Sage Hospitality

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Sage Hospitality Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
51 Reviews

2.9
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Walter L. Isenberg
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  1.  

    Too top heavy with little experience

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

    Pros

    Employment benefits are industry standard

    Cons

    Corporate knows where they want to lead their company, but doesn't spend the extra money to hire qualified employees to lead them there. Compensation and advancement is directly dependent on personality acceptance within each hotel property on up to the corporate offices... if you make it there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified employees who have the experience and knowledge to implement training tools that nurture employees to great levels, instead of advancing cute smiles with no brains or drive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor compensation compared to market, Technical management lacks leadership and team building ability

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

    Pros

    Company works in a "fun" vertical, they have good team building events, and most of the people there are nice and genuinely care

    Cons

    Leadership, especially in the technical areas, is very weak. Not good communicators, lack skills necessary to properly manage employees and build a team, and has very shallow technical acumen, resulting in poor decision making and heavy reliance on external consultants. Poorly run organization overall. Lastly, tech management did not understand how to successfully build nor operate a technical infrastructure, resulting in the business not funding infrastructure, which caused massive instability and a company relying on 10 year old technology to provide services to its user base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sadly lacking in professional corporate management

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

    Pros

    Range of properties provide opportunities for individuals growing their career and willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Inconsistent communication between corporate personnel and property management. A much higher degree of politically based promotion than I've experienced with any other corporation I have been involved with. this, unfortunately, results in people who are not qualified being in key decision making positions incorporating the 'cya'
    modis operandi.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the commitment to hire and promote managerial personnel, both property and corporate level, based on objective criteria, knowledge and skill, as opposed to personal relationships. Commit to clear, honest, straight forward communication. Then breathe both in and throughout the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    The only way you can work under Butler is if you are easy on the eyes and have a large chest

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

    Pros

    Sage has such fantastic potential. They really do have a great corporate culture and most of upper management is there to support the hotels.

    Cons

    As the flip of the pros, some of upper management is awful. They were probably great hotel managers at one time, but they aren't good managers of managers. Support is given to favorites. (I know it happens in many places) but it truly is bad here.
    Sage also wants to have a great vision of the future. But they change their mind A Lot. First is it growth, then it is growth in full service, then it is growth in restaurants, then it is growth in boutique, not it is what ever they can get their hands on again. They should be call the Fad group because all they want is what is currently popular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction. Be good at it!
    Be good to everyone on your "Bus". Get to know your teams, and don't judge people on the surface.
    Walter, work on your handshake. Your hand feels like a dead fish when you shake it. Be a man and shake hands like you mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Corporate American Bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - So Called "full Time" = HOURLY  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - So Called "full Time" = HOURLY in Denver, CO

    Pros

    It beats working at Walmart

    Cons

    Typical manipulation within American bureaucracy. The top level reap rewards whilst the laymen are stripped of quality of life and living and made to believe a measly compensation is considered "competitive".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top level - shame on you for your blatant striping of dignity and quality of life through viable employment of your workers. Middle management - shame on you for settling on your mediocre bribes and promises, you are still taking advantage of the hardest workers who provide the bread and butter of your industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Good leadership and nice people

    Cons

    Don't follow through on promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor your commitments

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    watch your back

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

    Pros

    local icon, heavily supported by locals. most staff members good people, still greeted with enthusiasm and affection when I come in.

    Cons

    Nepotism raises its ugly head. Favoritism is rampant. Written warnings are fabricated. Management has a recurring habit of getting rid of anyone they feel is threatening their position. Upper management has no clue how to handle a restaurant (hotel) so they can't be bothered with the truth as they don't know what to do with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the supervisors & the majority of staff. Open your mind to something besides the comfortable black and white rules in front of you. Why is it supervisors last less than a year, even though they're doing a GREAT job? To restaurant management and the liars on staff: one day this will all come back to bite you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not your ideal workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Office Supervisor  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Front Office Supervisor in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Discounted Rooms at Affiliated Hotels
    Property offers complimentary employee meals
    Opportunities to relocate to other properties around the country
    Benefits Package for Full Time Employees
    Immediate co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    Lack of Teamwork and Company spirit
    Questionable Termination Practices, Good Employees and Managers have been terminated
    Poor relations and rivalry between hotel departments
    Lack of involvement by corporate management at the property-level
    Good work is not recognized by management
    Some managers abuse power and reprimand good employees
    Work enviornment is stressfull and many employees are unhappy
    Long Hours, Understaffed Departments, and Excess Overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees and managers, recognize hard work and performance, increase team spirit and morale, and revise company policies and procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tread Lightly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    Pros

    -Discount at all properties
    -Good place to start if you don't have a job and are currently unemployed
    - Immediate staff was great to work with

    Cons

    -Closed down the hotel I worked at
    -Very dicey as to who they want running what
    -No clear goals given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that you need to get back to remembering how and who runs hotels. Opening water parks at various properties isn't a cure all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Hotels, Disappointing Management

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

    Pros

    Sage Hospitality has some amazing properties.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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