Wyndham Worldwide

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Wyndham in Transition

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Wyndham Worldwide

Pros

Wyndham's senior leadership is trying to make the company a good place to work while attempting to instill an atmosphere of personal commitment to service. Behind the scenes the quality of the Finance and HR Benefits teams is very good to excellent.

Cons

The travel industry is hard hit by the global financial crisis. Layoffs and re-structurings quietly continue as the company attempts to re-align itself with the new reality. The sudden disappearance of respected people has led to fear and uncertainty in the ranks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reassure the troops. Take a hard look at the talent you have and find places where good people can be used more productively before letting them go. Consider replacing your weak links with stronger people even if they do not appear to be a perfect fit initially.

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    Great work-life balance for those not looking to climb the corporate ladder.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Wyndham Worldwide

    Pros

    The company supports a balanced work-life schedule. Time off for necessary medical and family situations is rarely questioned. If necessary, remote work is usually and option.
    The company has invested significant resources into understanding their customers and has made improvements in reaction to their findings.

    Cons

    Middle management was not effective in supporting personal and career growth. Employees are likely to be trapped in their current role because their immediate supervisor is not skilled in the ways of people development.
    The size of the company makes it difficult for true professional relationships to develop; with so many levels of leadership, the strategic decision makers are too far removed from the worker bees making it all happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company would benefit from a change towards recognizing its employees are the number 1 asset. Investing properly in the workforce will lead to better performance. Bounds of talent is going untapped because the leadership has not identified this as critical to success.

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

    He doesn't have a clue as to how to lead this company and is lost.

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Wyndham Worldwide

    Pros

    It is a large company with room for advancement at lower levels and you can gain experience in the hotel industry. Benefits (health insurance 401k) are comparable with other similarly situated companies and the pay scale is anot awful. Other workers are generally supportive of each other. Home office employees are moving into a new very nice building as of March, 2009.

    Cons

    You never really get ahead. When they decide you have been there too long and you make too much money you get downsized. Incompetent senior managers often keep their jobs by political infighting having nothing to do with their skills. People steal your ideas and get ahead with them by taking credit for them. People who have no idea what they are doing often end up making bad management decisions. The company and the industry are headed down the tubes for quite some time so there is little hope for long term financial growth. The best people have already quit or been fired so you are now dealing with the B or C team both in senior and middle management.. This company's best days have passed them by. look elsewhere for real opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and hand over the reigns to people who are competent and fair to longstanding experienced middle managers who actually run the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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