Starwood Hotels & Resorts
3.5 of 5 564 reviews
www.starwoodhotels.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.5 564 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Starwood Hotels & Resorts President & CEO Frits van Paasschen

Frits van Paasschen

(232 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Lots of opportunity for growth in each property and as a company with transferring"
    in 13 reviews
  • "We have fabulous properties around the world to provide solutions for our customers"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance leans toward work as business is open 24/7"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Long hours and often six day weeks on the operations side"
    in 19 reviews
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Fun Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts

ProsFun, Free Lunches, Cool Perks, Personal Growth, You put a lot in, you will get a lot out!

ConsWork/Life balance, working on holidays, expected hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Personal, instinctual, renewal!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts

ProsThe pay is great. Work environment is high class while still feeling casual. They provide all drinks, meals, and even some snacks during shifts, meetings, events. Coworkers all have great personality and work ethic due in part the strict hiring process.

ConsHard to advance. Deal with some pretty high maintenance clientele.

Advice to Senior ManagementConnect more with lower level staff

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Reservation Associate

Reservations Agent (Former Employee)
Wichita, KS

I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for less than a year

ProsOffice Culture, Hours, Flexibility, Management. I liked how well my supervisor treated all of us. And when we did well we were greatly appreciated.

ConsHuman Resources Department. They acted like they just didn't care about the employees at all. I had some personal issues arise and they tried to fire me, but instead bullied me into resigning so they did not have to deal with unemployment issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a human resources department that actually cares about its employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Reservation Associate

Reservations Agent (Former Employee)
Wichita, KS

I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time

ProsQuick training, ease of systems to navigate, decent pay and PTO options.

ConsNew center, variety of managers in and out so continuity is sparse. New policies seem to be evolving in this new market for the call center.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They care a lot of the training of their associates.

Catering Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company has a lot of energy and people are constanting getting to be promoted or explore new role.

ConsA lof of turnover takes place in all the departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind out the true reasons why an associate is leaving or moving on, not just what's on the surface.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the Best Hotel Chains to Work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Travel Benefits, Free Cafeteria for Employees, easy to build Good Personal Relationships within the Hotel, No Day is ever the same (this might be a con for some).

ConsLong Hours, some departments take longer than others for management opportunities to open up.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep Up Starwood University and other learning opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Line Cook (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than a year

ProsGood money good benefit good experience

ConsCruz y scheduel due short personnel poor managment

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place and growth opportunities

Accounting (Current Employee)

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts part-time for less than a year

ProsLots of growth opportunities. One of the best hospitality companies to work for with very nice benefits and 401k matching.

ConsNot all properties are consistent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Front Office Manager

Front Office Manager (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for more than a year

ProsStarwood is a results driven company. As a manager meeting your numbers are your top priority. Benefits are great, and the company is fast paced and innovative. Take care of their managers.

ConsThe company is very competitive. Work life balance is a struggle. Meeting staffing productivity and guest expectation index will always be a a battle due to tight expectations from corporate.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork, work, work... then work harder.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awful company to work for.

Customer Service (Former Employee)
Fall River, MA

I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time for less than a year

ProsThe monthly bonus was easy to achieve. the benefits were a plus to the job. hourly rate was good too

Consupper management picks favorites. rules are only enforced to SOME individuals. hard to advance in the company. no one is on the same page. you'll never get the same answer to a question. unlawful terminations. not enough seating in the building yet they hire 30 people a month, then fire the rest of the staff 1 by 1. everyone's walking on egg shells. terrible training set up.

Advice to Senior Managementknow who you're making a supervisor. record terminations because your supervisors LIE and aren't professional. they also tend to forget to make people sign a termination letter. your people don't know what their doing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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