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Frustrating place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Chief Engineer
Former Employee - Chief Engineer

I worked at Marriott full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Marriott owned or managed properties are typically of higher quality than some of the other hotel brands. They have good medical benefits.

Cons

They promise many things during interviews that never come to fruition after employment. Just to mention a few: career advancement - after working below my skill set for over a year, I was not allowed to move to the day shift and position I was promised. I was talso old there was a myriad of management training resources available, but my supervisors could never get around to getting me set up in the system to take advantage of them. I was also told during interviews there is a bonus program, but when the details were made clear upon my insistence (after I took the job) my manager had to admit the the metrics to qualify for bonus were next to impossible to meet.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more transparent and honest in representing the Marriott brand. I once asked my Director of Engineering if he would act the same way in front of Mr. Marriott as he does with us, and he would not answer me. This is not being a good steward of what could/should be a great company.

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    They are okay if you are in transition

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Marriott full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, job advancement, staff other than GM

    Cons

    GM, no healthy work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't suck as much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was great as little as 3 years ago; now...wow...where to begin?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Marriott full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great training and probably the best in hospitality; help you to see from a macro perspective; great leadership 3 years ago; a sense of team spirit; great at allowing job transfers, changes.

    Cons

    now with all of the changes within the sales environment, where to begin?
    - capped on bonuses so where is the motivation?
    - only company I've ever worked for where the minimum work week is at LEAST 50 hours or more
    - expectation is being available 24/7, no excuses
    - no work/life balance anymore
    etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop cutting back your sales people; stop putting caps on sales bonuses and demotivating everyone in the field and telling everyone "its better for the customer" because when you're losing marketshare, it's really NOT better for the customer and it's all about cost containment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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