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When I was hired I thought Hotel Kabuki was a great place to work, but now I'm not too sure.

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Current Employee - Front Desk Host in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Front Desk Host in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Joie de Vivre

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Center of Japan Town
- Decent Pay
- Great Coworkers
- Perks

Cons

- Inexperienced top leadership with little sense of direction
- New ownership with lots of changes
- Average Benefits (recent reductions)
- Policy being crafted on the fly (new standards/demands sent out via email and not in employee handbook)
- Decreasing Morale
- Lack of trust from GM
- Poor communication

Advice to Management

- Conduct a Climate Survey and hear what the employees have to say
- Rub elbows with the employees to experience first hand what their frustrations are
- Listen to the empoloyees
- Trust but verify the employees
- Changes and reductions in benefits were harsh and even harsher when only two months notice was provided. Give ample notice to your staff before making life changing moves like this (6 Months)
- Pitch in and help out when staff is short handed

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    Transition and Evolution of a Company

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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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are, or were, great. Being associated with a widely recognized brand and one of the biggest boutique hotel companies in the country.

    Cons

    There have been so many changes at Joie de Vivre over the years, but the most drastic occurred recently when Thompson Hotels took over operations. Ouch! Joie de Vivre's once unique culture, warm and friendly people, fun environment, and focus on retaining top talent has left the building, along with visionary founder and former CEO, Chip Conley.

    Advice to Management

    Get real! Pay your people what their worth and respect how loyal and hard they work for you.

  2. Helpful (2)

    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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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