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White Lodging Reviews

Updated July 22, 2018
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White Lodging President and CEO Ken Barrett
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  • "Not much work/life balance (like all hospitality jobs)" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance and demeaning pay for entry level managers" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "WL Review"

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

    I have been working at White Lodging full-time

    Pros

    White Lodging presents plenty of opportunity to grow and challenge yourself. It also provides a family-like culture and allows trams to do great things.

    Cons

    There are times where the culture can be a little too competitive. Instead of creating a culture of openness and training, sometimes the culture creates situations which people hold onto valuable insights.

    Advice to Management

    I would continue to promote a culture of openness and sharing. Competition is great in many cases, as long as it is healthy competition.

    White Lodging Response

    Apr 15, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about White Lodging. We are pleased that you have had a positive work experience and your detailed feedback will help us continue to be a great place... More


  2. "A very family oriented company."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concierge in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Concierge in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at White Lodging full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love the people, great benefits!

    Cons

    Can’t come up with one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. "Restaurant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at White Lodging full-time

    Pros

    Experience. Tons of room for growth and opportunity!

    Cons

    Be prepared to be self taught and work plenty of hours. Properties are often very short staffed and require management to take on much more than the average work hours


  4. "Director of Food and beverage"

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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 White Lodging full-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, positive environment, effective training

    Cons

    Micromanaging, condescending and inexperienced corporate management


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Mishawaka, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Major health, Dental and eye Benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, no support, High School Atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Hire GM's that actually have some real life experience and know how to people


  6. "It was the okayest job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at White Lodging part-time

    Pros

    Great event department. Pay was okay

    Cons

    Management needs some work. Needs new equipment

    White Lodging Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about White Lodging. We are thrilled that you have had a great work experience with us! We value our associates and encourage growth and development... More


  7. "Lots of opportunities and great mentoring."

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

    I worked at White Lodging full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great career advancement, different markets to check out, leadership development and mentoring- you can’t put a price on being mentored and challenged by the very best. White Lodging also does a great intern program and has just as good reputation overseas at these schools as it does in the US.

    Cons

    Constantly new initiatives, work life balance is not really monitored unless you are an OTE Manager, not many new Select hotels opening, appears to be mainly Full service.

    White Lodging Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about White Lodging. We are thrilled that you have had a great experience working with us! We appreciate your feedback on our international intern... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for personal growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at White Lodging full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for White Lodging for almost 8 years. I joined the organization because of the career growth and opportunity that they promoted. In my experience, this has proven to be the case. I have had great mentors, training programs and both on property and above property support that have allowed me to grow my career exactly the way I wanted. We have high expectations for performance as an organization, but this creates a culture of driven individuals that motivate each other and enjoy being around each other. Every time I am in a room with colleagues and peers, I feel like I am learning something new. The culture really has grown over the past few years as well with new engagement initiatives and the focus on taking great care of our people.

    Cons

    We are growing at a rapid rate- finding the rate talent to fill these roles will be important and we need to continue to perfect the hiring process and proactively recruit the talent that will grow our organization.

    White Lodging Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about White Lodging. We are thrilled that you have had a great work experience with us! We appreciate your comments about the talent at White Lodging... More


  9. "Gallup recognizes White Lodging with Best Place to Work Award"

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

    I have been working at White Lodging full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Associate Engagement scores have gone up every year since the first Gallup AES in 2015. The company still realizes it needs to do more/keep improving to be the company that they want to be.

    Cons

    Still need to become more innovative and change with times on work that can become done at home versus the office

    Advice to Management

    I heard great comments about the General Manager Advisory Board and your follow up. Why not have the same boards with all disciplines?

    White Lodging Response

    Jun 18, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about White Lodging. We are very proud to have been awarded Gallup's 2018 Great Workplace Award - thank you for acknowledging it! We love your... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Grow Up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at White Lodging full-time

    Pros

    The hotels are usually nice.

    Cons

    The staff are way too young and immature. They need to be well trained and diverse. They take to seriously their client their guest feedback rather than listen to both sides of a story if guest had a bad experience. Sometimes it can't be helped. Grow up!

    White Lodging Response

    Jul 2, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for your sincere feedback about your experience with us. It is very important that we receive honest comments from our associates because it allows us the opportunity to learn and grow... More


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