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"Awesome company with great values"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA
Former Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Joie de Vivre part-time (More than a year)

Pros

The people that Joie de Vivre attract as employees make the experience. They are always upbeat and management looks for ways to improve the experience for them

Cons

As with most hotels there are a ton of seasonal positions, so turnover is extremely fast paced and makes it difficult to acquire full time positions

Other Employee Reviews for Joie de Vivre

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lacks Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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...


  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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