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Hilton Worldwide Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
790 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Team member travel program is a huge plus (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits, the Team Member Travel program is alright when you can get it to work (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • They do not care about work life balance but give it all talk as if they do care (in 31 reviews)

  • long hours and advancement can take time depending on the management company (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hilton Worldwide is ok.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Office Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Front Office Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hilton Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company values and growth potential.

    Cons

    Since being acquired by Blackstone they are very tight with employee rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No work/life balance for very meager compensation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hilton Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked with some nice people, Hilton employee perks (that would have been great if you ever actually were allowed to take time off), great 401k package and full benefits.

    Cons

    terrible hours, compensation, time-off policies, having less respect and benefits than the employees you are managing (unionized), lack of control, lack of opportunities to move up. The hours (between 10-12 a day, and 5-6 days a week) sometimes ran into each other, where you would be working 3pm–2am, take a nap at the hotel, then open the restaurants at 6am and work until 3pm again. No consideration given in either compensation or future requests for time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in the food and beverage department were an absolute mess. The Director ended up resigning after doing such a poor job. My immediate superior was excellent and totally got it, but the upper management above him were not able to ever get anything done. Most of the time they would say that they would fight for something on our (the managers) behalf and then completely go back on it the minute they were in front of their superior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, Hilton is a good company to work for, if you're not concerned about how much money you make.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hilton Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hilton has great benefits and the employee travel program is probably one of the best. You are able to get free rooms, if the hotel you choose is owned and managed.

    Cons

    I don't feel like they pay enough for the amount of work that you do. The turnover rate is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to compensate people for what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Banquet Server

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    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hilton Worldwide part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pays well, free food in the cafeteria, uniforms are laundered. Generous training and travel benefits.

    Cons

    This job payed well, but if you're not tight with the right people, you won't get the best paying parties. Pay is gratuity based and the pool is controlled by a few people and the manager. If you are not Latin and willing to work 24/7 without food or a break, you will be branded, not a hard worker. Be prepared to work illegal hours at this joint. If you're lucky they'll give you a room to sleep over because your next shift is in 5 hours! Or, not, you can just sleep in a chair in the cafeteria! If you're unavailable for one second, you'll be dropped from the schedule. Be aware that there are periods that there is no work at all, so you'll need another job, but you better be right there waiting by the phone in case the Conrad calls!

    You will not eat well, sleep well and when you gain weight or your hair falls out you'll be shamed for not looking your best!

    I would not put this place on my resume because they have no respect for the law and would say anything beyond the standard legal answers in an employee reference. This was a total waste of two years of my life in a job where I lost tons of self esteem and I can't get that time or self worth back. Don't waste you life working for the Conrad unless this company can reassure you that management has changed since 2011.

    I'm a hard worker and never shy about taking on as much as I can, but this place took way too much of my soul. I certainly hope things have changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the problems in Banquets. Make sure your managers care enough to provide a decent work/life balance. Maybe, some managers need more training in how to make a schedule that allows people a legal amount of rest? Create a diverse workforce where it's not shameful to be white or not the perfect size (I hate to have to say that, I really do). Good luck and I hope you're listening Hilton.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    unprofessional staff

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hilton Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good hotel discount and free lunches
    uniform provided
    networking with upper class people

    Cons

    unprofessional staff, terrible hours, giddy & delightful to mean people. ridiculous rule book- only some people had to follow it- noticed high turnover and realized all the signs soon into the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management was rude and unfair. they played favorites and talk negatively behind staff's back

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great start if you want to have a career in the hospitality industry

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    Current Employee - Bell Person in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Bell Person in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hilton Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    HILTON ROOM RATES!. Opportunity for advancement, being part of such enormous hilton family, Feeling empowered, meeting guest is an honor

    Cons

    Management crappy, Hilton Policies, Pay is below competitive, You work more than your compensated for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more caring! We are only human. Also, the more im paid the more i'll give the job all that i have.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a terrible, time-consuming, and demanding job. Overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hilton Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent Food. Very clean establishment. Pay isn't too shabby. Great for experience.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely abhorrent. The equipment is old and outdated. Its know what you know its who you know. They expect you to work WELL beyond the hours of your shift and get upset if you can't for some reason. It's basically MODERN day slavery. The hours are TERRIBLE! The people that work there are lazy and confrontational. A lot of the union workers were lazy, crabby, and complained incessantly. I cried nearly 3 times just WITHIN my training period because they managers constantly try to put their workers down instead of uplifting them. If you make a MENIAL mistake and I mean MENIAL they act as though you've committed some grievous sin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where to begin? First you should start by HIRING more workers and stop working people to the bone. Do the words labor laws mean anything to you? Secondly, you need to hire more ADEQUATE managers. The managers were lazy, misinformed, and got annoyed when ever they were actually asked to do their job. One of your managers told me they didn't feel like handling a customer that asked specifically for them, HOW DOES that work ? Last please stop with all the BLATANT nepotism! Us workers should be treated based off our performance and not off WHO we know!smh ! ugh disgusting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid

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

    I have been working at Hilton Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can get a discounted stay in all Hilton Hotels Free in the US

    Cons

    Changing schedule and working on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the staff what they need

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Alright

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hilton Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -young staff
    -great starting position for hospitality

    Cons

    no room for growth within the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work and advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Convention Services Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Convention Services Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hilton Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful vacation, sick time leave benefits, fair salary. Discount rates

    Cons

    My position (salary) had a lot of overtime hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know employees better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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