Published on : Friday, January 17, 2014
Marriott International, has once again been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” maintaining its “All Star” status as one of only 13 companies that have appeared on the list every year since it began in 1998. Marriott associates cite the company’s ‘people first’ culture, breadth of career opportunities and ability to meet new people as contributing to the company’s ranking as third largest company by number of employees on the list, and #57 overall.
“Our business is all about creating great experiences for people and providing opportunities to grow and achieve,” says David Rodriguez, Marriott’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “As a hospitality company, how we support our associates directly correlates to superior customer service for our guests around the world. That is the foundation of our ‘people-first’ company culture and it continues to be our guidepost to business success.”
Marriott’s company culture attracts top talent and those stars tell their peers. Thirty percent of new hires are referred by existing associates. “Each day I have the opportunity to work with experienced professionals who are interested in maintaining the highest quality to keep our company strong and growing,” says one Marriott associate when responding to the FORTUNE survey. “Marriott does a good job of promoting from within, and individuals at all different levels are willing to share their knowledge and mentor others.”
Marriott offers one of the largest and most engaging careers sites. Job seekers can experience the company’s award-winning culture by connecting through Marriott Jobs and Careers Facebook. With 1.1 million fans, it is the top careers page on Facebook across all industries. This active online community is hosted by over 30 Marriott HR professionals who provide insights about the company and can answer your questions before you apply for a job.
More about Marriott’s culture and associates can be found by reading Executive Chairman Bill Marriott’s Marriott on the Move blog, and CEO Arne Sorenson’s recently launched LinkedIn blog which has garnered more than 46,000 followers.
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