Davidson Hotels & Resorts

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High pressure, low rewards

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Executive Housekeeper
Former Employee - Assistant Executive Housekeeper

I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (more than a year)

Pros

-If you are willing to work under high pressure and for very long hours for many years, you may eventually land a cushy upper management job that pays very well, such as a general manager of a hotel
-Almost free lunches
-Reduced rates at other hotel properties
-Chance to work with a multi-cultured workforce

Cons

-ridiculously long hours for lower management (average of 50-70, depending time of year), yet lower than industry average salaries
-an atmosphere where blame is assigned before the cause is determined
-high turnover among hourly employees
-no fixed schedule
-Atmosphere where profit is the most important factor
-high competition among lower management to land promotions, which hurts morale and camaraderie

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Lower tiered employees should get paid more. This will result in less turnover and thus less expenditures on hiring and training people.
-There often is a blame first, ask questions later attitude coming from mid-upper tiered hotel managers when there is a problem. This creates an environment of constant fear among employees and contributes to low morale.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

48 Other Employee Reviews for Davidson Hotels & Resorts (View Most Recent)

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    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    The company is growing so there are opportunities to relocate.

    Cons

    The growth of the company is somewhat uncontrolled. As a result, management training is limited at best. The company's intranet and SOPs have not been updated in some cases for 8 years or more. The benefits offered are of good quality but extremely expensive. Management is expected to work a minimum of 50+ hours per week, although their salaries are below market. Most hotels are expected to perform without sufficient staffing levels. Morale in most places is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management training for new hires. Re-evaluate management salaries. Do not break down the salaries of managers based on 2080 hours annually because they are required to work far more.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Front Desk Agent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Newport, RI

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, valuable experience, reasonable wage

    Cons

    Poor organization, low wages, long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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