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Lodgian CEO and President Dana M. Ciraldo
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  1. Low pay, no training, but hey, it's a paycheck.

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Traverse City, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a paycheck, a small, small, paycheck. There is little to no training, the manager takes training tests for you and lets you know that you got a 100 percent on the computer training. They ask if you want a tour of the hotel so you can explain the rooms and lay out to guests, but then refuse to show you. There is a lot of back stabbing and gossip allowed to go on between assosiates and managers. Overall, a very immature, weakly, run hotel which shows a lot of complacency. They are riding on the Holiday Inn Brand.

    Cons

    As with many other entry level positions, a lot of work for a little pay. Very multitasking intensive, combined with kissing up to rude patrons. Little to no training.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people.


  2. Mediocre experience, more frustrating then good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Non-management co-workers are great to be with. Good for part-time.

    Cons

    -So-so pay. -Lack of training. -Incompetent management. -Housekeepers cannot communicate well enough, causing everyone problems (especially the guests). -Uniforms are hot, itchy, and unprofessional. It doesn't matter what size you are, you will look like a clown. -Constant berating and non-constructive criticism from managers, especially HR. You will hardly receive positive feedback, despite your effort and personality. -Having to clock in and out; HR highly persnickety. You are always watched. -30 minuted lunch...

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the terrible, polyester uniforms. Let Front Desk wear own profession clothing. More hands-on training instead of from a computer.


  3. Pretty good place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cheap hotel stays around the world! Excellent people to work with, I loved my boss! She was awesome! Meet lots of different and interesting people! Ability to eat anything in the breakfast bar! :P

    Cons

    Not so nice pay, could use benefits for all employees. Sometimes/a lot of the times guest expect more than we have ever given them. Some expected free room upgrades when they were staying for 2 weeks! And they pretty much demanded it! Unfortunately due to weak management who gave in all the time, guests figured out they could walk all over us and say, "well you did it last time!"

    Advice to Management

    Compensate the employees better!


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  5. A fine enough job for what it is.

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a fairly easy job and is only sometimes stressful. The hours weren't entirely flexible, but concessions were made when they needed to be. My coworkers were also nice.

    Cons

    The job was sometimes boring and I didn't see much room for advancement. Also, I felt disconnected from a lot of the other departments as we didn't interact all that often. There was no importance placed on getting to know anyone other than those you worked directly with.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that people who are in every position feel appreciated and valued. Also, make sure that the work place feels open and that different employees can communicate with each other.


  6. It was what it was.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Evening Auditor in Middletown, NY
    Former Employee - Evening Auditor in Middletown, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job not particularly complex. Good if you like interacting with and servicing guests. Working night shifts can be very quiet at times (a plus if you like that).

    Cons

    Dealing with people up all night "wilding" and disturbing other guests (if you were expecting quietness on the evening shift). Low pay of course.

    Advice to Management

    I think some of the guest management issues have been worked out for the better. The place I worked had an antiquated tracking and management system.


  7. good job for the short run, but don't plan to build a career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    good opportunity for growth and flexibility with hours through college. able to make adequate wages through hours and tips earned

    Cons

    little reward for tenure in terms of compensation and advancement. don't expect to be rewarded for the time you put in or the education you've gotten besides another week of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    it takes more than another week of vacation to retain an employee that has invested themselves in your company. try offering competitve wages to your supervisors/middle management.


  8. Hit and Miss with income/hours worked

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant/Room Service Server in Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Restaurant/Room Service Server in Linthicum, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lodgian part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Lodgian/Holiday Inn I met a lot of hard working, nice people. It was my first job I was able to land after moving to the Baltimore area. The managers were not micro managers, and sort of let you do your own thing which is good

    Cons

    The management team was always being replaced by new managers. The hours were poor at times. The pay was low. I felt that the hotel was being ran on a small budget. We begged for a nice room service cart, and after months of begging we finally got one, and it was CHEAP! The new management that was brought in was not nice to current employees. It seemed like they wanted to bring in their own people at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Check in at your hotels more often. Ask the actual employees what needs to be changed. It seemed at the time like you prefer to shun the regular employees, and only talk with hotel management. You don't get any real feedback this way.


  9. Decent place to work, pay not so great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lodgian is a decent place to work - great people, job was so-so, but the pay wasn't anywhere near what the employees would like.

    Cons

    The company needs to realize that minimum wage is not a livable salary and not be so stingy with the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises!


  10. Ehhhhh ... No Growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ehhhhh No Growth
    Current Employee - Ehhhhh No Growth
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, there's not much to do at a hotel, management is tough to keep up with

    Cons

    Ehhhhh ... No Growth, if the promotions were there, it would be nice. there is no recognition


  11. Own Your Own Business

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Hillside, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Hillside, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are good people and great discounts Worldwide.

    Cons

    The company is not as progressive as they claim to be....the benefits are ok but in this day in age they only offer domestic partner benefits for same sex couples...Alot of companies out there already offer opposite sex benefits..2 weeks vacation considering the amount of work you do throughout the year is not enough....Lots of micro managing and a lot of thesenior management doesn't know how to speak to the sales associates and can be very condescending...not a respectful environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    RESPECT...lead by example and be consistent and fair to everyone...do more team building activities in the stores and help the employees grow..There are many people that have so much potential and feel stagnant cause senior management holds them back and don't help them develop... RESPECT again !!! there is a lack of in a big way, it fosters low morale and harbors a lot of ill feelings in the store environment...more communication between management and sales associates.



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