“It is amazing how quickly people become a part of the culture,” says a Gen X employee. “One of our bellman delivered a Kimpton moment shortly after starting and while in training. As he was standing outside of the hotel, he heard a taxi driver yelling at someone who had exited the cab and walked into the hotel. He found out it was one of our employees who he did not know and that the taxi was waiting for her to get change from inside. We had just opened so getting change was not as easy as it currently is. To diffuse the situation, the brand new bellman paid the full fare to get the irritated taxi driver off of our property. The bellman didn’t ask who the coworker was nor did he ask if he would be reimbursed. Of course, we reimbursed him. But it was a really great thing seeing that he was willing to help a coworker whom he did not know and he felt empowered to do so. The people here are second to none.”
Says another Gen X’er: “Within a few weeks of being hired, the company wide Finance/HR/IT/Facilities conference was taking place and I was to attend. I thought I wouldn’t know anyone. Without my knowledge my boss had shared a personal resume and biography about me with all of the other finance attendees. When I arrived, people knew who I was and had details about my past work experience, some of the things I liked, where I had lived etc. It made me feel right at home and as if I was returning somewhere I had not been in quite a while and was catching up with friends.”
Kimpton also appears at No. 17 on the list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.
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Gen X'ers in the Organization
|# of Gen Xers||3,191|
|Gen Xers as % of total workforce||41%|