LA Quinta Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
96 Reviews

3.2
96 Reviews
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LA Quinta President and CEO Wayne B. Goldberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun and customer-focused corporate team and balanced family-oriented culture (in 3 reviews)

  • There are some great people that work for this company (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The front desk workers had to run the entire hotel so he could go do what he wanted (in 7 reviews)

  • Long Hours and horrible treatment by the company as a whole (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    excellent learn a lot

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    Current Employee - Front Office Supervisor  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Front Office Supervisor in Austin, TX

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a lot of opportunity, to grow and advance my career

    Cons

    approving my skills to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    had good experiences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Company by All Aspects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company culture and values are amazing and the best part is that the leadership team lives the values each and every day. The commitment to our military and military spouses is also something which makes me proud to be part of this company. For example, the CEO provided all corporate employees the Friday before Memorial Day off to do something of their choosing, large or small, to give back to our military or military spouses.

    Cons

    Lean staff, but frankly, I would rather work with fewer "A" players than a large number of sub par team mates.

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    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't work anywhere else

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    Current Employee - Marketing Department  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Irving, TX

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Supervisors truly care about their direct reports; family-oriented company; flex time; ability to work from home if needed; top executives are not only smart but they are also fun.

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of (and it took me quite a while to come up with something) is that the summers are crazy busy at corporate, but we get through them because we know the hotel employees need us to support them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. We enjoy working with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK, AMAZING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL EMPLOYEES!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I currently work at the LaQuinta Corporate office and have had the opportunity to work with VP's, Directors, Admins, and fellow co-workers. LaQuinta provides an amazing environment for all of their employees and shows a tremendous amount of respect for everyone. We are fortunate to have a leadership team who genuinely cares about the well-being and professional growth of its employees as well as our company. I am provided with guidance, resources, and mentorship by my manager and VP to succeed on whatever project we are working on.

    Cons

    The cons of working at LaQuinta Corporate offices are minimal. Could have more employees lunches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great and listens to your needs and gives advice to help you learn and succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    corporate really do care!!!/Alexandria la. Property

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Service Representative  in  Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Service Representative in Alexandria, LA

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Been with company 2 years. Recently had a unpleasant experience with guest. Our main and most important goal everyday is guest satisfaction. Guest called corporate to voice his concerns. My gm asked what happen and I told him. As I was very uncomfortable thinking would corporate just believe his version. My gm told me everything would be ok. AND IT WAS!!! Guest issue's were resolved and taken care of, and I was not left feeling like I did something that I knew I did not. That is unbeatable employee support and guest satisfaction!! Thank you!!

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was an Outstanding Front Desk Clerk

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    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Houston, TX

    I worked at LA Quinta part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a pleasure to have great guest

    Cons

    We sometimes had no rooms to rent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed working for La Quinta Inns & Suites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales
    Current Employee - Director of Sales

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Values as an individual by the company

    Cons

    Limited Growth potential as not as big as other Hotel chains

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Outstanding company to work for

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

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Forward moving company, very financially stable, upper management is very accessible to the field, competitive salary and benefit package. Company culture is encouraging and positive. Awesome conference every year.

    Cons

    As most companies, much is expected with little resources. Do a job that takes 35 minuets in 22 minuets or less,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for staying in touch with the field, but in all honesty we are tired, we need more help. Most of us are working even on vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job for college students

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    Former Employee - Night Auditor  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at LA Quinta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Night auditor is great for college students if you like the night shifts. Lots of down time to read and study.

    Cons

    You're the only one working overnight so if something goes wrong, it's up to you to deal with it alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My managers were great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I have never worked a day of my life while being employed with La Quinta because I enjoy and have fun in my career here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for because of the culture this company has. This company heavily believes in promoting from within and believes in treating everyone is family. The willingness of everyone willing to help everyone out whenever a challenge is presented is far and few between in most companies nowadays but this company looks out for each other.

    Cons

    Moving up can be challenging if you're not more flexible with your schedule. Traveling is a definite must if you're wanting to move up within the company. Moving up to the general manager level requires learning on the job while managing other properties that are not always necessarily close to home from time to time. This company doesn't force you to go to places if there are other obligations such as family keeping from doing so, but the more flexible you are the more opportunities you will have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall from where this company was when I started several years ago to where it is now as I have become a member of management from an hourly employee, my message would be to continue to listen to your employees to grow as managers as your employees learn to grow as employees. By doing so this company can continue to grow and hey chief greater things that weren't there several years ago.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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