Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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Excellent health benefits, sterling hotels, unique programs, adequate salary

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Stamford, CT

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Employee rates at hotels; ease in moving from one hotel or brand to another; great work culture; innovative products; employee-led initiatives; employee feedback regularly solicited; great sense of (global) community

Cons

Large size occasionally means slow to move; salaries are not the most competitive; when times are tight, expect drastic operational budget cuts (in lieu of lay-offs, granted); mediocre time off benefits; those promoted to management do not always receive adequate leadership training; 'promotion from within' usually only applies to lower-paying positions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The message often gets lost in the middle. And sometimes doing more with less just burns out the less.

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    A positive work experience that brought about learning and growth. The company has good values and is progressive

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    Former Employee - Brand Design in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Design in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starwood can offer good travel opportunities and perks both job-related and for personal time. The company has a great community of associates. Duties are dynamic which keeps things interesting. The intricate network of this business model was beneficial to learn.

    Cons

    Large corporations can be cumbersome and it can take a while to accomplish something due to the dense line of protocols and chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your contractors like part of the family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was a great learning experience, I learned to work a variety positions, and I got to interact with the customers!

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Bartender in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are good benefits and its a very large company so there is almost an unlimited amount of growth available to you to take advantage of some career opportunities

    Cons

    There is still limits as to high you can go such as is true with any Job or Career you chose to work to build others dreams and not your own. To make it high in the company would take a long time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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