Red Lion Hotels Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Red Lion Hotels Interim President, Interim CEO, and Director Jon E. Eliassen
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  1. I started as a server and was promoted to manager of 2 restaurants through hard work.

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager

    I have been working at Red Lion Hotels

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to develop customer service, sales, and leadership skills.

    Cons

    Long hours and difficult to balance work and home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting from within company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I feel empowered working for this company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Lion Hotels

    Pros

    Good immediate management and supervisors.

    Cons

    Pay, lack of coverage, stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cut corners with staffing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Quickly growing company, Flexible Schedule

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Red Lion Hotels

    Pros

    Under new leadership (as of 2014) this company is growing rapidly. New systems and thought processes are creating a fast learning environment. Scheduling is flexible and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Quick learners need only apply (is this really a con?!)!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Front Office Manager in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Front Office Manager in Olympia, WA

    I worked at Red Lion Hotels full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for advancement and great guest interraction.

    Cons

    Publicly traded company that has shareholders making budgetary decisions without input from stakeholder (worker bees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the ones that work extremely hard and are dedicated to the betterment of the overall guest experience - the guests are the ones that put money in the coffers for everyone's paychecks... the guests make us or break us. Listen to them. They will tell you who your golden goose is going to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Okay at best.

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    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Coos Bay, OR
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Coos Bay, OR

    I have been working at Red Lion Hotels part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I like the people I work with. In the summer there are a lot of hours.

    Cons

    I'm only getting 2 days a week work at best in the winter. When I do work I have to do anyway from 24 to 30 rooms alone and HAVE to have it done by 3:30 pm or they'll cut my hours further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more maids on each day to split up the rooms instead of giving an unreasonable amount to one person and expecting perfection. They should consider this before someone is terriblely injured on the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place to build experience

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Red Lion Hotels part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun company, a lot of incentives. Employees would get treats/discounts/tickets to certain attractions. Free lunch.

    Cons

    Long shifts, the team incentives are hard to reach if not everyone cooperates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Once was Family, now it is sterile

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Red Lion Hotels full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people for the most part had always been wonderful, very family like. Flexible hours, flexible work from home opportunities and time off or family balances were always understood. Compensation for tenured employees was always on the lower side, however, the benefits of the environment outweighed the smaller pay.

    Cons

    The office culture has changed drastically in 2014, it is no longer a personable atmosphere, care culture is no longer as relevant and expectations are always unreasonable. Numerous long term tenured employees have left in 2014 as a result of the disregard for basic human courtesy by new leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and courtesy and they will want to work harder with you and for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Awesome people, poor leadership

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    Former Employee - Media Buyer in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Media Buyer in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Red Lion Hotels full-time

    Pros

    The job provided a safe work environment and I loved all of my coworkers. The people in the office all work together for the company goals.

    Cons

    The management seems to be more focused on profits and returning value to the share holders. There is no caring environment like there used to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication. There were multiple times that I would find out information from google before I received a company alert.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Needs better management

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    Current Employee - Front Office Agent in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Front Office Agent in Redding, CA

    I have been working at Red Lion Hotels full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Incentives, free lunch, discounted hotel rooms

    Cons

    Bad management, cuts hours when slow, lazy GM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management needs to take a closer look at how their hotel is run and work on improving morale between managers and employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Room to grow, it's like a family here

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    Current Employee - Server in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Server in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Starting as a server in the restaurant, there is a lot of flexibility for hours and room to grow. Everyone is very friendly and wants you to succeed. Room to creativity and suggestions

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management. Too many bosses conflict each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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