Starwood Vacation
3.3 of 5 42 reviews
www.svocareers.com Orlando, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Starwood Vacation Reviews

Updated May 11, 2014
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3.3 42 reviews

                             

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Starwood Vacation President and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Frits van Paasschen

Frits van Paasschen

(16 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsIn the interview, they pressed the company culture of being a fun, happy place to work (really?) The best perk they offered was a cheap rate at one of their hotels. Didn't turn out to be worth it.

    ConsThe technology situation there was very bad. Email would work intermittently and the IT helpdesk could be very rude and incompetent because they use temps and foreign call centers. In my department, the women projected a rich, barbie doll image. If you don't fit the mold, then you might as well move on because you won't fit in. Even though I was a salaried employee my boss actually asked me to move appointments and personal days off - more than once! Also, this company only offers high deductible health insurance which works by making doctor visits so unaffordable that you never go. I have no idea how very low earners could possibly afford health care on that ridiculous plan. The pay was average to below average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in technology. Add to department headcounts so that people aren't so stressed and burned out. Encourage projects, activites, etc. that mix up the cliques with other people.

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

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    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsMy co-workers were great! The company's hotel discounts are beneficial.

    ConsThe company is way behind on technology. The executives are micromanagers and do not provide work life balance. Health Benefits are horrible! There is no room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade the company's technology. Management needs to implement good policies and procedures and then allow their employees to do their jobs.

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

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    Can't beat the room discounts.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAs soon as you can, book your dream vacation. The hot rates are great! Don't plan on ever getting your reserve back if you are in sales, but I guess that's true for anywhere.

    ConsManagement, commision structure, tours, bonus levels. Very much a love line situation. Just hard to make money there I guess.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAre you really making everybody still come in at 6:45? Please spend some money on marketing and have some sort of income qualifier comparable to the product you are selling. Sure we can sell it to them, but getting them to make their "timely payments" in another story.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a numbers game, the more people you call the better chance of making the cha-ching

    Vacation Planner Outbound (Former Employee)
    San Bernardino, CA

    ProsEasy work. Good hours. Great co-workers. Alot of giveaways. Free pizza now and then. It can be fast paced and exciting.

    ConsThe cha-ching you make is mostly from the commissions not the base level pay. Very little if any room for advancement. When its slow it can get boring. High pressure sales position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow us pictures of the place we are trying to sell. Let us talk to the people that work at the resort to get a feeling for what it is like to be there.

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