As of December 31, 2008, Starwood's hotel portfolio included owned, leased, managed and franchised hotels totaling 942 hotels with approximately 285,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries.
Also as of December 31, 2008, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. had 145,000 people employed - all put together, of whom approximately 36% were employed in the United States. Approximately 37% of the U.S.-based employees are covered by various union agreements providing for basic pay rates, working hours, other conditions of employment and orderly settlement of labor disputes.
A career in Hospitality and/or at Starwood does not necessarily mean that you end up handling customers/facilities. There's all kinds of jobs available at Starwood, including accounting, architecture, engineering, telemarketing, legal, etc. You can find the full list of job functions at Starwood here.
Benefits vary depending on your preferred job location, but these are some which will possibly be offered:-
- Comprehensive, low cost health insurance for you and your family
- Dental and vision insurance coverage
- Company-sponsored retirement plans - 401(k)
- Life Insurance and Disability Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Adoption Assistance
- Domestic Partner eligibility
Starwood also offers paid time off and vacation programs, and encourages associates to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Plus, you get massive discounts at Starwood properties. Employees can stay at their hotels & resorts for as little as $29 per night. You get free or discounted meals at the property's cafeteria where you work.
And you get steep discounts at Starwood local business partners, on things like computers, new cars, entertainment, car rentals, magazines, electronics, and mobile phone service.
You can start by creating a jobalert profile, in which case you're notified of new openings matching your profile.
Or simply start searching for Starwood jobs here - www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/careers/search/index.html