Marriott Ranks 7th in Best Companies UK List

Marriott International, Inc., placed 7th in The London Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For in the United Kingdom list. This is the fourth year in a row that Marriott International, Inc., has been named to this prestigious list, placing 12th last year.

The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For and its sister award the 25 Best Big Companies to Work For celebrate the best employers in all of Britain. This year almost 1000 companies entered the process, and the judges received questionnaire responses from a record number of more than 275,000 employees of these companies.

“We could not be more proud of this recognition to be named as one of The Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director of Marriott International in Europe. “The Marriott philosophy is if you take care of your associates, they will take care of the customer, and the customer will keep coming back. Our company’s enduring ‘spirit to serve’ culture provides associates an environment of teamwork, trust, and cooperation where we value the contributions of our diverse workforce.”

Marriott International employs almost 10,000 associates in the United Kingdom, Nearly 85% of associates were quoted as saying they felt that Marriott provides a great service to customers and additionally 78% said they are proud to work for the organization.

Associate development and training is critical to Marriott Hotels and each associate receives a personal development plan and required discipline-specific training programs each year. Marriott also believes that being a good corporate citizen and member of the community is key to associate engagement, and associates voluntarily participate in annual company sponsored activities.

Marriott has long been recognized as a great place to work by several prominent publications including Fortune, Working Mother, DiversityInc, and Latina Style magazines.

In 1984, Marriott International became the first branded hospitality company to enter the timeshare industry, adding its signature quality, service and hospitality expertise. Marriott Vacation Club is a worldwide leader in vacation ownership.
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