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Le Parker Meridien Hotel Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Le Parker Meridien Hotel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Longstanding and very supportive team. Amazing product and location. Management is well organized, open door policy, no red tape. Upper management is easily accessible and responsive. There is a strategic focus on making the sales process smooth and efficient. Colleagues are friendly and the environment is productive. Victoria Barr (DOSM) runs an efficient and successful operation and I learned a lot from her. Mrs. Kerr (Director of HR) is helpful and generous with insight and guidance. Steven Pipes (VP) is personable and easy to talk to and values employees. Starwood connection - incredible hotel perks.

    Cons

    There are really no cons to report. Hospitality industry is full of daily challenges as is any industry. Any cons to list would not be on the hotel side.


  2. "Money is a drug"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Barista in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Le Parker Meridien Hotel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really good coffee fun interactions with guests and passerby's. Good pay/benefits

    Cons

    I honestly don't recommend working here unless you really need a boost in your life financially, otherwise you are wasting your time and energy on people who view you as garbage and don't respect basic human rights. It's a horrible environment the HR & management are terrible at their jobs and have no common sense worst of all they never help you they are always out to get you. Your co-workers won't help much either.

    Advice to Management

    Quit & reevaluate your lives.


  3. "Review on LPM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Perks, free food, competitive salary

    Cons

    Poor Management. Takes forever to hire someone.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and hire people on time so others who are left behind don't suffer


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "A ship with a drunk captain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Union jobs are ok here due to the protection they provide from unscrupulous and vengeful style of management.

    Cons

    -Decision makers dont know what its like to work in the departments their decisions impact. Because of this bizarre and often times sadly laughable choices are made that in effect make staff work with one hand tied behind their back to compensate.
    -There are entirely too many layers of management that make getting the smallest of tasks done require half a dozen people sign off on it to approve it. Things routinely run out that we had run out of the month before with no lessons being learned in how to better avoid the pothole we keep running into over and over and over again.
    -Mistakes are held up for everyone to see while accomplishments are buried and quickly forgotten.

    Advice to Management

    The amount of red tape it requires to get anything done at LPM is the highest I've seen anywhere. Fix this. Consult your staff before making decisions on their behalf that too many times force them to spend time compensating for your lack of foresight. Stop posting baloney reviews on here that are obviously from the HR department/


  6. "Would not recommend for career oriented folk. Union jobs, FD, and Concierge are good places to work though"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Le Parker Meridien Hotel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good money, opportunities for growth, and a great way to learn about the business in a major iconic property

    Cons

    Said iconic property needs a refresh and has needed it for quite a while. Management is very mixed. Great GM, otherwise very uninspiring

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to people. Ask them what they want and how to improve the company. Or just keep doing what you're doing


  7. "A great place for hard-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Le Parker Meridien Hotel full-time

    Pros

    Le Parker Meridien is committed to employees that are committed to delivering the best everyday! From entry level to management positions, hard work is recognized and key to the continued success of the hotel. Most people here have worked here for at least 5 years. Many have been here for over 20 years. It is the type of place you come to grow with the company.

    Cons

    Because it is a large property, it can be hard to learn all of the different facets and meet people from different departments. If you are looking to grow through different departments, you have to go above and beyond to demonstrate your interest and meet people for inter-departmental learning.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure clear communication as much as possible. Especially highlighting guest experiences, employee/department achievements and challenges that impact everyone.


  8. "Worst Company Ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none the company fails to care about its emplouees

    Cons

    They fired the entire pool staff with no notice


  9. "Not just a job- a place to grow and have a career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This a company where there really is room to grow, both in your own department and by transferring to another. People move from Front Office to Sales, from F&B to Catering, and everywhere in between. If you work hard you will be recognized and given the opportunity. Certain departments, like Sales, have the best training plans- it's very structured and you're taken through the process step by step.

    Since LPM is part of Starwood we get the Star Hot discount at properties world wide... it's great! Definitely something to take advantage of when traveling or to share with family/friends.

    Hospitality is such a unique industry so it's nice to work with people that are truly passionate about what they do. It's a group of people that work really hard to complete the job and please our guests.

    Cons

    No vacation for the first year (though you do get sick time and a birthday personal day). There is a 401K but no matching. Also, a renovation is in order to keep up with industry trends and consumer demands... hopefully soon!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee suggestions and keep an open mind. Sometimes they have great ideas that may take time/effort to implement but would boost morale & sense of community.


  10. "The staff STAYS... and that's the truest indicator of quality employement"

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

    I have been working at Le Parker Meridien Hotel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The hotel promotes frequently from within. If you have the desire to grow within the company, they will help you do it. The majority of the staff has worked here for 15+ years... many over 30 years! People would not stay if there wasn't something great holding us here.

    Cons

    The hotel operates with a different structure than most businesses. Some people find this difficult. For me it removes the arbitrary "red tape" that slows down the actual work we are trying to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your staff's needs. Additional hotel wide team building would be great. A renovation is in order. Can't wait to see how it turns out!


  11. "Great place to learn the hustle and bustle, but not for a lifelong investment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Le Parker Meridien Hotel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good insurance
    Always busy so you'll learn alot

    Cons

    Don't want to keep up with the competitors products.
    Have to spend money to make money.

    Advice to Management

    See above



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