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  1. "Low pay, no training, but hey, it's a paycheck."

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Traverse City, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a paycheck, a small, small, paycheck. There is little to no training, the manager takes training tests for you and lets you know that you got a 100 percent on the computer training. They ask if you want a tour of the hotel so you can explain the rooms and lay out to guests, but then refuse to show you. There is a lot of back stabbing and gossip allowed to go on between assosiates and managers. Overall, a very immature, weakly, run hotel which shows a lot of complacency. They are riding on the Holiday Inn Brand.

    Cons

    As with many other entry level positions, a lot of work for a little pay. Very multitasking intensive, combined with kissing up to rude patrons. Little to no training.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people.


  2. "Own Your Own Business"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Hillside, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Hillside, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are good people and great discounts Worldwide.

    Cons

    The company is not as progressive as they claim to be....the benefits are ok but in this day in age they only offer domestic partner benefits for same sex couples...Alot of companies out there already offer opposite sex benefits..2 weeks vacation considering the amount of work you do throughout the year is not enough....Lots of micro managing and a lot of thesenior management doesn't know how to speak to the sales associates and can be very condescending...not a respectful environment at times.

    Advice to Management

    RESPECT...lead by example and be consistent and fair to everyone...do more team building activities in the stores and help the employees grow..There are many people that have so much potential and feel stagnant cause senior management holds them back and don't help them develop...
    RESPECT again !!! there is a lack of in a big way, it fosters low morale and harbors a lot of ill feelings in the store environment...more communication between management and sales associates.

  3. "Great college job"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Lawrence, KS
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work part-time at the front desk of a Holiday inn, while attending college. Overall, the atmosphere is great - everyone, from the bottom to the top, is very team oriented.

    There are definitely busy times and slow times, though. Weekends from around March through November are usually crazy - lots of weddings and business conferences in our convention center. But even during peak times, the weekdays and weeknights are still pretty low-key. That's awesome for a college student like myself. I finished a lot of homework on the clock! I know that sounds bad, but hey, someone has to man the front desk, even when the hotel is completely dead.

    Cons

    We are independently owned and you can definitely tell by how skimpy the housekeepers are paid, how chintzy the benefits are for full-timers, etc. Also, management has changed so many times around here it's ridiculous. I think we've finally got some good people in place though.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees and they will likely return the favor and stick around for awhile.


  4. "Pretty good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cheap hotel stays around the world! Excellent people to work with, I loved my boss! She was awesome! Meet lots of different and interesting people! Ability to eat anything in the breakfast bar! :P

    Cons

    Not so nice pay, could use benefits for all employees. Sometimes/a lot of the times guest expect more than we have ever given them. Some expected free room upgrades when they were staying for 2 weeks! And they pretty much demanded it! Unfortunately due to weak management who gave in all the time, guests figured out they could walk all over us and say, "well you did it last time!"

    Advice to Management

    Compensate the employees better!


  5. "A fine enough job for what it is."

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a fairly easy job and is only sometimes stressful. The hours weren't entirely flexible, but concessions were made when they needed to be. My coworkers were also nice.

    Cons

    The job was sometimes boring and I didn't see much room for advancement. Also, I felt disconnected from a lot of the other departments as we didn't interact all that often. There was no importance placed on getting to know anyone other than those you worked directly with.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that people who are in every position feel appreciated and valued. Also, make sure that the work place feels open and that different employees can communicate with each other.


  6. "Holiday Inn Express"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Well managed. Flexible and fair scheduling. Competitive compensation for the type of work. Nice perks including HIE discounts at other locations.

    Cons

    The position required late night shifts that were shared by all employees. Position offered little challenge or chance to advance beyond the desk.

    Advice to Management

    Management was fair and well respected. Only suggested improvement would be a displayed opportunity for challenges and eventual advancement. Would work for this company again.


  7. "It was what it was."

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    Former Employee - Evening Auditor in Middletown, NY
    Former Employee - Evening Auditor in Middletown, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job not particularly complex. Good if you like interacting with and servicing guests. Working night shifts can be very quiet at times (a plus if you like that).

    Cons

    Dealing with people up all night "wilding" and disturbing other guests (if you were expecting quietness on the evening shift). Low pay of course.

    Advice to Management

    I think some of the guest management issues have been worked out for the better. The place I worked had an antiquated tracking and management system.

  8. "Decent place to work, pay not so great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lodgian is a decent place to work - great people, job was so-so, but the pay wasn't anywhere near what the employees would like.

    Cons

    The company needs to realize that minimum wage is not a livable salary and not be so stingy with the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises!


  9. "good job for the short run, but don't plan to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in Saint Cloud, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    good opportunity for growth and flexibility with hours through college.
    able to make adequate wages through hours and tips earned

    Cons

    little reward for tenure in terms of compensation and advancement.
    don't expect to be rewarded for the time you put in or the education you've gotten besides another week of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    it takes more than another week of vacation to retain an employee that has invested themselves in your company.
    try offering competitve wages to your supervisors/middle management.


  10. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Recommends

    Pros

    Marriott is an awesome company to work for. They treat their employees with respect and fairness. Well established management training programs allow for career advancement for those individuals interested in excelling within the organization.

    Cons

    As with any company in the hospitality industry the hours are long and working holidays and weekends as well as night shift vs day shift changes make it difficult for family time.

    Advice to Management

    One of the things that took place every year when I worked at the Courtyard was executive management would go out into the field and work in one of the hotels for 1 week covering several of the positions within the hotel i.e. housekeeper, dishwasher, front desk clerk etc. It was awesome for employee moral and kept the executives in touch with life on the front lines.


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