Sage Hospitality

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Sage Hospitality Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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2.9 48 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

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Walter L. Isenberg

(34 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good

    Front Desk Supervisor (Current Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsLots of rooms for advancement, Education assitance,Healthcare benefits,flexible schedule

    Conspay is little low, annual incentives is too small,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with Open Ideas

    Sales & Marketing (Current Employee) Missoula, MT (US)

    ProsCompany believes in supporting the local community along with the individual.

    Conspossibly getting "too big, too fast" and making unfavorable movement with senior management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor compensation compared to market, Technical management lacks leadership and team building ability

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany works in a "fun" vertical, they have good team building events, and most of the people there are nice and genuinely care

    ConsLeadership, especially in the technical areas, is very weak. Not good communicators, lack skills necessary to properly manage employees and build a team, and has very shallow technical acumen, resulting in poor decision making and heavy reliance on external consultants. Poorly run organization overall. Lastly, tech management did not understand how to successfully build nor operate a technical infrastructure, resulting in the business not funding infrastructure, which caused massive instability and a company relying on 10 year old technology to provide services to its user base.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sadly lacking in professional corporate management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRange of properties provide opportunities for individuals growing their career and willing to relocate.

    ConsInconsistent communication between corporate personnel and property management. A much higher degree of politically based promotion than I've experienced with any other corporation I have been involved with. this, unfortunately, results in people who are not qualified being in key decision making positions incorporating the 'cya'
    modis operandi.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the commitment to hire and promote managerial personnel, both property and corporate level, based on objective criteria, knowledge and skill, as opposed to personal relationships. Commit to clear, honest, straight forward communication. Then breathe both in and throughout the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not trust this company!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI like my property and GM. We are one of the best hotels in this town but our management company is terrible. They forced a HORRIBLE sales person on us who cannot do her job. It is more like a favor to someone to give her a job.

    ConsThe corporate and middle management never tell you the truth about what is going on. They will lie about your benefits when your property transitions over to Sage. If your hotel or restaurant is going to Sage, QUIT NOW!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to things at the LOCAL level, not a broad spectrum business plan.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Director (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsCompany really has it together, from there revenue management systems to their benefits they really understand the industry. Benefits, salary, and systems are great.

    ConsI didn't have any challenges, unfortunately the hotel they were managing was sold with a new management. I wouldn't have left the company unless it was sold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, I loved this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The only way you can work under Butler is if you are easy on the eyes and have a large chest

    General Manager (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsSage has such fantastic potential. They really do have a great corporate culture and most of upper management is there to support the hotels.

    ConsAs the flip of the pros, some of upper management is awful. They were probably great hotel managers at one time, but they aren't good managers of managers. Support is given to favorites. (I know it happens in many places) but it truly is bad here.
    Sage also wants to have a great vision of the future. But they change their mind A Lot. First is it growth, then it is growth in full service, then it is growth in restaurants, then it is growth in boutique, not it is what ever they can get their hands on again. They should be call the Fad group because all they want is what is currently popular.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a direction. Be good at it!
    Be good to everyone on your "Bus". Get to know your teams, and don't judge people on the surface.
    Walter, work on your handshake. Your hand feels like a dead fish when you shake it. Be a man and shake hands like you mean it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    overworked under paid

    Engineering (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    Prosgreat hotel to hotel benefits for employees friends and family which include air travel and food across the nation for those that can afford it!

    Consall workers should share the same work load, day workers have too easy!!and complimentary shows and tickets should be handed out fair and not just to the front desk personell

    Advice to Senior Managementfollow the mission statement and advise, re-train managers to be on much happier and professional state of mind behind closed doors!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, good leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsSage's culture is defined and driven by a set of well-communicated values but mostly by Walter Isenberg, the CEO. Walter is legendary for being a good human being, for caring about people and for understanding that talent is everything in a service business. He has hired other leaders who understand this. They apply best practices when it comes to talent management and it shows.

    ConsSage's challenge is to invest in the necessary infrastructure - technology and operations and staffing - to support their growth and ensure the effectiveness of their people. Ensuring that all properties managed by them are run with the same values, the same employee experience and with the same quality of operational execution is also a big challenge, just like all hotel and restaurant management companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee "Cons" section above.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical Corporate American Bureaucracy

    So Called "full Time" = HOURLY (Current Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsIt beats working at Walmart

    ConsTypical manipulation within American bureaucracy. The top level reap rewards whilst the laymen are stripped of quality of life and living and made to believe a measly compensation is considered "competitive".

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop level - shame on you for your blatant striping of dignity and quality of life through viable employment of your workers. Middle management - shame on you for settling on your mediocre bribes and promises, you are still taking advantage of the hardest workers who provide the bread and butter of your industry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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