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Reviews for La Quinta by Wyndham

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.43
Support from management
3.22
Teamwork
3.48
Freedom to work independently
3.68
Internal Communication
3.35
Office / Work Environment
3.59
Environmental Friendliness
3.27
Work-Life Balance
3.07
Challenging Work
3.37
Inclusive / Diverse
3.59

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.78
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.62
Career Development
3.21
Overall compensation for your work
3.22
Company Image
3.55
Job Security
3.33
Handicapped Accessibility
3.88
Workplace Safety
3.76
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 24 of 90 reviews Parking in 46 of 90 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 13 of 90 reviews Stock or equity options in 13 of 90 reviews 401(k) in 26 of 90 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 2 of 90 reviews Ability to work remotely in 5 of 90 reviews Desirable office location in 14 of 90 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 90 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 12 of 90 reviews 401(k) Match in 26 of 90 reviews Flexible spending account in 13 of 90 reviews Paid time off in 42 of 90 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 40 of 90 reviews Relocation allowance in 3 of 90 reviews Life insurance in 31 of 90 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 9 of 90 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 7 of 90 reviews Health and wellness programs in 15 of 90 reviews Employee discounts in 62 of 90 reviews Vehicle allowance in 7 of 90 reviews Employee events in 20 of 90 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 25 of 90 reviews Fitness center on site in 22 of 90 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 16 of 90 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Needs better pay and better benefits. Your standards are improving.

What I like about the company

I enjoyed the job and will work with the company in the future. I appreciate how they treat their guests and employees.

What I dislike about the company

Needs better pay and benefits.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    La Quinta Inn
  • City
    Dallas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I'm not sure what La Quinta Corporation's rules or policies are for franchise owners, so I can only make conclusions based on how my location operated. I would try to find ways to hold the owners and/or managers representing the company's name more accountable when they fall short of what the standards are. Or possibly a steeper penalty for not following those standards at all times. Our building's maintenance, and sometimes safety, was often at times questionable due to the owner not wanting to be out financially for repairs. At inspection times, only rooms in pristine conditions were available, because as long as we passed inspection, the rest could wait. And any penalty for failing would still cost less than the repairs. So things were put off until next inspection. If possibly the penalties outweighed the task, or if there was a risk of a mystery shopper-type inspection, they may have been more concerned about keeping their standards.

What I like about the company

La Quinta takes pride in its brand quality, which helps us be able to better serve our guests, and be confident in what we offer them. All new employee training is guest-focused, instead of revenue-centered. Their philosophy is more about do as much as we possibly can for the guests and they'll return, less about drive the sale and profit higher but risk losing the repeat business.
It offers a lot of incentive and recognition/reward programs available to employees at any level, as well as the location as a whole. A property's "success" scoring is reliant on customer reviews and new business, as well as sales increase. On top of it, if a guest mentions outstanding service by any specific employee, La Quinta recognizes, or sometimes rewards, the employee personally, instead of just crediting management and raising their bonus.
Overall, to me, La Quinta seemed to put guest satisfaction and employee retention above the bottom line of sales, and that says a lot about a company.

What I dislike about the company

The only thing that was lacking was as much interest in the physical property itself as it paid to guests and employees. They do inspections regularly to make sure everything was consistent with La Quinta brand, as far as we offered to our guests. Any discrepencies in that, as well as any issues with the actual building itself, were noted in their report, but they never really seemed to put as much effort into that as they did the areas of quality. Or maybe our manager just knew how to work around it all.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • City
    Granbury
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 11.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I can't think of any changes I would make.

What I like about the company

My boss is very supportive and doesn't undermine the decisions I make regarding customer service.

What I dislike about the company

Management should provide better compensation to other departments so there can be more interest in employment and we won't be short staffed in those departments.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    La Quinta Inns & Suites
  • City
    Gainesville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I believe none! Everything is great with this company

What I like about the company

The positive experience in this company is having a smile at all times. To talk out the problems around the job and managers and aupervisors actually losten and fix it. That company does event for the workers when its there birthday or another occasion

What I dislike about the company

There is no disapproval for this company

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    La quinta inn and suites
  • City
    San Diego
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • New general manager. Safer parking lor

What I like about the company

Literally nothing but the foreign housekeepers they brought in

What I dislike about the company

A manager who won’t let you have time off and is impossible to call out if you’re sick

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Laquinta Inn and Suites
  • City
    Billings
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I've seen upper management scream at employees in front of guests. This should never happen. I've had to regularly comfort other employees because GM has brought them to tears. GM will not let any one finish talking. GM talks over everyone and will not listen.

What I like about the company

The guests are usually always nice.

What I dislike about the company

Management refuses to grant PTO time for employee with a sick child that has been hospitalized. Hire more permanent employees instead of using mostly temps so that shifts are able to be covered in case emergencies such as above happen.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    La Quinta Inns & Suites
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • need renovation..hotel very old and everything fall on parts

What I like about the company

A nice and pleasant place to work.. The managers is great and so where the co workers.

What I dislike about the company

No matter how hard you worked you could not get a good raise

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    La Quinta Inn Suites
  • City
    Savannah
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Corporate personnel need to work a required amount of time in the Field to have an understanding to the day to dat dynamics of running a 24 hour operating hotel.

What I like about the company

I started out as a line level employee and was able to be promoted within the company. My work ethic allowed me to reach the status of General Manager within a few years of employment.

What I dislike about the company

Position of General Manager required a minimum of 54 hours of work a week, and an on call status in case of call ins or emergencies. There was never a disconnect between work and time off.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    La Quinta Holdings Inc.
  • City
    Irving
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Free meals for employees. Not just vending machines. Employee parking shouldn’t be far away like it currently is. And more communication.

What I like about the company

The company has Good travel benefits. The property is beautiful. The discounts on food and clothes is alright. Team meneber yearly rally is nice.

What I dislike about the company

Communication isn’t effective. One manager says one thing and another manager says another thing. Training is horrible here. They just throw you into the job without much training. The morale is low.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    La Quinta resort & spa
  • City
    La Quinta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 11.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stricter performance disciplinary action and higher wages for the lower tier.

What I like about the company

Upper management listens to you and will take action if needed.

What I dislike about the company

Not enough time allotted nor compensation for the lower hard working employees.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    la quinta inn
  • City
    Farmington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered