InterContinental Hotels Group

  www.ihgplc.com
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Dissatisfied

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Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Corning, CA
Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Corning, CA

I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group

Pros

Mobility to try different things at once

Cons

Moving up the ladder is based on politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They should value more the work from their employees.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Be ready to face crappy work, no direction, no guidance, mentoring, tons of politics.

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    Former Employee - Highly Technical in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Highly Technical in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at InterContinental Hotels Group

    Pros

    Have LOTS of money to waste.
    Very generous to employees (even if they suck).
    Good place to work if you want to convert to an idiot in < 1 year.

    Cons

    Everything else. I haven't been able to figure out 1 thing they are strong in. Listing a few.
    NO leadership.
    Almost zero technical expertise in the leadership. They can't even make 1 seasoned decision on technology without doing 200 meetings and spending thousands.
    Politics and lots of it.
    Blame game and lots of it. Teams come up with fake and completely baseless accusation on other teams to cover their own mistake. Only happens at IHG.
    Too many talkers, very less doers.
    Unstable production due to the above and complete inability to troubleshoot.
    Corruption - conflict of interest. Managers/Directors create fake positions to fill with their own contractors, benefiting their pockets. Most teams are less than 50% utilized.
    Most people who love working at IHG, don't know how retarded you will feel once you start your job search.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture if you want to turn this company around.
    Start with cleansing the technical leadership. Bring in strong technical leaders with passion, innovation, morals and values with proven track records instead of people who you know already (and they are retards).
    Cut the corruption before it hits media.
    Bring ownership and accountability.
    Too many projects were run and didn't make it to production, just got scrapped because they ran out of budget. No one is held accountable when projects are scrapped after spending millions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Loved it for a long time but changed departments and now miserable

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    Current Employee - Back of the House - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Back of the House - Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group

    Pros

    People are friendly, generally great team spirit. Some members of the Executive team are inspiring. Others are irratic. Good community outreach/involvement

    Cons

    Micromanagement of competent employees while they look the other way with lousy employees. Massive abuse of time off and calling out sick (well beyond amount of time that is offered in benefits package) with no consequences. Then the work falls on the shoulders of people who actually show up on time, when they are scheduled. Worked at the new hotel and then the Mark and it's much nicer work environment at the older property.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crack down on abuse of time off by employees who have no PTO or Vacation days. It's rampant and although it saves the dept money in the form of unpaid days off, you're killing those of us who actually only take time that's in our PTO or vacation bank.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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