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White Lodging Austin Reviews

Updated October 1, 2017
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  • No regard for work life balance in any way shape or form (in 52 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "ZERO work - life balance"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at White Lodging (More than a year)

    Pros

    Put you in management role straight out of college and plenty of opportunity to move around and promote.

    Cons

    ZERO work life balance. Crazy hours. Very traditional management and does not encourage creativity.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No Hope!!!"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at White Lodging as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    All the potential in the world, great concepts, good locations. Would be a great opportunity if structured. Good markets, great cities.

    Cons

    No inspiration, nothing authentic, no true leadership. What is the direction???? Toooo many opinions, no leadership. Nothing to follow or believe in. Where is the heart? Purely led by intimidation and fear. Missing the mark completely!

    Advice to Management

    Authentic leadership, honesty

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Front Desk Manager in Austin"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at White Lodging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of overtime, meeting new people every day, hands off management, ability to make your own decisions

    Cons

    lots of overtime, not flexible schedule, short staffed so overworked

    Advice to Management

    Give more training on how to do certain tasks in the job.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at White Lodging full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    White Lodging has an extensive interview process, but completely worth it. They truly only hire talented individuals. It improves the working environment and end results for the property

    Cons

    I worked in Austin, TX and I did struggle with a work/life balance because the property was so busy. I was needed for long hours.


  5. "Wish I Never Left"

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    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Banquet Server in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at White Lodging full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and growth opportunities from within and one of the best teams I have ever worked with. Cross-training, management training, good reviews process with raises and overtime for those who want it. The company is vibrant and growing and there are lots of opportunities to be on task forces to open new hotels. The guests were happy and they took good care of their employees, with enjoyable onboarding and even an annual banquet put on for employees and their families to enjoy.

    Cons

    There are no cons for people who want to work hard.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Must be open to relocation if you want to succeed"

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    Former Employee - Frost Desk Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Frost Desk Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at White Lodging part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive staff
    Managers want subordinates to succeed and grow in the company

    Cons

    No breaks
    poor training
    usually have to relocate in order to move up in the company


  7. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at White Lodging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly easy to get hired. Most of the people working around you are great.

    Cons

    Hospitality in general has its pros and cons. For WLS specifically, I wish they would have focused more on the people inside the company rather than their revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your workers to get the most out of them.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Runner in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Runner in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of one. It's a nice hotel but not all that

    Cons

    Company didn't care for it's employees. Bad management who don't know what they are doing


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Fast"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity this company has is limitless. In the past couple years there has been a growing influence and change in culture which is forward thinking and much more progressive.

    Cons

    Onboarding with College Managers could be improved. Next generation needs 6 months of solid training before they are ready for management. MIT programs.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lean on your talented specialists in their areas. The team on the ground is the one that has to pull things through so continuing to consult them is integral.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at White Lodging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the training tools and documents are on line for all the associates

    Cons

    Hire employees fresh out of college and they got pay almost the same as someone who have a lot of experience.


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