Joie de Vivre - Awesome company with great values | Glassdoor
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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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    • 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 (1)

    "Lost its Charm"

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    • 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.

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