Marriott
3.6 of 5 990 reviews
www.marriott.com Bethesda, MD 5000+ Employees

Marriott Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 990 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Marriott President & CEO Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson

(301 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Marriott offers employers a real work life balance depending on the position that you are in"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Good benefits, lots of opportunity to grow in the company if you are willing to relocate"
    in 52 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance can be hard with certain jobs"
    in 29 reviews
  • "Long hours but that's a given in the hospitality industry"
    in 51 reviews
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Staff Focus

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsManagers 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 Senior ManagementIndividual Country awareness not grouped

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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More need to be done

Food and Beverages Manager (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at Marriott full-time for more than a year

ProsBill Marriott laid a great foundation for a wonderful business

Conscurrent management and property managers not living up to expectations that was laid down by Marriott

Advice to Senior ManagementMore can be done

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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One of the best place to work.

Executive Housekeeper (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

ProsMarriott opens a door of opportunities to talented people who enjoys what they do. Marriott embodies a culture and values - "look after the associates (staff members) and the associates will look after the business."

ConsBusy operation - need to be on your toes at all times. Working on different individuals with different communication styles and culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the momentum going, be healthy and exercise regularly, keep up with the world news, read books related to managing people and the hospitality industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was a great decision to join the Marriott International team

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe culture is very inviting and energizing. The company is structured with programs that really show how important the associates, community, and guests are to the business. There are many different career paths and opportunities for anyone who is interested in pursuing growth and development.

ConsBenefits plans are equivalent to other companies of similar size and scope.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company with great culture

Event Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Marriott full-time

ProsCompany with great culture values. Focus on company values on each morning's stand up to keep the momentum. Great discount for employee and their families with more than 3200 hotel worldwide,

ConsDue to high volume of business, work and life balance can be challenging. Depending on the property, option of working from home on a slower day helps greatly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Bistro Server (Current Employee)
Denton, TX (US)

I have been working at Marriott part-time for more than a year

ProsRegular wage plus tips. The hours are easy and management works with your schedule

ConsSometimes slow in the evenings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company - worked when other people weren't working.

Front Desk Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Marriott full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits, strong management team, motivated co-workers. I loved the perks of the employee discounts for friends and family. Overall, I really liked working there.

ConsThe main reason I left was because I found myself working the most when my friends and family weren't working (nights and weekends) - it's the nature of working for a business where they never close the doors!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Marriott GRS&CC is Ranked #1 in San Antonio, TX

Administrative (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

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

ProsMarriott gives you the skills that you are going to need when you are ready to start a career outside of hospitality. The benefits package that you receive is awesome. The people are some of the closest to family that you will ever have.

ConsThey push career progression but only a select few can handle to responsibility. The problem is that most of the people that are put into these roles are highly over qualified and the rest are severely under qualified. Becoming a manager requires nothing other than waiting for your turn rather than merit.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more capital into your associates rather than your guests and you will see major differences!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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it is a great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marriott

Prosfun, fast, fair, great team

Conshourscan be difficult if you have a family

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Awesome , very professional

Cook II (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Marriott full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat location and great hourly wage

ConsGetting to know their kitchen

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice , they were awesome

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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