Marriott
3.6 of 5 992 reviews
www.marriott.com Bethesda, MD 5000+ Employees

Marriott Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.6 992 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Marriott President & CEO Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson

(302 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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Fine place to start a career but advancement can be very slow.

Architecture and Construction (Current Employee)
Bethesda, MD (US)

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

ProsGood hours and benefits, work-life balance, exciting things happening in the company but it is not easy to get a job in new areas. Nice people and consensus organization style.

ConsHard to advance, very corporate, longevity is rewarded over skill and innovation, rigid structure of management

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more opportunity to keep people interested in their jobs. Have job feedback be more personal and less "canned".

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

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Marriott Employee Life

ECommerce PR & Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee)
Bethesda, MD (US)

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

ProsManagement very hands off, positive atmosphere. Job stability. Office location very convenient. Marriott name looks good on resume.

ConsVery conservative culture... employees that are not married will have a harder time fitting in and more importantly, getting promoted (promotions seem to be given based upon how well employee is liked and not necessarily by performance). Office environment feels rather antiquated.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware that too many processes hinder the ability to innovate.

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

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Awesome!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marriott

ProsGreat people, liked the work

ConsAwful pay. For someone with a college degree, it wasn't feasible to stay long term and work my way up. I worked there for a year, was always praised as an outstanding employee and ended up with a 35 cent pay raise.

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Fine

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marriott

ProsYou get discounts on rooms!! Best discount is $50% off during the slow season and I mean almost any Marriott in the world. Amazing benefits!

ConsALOT of QA drop ins. Money could be a lot better!

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider allowing lower working force to advance in their field without working more than 15 years.

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ehhhhh

Bartender (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

ProsGreat money during busy season.

Consleadership. They hire managers right out of college with ZERO restaurant experience. Expect you to work 50+ hours as a server/bartender. No Room for growth

Advice to Senior ManagementHire managers with experience. How can you expect someone to manage in a field that they have no experience in? Does not make any sense.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible management, the laziest employees i have ever seen, management never leaves their office

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marriott full-time for more than 5 years

Prosyou can transfer to another country

ConsManagement, departments don't work together.

Advice to Senior Managementget out of your office and walk around, especially back of the house.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Management (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsChallenging environment for mid-level employees

ConsLots of rules in a big corporate environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementKept up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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boring, waste of my time

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marriott

Prosreally easy job, just sit there

ConsCustomers didnt tip, always understaffed

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Marriott International

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marriott

ProsIn the new sales re-org Marriott Int'l offer plenty of flexibility with their "work from home" positions. Supply you with gas mileage rebate, a blackberry, laptop... all necessary tools to be successful

ConsWith this re-org, there really is no where to grow in the sales organization anymore. Positions are few and far between. Most importantly, their sales goals they set are completely out of reach. Whoever is setting these goals clearly has no idea what's going on in the market. They place way too much emphasis on meeting your weekly "sales calls/appts" and not enough on whats working/not working for Marriott customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marriott

ProsQuality of life, benefits, training

ConsDecision making, promotions, limited growth

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