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"Where the heart is."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager
Current Employee - General Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Motel 6 full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Down to earth company where you work heard but have fun also. The company often polls the employees to see what they can do to work for them. There is also employee appriciate week, one of the few left in the corporation world due to cut backs.

Cons

Lower pay, bad rap that is uneducated by those who do not understand.

Advice to Management

Thank you for listen to the employees

Other Employee Reviews for Motel 6

  1. Helpful (5)

    "I stayed nearly a decade with the company, but I should have left long ago."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motel 6 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Average array of benefits & paid time off.
    Great job if you like meeting and taking care of people.
    Clear support from corporate for a diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Pay and compensation disproportionate to loss of life & amount of work.
    Impossible work-life-balance despite company "propaganda".
    Work 60+ hrs per week to be successful.
    Required to live in tiny, loud, uncomfortable, 1 bedroom studio apartments on property.
    On call 24hrs X 7days 365 days per year. Days off & paid time off usually aren't fully off.
    Frequent reorganization of Area Managers with wildly varying expectations.
    Constant threat your job will be lost to selling company property to franchisor.
    Hourly employees are well protected by HR but GM's are treated as step children.
    Cancelled pay raises, tiny pay increases, and increasing benefits costs/share meant that I brought home less money every year for past 5 years despite excellent performance reviews.
    Centralized capital management & maintenance programs made it difficult to impossible to keep ancient, unkempt properties up to guest expectations.
    Despite lots of good employee policies, the company propaganda often rang hollow, especially dependant on Area Manager and/or VP working under.
    If you want to move up from hourly position to GM there is lots of opportunity (GM turnover), but the GM's have almost nowhere to go unless part of the corporate good ol' group.
    Senior Management and corporate decision makes disconnected from actually day-to-day operations.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with more properties than the select few in major areas, move into the 21st century on workforce management, scheduling, and improve compensation and work/life balance for GMs.


  2. "Love it. But the pay could be better."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Housekeeper in Montana (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Head Housekeeper in Montana (Bulgaria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Motel 6 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the people I work with. It's fun working with people you love it makes it fun and worth it (most of the time). You get to know new people from different parts of the world and after work you don't have to go to a gym cause you just worked every part of your body for the day/week. No lie.

    Cons

    The pay sucks it's hard to beat the MPR'S and try and support your family at the same time 400$every 2 weeks does not help with that at all been a single mother of two toddlers.

    Advice to Management

    Could have upgraded items, housekeeping carts. Upgraded washers and dryers. And better pay.

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