Room Reservations Specialist (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 13, 2018
I was wholeheartedly looking forward to retiring with IHG. I was truly broken hearted when they announced that they were closing us down and we had lost our jobs to cheaper labor overseas in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica
earning reward club points, other incentives, great family culture
commission structure, insufficient and expensive health and dental benefits
Customer Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 9, 2018
Help guest with reservations, learned about different cities in the West Coast. Work Culture is laid back not much pressure, very friendly. Dealing with upset, frustrated customers and having to deescalate a situation.
This was a job I pictured having forever. The people are amazing. The pay could be better but to be honest all the people I work with make the pay not matter so much. I would have worked at IHG for the rest of my life but they decided to OUT SOURCE and leave 500+ people without jobs. At least they let everyone know five months in advance. So we have five months to figure something else out, rather then just closing the doors and saying today is your last day. So grateful for that. Still sad that as of November 30th IHG will no longer operate in the US.
Job Work/Life Balance
could be better
Bartender/Server (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN 55101 – July 6, 2018
the union makes it diffcult to deal with some people because of their seniority attitude. other than that it is a great place to work because of the union benefits
Somewhere to work while in school or till something better
Night Auditor (Current Employee) – Killeen, TX – July 3, 2018
I have lots of years in the hotel business, but working at an IHG Holiday Inn has been pretty interesting. The lack of management there has kept the overturn in all the facets of the hotel high. They work their strong workers to death because they never hire when needed, our checks are usually wrong because of a manager that will not compensate us properly for not getting breaks, the list goes on. This is a job you get if you need something fast till you’re able to move to a better paying job.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – North Charleston, SC – July 3, 2018
they are not completely honest about what you can expect to make. if you work for sales the metrics in order to bonus are nearly impossible to meet. management is ok but the higher ups only care about money and are willing to save money by closing the entire center and relocating to a 3rd party.
Hotel Reservationist (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 1, 2018
It is a fun place to work but after Nov 30, the company is closing. They decided to outsource to Dominican Republic which customers are going to hate speaking to a foreigner. It's sad when we lose good American workers to being outsourced out of the country.
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 30, 2018
I would clock in and immediately start answering multiple phone lines for reservations and customer service to our guests. I would make reservations, fix date changes, and transfer to the proper person to answer any questions. I learned a short cut every day for making my life easier while helping the persons. IHG had several managers placed in the office to help in any way needed during the day. It was very fun working at IHG, I enjoyed being in a caring environment and having so many people to interact with, including all office personnel. No person was off limits to receive updates and information "the doors were always open" all the way to the top. The hardest part of the job was my wanting to make every guest happy. I am very caring.
Parties of recognition all the time for everybody
I gained weight because of the parties and all the food!
Fast paced work environment that builds on team culture
Corporate Customer Care Case Manager (Current Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 24, 2018
Overall, IHG has been a great place to work. At the Charleston, SC office, the upper management makes it a big deal to make sure that the workers are happy and that morale is always up. They plan large events within the center, as well as with representatives from our hotel brands. There are opportunities to advance your career here, and the management takes all the steps needed to help you on your path to success.
Strong family environment, diverse customer base, fun place to work
Vacation/ Personal time is constantly accrued, not given out
Luxury Brand Reservation Specialist (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – June 23, 2018
IHG was a great place to work. The environment very friendly and relaxed. My manager was always wanting me to move up the ladder and get me trained and experienced for better things within the company. Positions were always moving around at the call center. They were awesome about growth withing the company and helping you get the training to move up.
I felt like I earned more than I got in regards to commission. The math is pretty complicated and you have to take a lot of your time to keep track of all your calls if you want to double check their math and I gave up on that after a while. So I just assumed no commission and it was a cherry on top for me financially. But I tried not to depend on it for paying bills.
But unfortunately IHG at the Corporate level has decided that they are getting the same experience for guests overseas at a lower overhead. So they are going to have all central reservation calls done in the Dominican Republic of Jamaica.
Reservations Specialist (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 21, 2018
Answer the phones for guests calling to reserve hotel rooms. There is extensive training before going on the phones. They push you to upsale rooms so if you aren't comfortable selling people rooms they don't want you may not want to apply. Hardest part of working here was my manager. Most enjoyable was the pay and breakroom fun.
Curriculum Developer (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 19, 2018
It's difficult for me at the moment to describe my role as I have just been laid off and am still grieving. I would recommend the company on the whole, but was not treated well by my manager at the end of 10 years service.