When considering the many career opportunities at Marriott, you might first think of our prestigious hotel career paths at one of our 31 global brands. Or, if you’re local to the greater Washington, DC area, perhaps your mind first goes to a corporate position at our global headquarters in downtown Bethesda, Maryland. Still, a small percentage of our jobs are fully remote. Did you know there are currently over 100 open remote jobs at Marriott that sit inside different functions and job families.
Here’s exactly how to find a remote job at Marriott. When perusing our thousands of job opportunities around the world, select the “remote” dropdown menu and check the “Yes” box. Selecting this filter will showcase all of the remote Marriott jobs — it’s that simple.
If you’re unsure if a remote Marriott job is the right fit for you, take it from these associates who are loving their remote life at Marriott. From a Buenos Aires-based Social Media Manager to a CEC sales associate in Salt Lake City to an Operations Manager in San Antonio, here are some associates who are making work work for them.
A Hotel Start to Remote Operations
Wilson started his Marriott journey as an intern at the then brand-new JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas, and today works as a Business Operation Manager out of his house in San Antonio. In his current remote role, he assists hotel operations for hotels spanning from Chicago to Hawaii within the Marriott Select Brands category (which include Moxy, AC, Four Points by Sheraton, Courtyard by Marriott, Springhill Suites, Protea Hotels, Aloft, and Fairfield by Marriott).
After having tried both in-person and remote positions, he sees the good in both but prefers the flexibility remote life brings to him. “The relationships you build working side by side with your staff really create a strong family bond. However, the flexibility I have working remotely is amazing. I’m able to adjust my work schedule to fit my lifestyle and personal goals,” he says. “What I miss most is that physical interaction with my staff, but I’m able to keep connected through video calls, emails, and social media. What I love most about my current role is that I’m able to have more time to be creative and explore different aspects of the job.”
Finding Culture and Connection in Remote Work
Cynthia is a Property Support Services Specialist at the Marriott Customer Engagement Center in México. For her, the best part of the job is the peace of mind a stable income provides and the flexibility of working remotely. “I love working remotely. I get up early, have my breakfast, and turn on my computer. Every morning we send a message to let my boss know we are connected.”
For Cynthia being a remote associate hasn’t meant less opportunities to grow within the company or less connection with colleagues and her community. “It is always great to be part of the Associates week. Here at the CEC Mexico City, we have lots of activities, which are enjoyable and allow us to meet other associates. I feel recognized and valued during this special week.”
A Working Mom of Two in Marketing
“I have been working remotely since the beginning, so for me, as a working mom with two kids, this is amazing,” Maia, a social media manager based in Buenos Aires, Argentina shares. “I can manage my time to pick them up from school, and if they are ill, I don’t have any rush or worry about who will take care of them.”
Even though during the pandemic — when everyone was working remotely and kids were home all the time — the situation was harder, Maia found in her team and her managers the support she needed at the time. “I always remember once I was presenting a project to my team in a video call with my director, and my youngest child came to me and asked me to change the batteries of the dinosaur he loves,” she says. “I was speaking while using the screwdriver, and my director said, ‘Wait, I’ve never seen something like this before. Please take a moment to fix the dinosaur, and you can continue then. We can wait a minute’. It was funny, and at the same time, it’s another reason why you can see this company is truly people’s first.”
A Senior Account Executive’s WFH Routine
When it comes to organizing time on your own terms when working remotely, Amy D. knows a thing or two. As an Entertainment Senior Account Executive, Amy’s been working from her L.A. home for the past 14 years. A typical week for her looks like this: “I try to schedule appointments with clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and have Monday and Friday at home to catch up on work and schedule any virtual calls. It doesn’t always work that way but it’s the goal. It’s very easy to be at my desk all day since entertainment clients need a fast response to email or text. However, I do go outside for a walk around lunch time to break up the days at home and clear my head a little.”
Working Remotely with the Utah CEC
Jerry, a Salt Lake City-based associate, is the perfect example to illustrate what a remote job at Marriott looks like. He works at one of our Customer Engagement Centers (CECs), which provide expert assistance and support to Marriott customers around the world. Jerry’s job is essentially to assist Bonvoy members and on-the-ground Marriott hotel staff via email and phone and he does it from the comfort of his own home.
“I start my shift helping our customers while I have my coffee,” says Jerry. “When I end my shift, I can relax, do a hobby, watch a DVD or read a book. Working from home gives me an extra hour after work that I did not have as a commuter.”