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InterContinental Hotels Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 23 Mar 2020

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InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Keith Barr
Keith Barr
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  1. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance and inclusive culture

    Cons

    Office locations and diversity at senior level

    InterContinental Hotels Group2019-07-23
  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Denham, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is promoted in corporate.

    Cons

    Lacking development plans for high performing individuals. Office is far from London.

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    InterContinental Hotels Group2020-03-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Going downhill and fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denham, Suffolk, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really good work life balance, flexible working, really undemanding work as nobody actually really wants to do anything that involves long hours or effort. Low expectations of corporate staff. Staff rate at hotels can be good.

    Cons

    Terrible mid to senior management all focused on managing upwards and empire building. Board speak a different language, no idea what's happening or why their strategies aren't working Middle management is full of lazy timeservers whose main aim is to pull up the ladder behind them. No development or promotion. Pay is bad for the sector, HQ is miles out of London so extra commuting costs and it takes ages to get anything done. Company seems like it's not doing well every quarter but no leadership on what to do except spend less money

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    InterContinental Hotels Group2019-12-18
  4. "Work recognition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Denham, Suffolk, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    IHG is a great company to work for , since joining IHG I feel valued and recognised. They offer a clear career path and actions are put into place to make sure you feel supported during your personal development. Here at IHG, I have found the perfect work/life balance and fantastic benefits. Last but no least IHG is a responsible business, diverse and inclusive. . #TrueHospitalityForEveryone

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons with regards to current role at IHG or the company in general.

    InterContinental Hotels Group2019-07-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great flexibility and Benefits, but very slow pace and lots of processes"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Denham, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great bunch of people to work with - work life balance is really respected (flexible working hours, work from home etc) - Good benefits package - pension, medical, good salary, free on-site gym with classes, subsidized canteen, staff discounts on hotels, training courses provided (but not externally)

    Cons

    - after going through a major reorganisation IHG is still trying to work out structure, processes, and ways of working which proves very frustrating at getting anything done. I was warned that the pace was slow before I joined, but apparently it has slowed down even further since this re-org to the point where staff are very frustrated. - Decisions are being led by the office in Atlanta who see the Europe market as a bit of an afterthought.

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    InterContinental Hotels Group2019-05-17
  6. "Front Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Front Office Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    IHG points, Employee rate hotel discount

    Cons

    Not too good Work-Life balance, Salary

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    InterContinental Hotels Group2018-10-26
  7. "IHG workspace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and Teamwork spirit

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits should be enhanced Far from the city centre

    InterContinental Hotels Group2018-09-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company culture but a little to risk averse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - great work life balance - fun industry to work in - interesting, friendly coworkers who don’t take life to seriously - hotel stay benefits - nice offices

    Cons

    - no real strategy to combat intermediation threats - very slow to move or react - missed the boat on key industry consolidation opportunities so now lacks scale

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    InterContinental Hotels Group2017-11-30
  9. "Great Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Denham, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Not at the moment, loving it so far

    InterContinental Hotels Group2017-11-17
  10. "Overall a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denham, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterContinental Hotels Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Very friendly and collaborative culture and values - Good long-term personal growth opportunities - Good work-life balance - Great corporate offices (Denham) and facilities (free in-house gym, subsidised cafeteria)

    Cons

    - Some very long-serving employees resistant to change - Lacking 'oomph' of a fast-paced business environment - Location of Corporate Offices (Denham, Buckinghamshire - 30 mins commute to central London)

    InterContinental Hotels Group2017-09-27

    InterContinental Hotels Group Response

    October 5, 2017Employer Brand Coordinator

    Hello Thanks for reviewing working with us. It's great to read that your benefiting from our culture; like flexible hours, benefits and work environment. It's important to us that you feel rewarded for your efforts. Thanks for sharing your opinions on our location. Many colleagues remark that 30 minutes isn’t a long commute in comparison. They find the proximity to major roads and the motorway handy too. However, we do value your feedback and respect your opinion, so thanks for taking the time to let us know. Regards, Chris - The Employer Brand Team

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