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Joie de Vivre Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Sad Changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joie de Vivre full-time

    Pros

    Was a very happy place to work, truly understood and wanted to cater to customers in a hospitable and fun way.

    Cons

    Once the company sold, it just went south. Same as all the other management companies now, not true hospitality companies, only trying to make a dollar for real estate investment trusts.


  2. "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Chip Conley made it awesome!

    Cons

    New owners lacked his vision.


  3. "Front Office Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Front Office Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Front Office Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    JDV lets you be yourself. There's no corporate script on what you can say or do. Gives the employees freedom to be professional but have fun. I've been able to cultivate relationships with frequent guests.

    Cons

    The company is changing and that does create some chaos. What worked last week might not work next week.

    Advice to Management

    Figure yourselves out.


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  5. "Avatar Hotel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule, great team and management, direct access to HR, great benefits

    Cons

    Aren't too many cons.Really love this job

    Advice to Management

    None!


  6. "Valet/Bellman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, and 5 words are necessary.

    Cons

    Terrible Management, no appreciation, do not promote from within

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. "It a OK place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hired me with no experience.

    Cons

    Hard to get time off. Short staffed. Bad training.

    Advice to Management

    Get your people trained.


  8. "Management fake"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package at the Dream Inn which is longer JDV. Most likely because we are a unionized property.

    Cons

    Managers are fake and are more concerned with squeezing every penny than the needs of the guests. Implement programs that guest don't approve of then blame the employees when guests are unhappy

    Advice to Management

    Inspire your stafff and actually show them that you value their employment rather than blaming them for your policies


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cares about employees
    Employees are happy at work

    Cons

    Management not very knowledgeable at times


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Management cares
    Works with scheduling

    Cons

    Property is older so there are issues with the building


  11. "'Living the Dream'"

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    Former Employee - Security Supervisor
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome, young & friendly staff, high energy and upbeat atmosphere, room for growth within company

    Cons

    No cons to talk about!

    Advice to Management

    People do make mistake! Sometimes one does deserve a second chance!



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