survey scores and intervene - find out the real reasons why employees aren't happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Disappointing

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

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    The company is growing so there are opportunities to relocate.

    Cons

    The growth of the company is somewhat uncontrolled. As a result, management training is limited at best. The company's intranet and SOPs have not been updated in some cases for 8 years or more. The benefits offered are of good quality but extremely expensive. Management is expected to work a minimum of 50+ hours per week, although their salaries are below market. Most hotels are expected to perform without sufficient staffing levels. Morale in most places is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management training for new hires. Re-evaluate management salaries. Do not break down the salaries of managers based on 2080 hours annually because they are required to work far more.

    Doesn't Recommend

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