Thompson Hospitality

www.thompsonhospitality.com
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Thompson Hospitality Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Warren M. Thompson
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized with poor moral on all levels

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thompson Hospitality full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. There are a few good people still working for the company that keep the company afloat.

    Cons

    Managers are not treated like valuable assets, but more like mules. There is no work/life balance, you are expected to be on-call at anytime day/night/weekend. There is no training or professional development. There are a few great people left in the company and those people aren't treated well by upper management. High stress environment and the company is completely financially driven with no attention paid to boosting employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will be loyal and work hard. Higher qualified people for the right positions instead of "yes men" that bow down to directors that are bullies.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Thompson Hospitality

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

    Pros

    None. If one could leave a negative amount of stars, or none at all.

    Cons

    RUN. This is THE worst, most corrupt company. Horrible work environment, AWFUL CEO & executive staff. Mediocre salary, minimal benefits. This company is so poorly run, it's a joke.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Director of Catering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Moveing to California in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Moveing to California in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Thompson Hospitality

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

    Pros

    great Salary, you will never have a day off, working 24/7

    Cons

    you are a work horse!

    Advice to Management

    sell, sell, sell, sell


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great job but the culture was corrupt

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Thompson Hospitality (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Job was varied. Lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Too quick to judge lower management and not back them up.

    Advice to Management

    Admit when you're wrong, forget blame and just fix the problems


  6. Helpful (2)

    Office Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Reston, VA

    I worked at Thompson Hospitality

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

    Pros

    University Setting. quarterly bonuses. There are opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible and the hours are excessive. There is no work-life balance. Not for a person who has a family.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to the people who work very hard for you. Show it to the managers.


  7. Think twice!

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

    I have been working at Thompson Hospitality full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I wish there were pros. It's a job?

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Unprofessional leadership. No training. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    This is the most unprofessional company. A lot of the comments on here are very accurate. Management is a joke. Management demonstrates poor leadership practices, provides no support, and will treat you like a number rather than a colleague. The organization is operated like a sweat shop and will set you back at least 200 years with its slave level practices. If you decide to work here, keep your resume in circulation. You will not want to stay with this organization long term. You'll only stay employed at this company if you're willing to be a yes man, a kiss up, and give up your life because you'll be working 24/7 including holidays. You will be better off accepting employment elsewhere.


  8. Unprofessional management

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

    I have been working at Thompson Hospitality full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to work with some coworkers who are willing to help out when running behind time. Having full-time pay and hours.

    Cons

    Not being paid correctly, late hours even though I specified I had another Job. Management did not seem to care about my personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Better payroll clerk who knows what they are doing. Management that values their employees' hard work and dedication toward their job.


  9. Helpful (1)

    If only zero stars were an option...

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

    I have been working at Thompson Hospitality full-time

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

    Pros

    Pros...pros...well, there are a handful of people within the company that you genuinely don't mind working hard for. Will that make you stay, no; but it's a pro, I guess.

    Cons

    Complete disregard for employees as people with needs, feelings, opinions, and intelligence. Arbitrary pay practices. Leadership fosters cliques and a culture of abuse. Virtually zero training at any level but you will be expected to make miracles happen and if you don't, you're done. Severe lack of consistency or established policies and procedures; decisions are made on a whim. The company is ran like a plantation which is disheartening considering that it is black owned.

    Advice to Management

    Self-reflection is needed on the part of senior leadership. The company is bigger than any single executive and/or middle manager. Thompson could be great and there are dedicated, talented people that want to make that happen. The current culture of the company will see those individuals leave and go on to better ran organizations. Learn how to be respectful and how to value the people that help make the company run. The most successful companies know how to engage their employees through respect, meaningful work, competitive pay and benefits, and embracing innovative, independent thinkers. Currently, all of these things are discouraged at Thompson in favor of cowardly yes-men.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Run as far as possible

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

    I worked at Thompson Hospitality full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Staff members, a few H.R. staff and one traveling D.O.

    Cons

    After sending in my resignation with notice they terminated my employment a few days later. They have one of the largest turn overs in the corporate office and the units themselves that I have ever witnessed in a restaurant. (Red flag) No systems in place for training. Even the employee handbook is outdated. Menu is uninspiring. Tap Tap shrimp stolen from Bonefish (Bang Bang Shrimp) Calamari app stolen from Miller's Ale House are just two examples. The sad part is they take pride in doing these things, whenever there is a General Manager meeting, they even brag about it. On new menu roll outs they will not allow the chef to try nothing new because "they do not eat it" or my favorite response "that is not a salad, it does not have lettuce" you might laugh, but I am being absolutely serious. Treatment of the management staff by some of the corporate higher ups is just down right disrespectful. If you are not part of the clique, good luck on getting your opinion heard or receiving any respect. I heard horror stories of these types of experiences just never thought I would be one of them in this day and age.

    Advice to Management

    There are lots of vermin in your group. Take an outsiders look at who you surrounded yourself with and clean house.


  11. great first hospitality experience with Thompson Hospitality

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

    I worked at Thompson Hospitality part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, nice people, flexible hours

    Cons

    disorganized, need better upper management, turnover



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