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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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  1. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great teams and culture. People are really supportive and lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, sometimes tries to do to many changes at once


  2. "WAS such a great company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, energetic, great people, excellent benefits, awesome industry.

    Cons

    Bought by Marriott, no longer what it was. Still great people and spirit of the old Starwood at the properties.

  3. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management. Fair and understanding.

    Cons

    Inequities exist. Try to balance schedule more

    Advice to Management

    Try to create more balance


  4. "Excellent environment, strategic innovation"

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    Former Employee - Director, Central Reservation Systems in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Director, Central Reservation Systems in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture with room for growth and development. Company cultivates its employees. Smart people. Smart IT strategy. After Marriott acquired, employees were given opportunity to move over if wanted.

    Cons

    It's what you make of it. Board gave up too soon and sold the organization.


  5. "Enjoyed working in the hospitality industry and particularly Starwood"

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    Former Employee - Promise Agent/Front Desk/Operator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Promise Agent/Front Desk/Operator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for promotion.
    Fresh environments
    Company Benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes tough hours but not awful

    Advice to Management

    Inspire. Inspire. Inspire.


  6. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    there were no cons of working there


  7. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large corporation that acted more like a private company.

    Cons

    Being a large company, it did at times take longer to get ideas to market.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Starwood was great, before it "merged" with Marriott (Ratings based on Starwood/Marriott merged company)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, benefits, and management.

    Cons

    You had 2 companies, 1 is notoriously cheap with poor management merge with a company that had clearer hierarchy, better technology, more experienced/higher quality of employees and no where near as cheap, and what do they do, they make everything just into the cheap, poorly managed/overly complicated managed, and only keep their previous subpar employees.
    Was given the opportunity to reapply for my job at 1/2 the pay. Seriously?

    Advice to Management

    #1 you don't need to schedule a meeting, to discuss if you need to have a meeting to discuss what to talk about in a meeting.
    #2 Get clearer responsibilities to your teams, I shouldn't need to talk to 10 different groups, with each of them saying xxx is not their responsibility, and they don't know who's it is, basically no one wants to own anything.


  9. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with

    Cons

    so far so good for me


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Starwood was a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Product Owner in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Product Owner in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy -- you could talk to the C-Suite or close to it.
    Autonomy with accountability, not micro-management. Everyone had a lets figure this out and make it work attitude (little to no arrogant egomaniacs).
    Recognition for promotions.
    Work/life balance.
    Better pay than most companies (leaving was hard for many)

    Cons

    Driving on 95 to get to Stamford CT