Ayres Hotels Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Company!

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

    I have been working at Ayres Hotels full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ayres Hotels is an excellent company to work for in terms of learning, growth and a true hands on experience. You'll be able to work in and learn about different departments and help out where needed within the hotel.

    Cons

    Although there is great growth at the hotel level in terms of learning opportunities, there are not too many upper management positions available (mainly because it is a smaller company of 22 hotels and many people stay for a long time - which is good!).

    Advice to Management

    Consider expanding into more locations that include major cities/metropolitan areas. The hotel product is excellent and would be well received.


  2. I would work here again

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

    I worked at Ayres Hotels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The aesthetic to this hotel is quite beautiful, coworkers are very friendly, and worked well with my schedule (I had another job at the time) overall it was a great learning experience

    Cons

    Management is watching you the whole time, to the point where it feels like you're on an episode of big brother

    Advice to Management

    Be more relatable! it won't kill you to crack a smile for once in your life


  3. Good company if you like comfort.

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

    I have been working at Ayres Hotels part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family owned so lots of benefits, tight knit community. Lots of good values, the customer/guest is always a priority. The staff, despite your position, works together to get the job done to make our guests happy. I work front desk but on occasion have done housekeeping work and fold towels regularly for laundry.

    Cons

    Same as the pros. Sometimes gossip, such limited staff that there isn't flexibility with schedule. There are a lot of interesting people to meet at the job. So many different kinds of people come in, but at the same time, there is no excitement. A lot of the job is waiting around for something to do.

    Advice to Management

    Permit more flexibility with schedules, be less biased with it.


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  5. Good for a start....

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

    I have been working at Ayres Hotels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very welcoming company where the owners really make an effort to get to know their employees.

    Cons

    Lower salaries with a lack of advancement opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on marketing. For the love of God.


  6. Love it

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

    I have been working at Ayres Hotels part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great managers and wonderful people

    Cons

    there are no cons with this company.


  7. Great Company to work if you want to get into the Hospitality Industry

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

    I worked at Ayres Hotels full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros – Great employee rate on hotel rooms. Learn about customer service. Great team environment and plenty of opportunity to learn more about the industry. Gave me my start in the Hotel industry.

    Cons

    Con- I had my review and scored very high and all I got was a good job. The company is great but very cheap when it comes to raises and growth potential. Advancement is difficult because it such a small company.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for staff to advance and benefits of working in this company.


  8. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Seal Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Seal Beach, CA

    I worked at Ayres Hotels part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee rate on hotel rooms.
    Learn about customer service.
    Great team environment and plenty of opportunity to grow within company.

    Cons

    Hotels are only in Southern California
    Get yelled at for things out of your hands.


  9. Great place to start gaining experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Agent in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Agent in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Ayres Hotels part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very family oriented
    Free breakfast
    Easy to promote/sell because of the amenities, location of the hotel and great rates
    Promote from within (but not a lot of positions available to be promoted into...)
    Senior Management (Family Owners) do a real good job at remembering your name and will make an effort to greet you every time they visit the property so make sure you maintain a good reputation!

    Cons

    There was a very long period of time where supposedly no one got raises and there was a "freeze". I had my review and scored very high and all I got was a good job. I did not feel appreciated whatsoever. The company is great but very cheap when it comes to money. They are often understaffed so when you would call in sick or wanted a day off, it was really hard

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to your employees, have "Employee of the Month" (or of the Year) awards -- not only for certain departments, ALL departments. Give bonuses to front desk agents as they are usually the first in line to take the hit when angry guests approach them.


  10. Great Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Attendant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Attendant in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Ayres Hotels

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The staff was extremely friendly and instantly welcomed me into their family. Management was very approachable and very good about keeping you up to date about changes and congratulating you on accomplishments

    Cons

    As a starting position in the Phone Operation area, slow hours would go by verrry slowly if you had completed all of your tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that employees know everything there is to know about reservations and checking people in. I needed more practice checkign people in before actually handling guests.


  11. Small Hotel to Gain Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Woods, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Woods, CA

    I worked at Ayres Hotels

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was nice to work at a smaller hotel to gain experience in the industry. The company acts as a community toward its employes and I would definitely work there again.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are only a few job openings because it is a small hotel chain so you either have to leave the company or are forced to be patient and hope something will open up for you to move up.



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