Guest Services (Current Employee) – North Bay, ON – 14 March 2019
Very fast paced and every shift brings a different set of challenges. Rarely a chance for boredom. It’s fun to be an ambassador for your hometown, to tell tourists about the hidden gems of the city that can’t be found on a web search and you really get to know your regulars. The desk staff are positive and get along great. It’s a Unionized environment so shifting is based on seniority. Management genuinely cares about their staff and tries very hard to accommodate their individual needs. They work alongside their team during peak business hours and are only a text away if a question arises after hours. Company promotes from within. This job is challenging but rewarding. It’s not for everyone. If you enjoy customer service, a fast pace, problem solving, and a wide variety of tasks, this is the place for you.
Where you can be high five in the morning and terminated just after lunch?
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB (DP Murphy Inc) – 7 March 2019
Holiday Inn (DP Murphy Inc) Being a New hotel opened since only last July 2018, The hotel is fresh beautiful with vibrant colors from the lobby, hallways to rooms very inviting, as a guest i'm sure. As for being an employee if you are part of "the click" you should fair well if you're not quite possibly just from hear say could possibly get you dismissed? I've learned a valuable lesson from this experience is no matter how much sacrifice you give to the company you work for. It can all end without warning.
Clean New building, Great location
Lack of communication, Termination without warning
Guest Service Representative (Current Employee) – Stellarton, NS – 7 March 2019
another job where you meet people from all walks of life and from all areas from around the world. Co-workers are great. Hockey season is BUSY. Assistant General Manager is great, very easy to get along with, flexible schedules, she is amazing.
Server (Former Employee) – Sydney, NS – 6 March 2019
Loved my time at the holiday inn. the only downfall is that they are unionized and you can have your shift taken from you if someone over you does not have enough hours. need to be there for a while to build seniority
Chef De Cuisine (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 5 March 2019
Amazing management team with excellent staff which make us to achieve our target and goals in Food and Beverage.We work together as team and the management team always give us the maximum support to achieve our goal
Bartender/Server/Room Service (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 27 February 2019
Where to begin ... On the menu they offer a lot of wines which holiday Inn doesn’t even carry, it’s embarrassing to have to tell the customers oh I’m sorry we are also out of that one, even thou uou try to sell something else, what is going to make them want to order anything else when 3 of the 6 wines you carry you don’t have!. Management at this specific location only likes 1 staff who should be retired as 65 instead because she has been there so long she goes around saying she is “Princess” and that management adore her and will do anything for her and will listen to everything she tells them even if it’s a lie to keep her job! Your have to pick up her slack also as she won’t do it, yet because she’s been there so long they let her get away with things. ie leaves smelly, dirty wash clothes all over counters, leaves heavy bins with ice in sink which is supposed to be emptied at end of your shift. Your supposed to try and get out at 11:00 pm as bar closes at 10:00 pm so if the morning “ princess doesn’t fulfill her side duties, you have to try and empty all of her coffee mugs and tea pots which is usually around 2 trays full from her shift plus any cutlery which she also didn’t complete which for the last month has been 3 trays of forks and knifes to be polished, organized and roll up before am shift starts!
This woman has issues with all new people and because she has been there so long management see nothing wrong with her or ever she does anything wrong because she is “ perfect” these are the words she jokingly tells customers and staff. She will try to get rid of youmore... because she finds out things as management share way to much information with her like staff A received a $40 tip on a bill of $70 cash then husband comes gives you another $25, jealously won’t get you anywhere darling ... She is slow and likes to complain about “New People not doing things “ yet she doesn’t pick up her slack or side duties yet gets away with it! “ New staff do all their duties plus room checks and floor checks for room service twice in a shift as asked by management, yet she doesn’t get around to it and will leave numerous messages on your room service sheet saying “ please check floors” when you have prove from The front desk who sees you doing multiple floor checks throughout your shift.
She isn’t perfect and because she’s been there so long management will never see anything wrong as she is in her comfort zone and gets away with everything!
The month of December you make no tips and then when it starts to get a bit busier in the new year that’s when princess finds ways to cause trouble ! Tips are horrible and the menu prices are steep for who they are.less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Prince Albert, SK – 30 January 2019
My work day would start with a quick talk with the night shift, reviewing all papers for the day and then a sit down with supervisors from each department. then check emails, do a stock check, order any supplies needed. Then errands and room checks.
Hardest part of my day would have been nothing. Most enjoyable part of my day was always. Just loved my job
Hired as HR Manager for 1 yr Maternity Leave Contract
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 25 January 2019
I was hired as an HR Manager for the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre. The environment and the team of people I worked with was excellent. I was responsible for managing over 100 employees within a unionized environment. When I joined, they were in the midst of negotiating a new contract. I played a key role in finalizing our new contract for the employees. During my time here, I developed a strong partnership with the General Manager as well as the rest of the team. |My hope was to stay on past my contract, however the former HR Manager returned from her maternity leave.