LA Quinta - Solid Company With NO Room For Growth | Glassdoor
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"Solid Company With NO Room For Growth"

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Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Atlanta, GA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at LA Quinta full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Semi decent pay. Semi decent management. Semi decent benefits. Basically it's an okay company to work for.

Cons

No room for advancement at all. Once you become General Manager, the next spot is either taking a corporate position in Irving, Texas. Or getting to the next position of Regional V.P. Good look with that. They are currently held by a bunch of 50+ year old men who plan on retiring from those posts. If one does open up you have to compete against hundreds of other manager plus whoever they decide to interview from outside the company.

Other Employee Reviews for LA Quinta

  1. "There's a reason they have a high turnover rate."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The downtime can be spent reading or doing homework. The coworkers were nice and fun to work with. Sometimes you would get to meet cool and interesting guests.

    Cons

    The owner was very incompetent. The front desk workers had to run the entire hotel so he could go do what he wanted. He refused to hire a manager so it felt very disorganized. If you can't handle angry or belligerent people, you probably won't like this job.

    Advice to Management

    You should hire a manager or promote one of the veteran front desk workers that basically already does it.


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    "A job to get you by..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - FDSR in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - FDSR in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People in general who work the hotels. The pay is okay if you demand more. They give sick pay, vacation pay, and benefits(that are expensive)

    Cons

    there is no opportunity for advancement in this company. You can work the soles off your shoes and learn everything inside and out without training from corporate and minimal training by hotel management. Then they hire outside the company for new managers. Leaving you stuck at the front desk with minimal help, acting as three people and training your new manager how to do everything you worked so hard to learn yourself. They will make a dedicated, highly motivated employee loose all respect for higher management resulting in them not caring for there job anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Preach your "here for you" style of customer service at the hotels yourself. Take the time to really know the managers you put before the people who have put their time in the company and are more than capable of doing what you have hired an outsider for. Spend 2 weeks in the shoes of your front desk employees with the labor that you so strictly enforce. Deal with the customers directly that no matter what you do you cannot satisfy, yet your staff still gets in trouble when they complain.

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