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W Hotels Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Events Intern  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Events Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    -Everyone was very easy to work with
    -Great Environment
    -I was an Intern so I wasn't paid; however, I know there are a lot of promotions within the company
    -Learned a great amount while working with employees
    -All staff allowed and welcomed me to shadow and follow them around to gain experience

    Cons

    -Internship was too short
    -Learned a lot, wish I could've stayed longer
    -Was referred through a friend so not sure how the hiring process works

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Internship opportunities, I learned a great deal from that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Medium wages for difficult work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun coworkers.
    Cool environment.
    Discounts around town.

    Cons

    Long and insanely inconsistent hours.

  3.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - On-Call Banquet Server  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - On-Call Banquet Server in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Compensation is great. staff is top notch. The food is terrific.

    Cons

    long hours. not a good fit for the weak or lazy worker

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attracting and retaining leaders should be a top priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excited at first, but then I got to see the big picture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved my co workers, fun environment, and awesome location.

    Cons

    Working moonlight is not for everyone. Management was shady.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Progressive business with strong future potential. Perfect company for those who don't mind drinking the Koolaid.

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    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Opportunity to meet scores of great people from a variety of different backgrounds. Consistent company training to keep the brand standard alive. Competitive within it's own brand utilizing an incentive based employee motivation strategies. Ability to transfer to various locations with relative ease.

    Cons

    Just as the staff is duped by the incentive programs (GEI scores, special lunchroom days, written commendation from other employees) this is all a rouse to pay them less than other competing properties. Training to encourage brand values does not equate to training some people to do their actual jobs. Most of my time spend with this company has been fixing simple things that pertain to others work duties. The general atmosphere of the business invites some of the most pretentious jerks to walk the face of the earth, and encourages the employees to be subserviant at almost all costs. Information is loosely shared between departments. Lack of promotions within most departments, especially based on actual merit. Annual raises are minscule if you could even call them raises (+$0.06 after my first year to be exact). Leadership within supervisory and management element is almost non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a backbone and support your staff. Employees should not leave work feeling like disposable servants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Overall, great company to work for since they really value their employees.

    Cons

    No cons as of yet

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    the "W" brand is too pretentious

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun, young crowd of coworkers (party crew), nice property

    Cons

    gossip central from management on down, poor communication between departments and managers, union property (seniority over quality of work)

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, management not so good

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    Former Employee - Whatever/Whenever Agent  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Whatever/Whenever Agent in New York, NY

    Pros

    Training was superior and held often. Really made you have pride in working for the company. Salary was great, plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    Managers played favorites, although they train you that the guest is the number one priority, the same complaints from guest were never fully addressed so guest were irate at employees who couldn't really help them,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to "low level" employees. Ask for feedback from employees about their managers. Don't allow managers to play favorites with employees. Often the hardest working don't necessarily get the well deserved promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Initial awe of the scene draws you, but leaves you empty.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of celebs pass through, plenty of perks for the nightlife scene.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Lack of growth opportunity. Very highschool type scene when it comes to getting away with things and the culture of the hotel in general. Cliques.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    wonderful property.

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    Former Employee - Welcome Ambassador  in  Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Welcome Ambassador in Doha (Qatar)

    Pros

    fun,happy staff always. very good team,good management

    Cons

    every thing is better,good people,good management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up.good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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