Marriott Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
1,351 Reviews
3.7
1,351 Reviews
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Marriott President & CEO Arne Sorenson
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459 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, work-life balance, get to meet a lot of interesting characters (in 34 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Manager in City of London, England
    Current Employee - Revenue Manager in City of London, England

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    - competitive salaries
    - good opportunities for senior leaders
    - good benefits such as pension plan, private medical insurance, new bonus plan, etc.

    Cons

    - slow in change management
    - unbalanced work -life balance (labour shortage, etc. )
    - new system improvements currently in progess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on training and development of entry-level position up to senior manager positions
    - review processes to implement efficiencies and therewith enabel work-life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This was an unpaid internship in Sales and Marketing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    Managers and supervisors went out of their way to see that I was learning and treated me with respect.

    Cons

    I'm not too familiar with job advancement at the Marriott but it seems that it is difficult to get promoted and some of the associates work very hard for what they are paid while the upper management seems to get great benefits.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid at all costs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lawyer in London, England
    Former Employee - Lawyer in London, England

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    Not many. Some partners are nice to work with but are not very assertive.

    Cons

    Mercurial, unprofessional management. Equity partners are only interested in keeping their own remuneration as high as possible. No vision for future of firm.No ability for staff lawyers to be made partner. Bad decision making. Extremely bad leadership. Ridiculous managing partner completely lacking common sense and leadership skills. Disorganised management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new managing partner.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No comment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts in London, England
    Former Employee - Accounts in London, England

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    Mostly nice people to work with

    Cons

    Undesired industry. Lack of development opportunity for certain disciplines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good company poor wages in Europe.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    Job security.
    Best tools in the industry.

    Cons

    Wage structure.
    Benefits that would make a real difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Renumerate better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    a very demanding job role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Front Desk Supervisor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    Good benefits, good discount rates at Marriotts around the world, good brand, well-respected hotel chain

    Cons

    Not enough support from senior management, poor wages, lack of professionalism, a lot of politics and behind the scenes games

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UK Marriotts seem to differ greatly from the US ones, so far I havent seen the real Marriott Culture in my region. A lot of drive towards delivering excellent customer service throughout the hotel , which is great,but nothing in return for the employees. No appreciation whatsoever. Having said that , staff morale in the US seems to be much higher and associates are actually enjoying working for Marriott over there. Marriott is very well respected in the US and loved by people. Employees across there are proud to work for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Tremendous Company to Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at Marriott full-time

    Pros

    Best "brand power" in the lodging industry.

    Cons

    Big companies are never as quick, nimble and flexible as the might want to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and continue to start to embrace the "outside of Marriott" talent pool available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banquet Captain in San Luis Obispo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Banquet Captain in San Luis Obispo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits & I have been able to make a career here

    Cons

    Not many I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Grapevine, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Grapevine, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The only thing that I enjoyed about being a front desk agent for Marriott Springhill Suites was greeting and interacting with the guests.

    Cons

    Training was lacking, co worker relations were crappy, and the pay was peanuts. No one that I came into contact with besides the GM had been there over six months. You get no breaks, and scheduling is terrible. I inquired about meal breaks and was told that there are none, told by the GM if you need to eat for medical reasons pop something in your mouth and keep working. During days of inclement weather the try to force you to stay over to work. I stayed with Marriott all of 1 week. I have a CS and PR background but since having a baby I have stayed home. I was looking for something to bring in extra cash for holiday traveling. Fortunately, I was in a position to say "no thanks" to working in a place that cares so little for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Caring more about your employees will decrease turnover. We can't even get a 15 minute break so there's no wonder why no one stays!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Marriott was great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hartford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    I liked the feeling of employees as Family. We had a meeting every day to tell us what was happening, "Events" Our General Manager started at Marriott as a dishwasher! On his way up, he worked in every Department.

    Cons

    We had a group called the "Ample Beauties ", a couple times a year, 200 of them, they tore the place up ! However, they only were there for 2 night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked for 2 different Marriott's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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