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Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Vista Host full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

If you're willing to devote much of your personal time to the company, they will reward you via pay, promotions, etc. The ability to move around the country can be favorable to some, as well.

Cons

Much of the corporate support staff seems to have "favorites" when it comes to the employees they promote. The company changes its policies to better suit the corporate staff with no regard to the line-level associates. Much of the corporate management is out-of-touch with the daily operations of the hotel. They need to place more trust on those running their hotels. Stop micro-managing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value the employees who have stayed with you for a long amont of time. They're your backbone. Avoid investing too much time and money in your "Manager in Training" program. It seems that all-too-often, you've hired the fresh-out-of-college types who use you for experience then bolt for greener pastures at the first availble moment. Consider investing more in the tenured managers and employees. Be more open to suggestions from all associates and stop playing favorites.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Unless you want to sell your soul to this company, run very far away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vista Host full-time

    Pros

    The guests are generally friendly and regulars. The non-management staff is cool. Hilton is a great company and the hotel itself is nice.

    Cons

    Heavily micromanageed, if they don't like you they force you to quit or write you upenough to fire you, the pay is low and you will never receive a raise, they are cheap so staffing will stay low, I could go on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually care about your employees and maybe you won't have a high turn over. Remember that you are human too and you will be able to keep somebody longer than a couple of months! Happy employees have better performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Vista Host full-time

    Pros

    They offer a fantastic bonus program for their Management team and Front Desk. Since it is a large company with many hotels and turnover is a big issue you will find yourself with plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    You will never get any positive feedback, they rule by fear and imitation. You will never be good enough, work hard enough or be enough for this company. The Senior Management loves to gossip with line level employees about other staff and other managers. The owner is very hands on and will berate employees and the Senior Management shrugs it off as "just the way he is", like it is some big joke. This job will eat you alive, get out while you still can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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