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Davidson Hotels & Resorts President and CEO John A. Belden
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Pros
  • Davidson has good benifits, this company cares and ensures that all team members are taken care of (in 8 reviews)

  • Long term employees, positive work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Always open never closed, hence no work / life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor organization, low wages, long hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "What a shame....."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Davidson Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Good quality of life, work some weekends, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    This looks like a great company looking from the outside in. The company feels inviting and has many tenured long time employees but it is all who you know. No training at all, I mean nothing, you are literally thrown in the fire with no support and expected to read 400 pages of training documents left on your desk with no explanation, just figure it out. Then you are held accountable for things that you may or may not know based on convienance of upper management. If they like you and you keep your mouth shut and kiss up to the boss then you will have a great career here even if you are terrible at your job. If you have any opinion or you are upset and open you mouth, upper management goes 0 to 100 fast and wants you gone. You can be director of the year and your team can be the best in the whole hotel and well liked amongst the rest of the team but don't speak your mind if you don't want to lose your job, upper management stabs you in the back. One minute you recieve Christmas cards that say I love you from your boss and emails to corporate that you are the leader this hotel is looking for and still get fired just by letting your boss know about how bad the hotel and team really is. Then the lies begin and you become a problem and stories are made up to get you out the door because upper management can't handle the truth that they failed you from the start and just wants you to go away without an exit interview, without your side of the story being told. I believe Davidson is a good company, I saw many folks from other hotels who are happy with great stories to tell about how wonderful this company is. My rating of 1 which should be 0 is for the hotel I left not for the company. I just don't understand how you can be loved one minute and then wanted out the door the for speaking your mind. If you are the boss and you want to be respected as one do not raise your voice first, don't act delusional like everything is perfect, and just listen, especially when one of your valued employees is having a hard time in life. Be a human and dont lie and make up stories to eliminate someone you once thought was great because you are delusional about your hotel and it's employees performance. Do not invent reasons to fire someone because of making emotional decisions not business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Really know who you put in charge. The smiles and being perfect all the time is not real and is a false image based on insecurity. Put people in charge that know all aspects of the hotel business who make business decisions not emotional. Do surprise Audits, stop letting hotels know when you come. The upper management just puts on a show and runs around creating lies and creating false stories to tell when corporate or the auditors show up and pencil whipping and falsely creating documents to scam you into believing that the hotel is operating at a high level. If you see you have a management turnover issue at a hotel just know eventually it can not continue to be the manager who leaves, the boss must be held accountable for his or her actions. Corporate HR can not just listen to the bosses side of the story and form an opinion based on emotional statements that are flipped around to sound like whatever the boss wants it too. There is always two sides to a story, investigate your problems.

    Davidson Hotels & Resorts Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – Director of Recruiting

    Dear Sir/Madam:
    Let me first thank you for your candor. Obviously you have great passion for your work and I am sorry that your experience with our Company did not meet your expectations. We are a... More


  2. Helpful (4)

    "hostile takeover"

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    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst/Assistant"

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    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


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Gen. Mgr"

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    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


  5. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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 (3)

    "Awful experience in Princeton NJ"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place for longevity"

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    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 (2)

    "New management"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "Escaping alive was the best part"

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    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 (4)

    "Banquet Server"

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    • 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.


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