Winegardner & Hammons Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
12 Reviews

2.9
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    I loved them!

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    Former Employee - Bartender  in  Fairborn, OH
    Former Employee - Bartender in Fairborn, OH

    I worked at Winegardner & Hammons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company was great! Great upper management that knew what they were doing and good benefits with great 401k. If you are willing to work hard you will be rewarded! Gallup would weed out losers and while there always though it was dumb but see the importance now!

    Cons

    Wish the pay was higher, could be seen as all boys club! A lot of managers , GM and AGM are men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our hotel was sold and bought by different owners and now managed by a different company. Everyone at the hotel misses WHI and the perks of working for the company. Just be careful what you wish for. The grass is never greener on the other side!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winegardner & Hammons full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Difficult 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Winegardner & Hammons full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very 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

    Cons

    Limited number of hotes in the portfolio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Blue Ash, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Ash, OH

    I have been working at Winegardner & Hammons

    Pros

    Laid back company
    Hard to get fired

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better to get more work and loyalty from employees
    Hire more to lessen workload on certain departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A stressful position with many duties and responsibilities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winegardner & Hammons

    Pros

    Ability to move up in management after a few years.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Company Those Who Want to Get Noticed

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

    I have been working at Winegardner & Hammons full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Consistent, 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The waiting game

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winegardner & Hammons full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits, great bonus plan based on financial performance

    Cons

    Leadership 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 ManagementAdvice

    Follow 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    over worked and disapoited

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    Current Employee - Back of the House
    Current Employee - Back of the House

    I have been working at Winegardner & Hammons

    Pros

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

    Cons

    common 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    No loyalty from Winegardner & Hammons.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Winegardner & Hammons

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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