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"Great starter position in the sales/marketing department"

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Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some of the benefits include the opportunity to relocate to various destinations where Starwood has hotels, the good pay and benefits relative to its industry peers, and the fun brands to work in.

Cons

As a coordinator, or an assistant more or less, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle and succumb to performing purely administrative tasks. Often times, the sales managers and Director level will not make an active effort to develop a career path for you, so you must take great initiative yourself.

Advice to Management

Partner with staff at coordinator/assistant level to identify and develop goals and action plans for career development. Agree on key performance indicators, timelines, and commit to each other.

Other Employee Reviews for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  1. "Average place to work if you like kissing ass."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welcome Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Welcome Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun diverse group of co workers (in Chicago at least). Being a union member made it almost impossible to be fired ( add that to the cons as well for some of the idiots working there).

    Cons

    Certain poisition are frowned on by management it seems, especially those held by union members. My schedule was so ridiculous some weeks id be scheduled 2 days , and the next 5.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like adults, not like your supervising a junior high prom dance. You act like your Hitler with the kind of power trip some of you are on.


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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

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