Hostess/Server (Former Employee) – Peoria, IL – June 18, 2017
The Holiday Inn had a steady pace when it came to the serving aspect. They were a fair workplace and kept it very professional. Hostessing gave me more of a chance to serve along with working larger banquets.
Management was more concerned about their personal life.
Housekeeping Supervisor (Former Employee) – Waycross, GA – June 18, 2017
I really enjoyed the job when I first started. They fired a few people and would not hire anyone to take their place. The expected me to do my job plus theirs and be finished by the time just my job should have been completed.
Hotel Front Desk Clerk/Night Auditor (Current Employee) – Geneva, NY – June 17, 2017
There is no room for advancement at this hotel. Owner does not pay well, does not pay vacation, sick or holiday pay. Insurance is absolutely horrible with a $5500 deductible for a single. Management does not have your back when making any decisions.
I loved working here, my coworkers were so kind and proffessional.
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Lamar, CO – June 16, 2017
My experience at this holiday inn express was an awesome one for sure. Everyone had fun and worked hard. We were a team and always had cake on everyone's birthday. The customers were great and the hotel was always clean and beautiful.
Company may not be bad but the location i worked was awful
Laundry Attendant (Former Employee) – Rancho Bernardo, CA – June 16, 2017
Typical day at work was very labor heavy, deals with a lot of heat and harmful chemicals. The work is honest and doable though. I learned how to deal with bad managers and rude coworkers. And learned how to communicate even with a language barrier. Out of 3 direct employees that I dealt with daily in my department, only one treated me badly. But they caused a lot of problems for me and the other employees. Manger of the location in general did not have a good handle on their business and there were incidences in the work place because of their incompetence.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the overnight shift where we were able to do our work uninterrupted by micromanaging that delayed our work.
Overal, company may be decent, location and particular management made it an unsafe and hostile environment.
free breakfast sometimes, overnight hours, overtime available
unreliable management, unsafe work environment, lack of communication between management and staff
co-worker and the guest helped me make it though the day
Guest Service Agent (Former Employee) – East Hartford, CT – June 16, 2017
This job was very stressful. Just one agent at the front desk, she or he must answer the phones, check in and out guest, cash handling, make reservations, talk to other department on walkie talkies, solves other department issues, manage the gift shop all while taking care of the guest needs. That's just some of the duties. Management was never willing to step in or support you on any issue. The hardest part of my job was keeping my job. I felt as thou I could just walk away at any moment. I learned to do my to the best of my knowledge by talking to myself and not letting the situation get the best of me. With my knowledge and experience of front desk. I managed to keep that job for five years. Also with the help from other co-worker from the other department who helped out when the could. I enjoyed working with the other employees and well as the guest. The hotel itself was and still is in horrible condition, something that management want the employee to lie about, even was to training the employee on how to lie about the hotel. The turn for employees was very high. One day they there and the next day they was gone. Over all it was the worst job I ever had, especially coming from a five star hotel like the Goodwin Hotel.
Front Desk Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 16, 2017
I've been working in the hotel business for some time now , and I love that you are constantly business you get to meet all types of ppl from around the world Also Learn New Things . Growing in the hotel business is so easy if your true to your job and with growth your experience just gets even better
Front Desk Clerk-Customer Service (Current Employee) – Tyler, TX – June 16, 2017
Is a good place to work, low pay low hours about 36 to 38 hours a week. I need a job that fits my college, I have a ba from the university of texas at tyler, and I cant get a job tyler texas, so I am looking in the fort worth and dallas area.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Moab, UT – June 15, 2017
Housekeeping is a pretty physically demanding job. How long you work is entirely up to how fast you get the work done. You work alone 95% of the time and very rarely get help. You are on a pretty strict time frame, which can make doing a good job very difficult.