Hersha Hospitality Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Growing pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    Great staff on property and amazing regional support. Love my property and the people I work with daily. No matter what is thrown at us, we get through it.

    Cons

    Corporate staff needs help in the Payroll and IT departments. Need to add more bodies and support for the properties in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be proactive with hiring instead of reactive. Prepare for growth by hiring in departments that will need it instead of scrambling after the fact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Co-workers are like family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    It's a great place to work because everyone who works here is like family. We have been here way before Hersha was in charge. So we have stuck together.

    Cons

    The annual raise is only 3%. The company is really cheap when it comes to giving raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are willing to pay your employees more then they will be happier at work. Which will result in hard work and great reviews for the hotel. Employee satisfaction is key to a successful business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provide decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of communication/feedback from upper management, not focused on development

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. The penny stocks of hotels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    I can honestly not think of a single pro.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Promises of growth and ethics; hollow delivery. People who have been in company a long time dump blame and work on newer employees. No support. Honor in service? NOT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of sincere concern is evident. If you think everyone is beneath you, retire and leave the work to people who care. Politics only get you so far, and the high turnover and lack of employee happiness should tell you something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Don't even waste your time!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Catering Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Catering Sales Manager

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to say about this company except they give me a paycheck.

    Cons

    Where to start...the turnover is the highest I have ever seen! This company is money hungry and doesn't care about their employees whatsoever. Benefits are horrible, bonus structure is a rip off (that's if they even decide to pay the bonus) and the management is extremely dysfunctional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you want them to treat your guests!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is good at Hersha hospitality

    Cons

    None, I can't find Anything wrong to say about Hersha

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    No room to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Frederick, MD

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cant think of a pro of working in this company

    Cons

    Too demanding and low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    You're just a number.

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

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality full-time

    Pros

    Personal Growth... so many changes and position open. You will be able to move up

    Cons

    Benefits. Horrible communication and the company will look-out for itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    The Walmart of Hospitality

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say. I do not feel valued as an employee. On the upside I do in fact get a paycheck!

    Cons

    They are such a low cost operator, employees are generally paid way below average which creates more turnover and low morale. Company grew too fast and is buckling beneath its weight at the corporate level. Not enough support for as micromanaging as they try to be. No real training for new hires at any level (line level, supervisor or manager). Roll outs for anything new are reactive instead of proactive which creates chaos. Corporate is also completely disorganized. Hopefully this will change and they learn fast or they will lose employees, myself included.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "cons" section and learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Decent company, I've enjoyed my time.

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

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    They promote from within and the opportunity for growth is definitely there. They do a great job of making you aware of opportunities as well.

    Cons

    Wish there were more hotels in their portfolio. There are none in a lot of major cities I would have been interested in moving to. They don't have very many high end or full service hotels either. May be property specific but they do not do very much in the way of employee appreciation or give back to the staff in any way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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