Kempinski Hotels S.A.

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Kempinski Hotels S.A. Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
25 Reviews
3.7
25 Reviews
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Kempinski Hotels S.A. President and CEO Reto Wittwer
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  1.  

    Lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rooms Division Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Rooms Division Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Kempinski Hotels S.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very dynamic company, lots of prospects

    Cons

    Sometimes too political but which place isnt?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Environment to worl

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

    I worked at Kempinski Hotels S.A.

    Pros

    A very organized environment with great professional to collaborate.

    Cons

    traveling, company values, bonuses, benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great brand.... if you are German!

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

    I worked at Kempinski Hotels S.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can't see any outstanding pros except that each hotels are kind of iconic with good product to feature which ease selling efforts.

    Cons

    If not being German national.... move your way to next brand. No way getting any advancement. When attending global meeting, clear segregation between German and none German speakers (even if the meeting is all in English).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open-mind. Set better HR strategy for promoting team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Finance Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Regional Finance Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Kempinski Hotels S.A. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    International Environment and good work culture

    Cons

    Due to visa restrictions, international mobility is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Even if you are on a desperate moment, never work for the group and especially not for the hotels in China

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

    I worked at Kempinski Hotels S.A.

    Pros

    Many who left are still looking, those who are there maybe trying to establish the positivity (if any).

    Cons

    strictly an all OLD BOYS CLUB (head office culture)
    Most hotels in China are the worse - very bad Chinese Owners
    I will say - stay away from the Shanghai hotel (Racism against expat Kempinski Team Members is a common occurrance)
    Company Values - what values??
    Work Life Balance - not when you are in China
    Personal growth - higher chance if you are European

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't love what you do, give up the business. Stop damaging so many good people's career.
    China is not a place for Kempinski as you need a stronger, more established brand and structured brand like Shangri-la/ Starwood to take on these people.

    Weak Senior Management Team = No help and support for your ground managers = unsuccessful business investment = damage to the brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at Kempinski Hotels S.A. part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Brand and Scale of operations
    - Speed of growth and development
    - Learning support and exposure
    - Experience and presence

    Cons

    - Communication
    - Competitiveness and office politics
    - Lack of reporting and follow up procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The general organizational structure for operations and activities at the unit and corporate level needs to be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage in Marbella (Spain)
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage in Marbella (Spain)

    I worked at Kempinski Hotels S.A. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, a lot of opportunities to grow, good management, good location, good hotel, a lot of things to do outside the hotel, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Salaries are not high, comparing to other competitors hotels, lack of communication with the management, majority of employees are local, not very international, but otherwise good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Family style environment even through it was a corporate office.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HIS & IT Trainee in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - HIS & IT Trainee in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Kempinski Hotels S.A. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good pay, varied responsibilities, interesting company, good values.

    Cons

    Position got a bit repetitive, Geneva is a bit of a bore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great experience!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Revenue Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kempinski Hotels S.A. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and work environment

    Cons

    there are not many actually

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Luxury hotel chain looking for technology as an important service for its guest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of IT in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Director of IT in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Kempinski Hotels S.A. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gain experience and explore European luxury

    Cons

    opportunity to grow is not huge due to the number of its properties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Experienced person opportunities should be equal to getting new talent persons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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