Sonesta International Hotels

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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3.2 5 reviews

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Sonesta International Hotels President, CEO, and Director Stephanie Sonnabend

Stephanie Sonnabend

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hard but satisfying work at Sonesta Maho Beach

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philipsburg (Netherlands Antilles)

    Pros- Interesting people in all departments
    - Interaction with corporate staff
    - Beautiful work environment

    Cons- Many international directors, no real chance for locals to advance
    - Outdated rooms and no clear schedule of update/renovation
    - No flexibility for many employees
    - Can be somewhat stifling
    - Crisis or not, salaries need to be fair.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPersonal growth is important. Take a page out of Richard Branson's book...treat your employees as you'd want them to treat your customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Busy hotel. Collegial atmosphere. Nice environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsVery busy hotel. You will definitely work your tail off here. But everyone chips in. Co-workers are awesome. They are a technology savvy hotel. I found the pay above average for the hotel industry.

    ConsVery firm on work schedules. No real flexibility there. Also, I didn't see managers helping employees with career paths there. It wasn't often someone got promoted from within, very political.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within. Institute a management training program.

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    I learned how to move smoothly under pressure, managing multiply tasks in same tasks.. hard work.

    GSA (Current Employee) Sharm ash Shaykh (Egypt)

    ProsTO b in a chain..upgrade you CV.. learn how to be responsible ...how to follow tasks ...

    Conslow 12%.... Less than fair staff restaurant... bad staff housing .

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the 12%... Develop the staff restaurant items & quality... build a new human staff housing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unprofessional and uninspiring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe location is beautiful, overall the physical working conditions for me were acceptable and the people I was working with (in the main) were cooperative.

    ConsThe senior management were most unprofessional and, in some cases, downright dishonest. There was little understanding of the need for genuine motivation for the staff and management other than bullying.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonesty and fairness is always the best policy for long-term success with a firm foundation.

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

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    Sonesta International

    Manager (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsCorporate Office supportive but not always with time

    ConsInternational properties get less attention and commitment when struggling

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more direct and frequent contact with property

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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