Marriott hotels are often franchised. Each hotel can be managed by different owners or management companies. I was lucky to work under Pyramid Hotel Group at Marriott Mobile.
A new owner, Ascent Hospitality, purchased the hotel and they were one of the worst management companies or employers that I have ever worked for. Disorganized, arrogant, and an adversarial relationship with employees. Ascent's philosophy is to manage by intimidation instead of build a team who loves their job, guests, and company. They can't keep employees or managers because hospitality comes from grace and joy, not from misery and fear. Ascent's benefits are the worst I have ever had at a company. No one, not even managers qualify for benefits till 90 days, and they are poor benefits. No dental or vision, only medical that is not worth the money it costs. They have a very limited vacation and personal time off policy which starts after one year. They took over the hotel and all employees who had been there, some for over 15 years, went back to being a day one employee with no vacation or benefits.
I highly recommend working for Pyramid Hotel Group. You work hard and long hours, with not much work life balance, however you are rewarded for it and given bonuses for achievement. They know how to develop a team, and promote from within. They develop the employee with training from outside companies as well as monthly internet virtual classes.
Run away from Ascent. I would rate them with one star in all categories. Do not frustrate yourself working there. No one remains there, not even their GM's.
Because you work for Marriott you have free lunch and discounted hotel rates for yourself, family, and even friends. The rates are low enough you can afford a quick get away.
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