Carlson Hotels - Challenging and exciting, but the company does not reward ALL top performers as much as I would like. | Glassdoor
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"Challenging and exciting, but the company does not reward ALL top performers as much as I would like."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager, Strategic Sourcing in Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Project Manager, Strategic Sourcing in Minnetonka, MN
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Exciting industry, challenging environment, good benefits, ambitious goals, promotes good work-life balance, cafeteria on-site, employee discount, good leadership.

Cons

Difficult to be promoted. Some departments/teams are not as valued or recognized as others. Recognition does not always go to all who deserve it. A lot of workplace politics (as with most large companies). At times, departments do not collaborate together well.

Advice to Management

Offer more opportunities for people to be promoted and recognized (especially those in non-operations roles).

Other Employee Reviews for Carlson Hotels

  1. "Learn how to learn from others, lead by understanding what is really happening in the industry."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Functional Aea Support Manager, HSSC in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Functional Aea Support Manager, HSSC in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work there and loyal and dedicated no matter their surroundings. The benefits and compensation was competative with other industries. Some senior leaders were effective and attentive to their business units. When the company was being run by the Carlson family, it was a family atmosphere and a happy place to be associated with.
    There are few other good reasons to to associated with Catlson because the entire company has changed and the President of the hotels in the Americas- Jay Witzel is behind the times. He should retitre and let someomne who is on the cutting edge of changes that are needed take over the helm.

    Cons

    Poor promotional opportunities and my personal senior management (VP Franchise Services) was a poor manager, communicator and person.The franchise hotels and their management will not follow Carlson blindly into the future.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the individuals and their real strengths and not how well they answer YES to your demands.


  2. "F&B Cost Controller"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    well managed international company with Guest and staff friendly. best competition between group hotels.

    Cons

    slow approval process and limited innovation idea to implimentation

    Advice to Management

    more open form for management and staff interaction. give though of innovative ideas and surrounding other hotels


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