Marriott Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
1,351 Reviews
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1,351 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Marriott really focuses on a good work-life balance (in 33 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not fall for the "culture" of family. The only culture is revenue at ALL costs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    Your friends and family getting discounts at Marriotts. Most of the time these were not available anyway.

    Cons

    The long, unpaid hours. Excessive stress and pressure. The company only cares about the revenue not the employee. HR is only there for show. No follow up or being there for the employee was ever demonstrated. HR broke employee confientiality by reporting everything employees would say to their Directors. Employees would cry in their offices and that was ignored by Leadership. If an emloyee ever "rocked the boat" or voice any concern they were told they need to work smarter and may not be of Marriott culture. The culture is to work as many free hours as they can get. I worked many 19 hour shifts ..... worked many 6 day weeks ... as long as I brought in high revenue and the clients were happy then leadership did not care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to loyal, committed, smart & hard working employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    I love working for Residence Inn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    I was a front desk agent for Residence Inn by Marriott. I love interacting with the guests, & doing nice things for them upon check-in. My supervisors were also all very nice & welcoming, so it was never a problem to talk to them about anything.

    Cons

    Cons of working for Residence Inn (or any hotel) are the hours. Either work from 7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm. I preferred 3-11 more, considering I was able to interact with more guests during that shift, but it's practically your entire day. The pay is also not the best, which weighed into me deciding to leave.

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible, professional work environment, room to grow, great training. I enjoyed my time at Marriott and would consider going back in the future. As long as you show desire and work hard you will advance in your career.

    Cons

    Some supervisors are tough but if you push through you will be fine. There is always an opportunity to move throughout the company.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love working at a hotel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are by far the best part of my job. My co-workers are the best and you get to meet some interesting guests.

    Cons

    At my current hotel there is no room for advancement. We do not have supervisors and upper management has been with Marriott for 20+ years. Also, though the hiring pay has gone up, my wages have not making it so I am only making a dollar more than new hires when I've been with Marriott for more than 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at pay for current employees before raising pay for new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Hotel was great until Interstate took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marriott

    Pros

    good pay and benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    lots of back stabbing and Management doesn't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of Interstate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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