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"Traditional corporate, consensus driven environment currently focused on rapid growth"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Bethesda, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Marriott International full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Very busy - always, with good opportunity to get exposure to cross-functional areas. Employees are supportive (not competitive) and helpful - always willing to give advice and opinions. Long-tenured staff and highly networked with each other. Diverse. Good travel bene's. Good place to work when raising a family.

Cons

Slow to change and reluctance of sr leaders to make decisions. Very narrow definition of what successful people look like - creativity not always valued. Growth opportunities slow down greatly after Director level. Dilution of empl benefits in the last 5 years. Major emphasis on growth at the expense of guest/customer satisfaction. Not enough investment in modernizing legacy systems.

Advice to Management

You've abandoned the balanced score-card (employees, guests, owners, investors) favoring owner profit above all - even abandoning customer satisfaction. Yournew HR policies are damaging what used to be a very healthy corporate culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Marriott International

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Countless opportunities if you are willing to be flexible and patient"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Agent in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marriott International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, family feel at your property, discount is great and benefits are nice to have. Overall the company is great to work for and at the lower levels the schedule flexibility is great if you are going to school or have another job.

    Cons

    Some disconnects exist between upper management and the rest of us. Don't always feel like you make a real difference. Hotel pay isn't great for a long term career until you make it to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and inspiring employees but also try to connect with them more since they are your front line.


  2. "Pleasant place to work, professional HR department, great pool"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Marriott International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent employee cafe, very capable mid level managers

    Cons

    Confusing department structures, somehow Food and Beverage was in charge of the pool

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

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