Hersha Hospitality

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Hersha Hospitality Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
20 Reviews
2.1
20 Reviews
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Jay H. Shah
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worse Company to work for

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I cant think of anything nice to put here.

    Cons

    I work at a hotel manage by Hersha. All i can say is Hersha is cheap. Its all business. There is no incentive for the employees here. I use to love my job until i came to this company. Its very sad to say that. Some of the workers here work over 8 hours and no break, this isnt a sweatshop but they treated us as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They way the property managers are treating your hotel is showing everyone who work here that corporate doesnt really care about the employees. Maybe instead of looking at the numbers ( which you probably well never do) Look at the qualities of your employees, anyways because of them is that you make any money at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    The other employees are generally nice to work with.

    Cons

    The hotel I worked for is poorly managed. Every employee hates it there. There are never enough supplies. Things simply always go wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization.

  3.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food & Beverage Server  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Food & Beverage Server in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good company core values that works in the best interest of excellent guest service and great guest satisfaction. Overall good potential for internal promoting.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay aren't that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Area Director of Revenue Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Director of Revenue Management  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Area Director of Revenue Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    best reasons to work here...none

    Cons

    Corporate office is unorganized and does not know anything about managing people much less hotels. They are a law suit waiting to happen. Never have I seen managers act in such a manner that is despairingly illegal. HR and VP's are a joke! This company is the worst I have ever seen or been anywhere near! I would not let my worst enemy work here! The managers at their hotels are hostile and demeaning to their employees as well as people in the corporate office. The VP's in the Philadelphia office are also demeaning to the employees. There is no communication, no morale report with the managers. This is a sweat shop for hotel workers. The door is constantly revolving!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to get real managers. People who know how to actually manage others and keep morale up. They need to learn how to be a real company! Buying dozens of hotels doesn't make you a good company, it is the employees that you have who stay- no one stays here...says a lot about the company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    I worked here for one year and left. Do not recommend this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There dont seem to be too many. I guess the regional team that I worked with was nice although they all seemed to be a bit over their heads in the skills they have and the skills they need.

    Cons

    This company is very "clicky" in that there are two groups. Either you're a long timer and are one of the "boys club" and everyone else. All of the people I talked to in the company tell me how hard it is to break into this click so many people leave after just a year like I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should employ a feedback mechanism to get the employee's feedback. Then, you should be humble enough to hear us and react to the feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, but the work can get redundant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Revenue Management Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Revenue Management Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Open door policy
    -Great corporate culture
    -Directors are always willing to help

    Cons

    -Work can get dull and redundant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    NYC Office is unorganized, unprofessional, petty and regressive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Director of Revenue Management  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Area Director of Revenue Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Received NYC & multi-brand experience.

    Cons

    Regional Operations team is underqualified for positions. Office atmosphere is extremely political, male-dominated and fosters a toxic work environment. Support from Regional Operations and VP of Revenue Management does not exist; their behavior is subversive and counterproductive - they will put their needs and desires above those of the company and their subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to listen to employees, this will be most helpful in identifying core problems. Give HR the necessary training so they have the tools to enable them to deal with these issues. Recognize that some of the people in upper-management roles may not be fit for said role, despite the time they have invested with the company. The company itself seems to be moving in the right direction, while the NYC office maintains a very narrow-minded view of the overall picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of autonomy in the execution of duties.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banquet Staff  in  Saint Pete Beach, Pinellas, FL
    Current Employee - Banquet Staff in Saint Pete Beach, Pinellas, FL

    I have been working at Hersha Hospitality part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No micromanagement
    Decent hourly pay, considering the skills required.
    Great work environment.
    Great experience to fall back on in tough times.

    Cons

    Long shifts (12-20 hours)
    High variability in hours worked (Sometimes 80 hr/wk, sometimes 12 hrs/wk)
    A field with high demand for competent, consistent workers (Never out of a job).

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

    Do not recommend this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY

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

    Pros

    Health Insurance but very expensive and some promotion within

    Cons

    Do not treat employees fairly; Do not give raises on timely fashion.
    Managers are really bad at providing their staff any time of information

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and listen to their opinions and maybe you will have a better outcome.
    Do not side with General Managers they will always say what you want to hear. Upper Management should check on properties more often so they can actually see what is really going on at the hotels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would not recommend others to work for company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hersha Hospitality

    Pros

    numerous hotels available. benefits available. health insurance.

    Cons

    revolving door, no job security, don't treat employees well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your people right and inturn they will prodce for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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