Pros: they pay well because they find it so difficult to attain personnel then keep them
Cons: this company does not value respect for employees and has a terrrible industry wide reputation
Unbeknown to me when I went to work out of Purdue for Highgate in 2006, I had chose a company that top hospitality companies think the very worse of. They've earned their terrible reputation from the exceedingly poor manner in which they treat line employees to supervisory to property level management.
They are also very creative in their financial – more... areas which creates discomfort for those working for them. The problem starts at the top and flows down, with most of those at the corporate level being laughable more than evil. I left in 2010 and now work for a great international company. I've met many people who always find it surprising that I was so easily misled to have worked for Highgate at all. Learn from me, carefully consider a company's reputation before employment. – less