Sage Hospitality

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Sage Hospitality Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
51 Reviews

2.9
51 Reviews
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Walter L. Isenberg
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  1.  

    Director of Sales

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    Current Employee - DOS  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - DOS in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Truly, they care about their employee and want them to succeed. They offer the mgmt team excellent benefis!

    Cons

    Their corporate team isn't always in tune with that's happening at a property level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Too top heavy with little experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Employment benefits are industry standard

    Cons

    Corporate knows where they want to lead their company, but doesn't spend the extra money to hire qualified employees to lead them there. Compensation and advancement is directly dependent on personality acceptance within each hotel property on up to the corporate offices... if you make it there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified employees who have the experience and knowledge to implement training tools that nurture employees to great levels, instead of advancing cute smiles with no brains or drive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Lots of rooms for advancement, Education assitance,Healthcare benefits,flexible schedule

    Cons

    pay is little low, annual incentives is too small,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company with Open Ideas

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    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing  in  Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing in Missoula, MT

    Pros

    Company believes in supporting the local community along with the individual.

    Cons

    possibly getting "too big, too fast" and making unfavorable movement with senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor compensation compared to market, Technical management lacks leadership and team building ability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company works in a "fun" vertical, they have good team building events, and most of the people there are nice and genuinely care

    Cons

    Leadership, especially in the technical areas, is very weak. Not good communicators, lack skills necessary to properly manage employees and build a team, and has very shallow technical acumen, resulting in poor decision making and heavy reliance on external consultants. Poorly run organization overall. Lastly, tech management did not understand how to successfully build nor operate a technical infrastructure, resulting in the business not funding infrastructure, which caused massive instability and a company relying on 10 year old technology to provide services to its user base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sadly lacking in professional corporate management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Range of properties provide opportunities for individuals growing their career and willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Inconsistent communication between corporate personnel and property management. A much higher degree of politically based promotion than I've experienced with any other corporation I have been involved with. this, unfortunately, results in people who are not qualified being in key decision making positions incorporating the 'cya'
    modis operandi.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the commitment to hire and promote managerial personnel, both property and corporate level, based on objective criteria, knowledge and skill, as opposed to personal relationships. Commit to clear, honest, straight forward communication. Then breathe both in and throughout the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not trust this company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I like my property and GM. We are one of the best hotels in this town but our management company is terrible. They forced a HORRIBLE sales person on us who cannot do her job. It is more like a favor to someone to give her a job.

    Cons

    The corporate and middle management never tell you the truth about what is going on. They will lie about your benefits when your property transitions over to Sage. If your hotel or restaurant is going to Sage, QUIT NOW!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to things at the LOCAL level, not a broad spectrum business plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Company really has it together, from there revenue management systems to their benefits they really understand the industry. Benefits, salary, and systems are great.

    Cons

    I didn't have any challenges, unfortunately the hotel they were managing was sold with a new management. I wouldn't have left the company unless it was sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I loved this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The only way you can work under Butler is if you are easy on the eyes and have a large chest

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Sage has such fantastic potential. They really do have a great corporate culture and most of upper management is there to support the hotels.

    Cons

    As the flip of the pros, some of upper management is awful. They were probably great hotel managers at one time, but they aren't good managers of managers. Support is given to favorites. (I know it happens in many places) but it truly is bad here.
    Sage also wants to have a great vision of the future. But they change their mind A Lot. First is it growth, then it is growth in full service, then it is growth in restaurants, then it is growth in boutique, not it is what ever they can get their hands on again. They should be call the Fad group because all they want is what is currently popular.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction. Be good at it!
    Be good to everyone on your "Bus". Get to know your teams, and don't judge people on the surface.
    Walter, work on your handshake. Your hand feels like a dead fish when you shake it. Be a man and shake hands like you mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    overworked under paid

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering in Denver, CO

    Pros

    great hotel to hotel benefits for employees friends and family which include air travel and food across the nation for those that can afford it!

    Cons

    all workers should share the same work load, day workers have too easy!!and complimentary shows and tickets should be handed out fair and not just to the front desk personell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow the mission statement and advise, re-train managers to be on much happier and professional state of mind behind closed doors!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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