Winegardner & Hammons
2.5 of 5 10 reviews
www.whihotels.com Cincinnati, OH 150 to 499 Employees

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J. Erik Kamfjord

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfair compensation, great benefits, schedule flexibility, coworkers care about doing well, supportive management, many hotels in Eastern US for advancement or change

    ConsDifficult to advance, several roles are combined for heavy workloads, sales commissions calculated oddly, lots of pressure to make budgets which can lead to cutting corners for cost control

    Advice to Senior ManagementWith the changes that have been going on in ownership/upper management, I'm hoping to see some more growth opportunities become available

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsVery fair compensation, excellent growth potential, stable leadership, great values, always know where you stand, will teach you how to run a hotel correctly, people held accountable/grown based on results

    ConsLimited number of hotes in the portfolio

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working here gives you no opportunity for advancement and you are underpayed for the amount of work that is expected.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Blue Ash, OH

    ProsLaid back company
    Hard to get fired

    ConsComputer systems outdated
    No opportunity for advancement
    Very low pay
    Benefits are poor
    More work expected without more pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better to get more work and loyalty from employees
    Hire more to lessen workload on certain departments

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A stressful position with many duties and responsibilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to move up in management after a few years.

    ConsA lot of cross training with this position such as front desk agent, at your service agent, concierge and Starbucks barrister.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Company Those Who Want to Get Noticed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsConsistent, Small Company, Know Who You Work For. Excellent Place to Grow My Career. Lives it Core Values. Will develop those who want to learn and grow. Excellent source of knowledge base with seasoned GM's. Allows me to learn every day.

    ConsValues Excellence, however limited Geographic Reach. Would like to see more Hotel Development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to Focus on the Basics, Continue to allow opportunities for your people to Grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The waiting game

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFairly good benefits, great bonus plan based on financial performance

    ConsLeadership of the company will say anything to get you in the place and position they want you in with promises of promotion. Many will leave before the promise is fulfilled.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow through. Be honest with your recruits. Tell people where they stand with the company and that there is a plan for them. If there is not- tell them that too.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    over worked and disapoited

    Back of the House (Current Employee)

    Proshealth insurance 401k options sick pay paid vacations are all given for full time employess. Very good customer service. fast paced work enviorment

    Conscommon to work 7 day work weeks very underpaid for the line of work constantly asked to do more. 12 to 15 hours a day is not unheard off constanly asked to do more than one job managers who dont understand the concept of leading by excample

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more attention to your managers offer better pay have enough workers working on any given shift

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No loyalty from Winegardner & Hammons.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat customer service to guests. They know how to put on a show and will teach it to you. They have good upkeep on thier product.

    ConsNo loyalty to staff members. Senior management does not listen to suggestions from associates, but act like they do by hiding behind coersed results from Gallup studies. You have to be in the pocket of the upper management to be promoted. Little to no respect for individual acheivements, only a 'what can you do for me next' attitude.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop using tactics of manipulation to control your staff. Cold and calculating attitudes might increase profits from a corporate standpoint, but harm real people and their families in the long run.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I was frustrated with the lack of direction and communication.

    Restauraurant Supervisor (Former Employee)

    ProsSeem to want to do what is right for customers and associates. Immediately take action when a problem is presented. Willing to utilize open door policy.

    ConsWhile intentions are good, there doesn't seem to be the ability for follow up. Decisions, while made quickly, are generally to hasty and not completely well thought out. Priority and focus seems to be a bit askew.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on priorities and make sure that associates have concepts down 100% before presenting other issues to target. Use employees as a resource.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible company to work for

    Guest Services Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsThe sense of camaraderie amongst associates. That is literally the one and only pro that I can think of for this company.

    ConsManagement is incompetent, and does not care about the associates. The pay is terrible, and the raises are a total joke. The benefits package is nearly useless. Associates are treated as though they are a mindless commodity. Many members of Management treat associates very disrespectfully, and do not care what they have to say. Hiring practices are highly questionable, at best, and there are nearly no opportunities for advancement with this company, unless you know the right people. This is very discouraging to those who are willing to work hard to prove themselves, and grow with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect, and give them opportunities for advancement. Then, they might actually remain loyal to the company. If you are trying to run a full-service hotel, fully staff it. A partially-staffed hotel can only do so much to fulfill the company's mission. You must also seriously reconsider your selection for members of Management. When associates perceive Management a hindrance to the operation of the hotel, some very serious problems obviously exist that should not. Without job satisfaction amongst associates, customer service suffers greatly, and it shows.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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