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"Not so joyful life"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Supervisor
Former Employee - Supervisor
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Open door policies
Company is continuously growing and has infinite growth potential, creating what would seem to be a lot of opportunity for those looking for a career.

Cons

Being at one of the properties outside of California you don't feel as though you have a lot of people to turn to as an example of company culture. Management seems to be young and inexperienced. Being outside of Cali. leaves you with little option for using your company perks. It is always said that this company is looking to promote from within but for the year and a half that I was there I never witnessed anyone actually be promoted, though various positions opened up. It was also my experience that there was absolutely no follow through on disciplinary actions. The hotel became known as the job no one could get fired from which might be a pro to some. Last but not least, running out of essential items such as, toilet paper, amenities, etc. for the guest, is completely unacceptable.

Advice to Management

My advice to upper management would be to stop the madness. Yes you should be able to have fun at work, but there is a time and a place for that and there has to be a standared set. Stop treading on those that are asking for rules and regulations, aka. structure. You will eventually lose those in the staff that work hard, because nobody wants to work at 100% when the person next to them is getting paid the same amount and only doing 15% of the job. Also teach your managers in the workplace about proper fratinization and keeping boundaries amongst themselves and their employees. Keep the open door policie alive but actually do something with the legitimate concerns employees bring in to you.

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. "Great learning experience but it plateaus quickly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tips, great employees, free lunch, decent salary.

    Cons

    You work a lot harder than what you are paid. To get anything done there to make sure the guest are happy, you would have to go through all this politics and have to see if it can be put into the budget, even the smallest things.

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