Stonebridge Companies

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Task Force Manager

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Former Employee - Task Force Manager  in  Denver, CO
Former Employee - Task Force Manager in Denver, CO

Pros

Property level employees are great to work with due to the mutual stuggle we all have with upper management / corporate level detached micro management style.

Cons

Upper management / corporate level management are out-of-touch and detached from the property level operations. In this senerio, one would think they would extend more autonomy to the General Managers. NOT THE CASE. This makes their micro management style even more counter productive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you hire well qualified, experienced, managers to key positions at the property level by offering adequate and competitive wages, you wouldn't have to micro manage as much. This may cost you a little more up front, but you will find it will add to your NOI year over year.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Three Ring Circus

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    There are some genuinely good, hard-working associates within the organization. Unfortunately, Senior Leadership doesn't care about them and/or takes advantage of them.

    Cons

    You are micro-managed to your breaking point. Make one mistake on a report and you'll hear about it from ten different people. Your job will be threatened if you don't perform to their expectations but don't expect any support on how to improve - only criticism. They hire people into senior leader positions who can't even write a coherent sentence or understand the operation but that person will expect you to jump through hoops like a circus poodle. Don't ever expect a pat-on-the-back or any kind of positive recognition - it doesn't happen. This company makes every effort to avoid expenses and will do it at the peril of their properties. For example, there is no capital planning - they do not have an FF&E fund for their hotels on an individual basis - rather they pool the funds and wait for an emergency. They are not associate focused. Senior leaders within the organization make unwelcome advances toward their direct reports via email and text messaging. You'll have every talking-head from the corporate office telling you how to run your business and they all have conflicting opinions. This literally is a THREE RING CIRCUS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your associates! Hire the right people, pay them appriately, ensure that ongoing training happens. Support them and guide them. Don't micro-manage them - let them manage the business! Hire senior leaders who are SMART and who TRUE LEADERS - NOT MICROMANAGERS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Property Accountant  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    They hire people with very little experience for substandard wages. This is a good way to get experience in the hospitality industry. They often hire people who are not qualified for their jobs and with little or no experience. Once you get in you will make a lot of mistakes and get none to very little support but you can really learn alot about the industry. It is very sink or swim and tons of overwork but you can really move up quickly as people leave the company for better paying jobs at other companies. This can allow you to get some great experience and move up the ladder more quickly.

    Cons

    They tend to use up people. People are constantly moving on to better paying jobs at other companies. This means that there are often voids in staff and they expect others to pitch in and get things done. It is a constant situation of understaffing. Since they don't offer standard rates of compensation positions go unfilled for long periods of time. There is not sense of urgency until the owner of the company or an investor needs information. Often the company does not pay for adequate systems or doesn't plan so after investing the minimum they have to "redo" or they run out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things would go more smoothly if people were paid adequately and positions were staffed adequately.

    Doesn't Recommend
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