Motel 6 Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Jim Amarosia
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, free apartment and the ability to get exposure to many aspects of the hotel manager's responsibilities are pluses (in 4 reviews)

  • That only goes for housekeepers, front desk is a cake walk, I'd love to be sitting down, bunch of bums (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Front Desk Clerk, Manager on Duty, and General Manager (in 3 reviews)

  • The chain is going towards franchise which if your Motel is sold, you lose your job (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Decent wok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Auditor in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at Motel 6 full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good job. Close knit teams that work well. Not as good of pay but its an easy job so... But overall this job made me look into hospitality as a career

    Cons

    Low pay. Rude guests. And cops all the time. Corporate isn't on point at the property level. I feel like im a work more than my own home

    Advice to Management

    More staff meetings. Better equipment and 12 per hr minimum


  2. Helpful (1)

    housekeeping

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Motel 6 full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Love the steff I work with

    Cons

    Only gets 8.25 an hour

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Interesting place to work

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

    I worked at Motel 6

    Pros

    The one I worked at it was at least a pay check

    Cons

    The unhealthy work environment, on top of poor training and management


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  5. Helpful (2)

    General Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Motel 6 full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and new direction of the company is inspiring. Motel 6 was bought out by Blackstone Co (Who owns higher end Hotels) and they began renovating the properties some time in 2015 I believe. They are approximately 70% Complete and will launch a new Marketing Campaign within the next year to reflect their revised mission, goals and values.

    Cons

    As a GM, having a 6 Day work-week. However, the 6th day is called a "6th Day Presence". Not a full work day.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract, and keep, talent, then you need to pay more.
    That simple.


  6. Motel 6 GM

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

    I worked at Motel 6

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free apartment, wifi, and cable tv

    Cons

    Low salary, literally only 24 hours off, poor support from upper level management

    Advice to Management

    Quit using contract employees at corporate. Raise GM Salary or add a day off


  7. CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Motel 6 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, great people, clear growth strategy. Great balance between owned and franchised

    Cons

    Limited to economy segment, and to North America. The company owns two brands only, limiting exposure to other segments


  8. Good place if you have NO experience

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

    I have been working at Motel 6 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hotel chain to learn customer service and the hotel industry

    Cons

    Over worked employees having to live on property if you're the GM. Prevents managers to have any type of personal life. You receive smaller salaries due to the living conditions

    Advice to Management

    Have a better program for General Managers who live on property not a healthy balance.


  9. Good

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

    I worked at Motel 6 full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Full time hours, work/life balance, vacation after 6 months, $9.50 per hour no promotion unless to manager on duty $10.50 per hour

    Cons

    Negative environment, Not so great management, With low prices comes (usually) low people.

    Advice to Management

    Relief managers need days off too


  10. front desk clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Elmira, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Elmira, NY

    I worked at Motel 6 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you work with great people and enjoy interacting with guests and getting to know their reasons for visiting our lovely town. their is a positive work ethic between employees.

    Cons

    over the years the amount of customers has been on a steady decline due to the fact that the oil work has been put on hold so the only time they are booked is during summer hours for tourism

    Advice to Management

    my best advice to motel 6 would be to try and reconfigure the entrance into the motel as it stands now tractor trailers can not make it in the parking lot and that is a large amount of buiness.


  11. GSR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Motel 6 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with a team of dedicated people
    You don't have to worry about not being empowered
    You don't always have to answer the phone especially on sold-out nights

    Cons

    PEOPLE CAN BE VERY RUDE ESPECIALLY DURING GUEST CHECK-IN
    there will be nights you are sold-out and someone did not have a preference on a specific room type and will be upset about that room
    there is a charge for wi-fi

    Advice to Management

    We understand that it is a business but please allow your employees more feedback in how the daily operations as far as the front desk is concerned to be taken into moderate consideration.



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