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White Lodging Reviews

Updated December 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Lots of new hotels and opportunity for growth" (in 17 reviews)

  • "There is so much room for growth as well" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much work/life balance (like all hospitality jobs)" (in 65 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance and demeaning pay for entry level managers" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Sink or Swim"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are self-motivated and give it a 110%. You will succeed.

    Cons

    It's truly sink or swim. If you are not self-motivated and don't give it your all you will not succeed in this company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of talk, do not deliver on their promises"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Office Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Front Office Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay decently well, and for some management positions they pay overtime for over 50 hours, but you if you aren’t OT eligible, they basically force you to send them home and you work all the OT unpaid.

    Cons

    This company understaffs ON PURPOSE. They work their managers to the bone, with most burning out within 18 months. This means almost constant turn over in managers from all departments which makes it a stressful situation for entry level associates. They also only had ONE Human Resources manager between THREE hotels and 400+ associates for over a year, ON PURPOSE! Corporate and owners felt like that was almost too much HR, what?!

    Advice to Management

    Staff correctly, from all levels from entry level to managers to HR and Administrative staff. Allow managers the time to correctly coach and train their employees and develop their growth. They have a lot of great employees, but they will continue to lose them by failing to give them the time and support they need to succeed.

  3. "Had a great time working there and gained a lot of experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    Very little appreciation and long hours required


  4. "Mass confusion without communication"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at White Lodging full-time

    Pros

    Great employee bonding. A work family environment.

    Cons

    Communication within the organization is abysmal on the best day. Of course, that pattern flows downward, resulting in minimal communication between departments, between management and staff and between shifts. Without communication, planning is impossible. The end result: nothing is addressed until it explodes and gets elevated to the General Manger.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect from the front line staff that which you are not willing to do.

    White Lodging Response

    Dec 3, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. We are sorry that your experience did not match with our intentions of being the best hospitality employer. We understand you have experienced issues... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at White Lodging full-time

    Pros

    Having a great sales team and good Director as a leader

    Cons

    The company overall does not care about the well being of their employees.

    White Lodging Response

    Dec 3, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for your very honest feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a great team and leader but we are disappointed to hear that you did not experience Genuine Care, one of our core values... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Drive and Rewarding"

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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

    Pros

    Competitive environment.
    Internal Development.
    Great leadership.
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Pay could be better. 50 hour minimum for salaried employees. Insurance could be better. Management is significantly more valued than hourly employees.

    White Lodging Response

    Nov 12, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for your feedback. Development and growth are very important to us, it is great to see that you value them too! I appreciate your comments regarding the compensation benefits and will... More


  7. "White lodging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White Lodging full-time

    Pros

    Company is very big on promoting from within and career growth. Huge focus on associate engagement.

    Cons

    Work day can be very long

    White Lodging Response

    Nov 12, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are happy you have had a positive experience with us! Engagement and growth are extremely important to us and we appreciate that you value them... More

  8. "Generic responses."

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    Former Employee - Upper Management
    Former Employee - Upper Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay based on experience.

    Cons

    Awful executions of new initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Would you like your GMs to respond with generic “thanks you’s?” Doubt it.

    White Lodging Response

    Dec 3, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for spending time to provide feedback for us. We take every associate’s comments seriously and research/share so that we can learn and improve. We are also available to take comments... More


  9. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great staff, great support system, fun place to work.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Typical corporate company.

    White Lodging Response

    Nov 12, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are happy that you had a positive experience and had fun at work! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good growth potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great growth potential, great tools for team members to utilize to drive better performance

    Cons

    If you can't beat last year, you will feel the heat

    Advice to Management

    work towards keeping team members long term, even through the revenue up and downs.

    White Lodging Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – VP Talent & Organizational Capabilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are happy you have had a great work experience with us! We appreciate your comments in the "advice to management" section - they are very... More