Extended Stay America

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Extended Stay America Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
139 Reviews
2.1
139 Reviews
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Jim Donald
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 7 free nights a year is about the best and only thing about this company that is a pro (in 6 reviews)

  • The pay is decent and the work is not too challenging (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Skeleton staff to run your property and very little support from upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • the only issue i had was been the only front desk having to manage everything at once (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Its improving

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Extended Stay America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Great opportunity to learn. The company is going in a better direction.

    Cons

    Cons, pay, benefits, district manager knew less than the staff. Long hours. Bonus program don't get me started on that. No opportunity for advancement. No work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap fire the current district manager and keep improving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful stepping stone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Peabody, MA
    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Peabody, MA

    I worked at Extended Stay America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get in the door, steady pay, and good people to work with

    Cons

    No advancement, low raises, requires more from you than a larger hotel would

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning stage in hotel operations

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Really Enjoy the People That I Work With and for
    Current Employee - Really Enjoy the People That I Work With and for

    I have been working at Extended Stay America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Involved with all departments, good clients, well respected by the traveler.

    Cons

    Not much training, pay does not equal the hours put in, employee turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for self starters!

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Extended Stay America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has come a long way in 3 years and they are only getting better. It's a great time to join the company and work your way to the top.

    Cons

    If you don't staff your property properly, your work-life balance will be very poor. The good news is that this is mostly within your control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing recognition for a job well done and promoting from within!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Night Laundry

    Former Employee - Front Desk/Night Laundry in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Front Desk/Night Laundry in Everett, WA

    I worked at Extended Stay America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my interaction with customers, liked helping customers and hearing about their travels

    Cons

    Dealing with irate customers who were angry about their room being dirty and as I was not a part of housekeeping, having to take the brunt for others bad or poor work

  7.  

    Worst place I have ever worked

    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Extended Stay America part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good hours. Nice employees. Good location.

    Cons

    Terrible management. No tips. Cut your hours whenever they feel like it.

  8.  

    Very laid back,flexible schedule

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Extended Stay America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Assisting my clients, no mandatory overtime

    Cons

    Pay could be better . rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life balance. "Zero"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hotel General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hotel General Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Extended Stay America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grow faster than typical company

    Cons

    Just responsibilities grow not the pay.
    No life balance, amount of hours you have to put in to run the hotel is ridiculous.
    Everything is you, "one man operation"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees fair, stop giving false promises and false hope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible pay for maintenance engineers

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Springdale, AR

    I worked at Extended Stay America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent coworkers. Free pizzas from local dominos

    Cons

    Pay was terrible. 1 maintenance engineer for 101 rooms and not allowed to work overtime. Impossible to complete all work in 40 hour week. Overworked and underpaid. How does upper management expect employees to provide guests with top notch customer service when employees are treated so poorly. Its a disgrace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new careers because you are not good leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Penny-pinching micromanagers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hotel Manager
    Former Employee - Hotel Manager

    I worked at Extended Stay America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent but not stellar, the experience truly hinges on the upper management you get dealt.

    Cons

    This company is extremely CHEAP! It's not about the guest experience, it's about the bottom-line - in a big way. One property I managed had 3 model rooms from 3 previous reno attempts that stalled. Your time will be extremely micromanaged. You are allowed only 1 full-time employee besides the maintenance engineer, and even a fraction of an hour of OT for any employees will find you on a conference call with corporate. Please note - these are not exaggerations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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