Front Desk Clerk/ Night Audit (Former Employee) – Swift Current, SK – 15 October 2017
Management was good, but ive heard its gone down hill since ive last worked there in all areas. It was a good place to work with lots of friendly faces and supporting coworkers. Companies IHG program was beneficial also to employees and was nice.
housekeeper (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 June 2017
A typical day at holiday inn was really nice, but fast paced, clock in, stock the cleaning carts, go to the assigned rooms, clean the rooms and bathrooms, strip the bed sheets and put clean ones on. the woman I was with showing me the ropes told me I couldn't go on breaks and to take my lunch break after everyone else had theirs, to get rooms done faster. I'll admit I was slow at getting the hang of the repetitive work and that was my downfall and fully my fault. But I still didn't like the idea that I was told not to go on breaks. overall it was a great place to work and most of the staff were really nice and genuine people.
meeting great people, salary
suggested that i shouldnt take breaks and have a late lunch.
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 June 2017
Currently working as a Front Desk Agent. This property has rotational shifts where I have learned Night Auditing, Room Inspection, Room Assignment, Telephone handling, Making reservations, updating past/future reservations, Laundry, Breakfast, Communicating with Guests.
Laundry Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 June 2017
Start at 7 am off at 3:30pm. I was able to advance in this hotel to a supervisor position quick, but did not receive a increase in pay. my manager of the housekeeping department was great. i made s few good friends while i worked with this company. i think the hardest part of this job was i was doing the work load of two people.
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 June 2017
The best part of this job is the constant interaction with people from all walks of life. This company's culture is based around the guest experience and the guest's perception is very important to evaluate the hotel's performance. Management makes employees use very scarce resources and materials to provide an image of well stacked hotels but it is actually very difficult to keep it running. In company owned hotels there are a few opportunities for advancement but in franchised independently owned properties it is very difficult to advance and the owners would rather hire underqualified supervisors and managers than give employees an advancement opportunity.
Experience will help move within the industry thanks to Company's reputation
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Truro, NS – 1 June 2017
Would not work here again. Not hazardous waste disposal bins for needles etc. A coworker at the time was changing a garbage bag in the lobby as was stabbed with a used needle. All results came back negative, but all the protocol was followed by the employee. Not management or HR. Nothing was ever done about the lack of proper disposal of needles. Work place favoritism is common here.
Great leadership, fun place to work and great employee recognition
Director of Sales & Marketing & RDOS (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 29 May 2017
this was a hard place to work while transitioning from one hotel brand to the next and changing the poor conotation that went along with that. the rest hardest part was not being paid very well, but still working as hard as my previous jobs. thoroughly enjoyed the team, my team and the leadership.
Assistant Floor Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 May 2017
-Managed and supervised employees to ensure questions and concerns are addressed in an orderly fashion to minimize expenses and maintain a solid reputation for the hotel -Supported employees to ensure that operations are run smoothly for all users and guest in the facility -Assisted managers by interviewing and training new personnel -Maintained and prepared daily financial reports for budgeting and night audits -Mentored and supported employees to maintain inventories of hotel supplies and prepare for purchase order
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – London, ON – 15 May 2017
a typical day at work is sign in and get to the rooms to start cleaning. management was great and friendly. workplace was diverse. hardest part of the job was having 18 rooms for the day to finish cleaning them
Front Desk Clerk/Night Auditor (Former Employee) – Dawson Creek, BC – 6 May 2017
I worked with this company for 5 years which is a productive company with access pool next door. and with an awesome management and staff. It is here I learned to be organized and to work independently and to have more patient and integrity