HMSHost Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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HMSHost CEO Tom Fricke
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Pros
  • Free food, hire everyone who interviews (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, good union insurance, free lunch (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Managers are used as expendable barriers between associates and upper management (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at HMSHost

    Pros

    Challenging and fast paced. Fun place to work!

    Cons

    Old computer systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the lazy people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. I had a wonderful experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at HMSHost

    Pros

    Great pay, great hours, and great company

    Cons

    Location Too Far
    Breaks Not Long

  3. The Best Brand Going!!!

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    Former Employee - HMS Host Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Lll in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - HMS Host Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Lll in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at HMSHost full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It was the people, pay, benifits and HR Janie Metcalfe, 2nd in Command John Mercier who made the job the best!

    Cons

    I had to quit because my fiancee's home was in another state and he was given a golden opportunity!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are only high KUDOs and happy times. They were always there when I needed them and even after I left. If I could I would trade a single yesterday at IKES for present day. I'd like my job back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Nice

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at HMSHost part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good place of you are student nice Team work , friendly coworkers,

    Cons

    The schedule can be hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Working for this company was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager II in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager II in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Raises and bonus when the stores are clean and are within the health codes and providing great customer service and food quality and have a great mgmt team

    Cons

    Not enough raises within the company's standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. learning

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at HMSHost full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    life balance and personal growth

    Cons

    the life of working at an airport

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. HOW Come

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at HMSHost full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    it used to be fun to go to work not anymore

    Cons

    I watched them get rid of one of the best Manager i ever worked for. Mr Dave was the reason I came to work every day He made me feel good and made me want to do a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you should keep your long time emplyees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. HMShost has an excellent training program for manager and supervisors

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at HMSHost full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work,with a stress free enviroment

    Cons

    Great benefits downsize is that they lay off..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see upper management get more involve with the employees and to provide them with morale support..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great benefits, especially the longer you are there!

    Current Employee - Bartender in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Bartender in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HMSHost full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Paid vacation, holiday double time, health insurance, 401k, guaranteed 40 hr schedule, overtime pay

    Cons

    Union dues are $45/mo, it's difficult to fire someone which sucks when you have lazy co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a case and fire people who deserve it

  11. Director

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at HMSHost full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for - many emloyees have been with the company for 20 plus years. Very stable work environment - great benefits.

    Cons

    Can't think of any issues - wish we were busier at times...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep what you're doing - you are on the right track...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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