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Pros
  • I just started working here and every single team member has made me feel so welcomed (in 7 reviews)

  • The team I worked with was like a family; the company made an effort to promote from within as often as possible (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Hours with poor compensation (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management is obsessed with numbers (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "hostile takeover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair pay for the position... But not for the workload. (hourly pay, not salaried.)

    Cons

    Constantly understaffed, worked their employees right out the door, tons of unnecessary paperwork and red tape to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    I was working so many hours (12+ hour days) for so long that my health began to fail. With no end in sight, no time for sick days or doctor's appointments, and health insurance that doubled my premiums, my only option was to quit.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jul 27, 2016 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback on your employment experience. I am sorry that it did not meet your expectations. I would like to know more about your concerns and get specifics on the issues related ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst/Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to how hotels operate on a day to day basis. Company is handcuffed by their outdated systems and analysis software is almost non-existent.

    Cons

    Management is underwhelming. A very clicky culture in the corp hq. If your not in you won't make it far here.

    Advice to Management

    Dnet is an absolute joke. Stop trying to make a square peg fit through a circular hole. I was once told that I should be able to finish my bosses sentences when they could not explain something in a high level of detail.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Jul 15, 2016 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you so much for sharing your concerns regarding your employment at our company. I will say at our corporate office there is definitely a competitive culture of hard work and high rewards. We ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Gen. Mgr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gen Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Gen Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good IT system for reporting

    Cons

    Absolute worst senior management in the industry. Closed old boys network. No room for advancement. Cut costs at expense of guests, employees and the physical property.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the nepotism. Stop pretending to be an employee focused company when in reality you are slave traders.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Feb 10, 2016 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback but since this is not a hotel operated by Davidson we believe this review was incorrectly put on our page. We have not been responsible for a hotel in this market for ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job experience of my life...management is a joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Supervisor
    Former Employee - Kitchen Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, if you like working 80 hours a week, not get paid your worth and have a racist HR department head, this is your dream job

    Cons

    You get lied to, empty promises, get to work in total chaos and have top management that works 9 to 5 and let's the convicts run the jail

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie and promise things you can't deliver

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Dec 14, 2015 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your candor regarding your employment. I am truly sorry you felt it to be so unpleasant. We take the concerns that you have stated here very seriously. Your experience is quite ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Awful experience in Princeton NJ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    not many pros to consider.

    Cons

    Management was very unprofessional. Created extreme drama. Hotel was not up to par with standards.

    Advice to Management

    Act professional. Do not treat employees as if they are animals.


  7. "Not a place for longevity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great group of people that where already working at the hotel

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, decision making, and organzation

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Oct 7, 2015 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback on your employment experience. I am sorry that it did not meet your expectations. As it relates to longevity, Davidson Hotels & Resorts boasts one of the lowest turnover ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "New management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing worth posting on here

    Cons

    They have no clue how to run a hotel. They hire first time directors for every position then cut staffing levels to bare minimums

    Advice to Management

    Listen to current employees and don't try to change everything. There is a reason you wanted that hotel


  9. "Escaping alive was the best part"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Agent in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Guest Service Agent in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will meet interesting coworkers. Also, you have the chance to make a good income if you are in a tipped position.

    Cons

    Very rare to get off time; company overworked all employees, and I often had 2-3 weeks of work with no day off. Training is nearly nonexistent. You may acquire quite a bit of leave, but it will
    Employees have been continuously cut from this organization, despite being shorthanded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting employees--workers cannot give good service when they are overstretched and lack the supplies to do the job! See to paperwork quickly and do not let requests for time off linger.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Feb 24, 2015 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments relative to your experience at our Little Rock property. I am sorry you feel the way you do about your employment at this property. I ... More


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Banquet Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Eugene, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and managers. Still have friends from this position

    Cons

    Everything else, awful pay ( even though they take 20% in a service change, servers don't receive tips) the company makes sure that people do not receive benefits ( not provide full-time work). We had to pay for food for lunch that would of been thrown away anyways.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Guilty until forced to be "guilty""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    No shortages of hours
    Willing to provide the resources needed at most levels.

    Cons

    Never being able to be to use PTO. I've not once been able to use mine unless it was a holiday in which I was working anyway.

    Worked long hours

    Literally told to do things from home; as an hourly associated; uncompensated.

    Informed upper Management (GM; Directors; Steering Committee; and HR) of being directed to take care of things while not at the hotel in hopes to receive compensation.

    Received write-ups for following hotel SOP (Not issuing keys to people not registered to room; and the person couldn't even provide his wives name, address, anything).

    Paperwork. "Davidson is the Yes; we made a form for that people".

    Unreasonable internal audits that the only way to pass is by faking it as the internal auditors come in.

    Advice to Management

    Lets move into he 21st century.

    End stupid forms; No one in this industry knows what an AZR is; (its something that is required we do something with; no one has been able to tell me they know 100% what one is....)

    Lets compensate employees fairly; and follow the law.

    Lets do something about high turnover.

    I have had more people walk out in my department in the last year than we had at one time.

    Heck; I'll be honest; if I were upper management I would abandon ship. Its not you; its the whole company together. it has past fixing.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Oct 14, 2014 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for feedback. At Davidson Hotels and Resorts we celebrate our Team Members as our most important asset, essential to our success. We strive to provide a positive and inspiring ... More



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