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Updated January 6, 2018
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Mercure Hotels CEO Sébastien Bazin
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  1. "Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waiter in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Waiter in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mercure Hotels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet guests on a daily basis regularly and engagingly. Guests will often thank you for your service very much and welcomingly

    Cons

    LOw pay may become a problem when I buy a house and have to pay bills, so will need to watch out for that

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay


  2. "Okay for a starting job"

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Ellesmere Port, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Waiter in Ellesmere Port, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mercure Hotels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, nice hotel. Overall okay

    Cons

    Zero hour contract, could have many hours one week, none on another

  3. "Excellent working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Mercure Hotels full-time

    Pros

    very friendly and warm hearted colleagues with helpful advice and clear direction

    Cons

    severe weather and rainy seasons


  4. "good company but...."

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    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Paris (France)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mercure Hotels full-time

    Pros

    friendly staff and good team, great advantages company as health care, interest of benefits...

    Cons

    some hotels are older and needed a renovation, the management (just for one of my general manager) need to review this method too old school practices.


  5. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to spearhead in designing marketing efforts for corporate, f&b to events etc.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits to be improved


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mercure Hotels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with got me through each day. They really were the most diverse, hard-working people I have ever worked with! Only for them I don't think I would have lasted as long as I did! I recently went back to the hotel I worked in and there was only one staff member still there from the year I was. And I can tell you it is because of the management!

    Cons

    There is so much room for opportunity, and growth. But the management here don't want to hear opinions. The owner of Mercure popped in once while I was there and we had to treat him like a king. Which I wouldn't mind, if he also had respect for those working for him. He was AWFUL. Clicking his fingers and shouting across the dining room. No wonder management are so bad when this is what they have to deal with!

    Advice to Management

    A suggestion box possibly? Even to have someone listen to what the staff think should change, even once a month! It's usually the floor staff who have the best ideas as they see what is going on day-to-day compared with the GM and manager who are sat in an office behind a desk pulling everyone's strings.


  7. "Don't Even Bother"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging requirements
    That's is all, there's nothing else positive about my experience working there

    Cons

    Strict Uniform - Touches wrist, skirt, heels
    Strict Hair regulations - None on face, bun,
    Expected to not have toilet breaks
    Expected to work overtime without pay
    Management repeatedly treat staff like slaves

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your staff like humans, strict regulations don't build a successful work environment

  8. "Security / Transport supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Security and Transport Supervisor in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Security and Transport Supervisor in Doha (Qatar)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mercure Hotels full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with good management and paying at the right time.Always providing trainings which are inproving our working skils.Comfertable accommodations and food is providing by the company.

    Cons

    Salaries is little low comparing to other institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Comparing to the country's economy need to care about the staff wages.


  9. "maintenance assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Quite a good place to work could do with improving tho. All tho I did enjoy working there

    Cons

    Pension that's about all ther cons there was its a basic pension

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff a lot better treat them like they work with you not for you


  10. "Good Place to work, team environment"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Hunter (Australia)
    Former Employee - Waitress in Hunter (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mercure Hotels part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Taught me many very valuable hospitality skills. The team worked well together and was a motivating environment. Was quite easy, methodical work.

    Cons

    Working alone for quiet shift and handling room on own. Early hours on weekends. Lots of work/labour for medium pay.


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