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InterContinental, you create the Experience!

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sous Chef in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Sous Chef in Boston, MA

I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

you are able to be creative in your work. Althought there are standards to follow, the idea is to be your own. Create an experience for the guests. People want to get the real experience when they travel. InterContinental main focus, is to achieve that, in an elegant and refine place, without feeling stuffy. Each hotel has it's own character/ feel. InterContinental is a world wide company, so you could literaly travel the world working for them. I can say that I've had the opportunity to travel work/leisure on to differents hotels, and every where that I go, is always a new and exciting experience. Live, eat and Sleep @ the InterContinental.

Cons

i have non to mention

Advice to Management

Communication is the key to success. Listen to your staff, they might have the solution and/or ideas to make it a better place.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Great Place To Work; Has Some Issues; None Insurmountable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management & Experience Design in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management & Experience Design in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at InterContinental Hotels Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some really great people to work with; there is a rich brand history of Holiday Inn and InterContinental; there is great work/life balance in most areas of the company; because the company is global, there is opportunity to meet & work with people all over the world; this is the company that practically invented the hotel business which is something to be proud of; compensation & benefits are slightly above average for the hotel business; there is a desire by some within the company to truly recapture the glory days of the company; discounts on hotels are great - when you can get them.

    Cons

    Like many large companies, true change is slow. Current senior management is not forward-thinking or innovative which is a shame considering the many innovative things the company has done in the past. There is no real focus on personal development unless you happen to get an exceptional manager. The Information Technology area has some great people in it, but it is caught up in politics and egos. The same is true within the Distribution area. Ethics are borderline at times. If you're good at (and enjoy) navigating politics, you'll be fine. But if you just want to get the job done you may be frustrated.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice would be to take a hard look at what certain members of senior management are up to. What have they truly accomplished? Take a look at the VP and above level in particular. And while you're there, take note on how many VP's and Directors there are. And how few individual contributors you really have. You also need to take more risks and be more innovative. You should be a leader again and not a follower of the Marriotts and Starwoods of the industry. Finally, the only companies that will be truly successful are the ones that focus on customer experience. There is currently not enough focus on this across the entire organization.


  2. Bartender

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

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great access to any and all equiptment!
    Loads of room to create with a large amount of products!
    Constantly meet new people and many influencial people who stay at the branch.
    Great for travelling if you want to move to different branches!

    Cons

    Its a Bar in a hotel which is great but the red tape is infinite.
    Facial hair is a no go.
    Tattoo's obviously hidden.
    Bar is open 9am till 2 am so prep must be done during opening hours

    Advice to Management

    Only one which is to catch up with the times, beards are a part of a mans lifestyle. Take a mans beard and he loses his drive,


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