Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
112 Reviews
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112 Reviews
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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts CEO William Fatt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits if you stay on full time (in 13 reviews)

  • Opportunities for career growth (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work can be incredibly busy, and work/life balance suffers a bit for it (in 6 reviews)

  • management doesn't listen to the concern of the staff some times, very long hours and no recognition (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    Has a great family feel, lots of support from exec team

    Cons

    Not the highest paying employer, lots of turnover

  2.  

    Butler

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Butler in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Butler in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty much managing 5-6 positions at a time. Really good for college students or recent grads looking to get a lot of hours in. Definitely built my interpersonal skills and taught me how to do heavy multitasking.

    Cons

    They sometimes overwork you, but that's expected in a laborious position like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valet Attendant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Valet Attendant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great pay, tips, free food and drinks

    Cons

    you gotta run all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Better than the rest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Security in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management works together, and employees appear mostly satisfied with their jobs. Nice place visually to work at. Guests are usually better behaved than at lesser hotels.

    Cons

    Managers don't ask employees for their input when it comes to workplace incidents, workplace operations, and incidents involving other security incidents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers don't ask employees for their input when it comes to workplace incidents, workplace operations, and incidents involving other security incidents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service to a tee

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

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros for working in hospitality. There is always room for growth due to the various departments, travel is easy and you get to meet people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Communication lagged a bit. There were times that a situation could have been prevented if there was communication between all departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees know what is going on

  7.  

    Very pleasant and beneficial for me most of the time spent there , but sometime was unorganized

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

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always greeted by other employees with a smile, although most do not know I was working as an intern. I got to explore different departments, which was helpful than staying in just one. I got to go to meetings and learned what to expect in employee meetings.

    Cons

    The meetings was helpful the first time, but I feel like sometime they forgot to plan something for the interns, so they just put us in the meeting and listen.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Opportunities when applicable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    Fairmont is an under rated gem as their service philosophy is to do right by their guests. Your idea of what may be best for that guest based on your interactions is received and welcomed. A good place for growth if you are vocal and desire to learn. Small team makes it easy to reach out by department or property

    Cons

    Being empowered is good for those that would use it. This idea allows colleagues to do what is right for your guest but sometimes falls short of expectancy as well as a variation in service provided.

  9.  

    Good overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hiring and training. Pleasant overall experience.

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance. Constant shift changes. Old-school business practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Growing company - the company is still building new properties and acquiring hotels

    Cons

    Lack of office culture due to everybody being so busy all the time, no motivation to have friends in the office because everybody is always working, I have no friends in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building, less team meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Top notch training, friendly team members

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

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Great training, resume builder, room for career growth.

    Cons

    Very corporate and there can be poor communication downward. Poor food, typical EDR fare. Very little flexibility in terms of scheduling, and you better not be late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication downward, and make your employees feel valued!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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