Marriott Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,347 Reviews
3.7
1,347 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.  

    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.

  2.  

    Needs Better Management

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Marriott part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, company outings, employee discounts

    Cons

    Working holdidays, lack of authority by management, employees are not held responsible for their own actions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your employee manual.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice Work Environment, Pay Doesn't Commensurate with Costs of Living

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexible when it comes to family-related issues, benefits are great

    Cons

    Wish they didn't start cutting back on paid time off. It used to be 20 days your first year then they cut it back to 10 days. Don't be stingy on overtime or at least be specific about using overtime as compensated time (free PTO). Getting promoted is hard and so is trying to get into different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back bonuses, not just for directors, VPs, and up. I think your employees deserve bonuses as hard as they work to make this company look good.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  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.  

    Poor management, working here made me so unhappy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SPA in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - SPA in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    The money, when I was busy, was good. But not worth being miserable and not cared about

    Cons

    Poor management! They just do not care about employees. If management was different, meaning do a sweep and hire all new people, it would probably be a great place to work. You sit around for 9 hours, don't get paid hourly so if you're not busy you're not making $$. Point system is ridiculous! Ask management a question and they give you attitude, or just don't care. The majority of employees in the spa feel this way but they know nothing can be done so they lay there and take it. What do you expect with young people running the spa though. Turnover is high, for a reason. Crappy EDR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to realize we are people working our butts off and appreciate us more. Say thank you for all your hard work often and actually mean it. If you're unhappy then leave your job. They need to clean house there and start fresh because the negativity there is palpable. Just CARE about your employees and maybe they would stay!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Food and beverage supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Supervisor in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and you learn to appreciate a hard earned dollar.

    Cons

    Hours are horrible. All your employees are foreign/uneducated. You will work nights and weekends. No personal life to be had outside of work. Unless you are extremely passionate about this industry I do not suggest working here. This job has a huge burnout factor and will bring a lot of unhappiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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