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Sofitel Hotels Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.0 17 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Sébastien Bazin

(2 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Interesting experience with International Chain

    Director of Sales (Former Employee) Redwood Shores, CA

    ProsBeautiful property in an exciting business environment

    ConsSomewhat unrealistic attitude regarding expectations and performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst employment experience of my life...

    Conference Services Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsDiscounts at other Accor properties when traveling.

    ConsBullying by superiors, harrassment by superiors, no opportunities for advancement, company does not want to invest in your future or your skills, does not provide you with the necessary tools to do your job. Overall an incredibly negative, controlling environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider lower level employees important instead of just focusing on your executive team. There are so many problems with the way your executive team treats your mid-level employees and that is why the Chicago property has so much turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsKnowledgeable upper management and great benefits

    ConsNot enough hotel in North America

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Run far away!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsFree food. It's an ok place if it's your first job to get a few months experience. You will learn how not to treat others.

    ConsIf you are not one of H.R.'s "favorites" then you'll never have a chance of surviving. Extremely political, more so then most companies.
    If the managers don't like you they will make up lies to get you written up and eventually fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit the backstabbing, the gossip and favoritism. Spend more time learning and doing your job and less time trying to figure out how to sabotage employees who you personally do no care for. I have seen some incredible employees get fired, or forced to leave only because management did not like them on a personal level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High to low - a good beginning gone wrong

    Team Leader (Former Employee) Mumbai (India)

    Pros6 weekly offs.
    pay package at par with other hotels.

    ConsVery short staffed
    No personal life - work life balance
    attrition

    Advice to Senior Managementcost cutting and short staffing is declining the high standards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ambitious group but lack of innovation

    Manager (Current Employee) Xi'an, Shaanxi (China)

    Pros- Easy life style
    - Worldwide coverage
    - Corporate Support

    Cons- Unorganized standards
    - Under paid
    - Ultra complicated processes
    - Slow on innovation and catching up with trends

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Rabat (Morocco)

    ProsTransversal training, good work/life balance

    ConsNot very well organized. The hotel was a former Hilton one, difficulties for the employees to adapt to the new system.

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    Work within the legendary concept of hospitality in Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel

    Front Office Agent (Current Employee) Aswan (Egypt)

    ProsWorldwide Company.

    Working within Standards.

    well-known trade mark in hospitality field.

    Consworking with the max. number of managers & the min. of staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    horrible!!!!

    Pastry Cook (Current Employee) Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Prosgood accomodation provided for the foreign staff

    ConsThey suffocate the guest by overvalue him

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all the juniors staff as equal. there is always favorism, some people with less working experience are getting more salary and other benefits just because they are friends with the HR manager. Stop this bashing mentality. To the Head management, please have a look in the HR and you will know what i am talking about!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Biased and unprofessional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    ProsThey have a beautiful vision, but not the right people.

    ConsOne of the worst hotels I worked for. Management is truly unprofessional and biased. 17 professional Managers were laid off due to no business returns. All managers benifits were cut down. Turnover of staff is extremely high.

    Advice to Senior Managementcorporate office should have a better way of looking at what's happening in the individual properties.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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