Historic Restoration Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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  1. Demanding and Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Historic Restoration full-time

    Pros

    Can make a difference in restoring abandoned buildings, work with some highly talented real estate professionals, various and different job opportunities within the firm.

    Cons

    Very high paced, highly competitive work environment that could push some folks over the limit on work/life balance and create stress during peak demand times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the creative ideas and solutions that are generated from within the company and continue to maintain the company mission despite the obstacles presented by the market and third party groups.


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work at one of HRI's properties. The corporate office is very engaged with their employees; they ensure to create a relationship with their employees and often check in on them. Everyone that works in the company are nice and friendly. Although your experience with the company depends on your assigned property, the company seems like a great place and have lots of opportunities for growth, if you're a go-getter.

    Cons

    Although people are nice, it is, indeed, cut-throat and competitive. People will stab you in the back in order to achieve their own agenda. Also, it is quite difficult working with incompetent people. It makes your job just as difficult. The 3-month probationary period is not utilized effectively. Instead of using that period to judge your performance and determine the likelihood of you excelling in the position, they work extremely hard to keep you in the position by selling you false dreams. I found out upon joining this company that they have a VERY high turnover rate, so once you're hired, they will do everything to keep you here, even if that means that your work ethic is poor and you need to find another area of expertise to work. HRI does not want you to see the bad parts of the business, and they will do what they can to cover the bad standing of the property. The poor work ethic is never addressed, and no one is held responsible for the poor work production, unless they don't like you and want you to suffer. Balancing work and life can sometimes be hard. Although the company will try to work with you, it can become difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at hiring qualified employees. If you see an issue in management, do not over look it and expect other people to fix it. Hold people responsible for the work production (or lack thereof) and give consequences, when appropriate.


  3. Best place ever.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concierge in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Concierge in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place ever to work ever.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Plae to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Front Desk in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Historic Restoration part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, great benefits, great pay

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doin what youre doin


  6. Helpful (2)

    Literally the worst company I have ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Historic Restoration full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have great health insurance. There are also some co-workers that are also experiencing the same terrible working conditions in the same way that you are so a camaraderie can develop from mutual negative experiences.

    Cons

    It is comical that HRI is ever in the running for "Best Places to Work" in New Orleans. HRI's motto is to hire the least amount of people as possible for the least amount of money and force them to take on roles and responsibilities that should be handled by at least 2 or 3 people. This keeps their costs down so that they can maximize distributions to the owners and bonuses for the executives. No matter how hard you work, you will not be appreciated by the HRI management. HRI's management is so ineffective and scatter-brained that it is a surprise when something actually gets accomplished especially considering the cut-throat and back-stabbing environment and the fact that communication does not flow from one department to another. While HRI has actually hired some really great and intelligent staff, it is not worth joining their team as you will not get any training and for sure be over-worked and under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the political good ole boy's club and re-evaluate who is running each division. If the person has the knowledge and experience but lack the skills to manage others, than you probably do not want that person running entire departments/divisions. Time to clean house!


  7. Working now

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Does not believe in exploring facts VP of F&B has a fiefdom

    Cons

    As noted but great CEO

    Advice to Management

    Base decisions on factual evidence


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great management, professional and friendly environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly dedicated HR department Close knit camraderie between employees Comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Poor communication between the departments


  9. Helpful (1)

    Neutral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Historic Restoration full-time

    Pros

    Almost everyone at HRI is brilliant. Downtown location Company is growing

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities sometimes political. Benefits average to below average. work / life balance below average


  10. Helpful (3)

    Cut throat, competitive, youth obsessed company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Historic Restoration full-time

    Pros

    Can be good working environment depending on the manager one reports to - some perks. There are some great people working there.

    Cons

    Found HRI to be a very cut throat culture. Have witnessed the abuse and unprofessional treatment by managers although my manager was not abusive. There are a many cliques and much gossip executed by hyper-critical megalomaniacs. HR does not discourage this behavior because they are the ring leaders. There is absolutely no team building because no one trusts their co-workers. Employees are not properly compensated for their work.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing but respect for all of the upper managers. My advise is for them to wake up and realize that the Human Resources department will set the tone for your company culture and if they are not professionals you will never have the work environment I truly believe you intend for your company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Bittersweet

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hotel Division in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Hotel Division in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

    Pros

    This company has excellent benefits and a family culture in its dealings with employees. While revenues and the service culture within the Hotel itself were not high enough for my own employment to be a successful and enjoyable experience, I still value and respect the efforts the company is constantly making towards growth and improvement.

    Cons

    No downside to the company itself, just a really rough transition trying to come out of a recession, upgrade the quality of the employee work ethic, while selling a clearly worn product . Lots of resistance within the existing workforce to any change or improvement at all, and alot of hostility and resentment at even the attempt. Very difficult emotional environment to deal with. Lots of "pass the parcel" going on from the bottom up...

    Advice to Management

    none really at this time, change is hard, very difficult, and sometimes you just get run over in the process



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