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"Advancement to a point"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Scottsdale, AZ
Former Employee - Housekeeping Supervisor in Scottsdale, AZ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

-Large number of properties to transfer to for growth
-Competitive wages for hourly
-Great benefits, ***401K program is great, so take advantage as not all employers offer matching
-Advancement and development is offered and encouraged from starting position to supervisory level

Cons

-To transition into management is very rare. When management positions become available, it is oftentimes outside hires that are chosen rather than exceptional talent that is already present at the time. I saw this happen 3 times in 2 different departments at my property. 2 of those times, the outside hire didn't last more than 3 months.

Advice to Management

The company has great development programs & tools to further the advancement of budding associates, however is rather over-promising and under-delivering when it comes to actually putting that mantra into action.

Other Employee Reviews for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  1. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities as this is a worldwide company. Great discounts on hotel rooms as well. There are 9 brands and therefore cater to different personalities.

    Cons

    Sometimes processes are not well thought out when they are cascaded down to the properties from corporate. Sometimes feels there is a disconnect because they are not aware of operations on property level and some of the changes they implement sometimes do not make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better understanding of what happens on the property level in all functional areas before making changes. Sometimes we are caught up in just processes and we don't get the chance to connect with the people which should've our primary focus.


  2. "Unprofessional"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Off-Site Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Off-Site Marketing in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent rates on hotels for employees

    Cons

    Working at Starwood
    Inefficient "drop" procedures

    Advice to Management

    Monitor the training closer. The trainers can be pretentious and misinformed

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