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Poor Communication, NO training and a pointing fingers game

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Banquet Manager
Former Employee - Banquet Manager

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-The company has a good deal of hotels in their portfolio -The company has nice hotels in its portfolio

Cons

-Received no training whatsoever. It was just how they did things. You either survive or you don't. -A constant game of finger-pointing to place blame on everyone else so no-one had to take credit for the issues -Poor communication -Poor management. I was told upon hire by the Director of F& B that no-one in the hotel respected the General Manager. What a great way to start your first day of work! -Overworked and highly underpaid -Constant competition between maintaining "brand" standards, for example, "We fly the Hyatt flag, so we have to maintain Hyatt standards, but we also have to cut costs at every corner to maintain Davidson financial standards -Gross neglect for maintaining company policies and procedures -No such thing as a work/life balance

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate your mission statement and your principles and beliefs. Develop a training program for new-hires. Seriously evaluate upper management and how they treat and communicate with each other and staff.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    High pressure, low rewards

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    -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.


  2. Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


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