Front Desk Manager (Current Employee), San Marcos, TX – September 27, 2014
Pros: study time, free food, fun experiences
Cons: being alone
At the hotel, I have days where there are just not a lot of people coming in. Now, that provides for excellent job security, because there always has to be someone at the front desk, but at the same time it creats a lot of down time. With this down time, I would normally study for exams or go around checking for little irregularities in the hotel. Being – more... the only employee on duty, I would be my own manager and manage my time accordingly. It would become exremely difficult when I would get a swarm of guests who all came in at the same time because I would also have to be helping the current guests with things that they required, so I owuld have to manage several things at once. This, however, was also the most enjoyable part of the job- as I am a busy body and find that I enjoy work more when there is plenty of work to be done. – less
Community Marketing Agent (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – September 27, 2014
Pros: discounts, networking
My average day at work involved talking to individuals from all different walks of life. I have used the skills I learned from this company in every position I have held since. However, there is very little room for advancement, and very little job security, as it depends on how many tours you book month. During times of decreased tourism, it is extremely – more... difficult to meet goals. – less
FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Atlantic City, NJ – September 26, 2014
Working in Atlantic City is always fun. I was a night auditor in Best Western and some of my co-workers were great. I worked for this company for three years and this was my first professional job but I was looking for my career so I steped back and got admission in Aviation Management school.
houskepping (Current Employee), Waynesville, NC – September 23, 2014
Pros: makin people happy
Cons: lot of hard work involved
a typical day is goin in getting my stuff to clean with ready for the day.i have learned that cleaning is a lot of hard work but is very productive.my co=workers are very good people to work with and easy to get along with.the hardest part of the job is that its a very physical job,its a lot of movement and walking,it can be very strainfull at times.i – more... love my job though it makes me happy seeing people pay for a room and knowing that its a clean room that they get to relax in – less
GENERAL MANAGER (Former Employee), North Sioux City, SD – September 23, 2014
Pros: nothing wrong with the franchise super 8
Cons: just the owner
I worked 16-20 hrs a day n7 days a week. Never got any good sleep. But I love the challenge and helping people. I learned a ton of things because I had no choice. I was the GM, maintenance man and front desk. I developed and incorporated all hotel policies, rules and regulations and training programs according to state and federal laws.
Guest Service Agent (Current Employee), beaumont, tx – September 22, 2014
My job is very interesting. Everyday I get to meet different people and have conversations. A typical work day is busy on certain days of the week. The management is friendly and encouraging. The hardest part is memorizing the system and all the protocols.
Desk Clerk (Current Employee), Oswego, NY – September 21, 2014
Created reservations for events and rooms Used fax, phone, internet to reply to customer inquiries Created secure room keys for customer use Set up morning breakfast and kept dining area neat and clean Answered phone calls, provided establishment information as well as directions and area attractions information. Learned how to keep a happy face to – more... get threw day constant put downs by employer favoritism. co- workers great. having to deal with my boss, like getting fired when when dad died or being told to keep taking my depreion medicine or i should have finished school because im to stupid to do my job when i did my job right and never said sorry after it was relised i know it is elligle to speek to people like that as a employer. best part of my day is to see a guest happy. – less
Housekeeper, Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (Former Employee), Jacksonville, NC – September 20, 2014
Pros: hard work, feeling of accomplishment.
Cons: time constraints, inadequate protection from dirty environments.
Though I did my best, which I was told was very efficient, the time limit for each room to be finished was just really unrealistic to me. I didn't learn much more than I already knew. Management listened but ultimately it was more about finishing quicker so the employees would be paid less, since it was by the hour. My co-workers were very friendly – more... & helpful. Even though it was grueling physical work,the hardest part of the job would be the time constraints. The most enjoyable part was feeling accomplished after a hard days work. – less
Housekeeper (Former Employee), State College, PA – September 17, 2014
A typical day consisted of cleaning and preparing rooms for occupants by changing sheets and towels, replenishing toiletries, removing garbage, cleaning bathrooms, dusting furniture, cleaning mirrors and windows, and vacuuming.