Operations Supervisor (Former Employee) – Drumheller, AB – 30 May 2018
It is a decent company to work for, nothing really stands out that makes working there special. The insurance/benefits program is terrible and its such a hassle to sign up and get your benefits with the company seems like they don't want to make it easy. Some good travel benefits if you work for one of the hotel brands. The upper management at the head office is a "do as I say not as I do kinda crowd", they preach company vision and values but many treat lower employees very disrespectful on a daily basis. there is also a ton of micromanagement with many different layers of upper management who only create more work for stressed employees.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Drumheller, AB – 9 September 2018
Great management staff and overall just a wonderful place to be employed. Quick response to important questions and personal. Very good accommodating when it comes down to traveling where ever they have hotels.
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Assiniboia, SK – 8 May 2018
I never received my benefits after 3 months of employment and I worked there for 9 months. The Manager was hired by a personal friend and did not have experience or training in hospitality. This company does not take care of its employees and the hotel is managed by unprofessionals. If you have brains they will not like you. Workplace harassment is common.
If you enjoy being bullied, this is the place for you!
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Camrose, AB – 31 March 2018
The Ramada/Canalta property has no real management to speak of. The GM works maybe two or three days a week and gives zero direction. The Ramada property in particular has a serious bullying issue that they refuse to acknowledge. There is a gang of bullies in the house keeping dept., and if they find any reason to not like you, they will find a way to remove you. Whether it be through outright threats and intimidation, or sneakier under handed tactics, if they do not like you, if you do not tolerate their unruly behavior, you will be gone. For some odd reason management finds this behavior entirely acceptable, and will throw any new hires under the bus if they complain about this gang of miscreants. Beware of this place, it is a toxic work environment with a serious case of bad apple syndrome. Very, very unhealthy. Remember, it is the responsibility of your employer and the company they represent to provide you with a safe working environment. In this area, the Ramada fails miserably.
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 23 February 2018
Worked at the Medicine Hat location front desk. No feedback on how you are doing at all, poor training. General manager is more concerned about being friends with the young front desk girls than his job.
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Drumheller, AB – 4 September 2017
Company is growing way to fast and they keep starting all these new programs and causing more work less time and less pay. There is so much favoritism with the higher ups owners are nice but not aware of of what goes on with the osm
Housekeeper/Room Attendant (Former Employee) – Rimbey, AB – 9 July 2017
You are demanded to do a good job, but are also treated like family and respected and praised for a job well done. I was supprised i stayed for so long, but having an awesome manager helped, she was a good listener, and tried to hep out when you were behind in your work.
free birthday meals, appreciated for the work you do
Night Auditor/Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Assiniboia, SK – 20 February 2017
She hired me in Assiniboia Saskatchewan just so she could fire me after 4 days.this all happened because I complained to head office about her the ladies that cleaned were nice. The girls at front desk not so much
Provided a living income, but the management was not tolerable, very unorganized and received payments late almost every time.
Room Attendant (Former Employee) – Lac La Biche, AB – 26 April 2013
A typical day at work would be finding out the rooms that need cleaning and start by stripping all the laundry, so that our sheets would be ready for when we have finished stripping all the rooms. Then after we have stripped the rooms we clean each of the rooms one by one and put them back on for vacancy. After my floor was done I would move to another floor and help them and so on. After all the rooms were clean we would meet in the laundry room and finish the laundry for the next day.
I learned how to sanitize and clean really well. Also to work with a range of ages.
There was a lack of management and lots of confusion would occur because management was not organized. Sometimes cheques were deposited later than were supposed to and did not get payed for our overtime.
Working with the co-workers at Ramada was great, it was like working with a family.
The hardest part of the job would be the large amount of labour for a small amount of people.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when there was a lot of team work and equal labour put out by the individuals. Also the teamwork made it feel like a family who was able to feel comfortable with each other and joke around.