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Sofitel Hotels Reviews

Updated 12 November 2014
Updated 12 November 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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Sofitel Hotels Président-Directeur Général Sébastien Bazin
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  1.  

    High to low - a good beginning gone wrong

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    6 weekly offs.
    pay package at par with other hotels.

    Cons

    Very short staffed
    No personal life - work life balance
    attrition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cost cutting and short staffing is declining the high standards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sofitel Hotels full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great work culture, many challenges and new experiences with opportunity to travel as well.

    Cons

    Slow to promote or cross train for advancements. Must work Holidays and weekends, with night duties common.

  3.  

    Best hotel I've worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Attendant in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Attendant in Auckland (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Sofitel Hotels part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    50% off
    Great team
    Great Management
    Great environment
    Opportunities to train more, work in other departments etc.
    They treat staff very fairly, as soon as something is wrong they will fix it ASAP
    One of the best hotels I have worked for.
    Great work life balance
    Discount on local gym

    Cons

    Pay rises are done annually (perhaps to make people stay longer)
    Not much else...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for treating all ambassadors as important to the company and treating us as equals instead of talking down to us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unprofessional, Backstabbing, Senior Corporation Management with Personal Interest!!! Stay Far Away!

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

    I worked at Sofitel Hotels full-time

    Pros

    Great Potential if Upper Management is open to new ideas

    Cons

    Quit the backstabbing, the gossip and favoritism. Spend more time learning and doing your job and less time trying to figure out how to sabotage employees who you personally do no care for. I have seen some incredible employees get fired, or forced to leave only because upper management did not like them on a personal level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being Hippocrates and act professionally, is easy to make your money when you are mediocre.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great first experience in a challenging environment: the Middle East

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

    I worked at Sofitel Hotels as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training: The finance team was more than willing to give me more responsabilities than what my job entitled me to do

    Cons

    Compensation: Sofitel does not pay its interns and does not give them any compensation, which is no longer a common practice on the job market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sofitel Food and Beverage Commis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Commis in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Commis in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Sofitel Hotels as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not many positives other than the people I worked with. All the staff were lovely and an absolute pleasure to work with. I only worked here for two months but I did get the feeling that they would have supported all of my aspirations and done everything possible to help me

    Cons

    Due to shift work the hours I was normally placed on weren't particularly social. Either 6-15 or 15-00. The latter of which is a lot worse. The staff canteen served some interesting food to say the least, often serving the same meals on consecutive days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting experience with International Chain

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redwood Shores, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Redwood Shores, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Beautiful property in an exciting business environment

    Cons

    Somewhat unrealistic attitude regarding expectations and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst employment experience of my life...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Conference Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Conference Services Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Discounts at other Accor properties when traveling.

    Cons

    Bullying by superiors, harrassment by superiors, no opportunities for advancement, company does not want to invest in your future or your skills, does not provide you with the necessary tools to do your job. Overall an incredibly negative, controlling environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider lower level employees important instead of just focusing on your executive team. There are so many problems with the way your executive team treats your mid-level employees and that is why the Chicago property has so much turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ambitious group but lack of innovation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Xi'an, Shaanxi (China)
    Current Employee - Manager in Xi'an, Shaanxi (China)

    I have been working at Sofitel Hotels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Easy life style
    - Worldwide coverage
    - Corporate Support

    Cons

    - Unorganized standards
    - Under paid
    - Ultra complicated processes
    - Slow on innovation and catching up with trends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Never quite lived up to the potential it could've been. Good experience Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Office Supervisor in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Front Office Supervisor in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Committed Coworkers, Diverse Guests, Tons of problems solving opportunity, great team buildings

    Cons

    Facility in dire need of an upgrade,

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