Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
112 Reviews
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112 Reviews
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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts CEO William Fatt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits if you stay on full time (in 13 reviews)

  • Opportunities for career growth (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes work can be incredibly busy, and work/life balance suffers a bit for it (in 6 reviews)

  • management doesn't listen to the concern of the staff some times, very long hours and no recognition (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very pleasant and beneficial for me most of the time spent there , but sometime was unorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always greeted by other employees with a smile, although most do not know I was working as an intern. I got to explore different departments, which was helpful than staying in just one. I got to go to meetings and learned what to expect in employee meetings.

    Cons

    The meetings was helpful the first time, but I feel like sometime they forgot to plan something for the interns, so they just put us in the meeting and listen.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It has been okay, with not many opportunities for career development.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Luxury hotel brand with good benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow and develop your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your internal applicants when they want to grow within your brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunities when applicable

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    Fairmont is an under rated gem as their service philosophy is to do right by their guests. Your idea of what may be best for that guest based on your interactions is received and welcomed. A good place for growth if you are vocal and desire to learn. Small team makes it easy to reach out by department or property

    Cons

    Being empowered is good for those that would use it. This idea allows colleagues to do what is right for your guest but sometimes falls short of expectancy as well as a variation in service provided.

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  5.  

    Good overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hiring and training. Pleasant overall experience.

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance. Constant shift changes. Old-school business practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Royal Service Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Royal Service Agent in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    many opportunities to learn and grow if one's interest is pursuing a hospitality career

    Cons

    Parking is difficult. Parking in Washington DC area is expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Basic Bellman Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    Good Tips, nice coworkers, and good benefits

    Cons

    Obnoxious guests, poor schedule, seniority trumps merit

  8.  

    Top notch training, friendly team members

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts part-time

    Pros

    Great training, resume builder, room for career growth.

    Cons

    Very corporate and there can be poor communication downward. Poor food, typical EDR fare. Very little flexibility in terms of scheduling, and you better not be late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication downward, and make your employees feel valued!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Growing company - the company is still building new properties and acquiring hotels

    Cons

    Lack of office culture due to everybody being so busy all the time, no motivation to have friends in the office because everybody is always working, I have no friends in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building, less team meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work

    Former Employee - Concierge in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Concierge in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with

    Cons

    Great place to work .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Beautiful hotels, cold on culture

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you love selling timelessly beautiful properties, this is the place for you. Fairmont has a lovely portfolio of properties and the company is right sized, not too big and not too small.

    Cons

    I found the culture to be cold and cliquish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some more fun and let your employees see that you genuinely care about them and not just the profits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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