Marriott is top spot for careers

Marriott International has been recognized by BusinessWeek magazine as one of the
“Best Places to Launch a Career.” The publication ranks companies based on
three extensive surveys completed by students, college career counselors,
and employers. Companies were selected based on opportunities that offer
the biggest advantages for interns and entry-level employees in the areas
of training, competitive compensation and benefits, and career development
  Marriott, the only publicly-traded lodging company on the list, was
highlighted for its excellent training programs. Associates average 78
hours of training and 34 hours of professional development each year.
  “Finding and engaging the very best talent is the most important thing
we do to ensure Marriott’s continued success,” said David Rodriguez,
executive vice president of global human resources. “It is our associates
who drive the significant growth of our company, and we take great pride in
creating a work environment that develops their leadership skills and
provides considerable growth opportunities for them.”
  Nawfal Bendefa, a 30-year-old vice president for International Project
Finance and Asset Management, said, “Marriott believes in and encourages
talent development and training, which is precisely the kind of opportunity
a young, career-driven graduate like me aspires to. There is a strong
culture of mentoring as well that allowed me to focus my career efforts and
advance rapidly.”