Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Marriott International One of the Best Workplaces for Parents

December 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // Global hospitality leader Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) was named by Great Place to Work® and Fortune to the 2016 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, ranking No. 31 on the list. The ranking is based on anonymous employee feedback from more than 120,000 working parents at U.S. companies across a range of industries, as well as on the benefits the companies offer that help parents participate fully in their organizations.

This is the inaugural ranking of Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work®. Working parents and their colleagues answered 58 questions about the reality of their day-to-day workplace experience including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and their overall assessment of the quality of their workplace. Marriott excelled in parents’ assessment of the company’s fairness, camaraderie, professional opportunities and other factors essential to developing a rewarding career.

“Family comes first has been part of our culture since Marriott was founded in 1927,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. “We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to create a family-friendly workplace that offers flexible options for our associates to help support their commitments at home. That’s why we offer paid parental leave, financial assistance for adoption, infertility coverage, progressive healthcare benefits, and flexible scheduling options. This recognition from Great Place to Work and Fortune affirms that we are on the right path.”

“Supportive colleagues, trusting managers and equal opportunity for advancement: The strengths of The Best Workplaces for Parents benefit all of their employees,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “The culture of professional respect at these companies is especially valuable for mothers and fathers as they meet the simultaneous challenges of work and family life.”

Marriott International also ranked as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, 10 Best Workplaces for Latinos and 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans, and has appeared on the overall Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list every year since it began in 1998.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

About Marriott International, Inc. 

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.comand @MarriottIntl.

SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

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