I personally enjoyed the job itself and found it both challenging and engaging. Overall, the management was fine but were not as attentive to subordinate employees as they should have been, which pushed me into doing tasks that were above my position. With that being said, that ended up giving me skills that allowed me to excel where my coworkers did not and gave me an advantage when I sought out a different brand to work for. I will admit that the issues with my management were property-specific and do not define the general functionality or work environment of all DoubleTree hotels.
Hilton is an amazing property to work for. But I recommend avoiding any franchise owned hotel. It's best to work for a hotel OWNED by Hilton. Usually at franchises pay is low, raises are non existent, and turnover rates are extremely high especially at my location.
I worked at the DoubleTree in Crystal City for a while and during my time there I gained a lot of knowledge about the hotel business and life as a Guest Service Agent. The position is a great start if you're interested in going into the Hospitality field but I would do your research about the work environment before accepting a position. It was my first experience and was ruined by so many factors. The biggest let down was that the hotel was ran horribly by management. There was so much negative energy and hostility that it made it impossible to work. So many employees were "going along to get along" and I couldn't do it so I left. I know that not all Hiltons run like this so again I'd advise you to ask all of the right questions during your interview and do your research.
No respect / lack of communication skills in management/very opinionated and the controller/accounting person is an absolute CREEP
No compassion towards each other. Every one there wants to be in charge but no one takes responsibilities for their actions. Very disappointed that this particular property was able to keep the Hilton signature back up as it is run by men from India and they have no American values
I've worked at two Doubletrees and had a very bad experience with both locations! My experience was mainly with the Management staff. At one Dounletree the GM loves to micro-manage and the other did not have the ability to Manage (especially with the housekeeping department). Long story short, both places were terrible to work for.
It was a nice place to work, but they gave me too much to do most nights and not enough room to explore my interests: gift shop maintenance and audit process writing. The pay and benefits were nice for my job. I got periodic overtime.
The Doubletree was a nice place to work at first. But poor management is there. From stealing, being fake and the wrong people as manager ,supervisor. I will would say this the Coopers need take a long look into there business 5069 Sanderlin
I loved working for this company. They always made sure I had everything I needed when I was pregnant. Always made sure the times were ok with me before scheduling me for a shift. My only issue was that they do not offer benefits other than a discount on hotel rooms and the pay was pretty low for being such a high-end hotel.
Checked guests into the hotel and out of the hotel. The guests experience is the most important aspect of the job. If a guest was not happy with their experience, my team and I would make the stay right for the guest.
Hard work does not always pay off. I was with this company for a little over a year I was very dedicated and I loved working there. The staff seemed friendly including management, but soon after a year finding out that it was all a lie. Shortly after getting a new GM and front desk manager who would brag about firing people from her last job. I would not recommend working here unless you do not mind the favoritism over certain employees and poor management skills
This job is very flexible with a scheduling, and you get great benefits from being a part of Hilton (discounted rooms for travel). Management gives you no support, and blames front desk for everything. It's very hard and some days I left crying because I was in appreciated and not compensated for the work I did. You are left as manager on duty alone multiple times and are not paid for it
The property is ran poorly, unprofessional, and doesn’t pay well. I was promised a raise and promotion but failed to receive either. There is a major lack in communication and they constantly hire people while cutting existing staff hours.
I Enjoy Customer Service and Being a Leader and a Mentor, Having Knowledge of your Daily Duties, Brings Success. Working for Double Tree was A Great Experience, The Company changed Ownership 3 times within the 4 years ,
Should have definitely not left. The one in Atlantic Beach had an amazing staff and the GM was awesome. I should have never left! Room for growth and advancement. The staff was amazing and collaborative.