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HMSHost Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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2.6 5 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

HMSHost CEO Tom Fricke

Tom Fricke

(1 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, good union insurance, free lunch(in 12 reviews)

  • Free food, hire everyone who interviews(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Managers are used as expendable barriers between associates and upper management(in 10 reviews)

  • No benefits, no room for growth, management is detached from the hourly employees(in 6 reviews)

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    Senior Operations Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Proslife balance and personal growth

    Consthe life of working at an airport

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The one in Atlanta is one of the worst companies I have ever worked for in my career.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsYou don't have to use any skills or prior training.

    ConsYou aren't allowed to manage a company. You are put in a store and do as you are told. No thinking allowed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your managers. You put them there for a reason.

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

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    Great company, poor management

    Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosthe company pays for your lunches at work which is always a plus. The opportunity to grow is there

    ConsThe management isnt well trained and depending on which course you work it can be a prett y boring job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very disappointing environment.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFree lunch, exceptional discount, diverse clientele, team work among associates.

    ConsI work in the Luxury end of this "business". HMS Host has no idea how to run a high-end retailer with its background in magazines and burgers. The Interview process was a joke; the words "termination" and "fired" were thrown around over 15times during orientation. Its POS, Inventory and Operations systems are beyond antiquated. everything has to be written down and logged just to gather dust. There's no training or compassion towards Sales Associates; they are expected to give high-end service...yet Senior management isn't capable of giving High-end training. Supervisors are forced to work ridiculous hours with little time off, when Seniors pretty much come in when they please. The environment supports the most negative morale; if it were not for the free meals Im sure Internal Theft numbers would sore. HR executives focus more of nepotism than fair reasoning and professionalism. The General Managers need for control supersedes all reasoning, there is very little cooperation from any of them; its literally ran by gorillas. Employee turn over seems to be the norm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange you policies to reflect better Ethics and a "People First" philosophy. Do more to listen, regardless of what you think, its your Employees that run your business. The money will always come; do you even care that no one likes working for you? Start questioning whether or not you have the best Seniors in your ranks. They are actually the ones holding your company back. Focus on growth and Modernization. On a retail level this company is stuck in the 1980's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This company is a slave ship.

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFor the money and free food

    ConsOver worked in under payed

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair and do right

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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