Fun office environment, constantly changing but they believe in embracing the change
Professional Business Development Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Salisbury, MD – January 13, 2016
I was a manager working for off-site hotels through phone prospecting. The company had a general direction they were heading but seemed like my division was one large experiment. The CEO was full of himself and I don't think said hello to me once even though he was constantly around the office.
The most enjoyable part was the coworkers and team building atmosphere. The hardest part of the job was hitting quotas and staying on the phone for the entire day.
team camaraderie, decent pay, nice people working there
constantly changing management and general company direction, unrealistic quotas
Great place to learn about the hospitality but not a place you will want to stay for long
Professional Business Development Coordinator (Former Employee) – Salisbury, MD – January 14, 2013
Pros – Company products are innovative, attractive and very successful. Company has great ideals (core values) and strives for excellence. Family-like atmosphere. Some extra benefits like tuition reimbursement, child care, gym reimbursement, flexibility with schedule. Opportunity to learn a lot about the hospitality industry and group sales in particular. Some opportunity for advancement that is actually merit-based. Some positions were very autonomous and allowed flexibility to try your own approach. If young and inexperienced, or do not have a degree, company gave many people a chance to succeed.
Cons – There are probably too many downsides about working at this company to list but I will attempt to: Most of the problems likely come directly from the CEO and trickle down via managers to individuals.
-The company is always changing, it is nearly constant. Often changes happen quickly and dramatically and do not seem entirely thought through.
-Salisbury office salaries were very low. (perhaps they were o-k for the area) However, if you were not salaried (most were not) you did not get ANY paid holidays or vacation days.
-Communication from management was very poor and turnover was very high. Sometimes through firings but often through resignations. As a result morale was extremely low.
-Company had great ideals through core values, and an employee development program, and social events, however, these occurred rarely and were often poorly executed. ex. (Website says that they love to develop employees and promote from within. However, it seemed that the company was moremore... interested in firing and getting fresh hires. Or staffing from the outside for for many positions.)
-Company was small and should have had a very strong collaborative team environment with high morale, especially considering that the job was very demanding and the pay was very low. However, this was not the case. Management did not foster such an environment. (In fairness, there were some events that boosted morale earlier in my term, but later these events/incentives dropped to near zero)
-Lack of loyalty to many very loyal employees.less
family atmosphere, good co-workers, flexible scheduling (sometimes)