House Keeping Section (Current Employee), Richmond, BC – September 16, 2013
Pros: free parking
Cons: long hours
A typical day of work, my first day when you have to learn all the techniques. I learned a lot to manage all the assigned tasks, co-workers are all good and friendly, there's no hard of the job if you just enjoy and like your job.
Part time Front Desk (Current Employee), Grande Prairie, AB – September 4, 2014
I absolutely love working for this hotel, it has a wonderful environment, the management team is wonderful, and willing to help whenever needed. My co-workers are wonderful to work with, we ensure all information is passed on to the next shift. The hardest part of my job would be understanding exactly how to react to situations with customer complaint – more... or problems in the hotel. The most enjoyable part is the wonderful laid back atmosphere. – less
House Keeper (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – August 13, 2014
Pros: free soft drinks
Cons: long hours
same thing I felt like I was running around a lot up and down not having what I need for what I learned in working in hotels is this have a team together that works well together gets things done faster the hardest is some times the workers don't get along or they have there own way of doing things the only thing I enjoy is meeting new pple
Housekeeper (Former Employee), St. Catharines, ON – June 9, 2014
Pros: physically demanding
Cons: long days
- Sanitize and disinfect guest rooms as well as change linens and replace amenities - I learned I enjoy working not only as an individual but as a team in a team environment - Management for the most part was pretty good and understanding - Co-workers were excellent and fun - Hardest part of the job was when we had to work 10 days in a row - Most enjoyable – more... part was that it's physically demanding, and you're always moving – less
Room Attendant (Current Employee), Barrie, ON – June 2, 2014
Pros: over time
Cons: negative attitudes
Working in the world of Labour is not a joke, you have to dedicate your time, effort, your heart, your strength and the positive side of yourself. There are times that I want to give up but because I learned how to love this job it is not easy for me to let it go. Once that I gave my everything on something that I know I am capable of there's no way – more... of letting go or giving up. I believe every workplace has it's own hardest part, there's no job that is easy as sleeping and waking up the next morning. For 1 year of working my self is already adjust for the hard work, at first it is really hard but as I go along my way it becomes easier and easier. I was given a chance too. to train a newly hired attendants. for me it is really a privilege to train a new one. – less
Hostess (Former Employee), Peterborough, ON – May 8, 2014
i worked there as a coop student. i absolutely HATED it.. i got treated pourly, i was used and never was actually able to do things that i was originally there for , for a feild that i was looking into when i was done highschool for college ..
Guest Services Representative (Former Employee), Trenton, ON – May 8, 2014
Pros: free lunchs, could sit when it was not busy
Cons: working front desk you are the first person the guest sees, the last. your impression leaves the biggest imprint
I would typically work the 7-3 position which would be where I would check the guest out of the hotel, wish them happy travels. I would prepare the front desk for the 3-11 shift , which would require reading all of the notes and going over special request for guests and preassigning rooms due to requests, teams, or parties. I learned a lot about the – more... hotel business and that you must have a lot of patience . You must smile and be very polite. The coworkers at the hotel, we all treated each other like family. Great business to work for. My most enjoyable part of the job would be meeting and seeing new faces everyday, learning about their vacations, business travels or postings, whatever brought the guest to the area. – less
Housekeeper and Banquet Server (Current Employee), Guelph, ON – April 3, 2014
My typical day at work as a house keeper looks like this: -receive room list from boss -gather supplies - set up my housekeeping cart (gather more supplies) -check my list to see what rooms I can start cleaning ( when people have left) -start room ( empty dirty laundry and garbage, restock supplies, dust bedroom and living area, clean wash room and – more... vaccume -take out garbage and recycling at the end of the day or when it fills up - throw dirty linens down the shoot periodically or at break times
Working at the Holiday Inn Hotel as a maid has taught me to be a more tidy person and how to be organized it has also trained me better to think about what it would be like to be in someone else`s shoes.
I feel that the management in my main department needs a bit of improving their communication skills and a better understanding and a shown appreciation for it`s employees.
My co- workers are nice ladies and I generally have a good time working with them. They are from all backgrounds and the diversity makes it that much more interesting.
The hardest two things about my job is being in a room cleaning by myself. I feel that I am more of a social person, so being behind the scenes in a customer based company is a struggle to find the enjoyment. I also don`t have any hours stability or guarantee. The shifts will usually not be full 8 hour shifts, A look back at my schedule for example: last week I relieved 5 shifts and one was cancelled the day before and the week before that I had one 5 hour shift. This makes my life frustrating and hard to plan how to spend finances and save for college to better my education.
The two most enjoyable parts about working at the holiday inn as a maid is 1. even though there is a small tax, There is meals provided at most of the break times. It`s usually left overs from events but the chefs are really good at their jobs and its always tasty and 2. I get to watch television when it is not as busy, as I am cleaning my rooms. – less