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Marriott International Bethesda Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Marriott International President & CEO Arne Sorenson
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  • So their work / life balance always suffers (not a manager but this makes me not want to become one) (in 168 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours but I love working there (in 223 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marriott International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive company culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Slow career progression is the only con


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Marriott was a fantastic company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Marriot's National Training Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Marriot's National Training Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marriott International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Their commitment to excellence in guest service and providing wonderful educational opportunities for their associates were highlights of my team years with the company.

    Cons

    The company was demanding but I believe fair in their expectations of their associates. Their work very hard philosophy may not be for everyone but I loved it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to be the best!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Marriott International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They provided very good benefits, opportunity to grow in personal and professional knowledge and abilities, team work.

    Cons

    Very large company, easy to get lost, compartmentalized, not a place for someone who likes to do multiple things.


  4. "Marriott Digital Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriott International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Team rapidly expanding
    - New organization allows for career growth opportunities
    - Agency model within a large corporation
    - Access to numerous Marriott International resources

    Cons

    - Office location
    - Sometimes little understanding of younger associates wants and needs

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to those associates on the ground level when making decisions. These employees understand best what we offer and how it i executed.


  5. "Good place to start your career"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marriott International as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly team, cool intern events, upbeat atmosphere, impactful work, trust in employees, dedication to learning new skills,

    Cons

    hard to meet other interns, low collaboration within team, commute traffic, low exposure to management


  6. "Great place to build a career"

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    Former Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Director in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Marriott International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership and staff committed to keeping it a good place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings; too many layers sometime.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more considerate of opportunities outside associates' regular niche.


  7. "Solid Company with Great Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marriott International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team mentality, fair workplace, exposure to new things, good training, friendly people, honest CEO

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to move around within company.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your talent and make space for good talent.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Company Cares About Its Employees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marriott International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for 5 companies, large and small, since I started my career 17 years ago. This is, by far, the best. The pay is solid, the company plans fun events for employees, the hotel discount is fantastic, the company's branding and communications make me proud to work here. Most coworkers are nice, fair, and even fun. But it is a large company so there are exceptions for sure. Senior leaders make sound business decisions, which have made the company the leader in its industry. If you don't like your current role, it's fairly easy to find another position internally. The Marriott family and the CEO feel strongly that it's important to strike a work/life balance and they encourage us to spend time with our families and get enough sleep. :)

    Cons

    There are 2 things that bother me - the annual survey doesn't do an adequate job of identifying and fixing problems in the workplace. Marriott doesn't really use it that way (HR, you know what I mean). So employees just need to leave the company or switch internally if they don't like their situation. In particular, Marriott needs to do a better job of weeding out the terrible managers who demoralize employees. I also don't like the way the 401K is set up. An employee needs to be at the company for a long time before the 401K match kicks in, THEN the match for your full year doesn't get deposited until many months after the year is over. I was there for 18 months before getting any match.

    Advice to Management

    When we move to the new building in a few years, please let us work from home more often. If you are more flexible with that policy, I will want to stay with the company indefinitely.


  9. "Great place to be if you want to grow and learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Design Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marriott International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, learning environment, stable company

    Cons

    Like any other big place I feel it can make you get lost in the crowd

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the best employees motivated and stick to the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Interior Design"

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    Former Employee - Director of Interior Design in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Interior Design in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marriott International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great business operation and top of game co-workers

    Cons

    Creative process is pulverized and loses fresh approach after design by committee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep raising the bar as you always have and continue to lead the pack for ethics and quality. An amazing Corporate vitality and across the board exactitude that few behemoths can manage.


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