Choice Hotels

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Choice Hotels Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
145 Reviews
3.4
145 Reviews
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Choice Hotels President, CEO, and Director Stephen P. Joyce
Stephen P. Joyce
61 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They tend to offer a fairly positive work-life balance and many perks to make the experience there enjoyable (in 6 reviews)

  • Great experience and work environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • No Benefits and the pay isnt that great (in 6 reviews)

  • Theres not much room for advancement and the owners were stingy about allocating more money to the hotel for fixing things, raises etc (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company. Miss the Ledsinger & Mirgon regime.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Vice President in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Choice Hotels full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid operating company with good international growth. Opportunities for advancement. Like the current CEO.

    Cons

    Nothing more than the usual politics found in most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you continue to advance a strong culture of performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Basically OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Choice Hotels as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn new stuff in there

    Cons

    It is highly bureaucratic. If staying there too long, you will lost your edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revive the values, not just power talks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Phoenix Corporate Office: Long time employee has seen a lot of positive change.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Choice Hotels full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance. Flexibility. Pay. Hotel Discounts. Fun People. Good Relationships with other employees. Continued incremental improvements keep moving us forward.

    Cons

    Politics can go awry when in the midst of a change making forward progress difficult because those doing the work are afraid to take action not knowing how leadership might react. They are even more afraid to speak out.

    Little compassion from those in highest leadership positions for the employees; however, this is mitigated somewhat by the compassion shown by some in lower leadership positions.

    Diversity is discussed but I believe the conversations are not being taken to heart yet. I'm hopeful there will be positive changes in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly accept diversity. Accept that aside from race, gender, and the other typical topics of a discussion on diversity, personality type, communication style, and learning styles should also be considered. Once they look beyond the typical corporate behavior to recognize what each individual brings to the table and recognize the true value that person brings, then they will have achieved true diversity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Choice Hotels are superb

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Night Audit  in  Dumfries, VA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Night Audit in Dumfries, VA

    I have been working at Choice Hotels full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee relations to the management are great

    Cons

    Working with choice hotels is exciting because you help people meet their lodging needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more recognition on those employees that has been in the hotel for so long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Very good for the most part

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

    I worked at Choice Hotels

    Pros

    flexible schedule and people are mostly friendly.

    Cons

    Too political. The goog ole boy network is part if culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management is overly protected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Choice Hotels part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was convenient to be able to walk to work.

    Cons

    Management was "marginal" though THEY thought they were GREAT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and verify.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer II  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Test Engineer II in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Choice Hotels full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Nice facilities. Family type environment.

    Cons

    Below average compensation. No bonus except for managers and directors. Too many contractors. No clear vision. Constance reorgs. t CIO is not very competent. Not many growth opportunities. Cliques exist in the IT Phoenix office and only the one with connections can go up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a vision. Make Choice what it used to be "a place people retired from"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I loved working for Choice Hotels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk  in  Clinton, MS
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Clinton, MS

    I worked at Choice Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you get to meet some great people

    Cons

    trying to keep up with a large group that comes in and get them checked in and thru the check in process fast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Flat organization that gives opportunity to shine

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Choice Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flat organizational structure which gives a lot of access and exposure to VPs. Collaborative work environment which allows exposure into different areas.

    Cons

    Relying on other groups for information or deliverables from other groups. Seems like any company would have these types of challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sr. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Choice Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly culture and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a high performing environment. It does not seem like the best or smartest get promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent is not recognized enough here and when you look at management you wonder how some of them were promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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