Marriott Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
1,351 Reviews
3.7
1,351 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Marriott really focuses on a good work-life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Great benefits such as steeply discounted hotel rooms when traveling (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life Balance went away with the re-organization of the sales department (in 46 reviews)

  • No work life balance, very long hours that inmediate supervisors don't appreciate (in 74 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Tremendous Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Marriott full-time

    Pros

    Best "brand power" in the lodging industry.

    Cons

    Big companies are never as quick, nimble and flexible as the might want to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and continue to start to embrace the "outside of Marriott" talent pool available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I love working for Residence Inn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    I was a front desk agent for Residence Inn by Marriott. I love interacting with the guests, & doing nice things for them upon check-in. My supervisors were also all very nice & welcoming, so it was never a problem to talk to them about anything.

    Cons

    Cons of working for Residence Inn (or any hotel) are the hours. Either work from 7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm. I preferred 3-11 more, considering I was able to interact with more guests during that shift, but it's practically your entire day. The pay is also not the best, which weighed into me deciding to leave.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Hotel was great until Interstate took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    good pay and benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of back stabbing and Management doesn't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of Interstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible, professional work environment, room to grow, great training. I enjoyed my time at Marriott and would consider going back in the future. As long as you show desire and work hard you will advance in your career.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are tough but if you push through you will be fine. There is always an opportunity to move throughout the company.

  6.  

    Busy but fun work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Marriott part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, work-life balance, get to meet a lot of interesting characters

    Cons

    Pay, management sometimes discombobulated, danger of contracting ebola

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep you opinions to yourselves

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Marriott was great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I liked the feeling of employees as Family. We had a meeting every day to tell us what was happening, "Events" Our General Manager started at Marriott as a dishwasher! On his way up, he worked in every Department.

    Cons

    We had a group called the "Ample Beauties ", a couple times a year, 200 of them, they tore the place up ! However, they only were there for 2 night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked for 2 different Marriott's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love working at a hotel

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

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are by far the best part of my job. My co-workers are the best and you get to meet some interesting guests.

    Cons

    At my current hotel there is no room for advancement. We do not have supervisors and upper management has been with Marriott for 20+ years. Also, though the hiring pay has gone up, my wages have not making it so I am only making a dollar more than new hires when I've been with Marriott for more than 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at pay for current employees before raising pay for new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad - Temporary Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Group Coordinator in Madison, WI

    I worked at Marriott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get discounts to stay at pretty much any Marriott anywhere (with advance planning) and it's not one of those "boring desk jobs". You get TONS of customer service experience and learn something new daily. Great for college aged kids not looking for a career but a respectable job.

    Cons

    It's hard to get those discounts sometimes, and can be hard to get off on the weekends naturally. Marriott doesn't give its employees enough "reward" or benefits, so make sure it's a hotel with a good management company. There will ALWAYS be be turnover in hotel business, it's just not a career, so be prepared for change in management in employees IF you're even there long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go above and beyond for the guests and looks for those types of employees who will do the same. Be a manager not a friend, set boundaries and don't forget to be there in front sometimes too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    the benefits are great the hours are great most of the team members are great it was a great experience and to be a part of the Marriott in general is a benefit for the employee and the hotel if you are a great worker

    Cons

    time management was a bit undecided and it was shaky when it came to the schedule due to change in management also communication needs to be improved with management and some staff.

  11.  

    Great company who genuinely care for their employees

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

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Depending on your department and your manager, they are very flexible with hours. I was a full time student and worked full time, and scheduling was barely an issue.
    -If you work full time you're eligible for health care benefits
    -Great hotel discounts for employees
    -Great pay
    -A lot opportunity to move up in the company

    Cons

    -Stagnant communication from lower to upper management
    -Departments don't always get along management wise
    -Cafeteria food is low-tier

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing. The hotel has three pools on the property, a very nice spa, and is immediately across the street from a high end shopping mall. Take advantage of what the property has to offer, give out special promotions for the spa.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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