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Updated May 21, 2014

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    A great place to work, Full of hard working union employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat location, great management that really wants you to succeed. Doesn't seem to fire quickly you really have to screw up big.

    ConsThe union is very strong. Everytime you need something done it is an arguement, and although you have stewards and housekeeping staff making insane amounts of money they will tell you they are underpaid

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard and it will be noticed

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    No management!! Business has steadily dropped in the years that I have been there and management does nothing about it.

    Slave (Current Employee) Ronkonkoma, NY

    ProsFree meals. Good health benefits. No room for promotions or personal growth. All they do is cut, cut, cut.

    ConsManagement does nothing! They aren't around most of the time except to eat lunch. They delegate all responsiblilities to hourly employees and they don't give raises!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire and go away! Be useless somewhere else!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    micromanaged from the top down

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat building, very pretty, awesome location

    Consvp, and management have their hands in everything

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent pay

    Housekeeping (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe working staff " the lower class as management would say in their meetings"
     They try hard to keep this hotel running, The union is stronger then ever, don't have them start to flex. I don't think you will like all these hotel employees unhappy. Think about that
    That best thing that happened in the last year that the security dept went union, hats off to them .
    Welcome to the family, we are really strong now and that's a pro.

    ConsThe cons it's time for fresh management young vibrant faces and ideas.
     You have people in management taking up someone eles's dream job.
    After 15-25 years it's time to move on, retire travel the world and walk your dog.
    Don't tell lies and try to manipulate people, we are to smart for that. Staff members getting suspended for rushing v.i.p rooms, and not being provided the proper equipment to do it right.
    Have a staff meeting and ask their input on things, their needs to do their job correctly.
    The employees have good ideas that can do great wonders for the hotel.
    Just because a person doesn't have a college degree or doesn't have that corporate look doesn't mean they don't have great ideas or a understanding of what should be done right. Please we need a staff meeting, just listen some times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont play around with the union there, please play nice.
    Start repecting the employees you have working there, there are the ones that keep the guess coming back. Not the Nickle and diming you do, or the fact the h.r person hold stock in the restaurant.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A job with good pay that's all.

    Bell Stand (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe union staff, which will become stronger real soon.
      Once this one hurdle is jumped we are on to a gold

    ConsManagement and Human resources
    Time for fresh eyes and new ideas, out with the old and in with the new.
    The time is now to get it done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't play games with the staff, understand most of them are union employees.
    These games can cause a revolt, and management can't handle that.
    As management you know there is a cause and effect for everthing. As for the issues you are having now ask each other why. Who, and why then blame the director of that department who put it out there, not the staff. Blaming the staff or prolonging the process is only going to make the situation very uncomfortable for everyone, really everyone involved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    too many turnovers that were held

    Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosgreat people but that's about it

    Constoo many management changes,no raises

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the hourly people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable paycheck, but unfriendly profit-above-all-else management style makes working here very unpleasant at times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe owners of the hotel fully own the property the hotel is on, so they aren't struggling to make mortgage payments, which means the hotel is much more crisis-resilient than others. The pay is fair and employees are given free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Employees are paid weekly. Everyone at the hotel is generally very good at what they do, and it is always clear what one's responsibilities are. Employees are encouraged to join Gravity, the fantastic on-site full service gym for $15 a week, which is much less than a normal membership. As the hotel is franchise of the Starwood brand "Le Meridien," employees enjoy fantastic staff rates at hotels around the world as well as many corporate discounts on things like cellphone service, Dell computers, Broadway shows, etc. The hotel is rather well known and respected, so a reference from LPM looks very good on a resume.

    ConsNew non-union employees are not granted sick days or paid vacation for the first year of employment. This is not disclosed prior to being hired. If you are sick or need time off, you simply aren't paid. This leads many new employees to come to work sick, since they can't afford to miss a day. After 1 year, employees receive 10 days paid vacation and 5 sick days per year. Unused sick days are not paid out if not used at the end of the year however employees who use all of their sick days are considered "unreliable" by management. There is a 401K program, however contributions are not matched. The medical benefits package is pretty bad, covers basic health insurance and very basic dental care. No vision coverage. Very high deductibles and co-payments. The company changes insurance companies every 1.5 years or so to save money, which causes many headaches with having to change doctors and such. Upper management micromanages mid-level management and second guesses everything. Anything that costs money, no matter how little, nor how vital to one's job, must be approved by the Vice President, who says no to everything the first time it's put before him. Employees often go out and buy their own supplies rather than go through the trouble of trying to get the things they need from management. Office politics are a big problem. Suggestions from staff are not appreciated or desired by management. Employees with incentive-based pay are given unreasonably high goals, and when the goals are reached, incentive pay is withheld for as long as possible. It is not unusual for them to withhold incentive bonuses 6 or more months. Internet and telephone usage are monitored and heavily restricted. Personal phone calls are not allowed; if you are called by or call a particular phone number regularly, you will be asked to identify the number; if it is not business related, you will be reprimanded. Cellphones are not allowed. As most non-union employees work 45-50 hours a week, this makes maintaining a good work/life balance very difficult as you are cut off from the outside world while there. The hotel has extremely strict financial policies; no matter how important a client may be, if he cancels a room reservation late, no matter the cause, the hotel will charge a large cancellation penalty. The hotel does not waive late cancellation penalties due to bad weather, illness, or deaths in the family except in very rare circumstances. This makes maintaining amicable relationships with clients very challenging. When co-workers quit or are let go, it generally takes a minimum of 6 months for them to be replaced. Their workload is usually given to another employee, who must complete the extra work without any additional compensation or recognition. Many times, they don't bother replacing the person at all, which causes employees to burn out from being overworked. Several positions in the hotel have a very high level of turnover because of this, especially the position of Human Resources Coordinator/Assistant. No one stays in that job for more than 6 months. Employees are not given holiday bonuses and for the past 2 years, there have been no cost-of-living pay adjustments, just ever-increasing disciplinary policies which make one feel like a child.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees are your most important asset; treat them as such. Give new employees vacation or at least sick time; it's only humane. Stop treating employees like it's a huge honor for them to work there. If you want to have good people working for you, you need to offer a more attractive set of benefits. Lastly, allow your employees to do the jobs you hired them for; micromanaging people only frustrates them, it does not lead to higher efficiency or profit. The annual crackdown on office chatter, phone calls, internet usage, and tardiness does not increase the bottom line, but does make your employees very resentful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lifeguard (Former Employee)

    Prosgood for students who think about going to college

    Consvery hectic during some days

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