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It is what it is.

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Former Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
Former Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Choice Hotels

Pros

Stability due to the franchise model.
Low expectations if that is a pro.
Don't have to be smart, driven or want to go anywhere.

Cons

Very low operating platform all around, you can spend a lot of time dealing with a lot of clueless people who are just there to make it to retirement.
Be prepared to get criticized and more if you actually want to do something.
Have to pretend not to be yourself to fit in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thanks to the real estate boom years, this company has made it as far as it could with its hopeless organization culture. Major changes needed if it wants to go anywhere, otherwise, it is what it is.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Job experience working at the Quality Inn, Victoria Texas

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    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Victoria, TX

    I worked at Choice Hotels

    Pros

    Family-type atmosphere, easy work, laid back atmosphere, low stress, flexibility, Meet some interesting and friendly people on a daily basis

    Cons

    Low pay, work schedule was only nights and most weekends, management unprofessional, drama, employees often had benefits cut such as paid vacations, with little or no benefits offered. Schedules would often be altered, changed or cut with little or no notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remain unprofessional and treat all employees fairly and with respect, keep employees notified of any changes in the company.

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    Good for some, not others....

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    Former Employee - Director of Franchise Sales in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Franchise Sales in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Choice Hotels

    Pros

    Financially rewarding, self-directed, and relatively easy and straightforward, the work can be satisfying on its own. Choice is a very sales-centric organization, which makes most of its sales force quite happy. There are also some great people working at Choice.

    Cons

    There is an extreme lack of corporate culture, at least as observed from a field-based position. Also, the frequent reorganizations were a bit disruptive at times, and there were constantly rumors regarding internal politics and personnel changes. But the biggest issue, perhaps as a result of those previous ones, is a lack of emphasis on team collaboration amongst the sales staff and between departments that rely regularly on each other for information and assistance. And finally, professional development opportunities are not readily available in some departments, such as sales and property support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better utilize regional teams to better accomplish the company's goals. The independence of sales people, while freeing and gratifying in certain ways, often inhibited a good team-based strategy to get good deals done. This is especially necessary in situations where so many people overlap in territories and compete for very limited opportunities.

    No opinion of CEO
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