Interstate Hotels

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Interstate Hotels Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
64 Reviews
3.0
64 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is room for advancement in the comapny if you are willing to do the work (in 3 reviews)

  • Great understanding of work life balance, good benefits also a gives good 401k match (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The attendance policy has very strict consequences (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Corporate Revenue Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Corporate Revenue Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, locations & hotels

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great but getting too big to remember the line workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - No Comment in Hell, MI
    Former Employee - No Comment in Hell, MI

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of processes in place, support is ok, pay is great

    Cons

    but it really depends on what location you are at as ultimately there is a large disconnect from the core corporate office from the property level. There are many General Managers that are just not good, but they are good at massaging corporate staff to keep their job. There should be more action in cleaning the complacent out and invigorating the property with real talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a long term employee with high performance history and impeccable record should hold some weight if for the first time ever, they report a major problem to corporate- listen to your tenured employees- they know the real story

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great at beginning but after transition lost path

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Great understanding of work life balance, good benefits also a gives good 401k match. Growth is really up to the General Managers on property which I found was helpful and invigorating

    Cons

    After transition no effort was made for internal candidates of getting interviews or being looked over first than non internal candidates sad since I have been with Interstate for more than 8 years and I will be leaving after our inland sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your Internal candidates send a all out email to all hiring managers to consider internal applicants. There are other good management companies Interstate is just the largest right now you must keep your best employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No structure

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Interstate Hotels

    Pros

    Plenty of travel opportunity

    Cons

    The worse structure evere there is no training, no support and everyone plays the blame game

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I saw 0 in-house promotions in 1 year

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to contact upper management, lots of properties to move between

    Cons

    No inhouse promotions, not considerate of students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I moved to gain tuition benefits, maybe consider it?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Coordinator

    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large Corporation. Many hotels. Ypsilanti Marriott is a large Full Service Hotel. Has F&B, Housekeeping, Sales, Catering, and the Front Desk.

    Cons

    Hard to grow with the company. Did not move people up in the hotel, liked to bring in outside people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move up in the hotel from within.

  8.  

    Opportunities

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

    I have been working at Interstate Hotels full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities available specially if you have connections

    Cons

    require the right connections to be promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider senior staff for promotion prior to newer staff members!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I've worked for a franchise hotel with Interstate as their management company for 2.5 years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse portfolio of hotels, access to many brands.

    Cons

    poor benefit package, limited work/life balance, high turnover at corporate level and hotel management makes for many organization changes. Obvious they care about making money, not about their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simple, value your employees, allow them to be happy with their employment, which will encourage them to provide better genuine hospitality to your guests. This will create happier guests/clients, repeat business and better word of mouth advertising/referrals. All adding up to revenue growth!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Your coworkers make all the difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Server in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Interstate Hotels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The hotel discount perks are fantastic if you like to/are able to travel.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment. There are always new hoops to jump through in an effort to put out fires, positive acknowledgement is rare.

  11.  

    Good and Bad

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

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    you'll learn good controls and management practices - and there are opportunities for growth

    Cons

    where you work makes a difference

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worked for a GM that ran the hotel like a personal fiefdom - not good for morale, more so that he was allowed to do this after repeated complaints to corporate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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