Marriott Vacation Club

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Marriott Vacation Club Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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Marriott Vacation Club President Steve Weisz
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Pros
  • Excellent Leadership and a Great Benefits package (in 14 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance; Employee discount program (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay didn't match the hard work we had to do (in 3 reviews)

  • Corporate culture is lacking, there is no training program in Sales and Marketing, requesting time off is impossible (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Desert, CA

    I worked at Marriott Vacation Club full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are good you can make $250,000 + per year

    Cons

    Don't work at Shadow Ridge. It has the worst management in the entire company

    Advice to Management

    Think, solve problems, market your sight to new owners, take care of your employees. Don't just bury your head in the sand because you have been in the industry for 30 years and think you can do what you did back then.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Worst Overall Employment Experience of My Life

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative Linkage in Waikïkï, HI
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative Linkage in Waikïkï, HI

    I worked at Marriott Vacation Club full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Off-Site work location in busy Marriott Hotel Discounts at Marriott properties for getaways Generous Pay Excellent Benefits Some nice coworkers

    Cons

    Hypocritical Value System Shrewd Corporate Culture Thousands of Miles Away Budget Cuts for essential Human Resources Department Tight with Marketing Funds

    Advice to Management

    Stop Worshipping the Dollar as You can not serve two masters. Enforce established, written company policies; e.g. excessive tardiness. Be honest, not underhanded. Be on the floor more like Mr. Marriott writes in his books. Stop being complacent artful dodgers. Grow a backbone. Reward honesty, integrity, performance, team work, enthusiasm and positive contributions. Don't promote divisiveness among coworkers to simply add value to your own role.


  3. Not a good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marriott Vacation Club

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Associate discount rates at Marriotts worldwide.

    Cons

    Management, pay, work life balance.


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  5. Senior management only cares about increasing their paychecks--even if it means taking income away from associates.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Coast, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Coast, CA

    I have been working at Marriott Vacation Club full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful setting and view 401k Health Benefits Marriott Discounts

    Cons

    Income has decreased each year Comp plan changes frequently--each time eliminating income opportunities Management continues to make more money while the people in the trenches make less and less No increase in pay for cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Consider showing some appreciation and respect to the people who are making you (management) successful, instead of punishing them for a job well done by increasing their work load and not their income. Consider showing this appreciation by compensating them adequately for what they do, as well as taking into consideration increases in cost of living so that they may continue to feed their families. Consider that by rewarding associates with well earned said increases will create job loyalty, job satisfaction, and less attrition. The Marriott family started with the motto: Happy employees = Happy guests. I think that philosophy has been long forgotten. Keeping upper management fat and happy has clearly become the ultimate goal.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Not good for a primary source of income.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outbound Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outbound Sales Representative

    I have been working at Marriott Vacation Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere is laid back the people you work with in general are nice people and the training is great.

    Cons

    Base pay is outright insulting but when you have sales experience and you are told the leads are warm and that others in the center have no problem getting 20 sales a sales period and you are told that is at least $1500 in commission every 2 weeks the base doesn't seem so bad... BUT what you are not told is that 98% of the people in outbound sales are lucky to get 12 a MONTH with majority struggling to get 1 a week, that is only an extra $70 in your paycheck. Hope you don't have to pay rent or childcare because if you do with this job being your primary source of income you are bound to come up short for 1 of those. Perfect for someone living with parents, going to school, or drug dealing on the side and using this job just for a cover up. But if you are really just trying to make a living Outbound Sales at Marriott Vacation Club is NOT for you!

    Advice to Management

    When you see a resume come in that you know a person is over qualified for position or you know has high expectations DO NOT get their hopes up for this position knowing they will not make the money they think they can make with your company. It cost more to hire employees constantly than to just pay those you already have a decent hourly so they can at least keep a roof over their heads while doing such a not so promising job!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Depends on which site you're working from

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

    I worked at Marriott Vacation Club full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make a lot of money in Sales

    Cons

    Not all Project Directors are created equally. Your experience will depend on the site you are working from.

    Advice to Management

    Not all PD's are created equally


  8. Marriott vacation club only cars about money

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott Vacation Club part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a nice associates lounge but you can't eat there

    Cons

    To much drama. They don't really train you on selling. There 2 week training is a joke. You spend your day calling former Marriott guests trying to sell vacation packages.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Extremely horrible to work in IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott Vacation Club full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to sit around and do nothing then maybe this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Where can I begin? Bureaucracy with technology adoption. They tell software developers that the legal department will not allow them to use Notepad++, Apache Tomcat for local development or any other item of software not on their approved list. Legal won't allow migration from Cruise Control to Jenkins. The project planning is horrendous. They will overwork you for several months on a project that is dumped on you with a ridiculous schedule. Once the project is done you will sit around and do nothing for months to years. During this time they will lie to you and tell you that there are tons of projects. It is also worth noting that they are trying to outsource or layoff the entire IT department. If you get a contract opportunity or job at MVWC then your job security will hang in the balance indefinitely. Don't ask the senior leadership about your job security because they will only get annoyed that you inconvenienced them with your question. If you write Java code, then hold your nose because the birds nest that you will try to maintain will be atrocious. If you try to promote your code fix be prepared for all kinds of obstacles that make no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to constructive criticism from your employees. Management refuses to accept any blame or responsibilities. Go get training in technology because you obviously have none. Stop promoting incompetent people. Stop allowing loud mouth "software architects" who can't write documentation to run everyone out of your company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    good until you find something better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer in Newport Coast, CA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Officer in Newport Coast, CA

    I worked at Marriott Vacation Club full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    overtime was always available. the benefits were great.

    Cons

    was there four years with tons of extra duties while making the same pay (flat pay scale) as the other's in the same position who did no extra duties. the employees complain way too much, the senior leadership is lazy and do as I say not do as I do. Worked there over four years and through the split to hotels and timeshares. The "owners" are 7/10 times rude, and expect the world. Leadership plays favorites and will write you up for the smallest infractions. the "director level" is simply insane and are compulsive liars. do not attempt to take any college courses while employed there, was told several times to reduce hours of students. for a company that promotes growth, they prevent transfers when new properties call for reference checks. none of the employees follow the company standards.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Terrible company since the spin off from Marriott

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Marriott Vacation Club (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hotel Discounts are great and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Senior management is a joke. They talk about how important the employees are but their actions tell a different story.



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