Marriott Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
1,344 Reviews
3.7
1,344 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Marriott really focuses on a good work-life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Great benefits such as steeply discounted hotel rooms when traveling (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life Balance went away with the re-organization of the sales department (in 46 reviews)

  • No work life balance, very long hours that inmediate supervisors don't appreciate (in 74 reviews)

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  1.  

    Staff Focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good focus on staff training especially line staff, on staff awareness of the company and company goal - movement available overseas for the right person

    Cons

    Managers can get left behind with focus on line staff
    Growth in all areas of the world with set standards can be a negativtive as countries do not always have the available items/goods/regulations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Individual Country awareness not grouped

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Hotel was great until Interstate took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    good pay and benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of back stabbing and Management doesn't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of Interstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love working at a hotel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are by far the best part of my job. My co-workers are the best and you get to meet some interesting guests.

    Cons

    At my current hotel there is no room for advancement. We do not have supervisors and upper management has been with Marriott for 20+ years. Also, though the hiring pay has gone up, my wages have not making it so I am only making a dollar more than new hires when I've been with Marriott for more than 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at pay for current employees before raising pay for new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Franchised Marriott

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working under the Marriott name is nice because it is well recognized and highly respected in the hotel industry. Marriott gives employees, friends and family a nice discount on hotel rooms anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Be careful because many Marriott hotels are franchised by local or national hospitality management companies. Marriott has great benefits and a culture focused on their people. However, most management companies that are franchisees care about saving money at the expense of their people and cut benefits or hardly have any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the focus on your employees and your guests will see the benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad - Temporary Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Coordinator in Madison, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Group Coordinator in Madison, WI (US)

    I worked at Marriott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get discounts to stay at pretty much any Marriott anywhere (with advance planning) and it's not one of those "boring desk jobs". You get TONS of customer service experience and learn something new daily. Great for college aged kids not looking for a career but a respectable job.

    Cons

    It's hard to get those discounts sometimes, and can be hard to get off on the weekends naturally. Marriott doesn't give its employees enough "reward" or benefits, so make sure it's a hotel with a good management company. There will ALWAYS be be turnover in hotel business, it's just not a career, so be prepared for change in management in employees IF you're even there long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go above and beyond for the guests and looks for those types of employees who will do the same. Be a manager not a friend, set boundaries and don't forget to be there in front sometimes too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    the benefits are great the hours are great most of the team members are great it was a great experience and to be a part of the Marriott in general is a benefit for the employee and the hotel if you are a great worker

    Cons

    time management was a bit undecided and it was shaky when it came to the schedule due to change in management also communication needs to be improved with management and some staff.

  8.  

    Overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Marriott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture, clear strategic targets, management team are supportive trying to improve the company's talent management. Benefits offered to employees can be graded with a 3 out of 5.

    Cons

    Not enough trainings offered to line employees. Due to high turnover 70% of management are not qualified for their position. The transition period to managerial role is too short for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, hotel discounts, ability to transfer to any Marriott, promotions from within

    Cons

    Long hours, unbalanced home/work life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more balanced home/work life for employees so they don't get burnt out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff, everyone is so friendly and helpful. I was eager to learn and everyone was willing and eager to teach. Able to work in different areas and learn new tasks. I always feel very empowered to help our guests, no matter the task or the issue at hand. Management is very helpful. HR is amazing.

    Cons

    scheduling conflicts, lots of nights and weekends. I am single mom and working the nights and weekends is difficult, and there is not a lot of wiggle room when it comes to schedule changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Marriott full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, good training opportunities and great health care benefits. Culture is very strong and you have a close relationship with management

    Cons

    challenging hours. sometimes you can get stuck in your career for just getting lateral promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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