Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017
For the 20th consecutive year, Marriott International, is one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Marriott ranked #33 on the list, which is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including trust in their leaders, pride in their jobs and camaraderie with co-workers.
In announcing the 20th anniversary 100 Best list, research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune revealed that Marriott is also being recognized as one of the Great Place to Work Legends™ for having appeared on the list every year since the ranking was first published.
What’s our secret? It takes commitment and a focus on employees and company culture to make the Fortune 100 Best list not once but 20 times. Ask any Marriott associate about how the company got started and they’ll tell you the story of a small root beer stand established in Washington, D.C. in 1927. And about how its founders, J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, believed if you take good care of associates, they will take care of the guests and the guests will come back again and again.
“Since the founding of our company, associates have lived our core value of putting people first. They have contributed to creating a family-like, inclusive culture that welcomes all guests and has led to business success,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and CEO. “We are deeply honored to have been recognized by Fortune each year since the list was established in 1998.”
Great Place to Work research shows that list winners outperform the stock market, beat industry rivals when it comes to talent retention and demonstrate higher levels of productivity than peers. Marriott’s own studies show that when associates are highly engaged it has a positive impact on productivity, retention and guest relations.
“Our company culture is the most important element for attracting and retaining top talent and ensuring future success,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. “Our TakeCare commitment to associate wellbeing and happiness helps associates live their best lives and drives our business success.”
“We are proud of the Great Place to Work Legends,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These companies have done the hard work of creating, maintaining and improving a culture that puts people at the center. And they have reaped the business advantages that come with high-trust workplace relationships.”
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