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sad times

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Choice Hotels

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

nice people, currently free parking, free coffee still available. interesting for the most part in marketing, good. current location. good hours

Cons

layoffs!!!!! executives not being cut... lots of admin and "little guys" so the exec wil still get their bonuses in February. high profile exits followed by returns with contracts.... no explanations. it is a big drama.. execs having the company buy tickets to raffle off to employes then canceling raffle toocket big tickets for himself.... the week of the layoff... we think je can still afford to buy his own tickets!!! need an ehics officer

Advice to Management

hire an outside etics officer.... regain employee confidence the recent layoffs of lower level staff only and no consolidation of functions under fewer exec makes people nervous ... big advice --- skip the bonuses this year and plow that money back into an pgrade of IT infrastructure

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  1. A lot of freedom but monotonous and repititious work

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    Former Employee - House Keeping in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - House Keeping in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Choice Hotels

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working as a house keeper was good because there was a lot of job freedom. I could show up a little late to work and it was no problem. Also, there's no one monitoring you so as long as you finish all your assigned rooms before guests need to check in and make sure the room is done up to standard you have a lot of freedom. I brought my ipod with music/books on tape everyday which really passes the time; others would turn on the tv while making the beds, cleaning.

    Cons

    It is the same thing over and over and when you get a busy day you get very stressed and fall behind in your work if your not going at a very fast pace. After making 13 beds you get really sick of it and begin to despise bed skirts. The pay is also low without many benefits. Theres not much room for advancement and the owners were stingy about allocating more money to the hotel for fixing things, raises etc.

    Advice to Management

    I would just say make sure the employeees are appreciated. Its not a really good job and can be very stressful. Make sure your can meet some of their needs whether its a day off or an afternoon for an appointment/ family etc. It would be great if you couldn't give raises to at least give a small gift to employees as raises seem very scarce. Also, make sure the hotel has all the supplies it needs, without them employees can't do there jobs effectively.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great for the most part, but very bad over the past 10 months

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Choice Hotels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and the opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Senior Directors and VPs don't have a clue about how to effectively run teams or their areas of responsibility. HR takes the side of poor performers that complain--and they are protected. And there are so many mysterious departures with corporate messages that try to thank them for having worked there. We can easily read between the lines here especially when people talk behind the scenes.

    Advice to Management

    I think that Steve Joyce is doing a great job considering what he has to work with. Unfortunately, beyond his most senior team he does not see the poor leaders at the Senior Director and VP levels that don't allow their employees to grow or bring their ideas to the table. And some in HR only care about their titles as well and not about the overall well-being of the employees. Steve...walk amongst the employees that do the work for you...those managers and staff on the front lines (Directors and below) and talk to them. Listen to them. And see hear (and see firsthand) how they really feel. Don't count on the engagement survey for that because not all can participate and have a fair voice and vote to share.


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