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"They will hire anyone and pay them minimum wage"

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Current Employee - VSC in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - VSC in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

nice friendly managers they will not bother you on your day off

Cons

They will and do hire anyone, telling you about all the money you can make. In reality its a numbers game but the numbers are just not there. This could be due in partial to the economy.
Pretty much they just need warm bodies to sit in the lobby of their hotels and perform customer service for minimum wage. Once you do get someone to go on tour, half the time they don't show up or there is a computer problem when you try too book the tour. This make it very hard to break commission.
They over hire and instead of firing you they just slowly wear you off the schedule. They have treated me as good as they can but I can see that all employees are expendable. No one makes money unless you have been working there forever because they give those pepole special shifts and a different selling system. I don't see how anyone can survive unless you want to get paid part time money for full-time work.
Also - they change things every couple of weeks and dont really tell anyone.

Advice to Management

Pull out of the dead locations and shorted the team so at least some people can earn a living. Also, pay more attention to who you hire

Other Employee Reviews for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start a career, but don't stay too long..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starwood is a wonderful place to start a career. Management gives significant responsibility to young people and is constantly seeking to innovate. For the most part, the people are great, and the environment is collaborative. Plus, the perk of significantly discounted hotel rates isn't too bad either.

    Cons

    Top-heavy teams can make upward-mobility difficult. For older employees, there are few opportunities to learn new skills once you have been in a role for a few years. The location in a drab office park in White Plains, combined with a high-traffic commute can also make life a bit less enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cut the fat and fire underperforming employees. More candid information in "all employee" meetings. The hotel industry is basically a commodity business...stop pretending Starwood has some huge brand edge; it doesn't.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Starwood is great but need benefits overhaul"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting and fun industry, great brands you can be proud of, good treatment of employees, employee hotel rates, casual dress code at corporate

    Cons

    benefits packages are low here

    Advice to Management

    better health and maternity/paternity benefits

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