Housekeeper (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 2, 2015
I liked working at Candlewood, however they would not work with my schedule after a while. They let me work my weekend job for a few months and then suddenly it became a problem, and they threatened to cut my hours. I worked twice as hard for twice as long, so I gave up candlewood to do my job on the weekends. That job is not enough money to live off of, but is way more enjoyable and its way easier. They also fired half of the original staff because they got new management, so I knew it was a matter of time. I feel like this environment is unprofessional, and you do not get paid enough for the amount of work that you do.
Responsible for fulfilling all guests requests and providing maintenance to all aspects of the hotel. Tended to the grounds of the hotel and made sure they were presentable at all times. Did maintenance work around the hotel if needed.
Director of Sales (Current Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – May 5, 2015
Meeting regional sales objectives through forecasting and budgeting. Maintaining our current customer base while identifying new business opportunities. Recommending new products to existing accounts to grow our business. Being the first point of contact for customers and prospects to represent our company. Working with inside sales to coordinate customer orders. Provide companies in the metal building industry top of the line building products for their accessory needs.
Head of Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Mount Laurel, NJ – May 1, 2015
I was wonder woman so I felt, I believe that this hotel was ran by the wrong people, I was uncomfortable and everyday I felt on edge because here it's every man/woman for their-self, NOT A TEAM there was no TEAM WORK...I have been in the hospitality field for almost 10 years an I have never witnessed an environment like this. I hated waking up everyday and going to work, I worked hard for this hotel and everyday I regret it. I never could talk to anyone at the job as far as issues because I never knew anyone that worked here that would step up and do the right thing, I was alone here and I could do nothing so I left.
Student Extern (Former Employee) – Amherst, NY – April 21, 2015
typical day on the internship was so much fun, learning everyday the day by day stuff about working at a hotel. management there was awesome. the co workers were laid back and nice. the most fun was learning all the new things that a hotel has to offer. and the hardest part is just every different thing you can do at a hotel, and to choose just one.
Guest Service Representative (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 8, 2015
A typical day at work is just checking guests in and out. Folding laundry,answering phones, and billing for guests checking out the following morning. I love working for this company I am just ready for a change and an increase of salary.
Front Desk Clerk (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – March 31, 2015
A typical day at work would be checking guests in to the computer, cleaning areas, and filing paperwork. I learned lots of patience and customer service skills. I really enjoyed being around other people in an enjoyable work environment.
HOUSEKEEPING (Current Employee) – Sheridan, Wyoming – March 16, 2015
Typical day at work first thing in the morning is to restock our carts, check the departing guest rooms, stay overs, and any extended stay guests requesting housekeeping on unscheduled days. Sweep and mop lobby and main restrooms as well as cleaning and replenishing main restrooms toiletries. The management team at the Candlewood Suites that I am employed with is great. They are supportive, easy to communicate with and team players as well. I enjoy working with my co-workers at this hotel from the management to general staff. The hardest part of my day is if we have 45 checkouts and stay over rooms that we clean as well it can get tiring. The most enjoyable part of the day is our breaks it gives us a chance to unwind for a bit and regroup.
FRONT DESK CLERK (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – March 15, 2015
It was generally very busy, I definitely learned alot of patience and how to be around alot of people. My manager Kristy was awesome. My co-workers and I always got along never any problems. The hardest part of my job was the laundry. The most enjoyable part was meeting different people from different places.
Night Auditor (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – March 10, 2015
I prepared all paper work at night from all the check ins and check outs daily. I learned to be very precise because the work was very meticulous. Co-workers were not reliable with relieving me on time after my shift. I would have to wait around sometimes for about an hour or hour and a half. Remind you I also had class which started at 8:30am. The hardest part of my job was being alone without security. I had to play the role of security, which I love being in charge but just what if something happened that I was not trained to do therefore making me responsible for about 190 guests. I enjoyed my job just not the co-workers.