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Good Company When Under the Right Manager

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Bethesda, MD

I worked at Marriott full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

I can only speak to my experience at the corporate level, which I hear is different than that at the hotel level. At HQ, I liked that Marriott made a conscious effort to keep an upbeat environment for employees with different activities and events for employees on a regular basis. We also had plenty of perks like a nice cafeteria, gym, daycare, convenience store and other things, right in the building. And of course, the best perk of all: NICE HOTEL DISCOUNTS. We also had a good benefits package, but I'm not sure that I would call it super outstanding when comparing it to the other benefits my friends receive at other Fortune 500 companies (or even smaller companies).

Cons

Although Marriott prides itself in offering a good work-life balance, having won many awards for one of the best places for working moms, I (nor many in my department) experienced those benefits. I know that many in the HQ building did enjoy the ability to telecommute and the ability to have a flexible schedule, but I also heard many who didn't, so it all depended on who was your manager.

Another area of weakness was the excessive micromanaging. My department had a couple managers did it too much and this sometimes lowered our morale.

And another issue that I had while at Marriott was the lack of ability to move to other positions. I was a good performer at my job. So the one thing I thought my manager did a good job at while I was there, was supporting me when she knew that I had outgrown my position and needed to move into a different/bigger role. That didn't help at all because the two or three times I tried to apply for other positions for which I qualified, I didn't even get a courtesy e-mail or call acknowledging my interest for the position and letting me where I stood. This is another area, however, that doesn't apply to everybody. I saw many people who did move to different positions within the company and others who had the same issue I did. I guess we just didn't know how to "play the game."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hold all managers accountable for following the Marriott culture

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Look elsewhere for IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions (while they last)

    Cons

    Massive outsourcing initiative annouced that will take effect in 2013 with most jobs moving offshore to India

    Diminishing benefits packages

    Non-technical leadership running the IT division, and making sweeping technology reforms

    Brain-drain as top technical talent flee for opportunities elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits. Great discounts on rooms.

    Cons

    All of the "IT" at headquarters are being out-sourced. 1500 - 2000 employees will start fresh as a contract employee. People that have been here for 40 years are the same as those just hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people lke people and not just a dollar amount on the payroll...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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