Marriott Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2014
Updated 17 September, 2014
1,299 Reviews
3.7
1,299 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Marriott really focuses on a good work-life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits such as steeply discounted hotel rooms when traveling (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • Work Life Balance went away with the re-organization of the sales department (in 38 reviews)

  • Some times the demands to work long hours proves to be a burden to associates family members (in 63 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concierge  in  Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Concierge in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth within company.

    Cons

    The office good and benefits also

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    My days at the Marriott. Where the long days and even longer nights pay off... sometimes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere to thrive and learn in one of the top hospitality companies. And the ability to meet new people and network.

    Cons

    There really isn't even that many cons besides the management companies that can take over the franchised hotels. In my time here we have had many management companies come and go and I won't say who but the current one is a terrible company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Office Clerk  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Front Office Clerk in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Marriott as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The employers are nice. Also the colleagues. We had a lot of activities for employees

    Cons

    Too busy some time. And the food in MEA in Shanghai is not that good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Marriott Select Service Hotels - Residence Inn Example

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Security in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Marriott full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at a Select Service Marriott Hotel will give you experience in all area of hotel operations if you want to seek it out. My last hotel had nearly 200 rooms and only 40 employees. Plan on working in at least two different hotel departments on a regular basis from the department your job position is written for. Now this can be fun and rewarding but depends heavily on the small management team and that during low occupancy one maybe doing the work of 2 or 3 paid employees during a high season. Your pay doesn't increase with the work load and you always have to keep up your primary job duties just like that was your only 40 hrs assignment.

    Cons

    The hourly pay at Marriott Select Service hotels is usually $3 -4 dollars less than that same position summary at a Full Service hotel and again the work load and working outside of your job description happens every day. There are very few if any leadership position to move up into. If you want to move up in your Marriott Career then don't stay at a Select Service hotel more than 2 years. Learn your job, get the managers to write a strong yearly evaluation on you and FORCE THEM TO GIVE YOU A COPY OF THE EVALUTION FOR YOUR RECORDS. My previous hotel only did yearly evaluations on only about 25% of the staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  Cancún (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Cancún (Mexico)

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

    Pros

    Is a good place to learn.

    Cons

    Communication can be better. Departments can have better communication with one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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