Joie de Vivre

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Over all fun place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Joie de Vivre

Pros

it is an overall fun place to work. there are a lot of different types of hotels so it is easy to find one that you like.

Cons

benefits and salary are not on the same level as other local hotels that they would like to compete with.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

dont take advantage of the local job market and economy on current employees. new employees are easy to find but its also important to retain loyal employees.

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    Great learning experience but it plateaus quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre

    Pros

    Tips, great employees, free lunch, decent salary.

    Cons

    You work a lot harder than what you are paid. To get anything done there to make sure the guest are happy, you would have to go through all this politics and have to see if it can be put into the budget, even the smallest things.

    Recommends
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  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Times are a Changin'

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joie de Vivre

    Pros

    A brand with so much potential to go so far founded on basic principles of good, smart hospitality. A company that values letting its employees be who they are and in turn reflecting the identity of the hotel they work for.

    Cons

    Over twenty years of successful leadership by Chip Conley and his team have come to an abrupt end. The culture of a company which was frequently recognized as the cornerstone of the success of Joie de Vivre is quickly being dismantled. New leadership is behind the times with Thompson's CEO at the helm. Industry reputation of the new CEO is nothing but negative in this close-knit industry of hospitality professionals.

    The progressive attitudes that Chip brought to Joie de Vivre revolutionized the industry. Adopting from principles of profitable and successful established companies and having the daring vision and creativity of a fledgling technology upstart, new leadership doesn't believe in this model for success. Rather, leadership's first concern were that the staff weren't in a suit and tie. The first order of business was demanding business suits for all. No more calling each other by first name either - it's Mr. or Mrs. Such narrow-minded changes for a company with as much potential as Joie de Vivre were the best ideas yet to be offered. As a result, "Out with the new, in with the old" seems to be the way of thinking within the internal workings of the company.

    Even hiring decisions are the lowest ranks must be approved by senior leadership who has never met the candidate but is known company-wide for their tirades about why they aren't good enough. Amidst these changes, never was a message given to the company at large about the strategy and direction of the brand. In fact, it doesn't seem that leadership knows what direction its heading in. What will become of the well-respected Joie de Vivre collection has yet to be seen. But one thing is certain - not even Chip himself knows anymore. He has effectively "checked out" of this Hotel California.

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