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Dolce International Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Server in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Mangers listen to you
    -Great pay and benefits
    -Co workers were really fun

    Cons

    - was switching to a new company that had bought out the old one.


  2. "Could be better management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Gym. Free Breakfast and Lunch.

    Cons

    Poor direct management. No explanations of why rules are put in place.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional. Watch what emails you forward your employees.

  3. "Great Job for single person with no family obligations"

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    Former Employee - Audio-Visual in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Audio-Visual in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Dolce International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Job for single person with no family obligations.

    If you like a schedule that changes daily, this place is for you. The facilities are clean, but you will bust your butt here!

    Cons

    Great Job for single person with no family obligations.

    In conference services a "short" day is 10 hours, at least it was at the Norwalk CT property. An average day was 12 hours!

    Advice to Management

    Staff criitical departments(conferences, AV) appropriately, so that people in those depts can have a life! There was no shortage of housekeeping or groundskeeping staff, but conference & audio-visual were a disaster.


  4. "Pretentious"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dolce International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, little corporate control on day to day basis.

    Cons

    Corporate leaders push concepts not ready for prime time to properties.

    Advice to Management

    Test, test, test execution before implementing change.


  5. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dolce International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you will meet some of the freindliest people here

    Cons

    Its customer service and you are bound to happen good days and bad days


  6. "Conference Services"

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    Former Employee - Conference Services in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Conference Services in Norwalk, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dolce International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to apply my skills
    Health Benefits and 401K
    Worked largely unsupervised

    Cons

    Could work 50-60 hours/week even during "slow" periods. It felt like this conference center was becoming my "official" address.
    Department I worked in could definitely have been a 3-person unit.

    Advice to Management

    (Applies only to location I worked at - your mileage may vary!) This location's business model seemed based on extracting as much productivity out of as few employees as possible. Employees often filled multiple roles in order to maintain guest satisfaction standards. My advice: Simple - hire more staff in the departments that need it! My next job doing the same work at an investment bank was far more adequately staffed. It just seemed like the Dolce location really pinched pennies when it came to hiring.


  7. "The team is like family and staff stay for years."

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    Former Employee - Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dolce International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly, the enivronment is easy going, really encourage work/life balance and management invests in training and development for employees.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth because people stay forever; long term employees always talk about how great things used to be and managers can be really disfunctional.

    Advice to Management

    Don't use staff as your personal therapist and only roll out new programs if management is committed to following through and providing the resources to staff to make it happen.