Interstate Hotels

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Interstate Hotels Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
73 Reviews
3.1
73 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is room for advancement in the comapny if you are willing to do the work (in 3 reviews)

  • Great understanding of work life balance, good benefits also a gives good 401k match (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The attendance policy has very strict consequences (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Short

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Modesto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Internal Audit Manager in Modesto, CA (US)

    I have been working at Interstate Hotels full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Although my time with the company was short the Benefits were better than expected. The company overall seem to be concerned with the wellbeing of their employees.

    Cons

    Difficult to assimilate to the various systems as there is very little guidance. There is no company directory, which makes contacting others difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Employment Candidate Testing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interstate Hotels

    Pros

    Interstate has a strong leadership with a mentors heart. The teams are strong and knowledgeable. Currently Growing with many opportunities.

    Cons

    There is a personality test with some analytical math questions at the beginning of the interview process. Although this test is a personality test it will take you out of the second round of interviews regardless of what your knowledge and personality present in a face to face interview. Seems like the Human Resources Department is currently leading the Interstate decisions. This is limiting and discounts candidates who are otherwise fully qualified for a position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discussions with candidates as to qualifications for a position should go beyond a personality test.

  3.  

    One of the Best Hotel Management Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interstate Hotels

    Pros

    Work - Life balance. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No Bonus. Everything is about Budget.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No Experience Necessary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Oakland, CA (US)
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Oakland, CA (US)

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Recommended for new persons in the hospitality industry or seeking to transition from focused-service to full-service hotels.

    Cons

    Majority of the management team consists of low/no experienced individuals.
    Tiresome watching the repetitive “reinvention of the wheel” as they attempt to master basic managing techniques.
    Property is located in a dangerous area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Eaglecrest Marriott

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent

    I worked at Interstate Hotels

    Pros

    Discount on hotels and free food.

    Cons

    The pay is insulting .
    The management is incompetent and I don't wear starting from the GM! I really had a hard time taking job seriously after seeing the way it was ran in the lack of leadership and guidance. Really was the worst job I ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and recognize your good employees instead of trying to power trip.
    There's no respect for people who do not give respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Full of Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I have been working at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive within the area and provide great training to all employees for self and experience improvement. Raise incentives are fair.

    Cons

    Minor issues at property levels but no major complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Their benefits are good. They should think about reducing the cost

    Cons

    They are not employee oriented. They focus on revenue and do not pay accordinly. They are growing so fast and do not care what's on the way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give every employee the opportunity to growth with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Corporate Revenue Director in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Corporate Revenue Director in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, locations & hotels

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great but getting too big to remember the line workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - No Comment in Hell, MI (US)
    Former Employee - No Comment in Hell, MI (US)

    I worked at Interstate Hotels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of processes in place, support is ok, pay is great

    Cons

    but it really depends on what location you are at as ultimately there is a large disconnect from the core corporate office from the property level. There are many General Managers that are just not good, but they are good at massaging corporate staff to keep their job. There should be more action in cleaning the complacent out and invigorating the property with real talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a long term employee with high performance history and impeccable record should hold some weight if for the first time ever, they report a major problem to corporate- listen to your tenured employees- they know the real story

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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