- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Temporary Accommodations full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
The people are amazing! Your co-workers really make a stressful job less stressful. Tons of company activities, from almost monthly potlucks to Halloween and Christmas parties (AMAZING Christmas party every year that entails a nice dinner and a show) really make for a fun environment. VERY relaxed culture, you can wear shorts and flip flops to work in the summer. Everyone now seems to get along well with each other, though this has not always been the case. Vendors are always bringing food/dessert/etc., so be prepared to gain a few pounds.
Base salary is entry level, but there is potential to make good money depending on which department you work in and if you're good at what you do. Management will generally leave you alone to do your work, depending on your work style and which territory you belong to. Used to be top-heavy with too many managers to micro-manage you, but they have really made efforts to change that. As long as your clients are happy, you should be good.Cons
The clients are not the best to work with, but this can be expected of the service industry. Lots of push back from different departments can be a source for frustration. The good news is, when you leave for the day, you don't have to take the work home with you as long as you are organized and utilize your time wisely throughout the work day.
You only get core Holidays off, not the day before, not the day after. You can use your vacation time to request additional days off, but preference goes to senior members in your team. This is a 24/7 service company, and due to the nature of the business, they can not be TOO flexible with your schedule. However, they will respect and honor your appointments and family emergencies.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Put a little more structure into the business to minimize departmental conflict, streamline processes so there are less back and forth between members. This is already a stressful business, so allow more flexibility in order to decrease burn out.
You are headed in the right direction with the recent management/culture changes in the past year. Senior members are generally happy as they tend to have more autonomy. From what I have observed, more autonomy = more satisfaction in this business.
Allow senior team members to interview new hires that are intended for their team. This gives them the chance to give their feedback, to find the right candidate with the right chemistry required to be successful in their territory/team. This would also reduce turnover.RecommendsPositive Outlook
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