Lodgian Reviews

Updated 5 August 2014
Updated 5 August 2014
16 Reviews

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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    sales director for corporate and tour groups

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    Current Employee - Hotel Sales Manager  in  Paterson, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Hotel Sales Manager in Paterson, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Lodgian full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    IU posses a strong will to win and am totally client service dedicated

    Cons

    relocation not desired , benefits none, bonus none vacation none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your team members

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Reservations Agent  in  Strongsville, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Reservations Agent in Strongsville, OH (US)

    I have been working at Lodgian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, Fun work environment

    Cons

    The work can be repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if people need to use the bathroom, YOU CAN'T TELL THEM NO.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hit and Miss with income/hours worked

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    Former Employee - Restaurant/Room Service Server  in  Linthicum, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Restaurant/Room Service Server in Linthicum, MD (US)

    I worked at Lodgian part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working for Lodgian/Holiday Inn I met a lot of hard working, nice people. It was my first job I was able to land after moving to the Baltimore area. The managers were not micro managers, and sort of let you do your own thing which is good

    Cons

    The management team was always being replaced by new managers. The hours were poor at times. The pay was low. I felt that the hotel was being ran on a small budget. We begged for a nice room service cart, and after months of begging we finally got one, and it was CHEAP! The new management that was brought in was not nice to current employees. It seemed like they wanted to bring in their own people at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in at your hotels more often. Ask the actual employees what needs to be changed. It seemed at the time like you prefer to shun the regular employees, and only talk with hotel management. You don't get any real feedback this way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mediocre experience, more frustrating then good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lodgian

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Non-management co-workers are great to be with.
    Good for part-time.

    Cons

    -So-so pay.
    -Lack of training.
    -Incompetent management.
    -Housekeepers cannot communicate well enough, causing everyone problems (especially the guests).
    -Uniforms are hot, itchy, and unprofessional. It doesn't matter what size you are, you will look like a clown.
    -Constant berating and non-constructive criticism from managers, especially HR. You will hardly receive positive feedback, despite your effort and personality.
    -Having to clock in and out; HR highly persnickety. You are always watched.
    -30 minuted lunch...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the terrible, polyester uniforms. Let Front Desk wear own profession clothing.
    More hands-on training instead of from a computer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Night Auditor  in  Frisco, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Night Auditor in Frisco, CO (US)

    I worked at Lodgian

    Pros

    They provide food and accommodation for foreign employees, the properties are located in exotic locations like the Rocky mountains, which act as mood enhancer for employees. They bring on board employees from many different countries, and thus facilitate cross-cultural bonding.

    Cons

    Bad management feedback, no training, no growth opportunity. Management give no training and reprimand the employees. There are no perks to boost motivation and employee performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please conduct management training programs and train your employees before reprimanding them. Have a counseling session with your team before giving them notice. Find out who enjoys what the best and do proper competency mapping.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ehhhhh ... No Growth

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    Current Employee - Ehhhhh No Growth
    Current Employee - Ehhhhh No Growth

    I have been working at Lodgian

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, there's not much to do at a hotel, management is tough to keep up with

    Cons

    Ehhhhh ... No Growth, if the promotions were there, it would be nice. there is no recognition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager

    I have been working at Lodgian

    Pros

    Marriott is an awesome company to work for. They treat their employees with respect and fairness. Well established management training programs allow for career advancement for those individuals interested in excelling within the organization.

    Cons

    As with any company in the hospitality industry the hours are long and working holidays and weekends as well as night shift vs day shift changes make it difficult for family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the things that took place every year when I worked at the Courtyard was executive management would go out into the field and work in one of the hotels for 1 week covering several of the positions within the hotel i.e. housekeeper, dishwasher, front desk clerk etc. It was awesome for employee moral and kept the executives in touch with life on the front lines.

    Recommends
  9.  

    good job for the short run, but don't plan to build a career

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    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager  in  Saint Cloud, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Food & Beverage Manager in Saint Cloud, MN (US)

    I have been working at Lodgian

    Pros

    good opportunity for growth and flexibility with hours through college.
    able to make adequate wages through hours and tips earned

    Cons

    little reward for tenure in terms of compensation and advancement.
    don't expect to be rewarded for the time you put in or the education you've gotten besides another week of vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it takes more than another week of vacation to retain an employee that has invested themselves in your company.
    try offering competitve wages to your supervisors/middle management.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Decent place to work, pay not so great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lodgian

    Pros

    Lodgian is a decent place to work - great people, job was so-so, but the pay wasn't anywhere near what the employees would like.

    Cons

    The company needs to realize that minimum wage is not a livable salary and not be so stingy with the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raises!

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was what it was.

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    Former Employee - Evening Auditor  in  Middletown, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Evening Auditor in Middletown, NY (US)

    I worked at Lodgian

    Pros

    Job not particularly complex. Good if you like interacting with and servicing guests. Working night shifts can be very quiet at times (a plus if you like that).

    Cons

    Dealing with people up all night "wilding" and disturbing other guests (if you were expecting quietness on the evening shift). Low pay of course.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think some of the guest management issues have been worked out for the better. The place I worked had an antiquated tracking and management system.

    No opinion of CEO

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