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Great Place if you want to play politics

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Orlando, FL (US)
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Orlando, FL (US)

I worked at Starwood Vacation

Pros

Flexibility for life work balance
Accessibility to top management
Company is very open to change
Try very hard to keep employee morale up

Cons

Have to be very political
Very clickish
Good work does not get you noticed
No room for growth
Very top heavy
Layoffs are keep employee morale low

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give people the opportunity to grow, and really take the time to know who your good and valuable employees are, don't get blindsided by the people that are brown nosing

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work...

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Starwood Vacation

    Pros

    Cheap hotel stays make this job great. Employees are offered the chance to get rooms at $29/$49/$89 at every Starwood hotel, which makes it great if you like to travel. Most of the employees are very friendly as well.

    Cons

    Since the economic downturn, senior management has chosen some "interesting" ways to cope involving mass layoffs that have been fostering a culture of fear. The impression is that if you don't work a 12 hourr day, you're are next on the chopping block.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that cost-cutting is necessary, but explanation and logic as opposed to secrecy and randomness would make Starwood Vacation Ownership a great place to work again.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    They will hire anyone and pay them minimum wage

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    Current Employee - VSC  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - VSC in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Starwood Vacation

    Pros

    nice friendly managers they will not bother you on your day off

    Cons

    They will and do hire anyone, telling you about all the money you can make. In reality its a numbers game but the numbers are just not there. This could be due in partial to the economy.
    Pretty much they just need warm bodies to sit in the lobby of their hotels and perform customer service for minimum wage. Once you do get someone to go on tour, half the time they don't show up or there is a computer problem when you try too book the tour. This make it very hard to break commission.
    They over hire and instead of firing you they just slowly wear you off the schedule. They have treated me as good as they can but I can see that all employees are expendable. No one makes money unless you have been working there forever because they give those pepole special shifts and a different selling system. I don't see how anyone can survive unless you want to get paid part time money for full-time work.
    Also - they change things every couple of weeks and dont really tell anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull out of the dead locations and shorted the team so at least some people can earn a living. Also, pay more attention to who you hire

    Doesn't Recommend
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