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"Fantastic career and life learning experience!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Naaah in New York, NY
Current Employee - Naaah in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Montage Hotels & Resorts full-time

Pros

People, location, working conditions, management, training, many more I am leaving out, I'm sure. It is a really, really nice place to work, without a doubt!

Cons

Typical non-union situation. Management is conditioned to put the company first. Front line associates although treated with respect and appreciation, are left without an advocate. They are minor issues, but left without resolution will only perpetuate lower-than-possible morale.

Advice to Management

Live up to your values; "Do the right thing". The reason unions exist is because the employee craves the security they feel that someone is protecting their interest. Employees are not looking to bite the hand that feeds them. They only seek fair and equitable consideration. What are you waiting for; another company to show you how it's done?

Other Employee Reviews for Montage Hotels & Resorts

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it if you have self respect - unless you desperately need money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Services in Laguna Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Services in Laguna Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Montage Hotels & Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice training program
    SOME managers will go above and beyond for you and will work with you

    Cons

    Guests will demand the moon and even if its something inappropriate or not achievable, theres something going on with the management that believes we should/could.

    Terrible middle management - never seen the lack of care for their own associates at this level. Sure you can befriend one manager who will help you but unless you do that or push to HR - they really don't seem to help you. Emails just shovel on from one person to the next passing off work. Don't call out sick or they'll guilt you like crazy or call you unprofessional - even if you have a doctors note.
    Some situations in which managers have to be called in for, they made the situation worse, making A- you seem like you don't know what your doing because they completely override what you said or did, and B- they themselves look like they are not aware of the situation or know what they're doing. And yet as I mentioned theres some weird expectation of you to move mountains for them, when you're not given the properly tools or authority to accomplish these tasks.

    Some of these managers also have really sketchy behavioral issue.

    Worst part of all which is why I give it a one star - Attitude and Morale. Morale is so low, I've never in my professional life seen a group of people so miserable before. Even the managers complain to you about their colleagues or YOURS! I had the pleasure of over hearing two of my managers talk bad about me. That's a booster- Makes me want to work harder.

    All in all - it will seem nice at first but the stink will settle will and you will very quickly see what's going on here. Just avoid it unless you need a job to pay bills as I needed to. They say their culture is very important but the bad apples have ruined it all.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is a mess. There is never enough coverage at the FD. Hire more people who WANT to be there and get rid of toxic employees. You keep them because you have no choice but what you don't see is that they are the reason why you have such a high turn!


  2. "Gain a lot of experience in hospitality, but you'll work hard for it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concierge in Laguna Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Concierge in Laguna Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Montage Hotels & Resorts part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful location, most of the staff is friendly, you'll have great stories to tell friends and families for years to come, really good experience working in a luxury hotel environment (front of the house positions), has helped me on my resume.

    Cons

    Guests are never perfect, some can be downright ridiculous, some managers are horrendous, rules are very strict (dress code, etc.), very long work days and weeks in the summer, not the best pay in the area.

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