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Historic Restoration Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Best place ever."

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    Current Employee - Concierge in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Concierge in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place ever to work ever.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Hyatt Place New Orleans / HRI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Historic Restoration full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small team means a family setting

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism amongst leadership, lack of support in leadership, lack of resources from leadership

    Advice to Management

    Support your leaders in areas of accountability and recognition efforts.


  3. "Regional/General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Property Manager in Belle Chasse, LA
    Former Employee - Regional Property Manager in Belle Chasse, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Historic Restoration (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Work environment pending which property assigned to.

    Cons

    No interaction which key staff members when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Revert back to the former HRI policies not continue in the direction HRI has chosen.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Plae to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Front Desk in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Historic Restoration part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, great benefits, great pay

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doin what youre doin


  6. "Working now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Does not believe in exploring facts
    VP of F&B has a fiefdom

    Cons

    As noted but great CEO

    Advice to Management

    Base decisions on factual evidence


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Cut throat, competitive, youth obsessed company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Historic Restoration full-time

    Pros

    Can be good working environment depending on the manager one reports to - some perks. There are some great people working there.

    Cons

    Found HRI to be a very cut throat culture. Have witnessed the abuse and unprofessional treatment by managers although my manager was not abusive. There are a many cliques and much gossip executed by hyper-critical megalomaniacs. HR does not discourage this behavior because they are the ring leaders. There is absolutely no team building because no one trusts their co-workers. Employees are not properly compensated for their work.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing but respect for all of the upper managers. My advise is for them to wake up and realize that the Human Resources department will set the tone for your company culture and if they are not professionals you will never have the work environment I truly believe you intend for your company.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bittersweet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Hotel Division in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Hotel Division in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

    Pros

    This company has excellent benefits and a family culture in its dealings with employees. While revenues and the service culture within the Hotel itself were not high enough for my own employment to be a successful and enjoyable experience, I still value and respect the efforts the company is constantly making towards growth and improvement.

    Cons

    No downside to the company itself, just a really rough transition trying to come out of a recession, upgrade the quality of the employee work ethic, while selling a clearly worn product . Lots of resistance within the existing workforce to any change or improvement at all, and alot of hostility and resentment at even the attempt. Very difficult emotional environment to deal with. Lots of "pass the parcel" going on from the bottom up...

    Advice to Management

    none really at this time, change is hard, very difficult, and sometimes you just get run over in the process


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Sucks the life out of you"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are frequent openings and promotional opportunities at HRI Properties, but only because there is huge employee turnover. The company is growing, so growth potential is there. They will reimburse you for certification, however the process is so ridiculously complicated, and the instance of HR "dropping the ball" so frequent--it's really not worth it. The IT department is filled with a lot of great, hardworking people. Not sure how much they are appreciated, but they do an excellent job. Employee morale across the board, however, is so low as to not even register.

    Cons

    Absolutely no training for new employees, it truly is a "sink or swim" environment. They attract a lot of fantastic talent with a lot of big promises--then invariably let them down in a big way. Regionals are overworked; as a matter of fact, they are required now to not only be regionals of multitudinous properties, they must also be community managers of at least one. This, of course, means everyone from the regional down suffers; employees at the property level, residents, vendors... everyone. Community managers are unappreciated and considered very much expendable. In New orleans, HRI is affectionately known in the industry as "The Meatgrinders" among other property management firms - and for good reason. The Human Resource Department and Upper Management are so ineffective, disorganized and chaotic as to be just laughable.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure what would exact a positive change for this corporation, as the problems are so deep, basic, and systemic that the foundations themselves are shaky. A good start, however, would be to fire the grossly fat, incompetent fool who runs the HR Department. The second step would be to stop promoting cute, vapid nincompoops to key positions in the marketing department so that our properties can get the marketing help they are begging for. Employee accomplishments should be acknowledged, at all levels, and not only if the employee is a corporate brownie, either. Employees do not embrace the "open door policy" because in reality, they all know there IS no open door policy. Retribution runs rampant here.


  10. "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, nurturing, knowledgable, professional, enjoyable

    Cons

    I did not find any cons here


  11. "Pros and Cons with amy company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Historic Restoration full-time

    Pros

    Great staff members, benefits, and training

    Cons

    Lack of support for staff with management issues

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff members about management issues


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