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"Not a bad place to work..."

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Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Orlando, FL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Cheap hotel stays make this job great. Employees are offered the chance to get rooms at $29/$49/$89 at every Starwood hotel, which makes it great if you like to travel. Most of the employees are very friendly as well.

Cons

Since the economic downturn, senior management has chosen some "interesting" ways to cope involving mass layoffs that have been fostering a culture of fear. The impression is that if you don't work a 12 hourr day, you're are next on the chopping block.

Advice to Management

I understand that cost-cutting is necessary, but explanation and logic as opposed to secrecy and randomness would make Starwood Vacation Ownership a great place to work again.

Other Employee Reviews for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  1. "Micro-Management HELL"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starwood Salary was very good and the corporate office building was very nice.

    Cons

    I have never worked in such a toxic environment such as I did at Starwood. Management was disrespectful, arrogant, and did not understand the value of breathing room. Inter-office instant messaging? What a nightmare! My biggest issue outside of the the management style was the play with numbers. You can make them say anything by omitting important facts and only reporting the positive!

    Advice to Management

    Let you employees do their job and lose the IM!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great properties, corporate management needs work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great properties in a cool industry. Pay seems reasonable. Field people are great, from the regional folks to the properties.

    Cons

    Corporate office folks can be pretty divorced from the challenges of the properties and work far less while expecting far more of the field. Phoenix corp office is very cliquish with the female associates running the show and looking out for each other to an inappropriate degree. Senior management doesn't seem to be on the same page and somewhat disengaged.

    Advice to Management

    You continue to churn corporate management without making any headway. Get a grip and run a hotel company!

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