Starwood Hotels & Resorts - It's a numbers game, the more people you call the better chance of making the cha-ching | Glassdoor
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"It's a numbers game, the more people you call the better chance of making the cha-ching"

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Former Employee - Vacation Planner Outbound in San Bernardino, CA
Former Employee - Vacation Planner Outbound in San Bernardino, CA

Pros

Easy work. Good hours. Great co-workers. Alot of giveaways. Free pizza now and then. It can be fast paced and exciting.

Cons

The cha-ching you make is mostly from the commissions not the base level pay. Very little if any room for advancement. When its slow it can get boring. High pressure sales position.

Advice to Management

Show us pictures of the place we are trying to sell. Let us talk to the people that work at the resort to get a feeling for what it is like to be there.

Other Employee Reviews for Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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    "The good outweighs the bad."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very relaxed and family oriented work environment, this is a huge plus.
    Starwood as a corporation does a very good job at hosting events (from small lunches to large scale parties and outings) that are very good for morale. Sometimes too much fluff products and marketing, but in the end, Starwood puts out a great product.

    Cons

    Our department in particular, and I've heard the same from others, doesn't do a good job of using the best talent to their best abilities, nor is there any kind of repercussions for the people that don't do their job well. Great career path if you're interesting in management, most people get screwed if you' want to move up based on tech ability.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the BS. 360 Feedback is just everyone patting each others back and a waste of time. Performance Reviews (PMP) are too long and time consuming. 2 days of work lost (and not figured in to project schedules) for IT Service Culture Training, another waste. Cut back on the corporate BS, most of it is pointless.


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    "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Starwood (Corporate) is a wonderful place to work. It's fast-paced, fun, with an entrepreneurial culture that allows for many opportunities for career advancement. There's a lot of work to be done, but the work-life balance is pretty good, particularly for New York City.

    Cons

    There's not too much diversity at the corporate headquarters. There has been a lot of change in senior leadership over the recent years, which can feel unstable. There have been a number of major re-orgs as well. Lastly, the hotel industry is quite cyclical.

    Advice to Management

    I hope that the new CEO Frits van Paaschen will stay for a while. It would be nice to see some stability there. Other than that, I think that Starwood is a fantastic place to work that I left heavy-hearted (though voluntarily, for a better opportunity).

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