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Joie de Vivre Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  1. "Awesome company with great values"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that Joie de Vivre attract as employees make the experience. They are always upbeat and management looks for ways to improve the experience for them

    Cons

    As with most hotels there are a ton of seasonal positions, so turnover is extremely fast paced and makes it difficult to acquire full time positions


  2. "Wonderful Company"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fluid work schedule. Easy work environment. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not an international business which is fine if you want to stay in country.

  3. "Hotel Erwin"

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    Former Employee - Server in Venice, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Venice, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You get a different perspective of how good it feels to go above and beyond for guest experience. Teh Dreammaker program challenged you to turn the tables and get to know the guest and how to interactive with them.

    Cons

    In smaller staffs lack of flexibility.


  4. "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!


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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!

  8. "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.


  9. "Great Company"

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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 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.


  10. "Great Company"

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    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


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