Marriott

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Overall a great company but with some shortcomings, including pay range

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Front Desk in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Front Desk in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Marriott full-time

Pros

- It's great working for a big, structured company like Marriott. There is always someone to talk to about an issue you are having, and someone higher up if needed.
- Disciplinary actions are well structured and reasonable.
- Most properties and management are open to, encouraging, and helpful when it comes to cross training and career advancement.
- People you work with will generally have a similar personality and will become your friends.
- Overtime is usually available, very helpful when you need the extra $
- Hiring decisions are usually well thought-out, so it is rare to work with people who are too inexperienced for their position.
- Managers are incredibly understanding and flexible with associate schedules (students, associates with children, requests for time off)
- Yearly Associate Opinion Surveys ensure opinions are heard and people are communicating with each other on various things (even if it takes some time.. your voice WILL be heard)
- Associate / Friends / Family discount on hotel rooms is phenomenal, though there are restrictions (sometimes can be difficult to find holidays, busy weekends, etc).

Cons

- The work week is Saturday through Friday, and for hourly associates the schedule is not released until the Thursday prior, making it difficult to plan out your week.
- Depending on what department you work in, you may have to pick/prioritize your holidays off. For
example you may not get Christmas Day off if you got Thanksgiving Day off
- Pay range can be lower than what you may find at other companies for comparable jobs
- Mandatory overtime for management/salaried staff
- Software used is very outdated (some still being used are DOS based)
- Depends on which property, but often budgeting is an issue for certain things that should be important (ie. uniforms, filling short staffed departments)
- Takes a long time to replace an associate (on several occasions it has taken over 2 months to hire a replacement in various jobs I've been in, this results in stress and overworking of existing staff)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- It is not an unreasonable request the schedule be available prior to Thursday afternoon.

- Always remember Mr. Marriott's famous words: "If you take care of your people, your people will take care of your customers, and your business will take care of itself."

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

1454 Other Employee Reviews for Marriott (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Operations
    Current Employee - Enterprise Operations

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Many options. Work/life balance is excellent. The people there are too notch in personality and integrity. Same benefits as other enterprise sized corporations. You will want to stay and make a career here.

    Cons

    More difficult for women to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent place to work. I hope Marriott lives on forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    There can be opportunities to advance and switch to different departments; good company culture.

    Cons

    Too many layers at corporate level. The efficiency wheel turns slowly. Low turnover, probably too low as people can get complacent & not open to new ideas. Traditional environment, not very open to alternative work arrangements such as telecommuting, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to streamline corporate office. Change is good!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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