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Joie de Vivre Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • The ceo, Chip Conley is a great guy (in 3 reviews)

  • Excellent benefits package at the Dream Inn which is longer JDV (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is cheap, cutting corners by overworking managers til they burn out (in 4 reviews)

  • JDV markets themselves towards job applicants as a company that provides an unparalleled work/life balance at the cost of high salaries (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Company Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    A supportive company that takes care of its employees as well as it takes care of its guests!

    Cons

    The company benefits program wasn't the best.


  2. "Sales Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More independent, can take lunches and breaks when convenient, can make quick work-errands if needed at my leisure, start and finish my own work no need to pass on duties I can see everything through. Great way to get your foot in the door to become manager. Lots of opportunities to observe and participate in managerial meetings, finding solutions and making important decisions.

    Cons

    Some managerial duties may fall on this department, but no manager perks. However, that's a part of the upwards ladder anywhere you go.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities to train those in this position who want to move up, especially in the company.

  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.


  4. "Avatar Hotel"

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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!


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  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. "Galleria Park"

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    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!


  10. "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


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