You can make a lot of money there, but you also have to deal with inconsistent management types.
Pros: excellent income potential, excellent benefits, reasonable work hours
Cons: high stress, inconsistent management quality
I learned how to sell at Wyndham. Before working there, I made about $45,000/year. In my first year at Wyndham, I made $145,000. In the middle of my 11 year career, before the economic downturn, I was averaging closer to $300,000/year. All commission.
Wyndham's benefits are generous. They offer a 15% matching 401k, a discount stock purchase program, employee rates at their hotels and resorts worldwide, and very generous "spiffs". One person in my office who referred seven of his former co-workers from another company to works as sales executives at Wyndham earned a total of $77,700 in rewards for recruiting them. Wow. And at the end of the year, for those who reach the top sales tier, they win a $15,000 cash bonus and a $15,000 corporate trip to one of the world's most amazing resorts.
Sales executives are highly talented, dress very well, are well educated, but sometimes have very "spoiled" demeanors, which often needed to be put in check. Management could vary from competent and highly ethical to incompetent and amoral. I left the company because I was asked to "look the other way" and "tell them (guests) anything" to get a sale. I refused, we had a stand off, and I stubbornly told them I wouldn't quit-they would have to fire me, which they did the next day. I never looked back with regret.
The most enjoyable part of my job was working with guests and solving their problems. I was assigned to work with only two guests (two sets of husbands and wives) daily. So, my daily schedule could range from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Not a bad way to make $1,000 a day!
Also, because I was – more... assigned to work with existing VIP clients, I was privileged to be on a national travelling sales team. On that, Wyndham would coordinate fabulous getaway weekends for a small group of VIP guests and their referrals (at major sporting event, a winery) where we would either sell new memberships or upgrade existing ones.
The most difficult part of working with Wyndham was being grounded. I had to keep reminding myself that the money and the perks were all fleeting. I left from there more well off than ever before, and with more confidence in myself that I could accomplish highly established personal goals. – less