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LA Quinta Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun meeting new people from all over the world (in 11 reviews)

  • Great company committed to their employees (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • You must be a people person to work the front desk (in 16 reviews)

  • Hard to move up and low pay to start (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at LA Quinta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can learn how to handle stressful situations on your own. You meet people from all over the world. You also see some of the same people and get to know them, too. Formal training was provided. Discounts at other sites if you wanna stay there while traveling. Promotions are possible but will need to be open to moving to another site. This site doesn't allow you to go past 2013 date but I worked there in 2010.

    Cons

    There are only three shifts to choose from so flexible schedule isn't really flexible. Pay isn't the best.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. No favoritism.


  2. "Night Auditor - 8 years -"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Night Auditor, Front Desk Agent, Manager On Duty in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Night Auditor, Front Desk Agent, Manager On Duty in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LA Quinta full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers, nights, guest, employees, pet friendly

    Cons

    EVERYTHING! From new hires getting every holiday/weekend/sold out night off, from training people who start off making more money then you. The company is a joke with the management they hire. Management is even allowed to run their own personal business out of the hotel. (brewing own alcohol) New hires would call off and leave you stuck at the hotel until another co-worker could replace them, but god forbid management ever actually have to come in to replace ANYONE who no call/no show.

    Advice to Management

    This company lets their management run free with no cares for anyone else below them. If you want to be a SLAVE with min-pay, no work/home balance, with absolutely no respect or recognition this is the place for you! I was employed for over 8 years and took a PAY-CUT to avoid having to be a slave to Laquinta ever again, now I work for the state and NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone. No room for advancement - zero career opportunities

  3. "Stress filled experience but polished my ability to work independently and efficiently under pressure."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LA Quinta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with the opportunity to grab extra hours.

    Cons

    You are usually left with out any support and working alone.


  4. "Night auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Auditor/Front Desk Agent in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Night Auditor/Front Desk Agent in Edmond, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a Room discount after 90 days
    You get Paid time off after a year of employment

    Cons

    Not paid enough
    A pain to get employee rooms


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ugh"

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    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time

    Pros

    The guests are great to me and deserve tge best

    Cons

    The pay is not enough with tge cost of living going up

    Advice to Management

    Pay employess more


  6. "Front Desk Clerk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Starkville, MS
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Starkville, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LA Quinta part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Consistent hours, great staff, happy guests

    Cons

    Long hours and turn around shifts

    Advice to Management

    Have maintenance on call 24/7


  7. "Great work place, friendly, and felt like family."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen in Stephenville, TX
    Former Employee - Kitchen in Stephenville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LA Quinta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are very friendly and everyone works together and the environment of the hotel is just amazing. No other place can compete.

    Cons

    Not working there anymore would have to be the only con with the Laquinta inn and suites, it is a great place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not what I expected"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Night Auditor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LA Quinta (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and awesome boss. Love working at la quinta

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Certain guests feel like the world revolves around them.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't want to lose people consider giving more hours and more pay


  9. "Laid back"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HOUSEMAN in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - HOUSEMAN in Idaho Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm not micromanaged and they let me do things at my own pace as long as I finish my job before I leave I can go to any la quinta and stay the night for $35 I get free juice and coffee in the mornings and I can use the gym/pool when I'm not working

    Cons

    Some subtle drama going on between front desk and housekeeping and maintenance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in O'Fallon, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in O'Fallon, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LA Quinta full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff other than management.

    Cons

    Management wasn't open minded to actually ensuring their team was taken care of in all regards. Not enough communication.

    Advice to Management

    Lead instead of order.


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