Joie de Vivre

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Not so joyful life

Supervisor (Former Employee)

ProsOpen 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.

ConsBeing 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 Senior ManagementMy 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lacks Management

    (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Joie de Vivre full-time for 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Lost its Charm

    Front Office Supervisor (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Locations Primarily located in amazing Bay Area. People The employees who have been working since before the… Cons: Lost its culture after merger Should never have accepted Prtizker and… Advice to Senior Management: Leave Thompson Hotels. Bring back Chip!!! Develop strategies to retain employees… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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