Marriott Reviews

Updated 28 October, 2014
Updated 28 October, 2014
1,372 Reviews
3.7
1,372 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, work-life balance, get to meet a lot of interesting characters (in 35 reviews)

  • Great benefits such as steeply discounted hotel rooms when traveling (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life Balance went away with the re-organization of the sales department (in 48 reviews)

  • No work life balance, very long hours that inmediate supervisors don't appreciate (in 77 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun, great for outgoing personalities. Good internship experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Easy-going guests and colleagues, and occasional free food and company events.

    Cons

    Theft within the employees, staff can be untrustworthy (housekeeping, maintenance or young front desk). They blatantly take your lunch items or steal from wallet if not kept securely in lockers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concierge in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Concierge in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth within company.

    Cons

    The office good and benefits also

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great summer experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Minett, ON
    Former Employee - Server in Minett, ON

    I worked at Marriott as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -young energetic staff
    - excellent orientation and training
    - good brand standards
    - beautiful location

    Cons

    - seasonal staff sometimes makes things difficult w experience levels
    - manage,ent can be somewhat lazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more enagaged with your employees and less prejudice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Sous Chef

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Marriott full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent work place, strong sense of community

    Cons

    A union came in. The worst thing to happen to a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the people working as a community. Don't let something get in the way like a union

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic Company to work for, but stressful environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservation Sales Specialist in Sarnia, ON
    Former Employee - Reservation Sales Specialist in Sarnia, ON

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Management
    -Great incentives and perks (Hotel discounts with Marriott and other companies, catered lunches, ect)
    -You get the sense that the company cares for you
    -Sales incentives and bonuses based on productivity
    -Soft selling (All inbound, no pressure)
    -Plenty of overtime opportunities (The provide time and a half pay even if you're below 44 hours, you just need to work outside your scheduled hours)
    -Lots of vacation time, sick time (Unpaid AND paid sick time after 90 day probation)

    Cons

    -Fast paced call centre environment
    -Can get really stressful
    -Customers can get angry at you for seemingly anything and everything (Though the company doesn't tolerate abuse from the customer, so that was a plus)
    -Average pay for the industry (Could be better)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open a reservation centre in Toronto

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company Poor Wages

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valet in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Valet in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    Good Staff and Supervisors, work life balance is excellent. Great employee discounts

    Cons

    Minimum wage, crap benefits, senior management does even know if you work there or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of your offices once and a while, and look up from your Backberries when you are out.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A GREAT SMILE IS ALL IT TAKES

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Services Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Guest Services Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Marriott

    Pros

    great benefits but most of all the staff is great to work with and of course it is a hospitality environment therefore you end up creating a very home away from home type environment with alot of the associates you work with. Marriott aswell offers great discounts on rooms and on food and beverage. They even offer free rooms at a certain point of time during the year and they also offer special rates for your friends and family. THe beds are very comfortable. The customer service is amazing.

    Cons

    very big on corporate culture, senior management seem a little intimidating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe to be more honest and trusting of associates and spending more time with lower management and associates to get a better understanding of their qualities and strenghts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Credit Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Supervisor in Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Credit Supervisor in Columbia, SC (US)

    I worked at Marriott full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I set my own day, knew what needed to be accomplished for the day and with all of the added interruptions that would
    always occur, I was satisfied at the end of the day, that I had done my best, and on to the next day.

    Cons

    I basically had to learn the job by the seat of my pants. Meaning, my former boss left for health reasons, and I filled in for her, and then took her position when she was not able to return. No "formal training, learned as I went, and I believe I did a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was good, don't get me wrong, but sometimes they do not see potential in a person that is right in front of them. I firmly believe, that age DOES make a difference, not experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Valet

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valet in Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Valet in Tallahassee, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy tips. Can be fast pace. Good pay. Nice hotel. The work environment is very friendly and plenty places to move around to.

    Cons

    Overnight. Working overnight can be hard especially if you are doing it and going to school it can be difficult. Also you may come across rude guest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Relaxed and Boriing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent hours, good benefits, easy work for someone from a higher standard kitchen.

    Cons

    pay is a bit low, promotions are less likely if you are not in the "managements circle". Coming from a higher end restaurant you can find that it is "boring" working there. Not so receptive to new ideas about mainstreaming processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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