Marriott Reviews in Frederick, MD

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Marriott really focuses on a good work-life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits such as steeply discounted hotel rooms when traveling (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life Balance went away with the re-organization of the sales department (in 38 reviews)

  • Some times the demands to work long hours proves to be a burden to associates family members (in 63 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible for IT work as of last year, and getting worse

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Frederick, MD (US)

    I have been working at Marriott full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Cheap hotel deals, when available, are a great benefit (only for permanent employees). Comfortable office building. Tries to be green, if you like that kind of stuff. Traces of corporate loyalty remain, but that's changing fast, so hurry up to enjoy it. They have money to burn on nice HQ facilities, which is nice for us who are there. Company makes good profits, so great bennies and pay for upper management if that's where you're looking to work.

    Cons

    IT outsourcing is well underway. Beware if you are IT contracting; they might tell you it's "just a re-org", but IT employees are being rebadged with outsourcers later this year, or (mostly) just sacked, with only a handful left to oversee the outsourced services, and IT contractors have no idea what's coming. Outside of IT, seems OK, so long as you watch for the next benefit cut; they do this to some random thing every year or so. Other IT shops in DC Metro often pay much better. Absolutely, totally would never recommend this place right now to an IT friend unless s/he is desperate and willing to work a rapacious contract but with an unknown future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for advice other than how to pick up the wreckage. You sure picked the wrong guys to run this. Get some good lawyers to deal with your outsourcers later. Get a good PR firm to deal with the fallout from random IT failures that are coming.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Windows System Administrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Frederick, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, friendly working conditions and culture

    Cons

    Company is leaning towards outsoucing of IT

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Frederick, MD (US)

    I have been working at Marriott full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benifits. Great discounts on rooms.

    Cons

    All of the "IT" at headquarters are being out-sourced. 1500 - 2000 employees will start fresh as a contract employee. People that have been here for 40 years are the same as those just hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people lke people and not just a dollar amount on the payroll...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work in IT data center but might change soon

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD (US)

    I have been working at Marriott full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of interesting tech work and fairly flexible work-life balance and good vacation policies (but changing and not so good for new hires). Work from home for many techies. Employees are generally happy with the way it is run, good hotel discounts, and Marriott has been run like a family company with employees treated well.

    Cons

    Very big changes are underway as IT outsourcing projects have been started so be aware of this if you are looking for a long term job as it might turn into a one year job, if they even hire at all because they might close off outside hiring in light of the consolidation and outsourcing ahead. Given current events, for short term experience, it is good, but not long term which is a gamble. Med insurance is available but not especially cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of outsourcing and what you get stuck with besides cheaper costs. You have been down this road before and dodged a bullet. Maybe not this time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work/Life balance needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD (US)

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    The hotel discount is a truly great benefit. As an IT professional you will get to work with the latest and greatest technologies.

    Cons

    The balance between work and life is non existent for associates in operations. On call duties are grueling. In addition to on call, the majority of systems work must be performed during the night and weekends. Salaries are not competitive with the rest of the market, especially given the demands of the positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase total staff and pay for current staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    System Administrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Frederick, MD (US)

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for movement within company. Marriott prefers to promote employees before hiring in. Excellent benefits package. Good friendly people easy to talk to and work with.

    Cons

    After working some time at Marriott, technical skill set may become somewhat specialized to your specific area and their particular environment; it may be difficult to find work at the same level upon leaving the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a good job of disseminating information to employees. In my observation they could generally improve on the structuring of priorities.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Marriott one of the best places to work in the IT field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Frederick, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Frederick, MD (US)

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    Perks and New technology to learn

    Cons

    Salary not at the median level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing a good job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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