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"Lacks Management"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Joie de Vivre full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Most staff are very nice.

Cons

Managers are amateurs. No mentoring, training, succession planning, or even reviews. Good employees either get lost in the shuffle or wake up and leave to find a company they can grow with. Poor employees go unnoticed or tolerated.

Advice to Management

Hire stronger managers or take the time to train managers to be effective. Hold them accountable for their departments. Do not accept sub standard managers because the GM simply likes them. Have stricter guidelines in terms of developing people & product. If you want to play with the big boys you need to train like the big boys.

By the way, Stephen Brandman is no longer CEO. You need to update your post...

Other Employee Reviews for Joie de Vivre

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its Charm"

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

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Locations
    Primarily located in amazing Bay Area.
    People
    The employees who have been working since before the merger (few and fewer as time goes by) remember what company used to stand for

    Cons

    Lost its culture after merger
    Should never have accepted Prtizker and Geolo Capital buy. Down hill from there.
    Doesn't care about employees anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Leave Thompson Hotels. Bring back Chip!!!
    Develop strategies to retain employees (pay, benefits)
    Bring back Holiday Party.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "When I was hired I thought Hotel Kabuki was a great place to work, but now I'm not too sure."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Host in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Host in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Center of Japan Town
    - Decent Pay
    - Great Coworkers
    - Perks

    Cons

    - Inexperienced top leadership with little sense of direction
    - New ownership with lots of changes
    - Average Benefits (recent reductions)
    - Policy being crafted on the fly (new standards/demands sent out via email and not in employee handbook)
    - Decreasing Morale
    - Lack of trust from GM
    - Poor communication

    Advice to Management

    - Conduct a Climate Survey and hear what the employees have to say
    - Rub elbows with the employees to experience first hand what their frustrations are
    - Listen to the empoloyees
    - Trust but verify the employees
    - Changes and reductions in benefits were harsh and even harsher when only two months notice was provided. Give ample notice to your staff before making life changing moves like this (6 Months)
    - Pitch in and help out when staff is short handed

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