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Challenging and exciting, but the company does not reward ALL top performers as much as I would like.

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Current Employee - Project Manager, Strategic Sourcing  in  Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Project Manager, Strategic Sourcing in Minnetonka, MN

I have been working at Carlson Hotels

Pros

Exciting industry, challenging environment, good benefits, ambitious goals, promotes good work-life balance, cafeteria on-site, employee discount, good leadership.

Cons

Difficult to be promoted. Some departments/teams are not as valued or recognized as others. Recognition does not always go to all who deserve it. A lot of workplace politics (as with most large companies). At times, departments do not collaborate together well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer more opportunities for people to be promoted and recognized (especially those in non-operations roles).

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Carlson Hotels

  1.  

    Learn how to learn from others, lead by understanding what is really happening in the industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Functional Aea Support Manager, HSSC  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Functional Aea Support Manager, HSSC in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Carlson Hotels

    Pros

    The people who work there and loyal and dedicated no matter their surroundings. The benefits and compensation was competative with other industries. Some senior leaders were effective and attentive to their business units. When the company was being run by the Carlson family, it was a family atmosphere and a happy place to be associated with.
    There are few other good reasons to to associated with Catlson because the entire company has changed and the President of the hotels in the Americas- Jay Witzel is behind the times. He should retitre and let someomne who is on the cutting edge of changes that are needed take over the helm.

    Cons

    Poor promotional opportunities and my personal senior management (VP Franchise Services) was a poor manager, communicator and person.The franchise hotels and their management will not follow Carlson blindly into the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the individuals and their real strengths and not how well they answer YES to your demands.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A pathetic and Self Centric Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It has no advantages to join .

    Cons

    Its a waste of time and careers to join its branch in Jaipur and India named at Country Inn and Suites By CARLSON JAIPUR .It has GM's - MATHUR and Management which care nothing about anything , will throw you out if you question there policy, cut your PL money , cut your CL and will punish you by asking to leave department . They will replace you by half paid person and ask you to leave .
    THE COMPANY NOT CARE ABT EMPLOYEE'S AND there family's , they are stopping the payment of people and harassing them .No promotion/no care/worst company .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should care abt the employee and there benefits .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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