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the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Hersha Hospitality

Pros

Great people, great room to grow in your field. Typically an IT position is very centered towards a well defined set of responsibilities and goals, at Hersha the job responsibilities can vary depending on experience and willingness to take on more. Overall - the short time that I spent in their IT department was rewarding with an expansion on multiple knowledge areas.

Cons

Management seems to not know what is going on - ever. While working there I was apart of multiple projects that had seemed to come down to the wire. While working with leadership, it seemed as if they would assign project end dates and tasks with no formal (or any) knowledge of the scope of projects. Many of the times leadership will announce projects late when they remember or find them on their desks weeks after the 'start' of a project. Overall - Management makes it difficult to complete anything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Advice to Management would be to stop micromanaging small tasks that do not have any impact on the organization, and start focusing on building a stronger leadership skills. Set boundaries for upper level management to focus on their jobs and not basic tasks. Lastly, management needs to stop taking lavish corporate trips when they say that the company is financially cutting back.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Incompetent and unfair management and lots of favoritism

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    Former Employee - Guest Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Guest Services in New York, NY

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities in Urban areas such as New York City and Boston.

    Cons

    It states in their welcome video that they don't hire because of their degrees or their experience they hire employees because they match well with their company. That states that they will hire anyone with no experience and incompetent people who shouldn't be working in the industry and since i worked with Hersha there was nothing but incompetent people working in hotels that shouldn't be in such positions especially upper management.

    Managers have a lot of favoritism towards select employees and give them the best shifts and put other responsibility on others and not compensate them for it.

    If your responsible for a mistake and it wasn't only 1 person that's responsible and the second employee was the favorite employee of the manager. You would be held accountable for the mistake and be the only one reprimanded.

    Pay is not competitive with other hotels in NYC area and other urban areas

    Once your hired in a position its very hard to move up unless your a favored employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to go into all properties and speak to their employees and monitor their General Managers and Assistant General Managers.

    Raise the compensation to competitive hotels and treat your employees with respect and the company will go far.

    Don't support favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive experience with opportunity for growth.

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

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of HHM's core values is personal growth which I can personally attest to. Within a relatively short period of time and a lot of hard work, I was able to advance to General Manager under great leadership and several mentors. If you wok in NYC, the benefits are great. There are some really great people working for HHM and a number of corporate level associates who really do care about the little guy and development.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive enough to match other hotel management companies. Not all regions are treated with the same care and attention. Although the company has expanded and made strides, there is still a lot of disorganization from the corporate level to the property level. As expected in the hospitality industry, the turnover rate can cause some inconsistencies in leadership, training and communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better training infrastructure for new and up-and-coming associates. At the property level, there is sometimes a lack of communication of expectations largely due to poor training. Conduct a wage study for your regions and consider increasing compensation from the bottom up. Other hotel management companies offer at least 12-15% more for comparable positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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