Marriott International best company to work for

Marriot International has been
named as an All Star company by Fortune magazine.

The hotel,
which has a facility on Grand Cayman, was named one of the 100 Best Companies
to Work For this January – the 13th consecutive year it has made the list. It
is one of only four companies of more than 100,000 employees that is listed in
the top 100.

The exact ranking was 82.

Fortune Magazine’s Deputy Managing
Editor Hank Gilman said Marriott had been also acknowledged for its diverse workforce
of 60 per cent minority and 55 per cent women. Gilman noted that the annual
letter to employees from Marriot Chairman and Chief Operating Officer JW
Marriott Jr. is translated into 28 different languages.

“The most important considerations
for this year’s list were hiring and the ways in which companies are helping
their employees weather the recession. All 100 companies on our list are
currently hiring, many of them aggressively, leading to more than 96,000 open
job positions expected in the next year,” said Mr. Gilman.

Two-thirds of a company’s score is
based on the results of the Institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a
random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related
to their attitudes about the management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and

The other third of
the scoring is based on the company’s responses to the Institute’s Culture
Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a
series of open-ended questions about hiring, communication, and diversity.


The beach at the Marriott in Grand Cayman
Photo: File