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LA Quinta Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Loved to meet 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. "Always growing, always learning."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Office Manager in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Front Office Manager in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's great working for a corporation that strives to not only please and serve their guests but who also want to please and support their employees.

    Flexible with scheduling.

    There are many advancement opportunities along with relocation.

    Cons

    There isn't any cons to mention. To receive any benefits you must be full time. Vacation kicks in once one has reached their 1yr mark.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate all the the divisions of the company. Everyone of them has been helpful in the past and are quick to respond and be of aid.


  2. "A growing company that is small enough to allow employees, who are willing to work hard, to see the full picture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's all about the work. Politics play a very small role.

    Cons

    The hotel industry is cyclical.


  3. "Great family-oriented corporate office environment and inspired leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and customer-focused corporate team and balanced family-oriented culture. Competitive compensation. Engaged hotel employees.

    Cons

    Headquartered in lovely international tourist city, Irving, Texas.


  4. "I have never worked a day of my life while being employed with La Quinta because I enjoy and have fun in my career here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for because of the culture this company has. This company heavily believes in promoting from within and believes in treating everyone is family. The willingness of everyone willing to help everyone out whenever a challenge is presented is far and few between in most companies nowadays but this company looks out for each other.

    Cons

    Moving up can be challenging if you're not more flexible with your schedule. Traveling is a definite must if you're wanting to move up within the company. Moving up to the general manager level requires learning on the job while managing other properties that are not always necessarily close to home from time to time. This company doesn't force you to go to places if there are other obligations such as family keeping from doing so, but the more flexible you are the more opportunities you will have.

    Advice to Management

    Overall from where this company was when I started several years ago to where it is now as I have become a member of management from an hourly employee, my message would be to continue to listen to your employees to grow as managers as your employees learn to grow as employees. By doing so this company can continue to grow and hey chief greater things that weren't there several years ago.


  5. "Great job for college students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Night auditor is great for college students if you like the night shifts. Lots of down time to read and study.

    Cons

    You're the only one working overnight so if something goes wrong, it's up to you to deal with it alone.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were great.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forward moving company, very financially stable, upper management is very accessible to the field, competitive salary and benefit package. Company culture is encouraging and positive. Awesome conference every year.

    Cons

    As most companies, much is expected with little resources. Do a job that takes 35 minuets in 22 minuets or less,

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for staying in touch with the field, but in all honesty we are tired, we need more help. Most of us are working even on vacation.


  7. "awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales
    Current Employee - Director of Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LA Quinta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Values as an individual by the company

    Cons

    Limited Growth potential as not as big as other Hotel chains


  8. "I was an Outstanding Front Desk Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a pleasure to have great guest

    Cons

    We sometimes had no rooms to rent

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed working for La Quinta Inns & Suites


  9. "corporate really do care!!!/Alexandria la. Property"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Service Representative in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Service Representative in Alexandria, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been with company 2 years. Recently had a unpleasant experience with guest. Our main and most important goal everyday is guest satisfaction. Guest called corporate to voice his concerns. My gm asked what happen and I told him. As I was very uncomfortable thinking would corporate just believe his version. My gm told me everything would be ok. AND IT WAS!!! Guest issue's were resolved and taken care of, and I was not left feeling like I did something that I knew I did not. That is unbeatable employee support and guest satisfaction!! Thank you!!

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees!!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "GREAT PLACE TO WORK, AMAZING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL EMPLOYEES!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I currently work at the LaQuinta Corporate office and have had the opportunity to work with VP's, Directors, Admins, and fellow co-workers. LaQuinta provides an amazing environment for all of their employees and shows a tremendous amount of respect for everyone. We are fortunate to have a leadership team who genuinely cares about the well-being and professional growth of its employees as well as our company. I am provided with guidance, resources, and mentorship by my manager and VP to succeed on whatever project we are working on.

    Cons

    The cons of working at LaQuinta Corporate offices are minimal. Could have more employees lunches.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great and listens to your needs and gives advice to help you learn and succeed.


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