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Joie de Vivre Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Front Office Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Avatar Hotel"

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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

    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!


  3. "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. The ceo, Chip Conley is a great guy. Alot of intersting co workers. They genuinely value their employees happiness and job satisfaction. They also work hard to make sure they are able to find fulfillment outside of their job.

    Cons

    none. I enjoyed all aspect of working for joi de vivre at the Kabuki Spa location. Can not muster on e bad thing to say about them or the staff they train and keep.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Maybe consider paying more and offering better stock or 401k options to get and retain the best employees possible.


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the spirit of this company and the people. They really care about us!

    Cons

    HR is stretched thin and feel they could use some help.

    Advice to Management

    Help out HR


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees friendly and some of the benefits are great

    Cons

    Better pay, more room for growth, and outdated equipment

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs improvement some of them have been there too long and only see things their way and change is not an option in their view.


  7. "Fun changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joie de Vivre full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice employee rates. 2 free nights every 3 months. Fun, funky, boutique hotels with lots of personality. Small company, no corporate BS.

    Cons

    Smaller hotel company, wages were not really comparable to the larger, more corporate companies.


  8. "Galleria Park"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Front Desk in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work at the Galleria Park, which is a Commune property. I think it's the best job I have ever had in my career. All the managers, including the general manager, truly care and they walk the talk. They make it fun to go to work. It is like a family in that hotel. The managers communicate well and don't have the elite attitude.

    Cons

    Other hotels in the company are not the same when I speak to other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Joie de vivre under chip Conley was a great company with a wonderful spirit of hospitality

    Cons

    Expansion has caused some dilution of the wonderful joie de vivre spirit that I grew up with

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the spirit of joie de vivre


  10. "Happy place to work."

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    Current Employee - Night Auditor
    Current Employee - Night Auditor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Joie de Vivre part-time

    Pros

    Supportive, smart, capable managers and coworkers. Humor, creativity and flexibility in the workplace. Excellent training. High level of trust and respect for employees. Employee feedback is valued and taken seriously. Feedback from managers is positive and constructive. Fair pay, stylish uniforms.

    Cons

    A lot of multi-tasking. Fast pace can be stressful.


  11. "Company culture dwindling by the day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best are the co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay is too low to keep good staff, hence there is a lot of turnover and frustration; not fun in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the company culture by more than just offering a food truck coming by once a month for lunch.... (As example).....Generally, the company culture which Has been at the core of JDVs success is not there anymore and nor are adequate wages so good employees take the next best offer and leave. There is no formal training and the JDV university seems to have ceased to exist except for introduction classes. The lack of all these 'minor' issues will mean that JDV become just another mediocre hotel chain, not a very strong model for success. Compare yourself to all the successful companies out there- they all build on a strong employees & a healthy corporate climate- JDV not anymore!



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