Hersha Hospitality

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Hersha Hospitality Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
23 Reviews
2.2
23 Reviews
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Jay H. Shah
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  1.  

    Great people, great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

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

    Cons

    work can get boring sometimes

  2.  

    Decent company, I've enjoyed my time.

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

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Wish 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    The other employees are generally nice to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization.

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  5.  

    Lots of autonomy in the execution of duties.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banquet Staff in Saint Pete Beach, Pinellas, FL
    Current Employee - Banquet Staff in Saint Pete Beach, Pinellas, FL

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No micromanagement
    Decent hourly pay, considering the skills required.
    Great work environment.
    Great experience to fall back on in tough times.

    Cons

    Long 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).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You're just a number.

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

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality full-time

    Pros

    Personal Growth... so many changes and position open. You will be able to move up

    Cons

    Benefits. Horrible communication and the company will look-out for itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The Walmart of Hospitality

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

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing good to say. I do not feel valued as an employee. On the upside I do in fact get a paycheck!

    Cons

    They are such a low cost operator, employees are generally paid way below average which creates more turnover and low morale. Company grew too fast and is buckling beneath its weight at the corporate level. Not enough support for as micromanaging as they try to be. No real training for new hires at any level (line level, supervisor or manager). Roll outs for anything new are reactive instead of proactive which creates chaos. Corporate is also completely disorganized. Hopefully this will change and they learn fast or they will lose employees, myself included.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "cons" section and learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't Waste Your Time with this Company!

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

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Extremely 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 ManagementAdvice

    I'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!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Management Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No positive attributes about this company

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. Allow those positions to be occupied by qualified executives who actually exhibit hospitality

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Look 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worse Company to work for

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

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cant think of anything nice to put here.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    They 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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