Wyndham Worldwide

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Few Permanent Staff members - mostly career consultants rotate in and out.

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Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

Pros

Lots of temporary work for short-term contractors in IT and F&A departments.

Cons

Mostly senior-level execs on staff in IT dept in range $140K-$175K. Few permanent project leads, team leads, senior staff members, or decision makers. Average tenure is usually <15 months. Senior IT Execs provide vague direction, manage their careers, and live to interview and to be seen interviewing. They simply cannot deliver any tactical results without a constant stream of staffing agencies and many "approved vendors" who provide fresh meat to fill 3 month contracts.
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There is negligible conversion from Right-to-Hire contract positions to permanent staff jobs. It seems to be too much work and too threatening for execs to develop budget and participate in processing the HR paperwork that could result in building a solid team. WW buys employee allegiance by reserving offices for prayer rooms instead of 1) creating infrastructure 2), building teams and mentoring through example, or 3) pursuing interest in recruiting talent, developing staff , training, and retention.
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Frequent downsizing and re-org, merger/acquisition, management weakness, and market/ economy since 2009 has spawned a culture of chaos to hide in that adds credentials to WW IT exec resumes but does not benefit IT staff in their career building years. WW is another example of the “hire hordes of hourlies” mentality that is prevalent in IT departments of global corporations located in Northern New Jersey.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate. Lead proactively. Focus on building OUR permanent organization - not your NEXT position.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never report an SVP to HR cause they will end up promoting him to an EVP

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    Former Employee - Senior Franchise Development Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Franchise Development Director in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Support staff were all great people in helping you to achieve your goals. Benefits and 401K were adequate and attitude was great about 10 years ago.

    Cons

    Senior management runs the sales department like a used car lot, plays favorites and games with peoples lifes. Senior development/sales management lacks graduate degrees or any hotel experience whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put people in senior management positions that have no hotel experience or even a graduate degree, preferably an MBA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Pay and Benefits for Unrewarding Work

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

    Pros

    Total compensation is fair when you factor in that bonuses are not based on individual performance
    Easy hours - For many in the operations organization it is a M-F, 9-5 with full lunch hour and coffee breaks.
    Nice facility

    Cons

    Senior management in hotel group lacks strategic vision and industry perspective
    Hotel business operations group is resistant to change and full of inbred thinking
    Marketing organization lacks senior leadership with skills necessary to perform at even an average level compared to other consumer marketing organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about your brands, they're place in the industry and their growth opportunities. Then build your business around these realities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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