Choice Hotels
2.9 of 5 133 reviews
www.choicehotels.com Rockville, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Stay Away

(Current Employee)
Silver Spring, MD

Pros* Work life balance
* Can work from home if you get a good boss

Cons* Awful health benefits (Cigna- not accepted everywhere, $1200 deductible before anything is covered, then only 80%)
* No more tuition reimbursement
* Closed the cafeteria
* Just laid off 80 people
* Company culture is changing to be more "big" than "family" oriented
* Closed company gym

Advice to Senior ManagementAfter removing 90% of our benefits and laying off 80 people, perhaps the best thing I would suggest is to refrain from jokes about the benefits we do keep (monthly fruit delivery), or telling all associates to "get over 2011 and move on to 2012". And then giving Managers and Above bonuses = 16% + of their salaries (a usual bonus was 10%) feels like "blood money" to many of them. That is a difference of normally getting $9k per manager to getting $15k this year (director and above levels getting around 30% bonuses).

When people walk out of your All Associates meeting half-way through, it is a sign that the changes you are making are pushing your employees straight out the door. Relying on the "poor economic climate" as a method to scare the good employees to stay in-house doesn't work in Maryland where jobs are still available. Perhaps offering benefits back to employees would be a start, but many of us won't be around to wait for that to happen. Treating non-executives this bad is a poor decision- especially since we are the ones supporting them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Choice Hotels


    Pros: Good work atmosphere, no micro management Cons: few opportunities for promotion, not enough feedback Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    It was monotinus.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Choice Hotels


    Pros: Benefits are good, people are nice. The pay is decent. Training is well done… Cons: The calls are all very similiar. The franchissees are rude and barely speak english and… Advice to Senior Management: Enforce a penelty on the franchisees that are constantly rude to the call center… More
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