W Hotels

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W Hotels Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Events Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Events Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at W Hotels as an intern (less than an year)

    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
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    Poor Leadership in an otherwise good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Whatever/Whenever Agent in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Whatever/Whenever Agent in Washington, DC

    I worked at W Hotels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and pay. Opportunity to grow if willing to leave and join other hotel.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, not a good training structure, promoting within is seldom heard of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better organization, hire those who deserve the position and show strong work ethic (not those who are your best friends).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Working under starwoodhotels is amazing. However, the W atlanta buckhead isn't so much.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W Hotels

    Pros

    Advancement is easy if politics is played well.
    Decent pay.
    Your networking can be limitless

    Cons

    Management is very poor.
    Management is based on youth and not skill or competence.
    The property is old and outdated.
    The turnover rate is extremely high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to attack situations head on and actually put in the work for an occupation you voluntarily applied for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W Hotels

    Pros

    Discounts, Relaxed atmosphere, People, Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Constantly changing everything: Management, rules, procedures,

  6.  

    Inconsistent experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W Hotels

    Pros

    Benefits, paid time off, shift meals. A busy place and lots of opportunity for work.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Starts at the top and trickles into every department. Human resources is a joke. Went through 3 bar managers in one year and the one that made me quit was taking money from our tips and had a large drug problem which upper management turned a blind eye on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good, not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Whatever/Whenever Agent in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Whatever/Whenever Agent in Austin, TX

    I have been working at W Hotels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free meal every shift, lots of young energetic coworkers

    Cons

    schedule varied greatly from mornings, to overnight shifts

  8.  

    Medium wages for difficult work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W Hotels

    Pros

    Fun coworkers.
    Cool environment.
    Discounts around town.

    Cons

    Long and insanely inconsistent hours.

  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - On-Call Banquet Server in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - On-Call Banquet Server in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at W Hotels part-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W Hotels

    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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at W Hotels full-time (more than an year)

    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

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