Hersha Hospitality

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Hersha Hospitality Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014

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2.1 19 reviews

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Jay H. Shah

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people, great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossmall company, get to know everyone, and everyone is nice

    Conswork can get boring sometimes

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    Decent company, I've enjoyed my time.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey promote from within and the opportunity for growth is definitely there. They do a great job of making you aware of opportunities as well.

    ConsWish there were more hotels in their portfolio. There are none in a lot of major cities I would have been interested in moving to. They don't have very many high end or full service hotels either. May be property specific but they do not do very much in the way of employee appreciation or give back to the staff in any way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe other employees are generally nice to work with.

    ConsThe hotel I worked for is poorly managed. Every employee hates it there. There are never enough supplies. Things simply always go wrong.

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    Lots of autonomy in the execution of duties.

    Banquet Staff (Current Employee) Saint Pete Beach, Pinellas, FL

    ProsNo micromanagement
    Decent hourly pay, considering the skills required.
    Great work environment.
    Great experience to fall back on in tough times.

    ConsLong shifts (12-20 hours)
    High variability in hours worked (Sometimes 80 hr/wk, sometimes 12 hrs/wk)
    A field with high demand for competent, consistent workers (Never out of a job).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't Waste Your Time with this Company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place for a recent college grad to gain experience.... think of it as an extended internship. When you're ready, start looking for a better company that will treat you right.

    ConsExtremely high turnover at all levels and areas of the company:
    -The benefits are minimal or non-existent. (i.e. you get to use your vacation time when you're sick....lol!)
    - The pay is very low with no hope of a raise or rewards for hard work.
    -Lack of respect and/or appreciation for employees at all levels.
    -Low level of professionalism
    -It's a Top-Down culture.... don't expect any respect if you're not high level management
    -Bad leadership...... I wouldn't want my kids to work there..

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'm kind of surprised that there aren't more reviews on this site.... but not surprised that just about all of them are negative!

    You really need to think about changing the culture to one which appreciates what people do and treats them like human beings. If you continue to run the company like a labor camp..then you'll keep losing all of your good employees.

     And stop being sooooo greeeedy! Why are most of your employees making just above the federal minimum wage?!?!?!? Meanwhile you guys are living the life.... you would be banking a lot more money if you invested in the people that actually do the work down to the property staff!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Management Company

    Director of Sales and Marketing (Current Employee)

    ProsNo positive attributes about this company

    ConsUpper Management is clueless. No real vision, no trust in their associates.
    Horrible Compensation- Worst in the industry.
    Abysmal incentive structure/opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. Allow those positions to be occupied by qualified executives who actually exhibit hospitality

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    exciting ideas but not enough follow through from owners and leaders. lacking reinvestment and disingenuous.

    Director of Sales and Marketing (Current Employee)

    ProsThe leaders are excellent at "talking the talk." They know how to excite a room and convince an audience of their promises. They can generate excitement.

    ConsThey have a hard time delivering on their promises. They fail to back up their pitches with action. They manage their hotels from a place of fear. The proper supports do not exist, as the support team is young and inexperienced. The leader are all men (or close to men) and the support seem to be pretty young things; more of a dating pool. A "boys club" that bows down to the owners.

    There is a lot of talk about work life balance, but they work employees to death and then push them out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook closely at your regional and vp team. They are all covering each others' messes up. The revenue management and sales teams are not generating the revenue they could. And your operations teams are kept preoccupied acting as secretaries for the vps. Everyone is more concerned with giving the right answers. The love of hospitality is lost.

    Listen to your own speeches.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worse Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI cant think of anything nice to put here.

    ConsI work at a hotel manage by Hersha. All i can say is Hersha is cheap. Its all business. There is no incentive for the employees here. I use to love my job until i came to this company. Its very sad to say that. Some of the workers here work over 8 hours and no break, this isnt a sweatshop but they treated us as such.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey way the property managers are treating your hotel is showing everyone who work here that corporate doesnt really care about the employees. Maybe instead of looking at the numbers ( which you probably well never do) Look at the qualities of your employees, anyways because of them is that you make any money at all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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