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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Stamford Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Stamford, CT

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Pros
  • Wonderful culture and good work/life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Employee rate called starhot offers best rates and staff discounts to for leisure stay at thousands of excellent hotels around the world (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Stamford, CT
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work flexibility, independence, annual reviews and recognition for paralegals.

    Cons

    Just completed merger with Marriott. Many changes with structure, leadership, feels less like we belong.


  2. "PMO"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay .. flexibility of time

    Cons

    Politics is too much

    Advice to Management

    Be neutral and recognize politics


  3. "Great colleagues, innovation culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great working culture. People help each other and less politics. Not sure what else to write but the field is asking for 20 min words.

    Cons

    Board of directors are thirsty of money. Benefits get worse over the years. Not sure what else to write but the field is asking for 20 min words.

    Advice to Management

    Put employee first!


  4. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was fun while it lasted

    Cons

    now part of Marriott international;


  5. "Corporate manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is flexible. Management does a good job listening to suggestions. Pay is reasonable.

    Cons

    There is a lot of uncertainty right now due to the company being sold to Marriott.

    Advice to Management

    Health care benefits could be better. Out of pocket costs are higher than my previous employer.


  6. "Was a good company until "Strategic Alternatives""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Development in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hotel discounts, cushy work life, career development

    Cons

    Marriott buyout, Stamford is boring

    Advice to Management

    Marriott, you have already lost some of the best Starwood employees that made the company great. Don't lose the rest of the good people while keeping the less valuable. Take a harder look at who you are both keeping and getting rid of. Also, stop trying to sugarcoat the "people first" PR and be more sensitive to the fact that MANY people are losing their jobs.


  7. "Director of Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best in class, Innovation & Returns

    Cons

    Strategic initiatives, alternatives and merger

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance job

    Cons

    Not enough talent, small team


  9. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Starwood Hotels & Resorts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people and the travel experience are amazing.

    Cons

    Sold to Marriott in late September so there are limited opportunities in Stamford.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Innovator Ruined"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company was an innovator with a lot of great talent and great leadership until they let the CEO go and decided to sell the company....

    Cons

    ...after that, spirit was crushed and a mass exodus of talent began. It's a shame but bad management by Board led to the current situation.


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