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Murray L. Dow II
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  1. "Hotel Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Rooms in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Rooms in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent written standards and guidelines and very good benefits.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement due to no other properties in my area however this was not Dow Hotels issue.


  2. "Shrinking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Hotel Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to contact Corporate office staff and reach the right person.
    Need to have entrepreneur attitude in order to succeed.

    Cons

    Very small company with limited support.
    Too many chiefs trying to call the shots.

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind and support the staff. Own up to the neglect from past practices and make the necessary improvements.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Former Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dow Hotel Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent co workers and support staff

    Cons

    No structured training for new management staff. You are on your own to figure things out. Management does not about changing work environment. Favoritism/nepotism all across the board. Unhealthy work space - leaks all over the place

    Advice to Management

    Create positive environment. Take actions to fix issues in concerned areas. Status quo does not change anything.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company outdated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Hotel Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great brand , good location, good staff

    Cons

    Bad corporate HR and it shows on how fast people quit,

    Advice to Management

    Change corporate HR, listen to your staff

    Dow Hotel Company Response

    Oct 19, 2015 – Assistant Director, Corporate and Human Resources

    We are sorry that you feel that your experience was negative with your employment with DHC. Should you have issues with any management from corporate to hotel based managers, DHC has an open door ... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Live to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Hotel Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    small local company which gives you the ability to know owners and leadership. If you work hard you will grow and learn the hotel business.

    Cons

    work-life balance is difficult due to long hours so employee retention is difficult to maintain

    Advice to Management

    Be competitive with compensation and benefits and provide work life balance and consistency within each of your hotels to retain the best in the business.

    Dow Hotel Company Response

    Sep 16, 2015 – Assistant Director, Corporate and Human Resources

    I am sorry your employment with DHC was not a better experience. Work-life balance is very important to us and we wish we could have examined the situation to find a solution that worked for you ... More


  7. "Small Company.....Small Minds"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dow Hotel Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job and some people don't have jobs.

    Cons

    Dow Hotel Company is small and historic. They force decisions on properties from a "bird's eye" view and blame the hotels when they fail.

    Advice to Management

    Stop yelling. Stop being insecure. Talk and listen to your associates and managers at the properties. Step into the current century and embrace it! Stop managing and start leading!!!

    Dow Hotel Company Response

    Sep 16, 2015 – Assistant Director, Corporate and Human Resources

    While we no longer operate any hotels in the Houston, TX area we are sorry your experience with our leadership staff did not meet with expectations. If at some point you would like to discuss your ... More


  8. "Dow Hotels, good stepping stone but not good for longtime career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outlet Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Outlet Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, franchise for Hilton so that presents lots of opportunities, Will promote from within.

    Cons

    Awful pay, there are managers here who have second jobs just to make ends meet. Overly aggressive labor budget goals cause frequent understaffing and sub par service to guests.

    Advice to Management

    Re-examine if you really want the property you have here in georgia to be competitive/successful, or do you just want to keep squeezing what profits you have out of it so you can continue to upgrade the properties in Chicago and Seattle.

    Dow Hotel Company Response

    Sep 16, 2015 – Assistant Director, Corporate and Human Resources

    While we have not operated any hotels in the Atlanta area in some time we do aim to provide competitive wages to all our employees based on the market. Our guests and our employees are our most ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Event Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with on a day to day basis

    Cons

    Management has issues, makes poor decisions, doesn't see the big picture, long term

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Take care of your employees, they will take care of your guests. Don't take advantage of them or you will continue to lose your best


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mgr"

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

    Pros

    It is employment with a small company.

    Cons

    This Company has a lot to learn about running a Hotel. There is no sincere caring about guests or employees. There is sincerity about the bottom line number. They might as well make wigits rather than being in the Hospitality Industry.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified staff. Improve communication and take care of employees that will in turn make guests happy.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Clickish Management Team"

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

    Pros

    Hilton Brand allows for possibility of transfer

    Cons

    The management is not effective. Turnover is VERY high. Expectations are unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and they might stick around

    Dow Hotel Company Response

    Sep 16, 2015 – Assistant Director, Corporate and Human Resources

    We are sorry you had such a negative experience with DHC. If there is a way we can examine what your experience was, we can and will strive to rectify any situation.


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