InterContinental Hotels Group

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Work hard, but play hard

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group

Pros

Fun is important. Even when the job sucks, you still feel like everybody's in it together. As a member of the global ecommerce team, you get to work with alot of intelligent people and get to be part of some very creative solutions. The diversity of the team is fantastic.

Cons

With any large technology organizations, you'll see some bad decisions being made and supported from the top down. The hours can be a little insane, seeing as it's a global company and you have to interact/support groups around the world.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the better jobs I've had. Highly recommend.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Voted one of the best.

    Cons

    Area traffic congestion is a nightmare.

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Data Center managent needs to get a clue

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at InterContinental Hotels Group

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, not a bad culture and general environment at Ravinia (HQ building near 285). Everyone who's moved from the data center (Alpharetta) to Ravinia says that it's a completely different, and much better, environment.

    Cons

    I was generally unimpressed with Tom Conophy as the CIO. He was insulting and disrespectful to some of the groups under him and that's just unacceptable from a leadership position. IT at IHG had some very good technical folks but management never seemed to have a cohesive plan and different VPs were often running off in opposite directions. In particular the data center (DC) was often treated like an unwanted step-child and senior management in the building is completely lacking in leadership. They're nice enough folks to chat with in the hall on the rare occasions they leave their offices but their game plan seems to be "don't make waves". Unfortunately, that doesn't get much done. They're understaffed and the general mood in the DC is gloomy, largely due to disorganization, a constant stream of "we need this tomorrow" projects and lack of support from the aforementioned management when you try to push back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Data center management needs to get the book "Drive" by Daniel Pink, read it (only 146 pages) and take its message to heart. They need to become dynamic and develop a plan to build a data center where people where people are proud to work. They need to market what the data center does for the company and what more it could do.

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