Director of Sales and Marketing (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OH – November 20, 2013
Managing day to day operations, short and long term planning of the sales team, group and catering; Meets and exceeds revenue goals by developing new accounts and growing current hotel accounts in a profitable and win-win selling approach. Assist the General Manager in preparation of the sales plans, programs and annual budget.
Company doesn't treat employees as people, just "workers" and numbers.
Manager (Current Employee), Seattle – October 16, 2013
Cons: the company itself if horrible. bad culture and no one to listen or solve anything.
Corporate culture is unsupportive and dismissive of the field. Takes years to address recurring problems with employees and violations of policies. Low-wage workers treated as if they are nothing by upper management. They have a vice president who travels around and he makes sexually suggestive comments to hourly staff, racially charged jokes to management – more... staff, and has been with the company for many years. He is the example of the company. The good managers are pushed out and away because they are overworked and under appreciated. Not a good place to work at all! – less
Employee (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – June 22, 2013
Pros: good clentele. great neighborhood. follow the rules and management will leave you alone.
Cons: startup with many grey areas, no advancement, no union
The major flaw of the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago is that is does not hold employees accountable for their work performance (Good or Bad). Below standard thrives here. The property is owned by a Shiek from Qatar so management does there own thing until a new policy is spontaneously implemented. The HR office is a place for getting yourself in trouble – more... if you speak up about concerns. Other most problematic scenario is the cafeteria food. Its made of left overs from the banquet functions. Employees refuse to eat. While many of the departments are evolving to be efficient others are still not caught up due to the HR office not being run adequately. The Radisson Blu is a non union property. – less
Marketing (Former Employee), Minnetonka, MN – October 22, 2012
Pros: nice building with a good cafe and small shop.
Cons: management, pay, atmosphere
Once the original founder's daughter left the company everything went into a state of flux. Management came in from Europe and tried to change what was a moderately successful business model. They tried to make their hotels something they weren't. And instead of investing in promotions, advertising and social media for their hotels they threw away money – more... on internal branding, trying to convince hotel owners that the story about the original family was going to somehow matter to franchisees. They hired a very expensive advertising agency from New York to create useless marketing collateral that did nothing to help bring business into the hotels. In the meantime, the hotel owners had no real promotions, offerings or advertising and were left hanging with nothing of value coming out of the PR, marketing and IT departments.
There were regular sessions and conferences held on how to do business better, experts were hired and yet nothing ever changed. The company spent lots of money sending senior management to firms that were supposed to help them become better managers with little success. Top management turned over regularly.
The company also encouraged a sense of desperation amongst the employees. Everyone was afraid of losing their jobs, with massive layoffs happening constantly. Those that were still employed were treated so poorly that there was absolutely no morale whatsoever. No one was empowered to make decisions, and there was no competent leadership. In the course of almost eight years there I can't even count how many bosses I had. It was ridiculous. No one was valued, and the pay was well below what others in the industry were making.
This company is a sinking ship, if it hasn't already sunk. I wouldn't give this company one star but I have to. – less
Kitchen Executive (Current Employee), Indore, MP – March 14, 2013
Good growth. Too much work. Less pay. Selected for Management Trainee. After completing, it with flying colors, HR did not offer minimum slary for that post. Less staff, very hard work culture. Pleople left in short period. My suprwiser was really good.