Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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The happiness varies widely by department, good luck switching though

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Strategy and Business Development  in  Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Strategy and Business Development in Stamford, CT

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Big company with prestige, lots of innovation going on, great brands to work with.

Cons

In my particular department (and many others, but not all) there is no work/life balance, corporate offices are cold, most people are concerned more with covering their own butt than doing the right thing, too top heavy on senior high paid leaders.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Deliver on promises of things like "talent review," offer competitive benefits (CIGNA laughed at me when I told them my plan was with Starwood), remove ineffective leaders, develop and maintain career progression plans.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Vacation Planning Counselor

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    Former Employee - Vacation Planning Counselor  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Vacation Planning Counselor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. You have to love to be on the phone, back-to-back calls.

    Cons

    Really old system for accessing customers' accounts. They will fire you for 1 minute late. Politics in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an online systems for your owners to book reservations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits & a great place to advance...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts

    Pros

    Their Associate Development Program is great for employees that want to branch out of their departments, which could lead you down a more satisfying career path. Also, there's an employee program for discounted hotel rates for friends and family.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, there could be a lot "turn-around" with associates. This means you're understaffed and overworked. Also, depending if your hotel in union or not, it's hard to find an ideal schedule, because you're ranked by seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's been a great company to work for, and the benefits are amazing. I've come a long way since my early days of work. It's a pleasant change to work in such a professional environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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