Joie de Vivre

  www.jdvhotels.com
  www.jdvhotels.com
There are newer employer reviews for Joie de Vivre

1 person found this helpful  

Lost its Charm

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

I have been working at Joie de Vivre full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Locations
Primarily located in amazing Bay Area.
People
The employees who have been working since before the merger (few and fewer as time goes by) remember what company used to stand for

Cons

Lost its culture after merger
Should never have accepted Prtizker and Geolo Capital buy. Down hill from there.
Doesn't care about employees anymore.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leave Thompson Hotels. Bring back Chip!!!
Develop strategies to retain employees (pay, benefits)
Bring back Holiday Party.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

25 Other Employee Reviews for Joie de Vivre (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Transition and Evolution of a Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Joie de Vivre

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Joie de Vivre

Work at Joie de Vivre? Share Your Experiences

Joie de Vivre

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.