Interstate Hotels

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Good Management Company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director of Revenue Management in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Director of Revenue Management in Tucson, AZ

I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good pay. Solid corporate structure. Pleanty of hotels nationwide to advance your career

Cons

Big company mentality. Advancement stagnates at mid manager level.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall a pretty good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of hotels under management offering good flexibility for those willing to move.

    Cons

    Very difficult to be promoted or recognized unless you start with Interstate at entry level. Very strict attendance policy and very strict accountability for top level property employees but not for regionals (if you can get to that level).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that valuable employees may exist outside the Interstate fold and treat them fairly when hired. Hold your Regionals to provide more support and less discipline. There is too much value placed on Interstate experience and not enough on the assets an "outsider" with the same amount, or more, experience might be able to bring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hard-times hotel operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Many local properties have autonomy over their operations.
    -Local management is empowered to make decisions on day-to-day operations.
    -Mid-size operator has opportunities to move laterally or promotion.
    -Variety of different levels of service in lodging (budget, mid-tier, and luxury)

    Cons

    -Only takes action to improve a property when it has reached a crisis.
    -Senior management doesn't seem knowledgable of property-level issues.
    -Technology for systems is outdated.
    -No reaction to poor employee survey results.
    -Benefit costs to employees slightly higher than comparable companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some serious action on property-level issues that come to your attention.
    Establish values that are properly communicated and adhered to.
    Only accept management contracts that are financially feasible--if an owner wants you to run a property with no expenses, no capital improvements, and yield a high profit--simply say 'no.'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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