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Stanford Hotel Group Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work in hospitality

    Cons

    None to think of now.

    Stanford Hotel Group Response

    Dec 15, 2016 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and dedication!


  2. "Corporate Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've been with the company for 3 years. It has been a great learning experience coming from property level management. There is a good work/life balance. Many of the corporate office staff have been with the company 10+ years which says a lot. Benefits package is good and if you work 5+ years you qualify for 3 weeks vacation.

    Cons

    I'm grateful to work with corporate staff. Not many cons.

    Stanford Hotel Group Response

    Dec 16, 2016 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! We hope you stick around to reach that 10 year mark as well!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford Hotel Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work at Stanford Hotels Corporation for almost two years. My experience consists in many years in Hospitality Industry high - end Hotel brands, different cities, countries and work environment model. With that said, I have worked with lots of people from different culture and nationalities. I found here, Senior Executives of the highest professional caliber and respect. The office environment is mature, technical and strictly down to business. Excellent work/ life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    The company carries a unique culture. If you are ready to understand and embrace this organization, then you won't have any Cons. I am grateful for this opportunity and learning experience.

    Stanford Hotel Group Response

    Feb 22, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your great, thorough review! We value honest feedback, especially from someone with your diverse background!


  4. "Guest Services Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - California in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interaction with different guests and adapt to help fulfill their needs.

    Cons

    Standing entire shift. No stools.

    Advice to Management

    Some furnitures and key systems need to be upgraded.


  5. "Family owned, invest properly in their properties and employees."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Controller in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford Hotel Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Invest in their infrastructure, technology, and people. All properties are owned so they manage them with long term objectives. Less likely to see impossible short term goals oriented around only the bottom line profit.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity with less than 20 properties spread around the US. Most properties are located in cities that have very high costs of living.

    Stanford Hotel Group Response

    May 16, 2017 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your contributions to the Stanford Hotels team!


  6. "Stanford Hotels review"

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

    Pros

    In general, there seems to be a lot of job security.

    Cons

    Very conservative work environment with very little benefits. Upper management males harass young female employees.


  7. "Micromanagement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford Hotel Group full-time

    Pros

    Owner of the company is a good man. Good quality hotels.

    Cons

    Micromanagement both at property and corporate levels. Pay and incentive plan is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Provide rewards comparable to market levels.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "micro managed unprofessional stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford Hotel Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great renovation but forgot that a hotel is built by team members and not mortar

    Cons

    stagnant, micro managed, lied to, unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Do unto other s and treat others as you want them to treat you


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lacking Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford Hotel Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stock pile of Capital Reserves to easily renovate hotels.

    Cons

    Very Poor Corporate Leadership. No incentive programs of any significance, no recognition programs, No company culture from corporate office to indivual hotels. Outdated leadership styles that verge on Dictitorial in nature with senior leadership that lacks relevant and recenet exerpience.

    Advice to Management

    Understand who your true talent is and treat those people with respect. Clean house at the corporate level within senior leadership at Sales/Marketing and Revenue Mangement. Bring in replacements that have recent experience and excel in people skils


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Albuquerque GM"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stanford offers a reasonable benefits package. Cash reserves are ample enough to stifle standard cash flow issues.

    Cons

    EXTREMELY poor quality management team at the Albuquerque property. A GM who raises his voice, uses intimidation and lies to enact his agenda and pits managers one against the other to generate a vortex of false trust around himself. There is a violent engineering chief. The current F&B's only tools are a shaming for discipline and ignorance for finance and action. The company is too small to offer much growth. The hours are more erratic than most modern hospitality companies and staffing is kept (in my opinion) excessively lean.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the departmental caste system. Over the next couple of years the 1980s style of management still practiced at the Albuquerque hotel will fail to garner modern hospitality/culinary management quality employees as the pay offered for the pain of working there does not compete with the value of other companies.


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