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Awesome company with great values

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Former Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA
Former Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA

I worked at Joie de Vivre part-time (more than an year)

Pros

The people that Joie de Vivre attract as employees make the experience. They are always upbeat and management looks for ways to improve the experience for them

Cons

As with most hotels there are a ton of seasonal positions, so turnover is extremely fast paced and makes it difficult to acquire full time positions

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not so joyful life

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Joie de Vivre full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Open door policies
    Company is continuously growing and has infinite growth potential, creating what would seem to be a lot of opportunity for those looking for a career.

    Cons

    Being at one of the properties outside of California you don't feel as though you have a lot of people to turn to as an example of company culture. Management seems to be young and inexperienced. Being outside of Cali. leaves you with little option for using your company perks. It is always said that this company is looking to promote from within but for the year and a half that I was there I never witnessed anyone actually be promoted, though various positions opened up. It was also my experience that there was absolutely no follow through on disciplinary actions. The hotel became known as the job no one could get fired from which might be a pro to some. Last but not least, running out of essential items such as, toilet paper, amenities, etc. for the guest, is completely unacceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to upper management would be to stop the madness. Yes you should be able to have fun at work, but there is a time and a place for that and there has to be a standared set. Stop treading on those that are asking for rules and regulations, aka. structure. You will eventually lose those in the staff that work hard, because nobody wants to work at 100% when the person next to them is getting paid the same amount and only doing 15% of the job. Also teach your managers in the workplace about proper fratinization and keeping boundaries amongst themselves and their employees. Keep the open door policie alive but actually do something with the legitimate concerns employees bring in to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lacks Management

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most staff are very nice.

    Cons

    Managers are amateurs. No mentoring, training, succession planning, or even reviews. Good employees either get lost in the shuffle or wake up and leave to find a company they can grow with. Poor employees go unnoticed or tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire stronger managers or take the time to train managers to be effective. Hold them accountable for their departments. Do not accept sub standard managers because the GM simply likes them. Have stricter guidelines in terms of developing people & product. If you want to play with the big boys you need to train like the big boys.

    By the way, Stephen Brandman is no longer CEO. You need to update your post...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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