Parsippany, N.J. (May 2, 2014) – Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, was once again named among the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Company has been named to the list. The annual survey honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
“Receiving this recognition is a tremendous honor and reflection of our associates who are highly engaged in our values and our mission. This is an important achievement and point of pride for us as it acknowledges the unique culture built by them,” said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “In order to remain a successful company, industry leader and a great employer, it is essential that our associates feel that the Company provides a supportive environment for them to advance personally and professionally.”
With a diverse workforce consisting of different values, attitudes, expectations, needs, and motivations, the Company recognizes that a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t right for its employees, and offers a flexible environment to pursue their interests, create a personalized career path, including customized schedules and Associate Business Groups designed for employees to engage in the business expansion process, and networking and affiliation with colleagues across the Company that share common interests and experiences. Additionally, Wyndham Worldwide offers a variety of personal and professional development programs like mentoring and networking events and the flexibility to move throughout the organization to pursue areas of interest.
In addition to offering employees a wide variety of exciting and challenging opportunities to explore and develop their personal and professional potential, Wyndham Worldwide is committed to helping associates achieve a work/life balance through a variety of programs that focus on the health and wellness of the body, mind and spirit. Programs include an on-site, full-time nurse practitioner, a no-cost, on-site fitness center that is open 24/7, allowing associates to utilize it at times that best fit their schedules, no-cost flu shots and a corporate mammography service in coordination with a local medical center’s breast center.
As part of its people-focused culture, the Company also offers many family-friendly benefits, including a variety of personal, on-site services such as car wash/detailing, a credit union, a shoe shine service, dry cleaning, an on-site store for basic items, free shuttle service to/from a local train station, a barista serving Starbucks and a cafeteria. Additionally, the Company hosts employee functions and celebrations including, a Kid’s Day, a Halloween celebration, a summer picnic, and a holiday party.
“We value our associates for their unique talents, attributes and personalities that they bring to their individual roles and to the overall company culture” said Falvey. “Through the programs and services we offer to support our associates, both at work and at home, we aim to provide great experiences for our team so they can provide great experiences for our customers around the world.”
Produced by NJBIZ and managed by Best Companies Group (BCG), the survey included evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics in addition to an associate survey to measure associate experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.
About Wyndham Worldwide
One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,500 franchised hotels and 646,900 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 107,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 190 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 907,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,800 associates globally.