Marriott Vacations Worldwide Makes Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies List

ORLANDO, Fla. - September 12, 2016 — Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) was recently recognized as one of  Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies” for 2016. Ranking fourth in the Large Division placed the company as highest recognized company in the vacation ownership industry. The list of “Top 100 Companies” was created by the Orlando Sentinel and Best Companies Group and is a survey and award program designed to identify and honor the best places of employment in Orlando, benefiting the city’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

“We are truly honored to receive such a distinguished award from our hometown newspaper,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer. “Our dedication to our associates and their well-being continues to be recognized as a world class benchmark and our company culture programs remain focused on how our associates Grow, Thrive and Care both at work and in their personal lives.” 

For-profit or non-for-profit businesses, whether publicly or privately held, and government entities meeting the following eligibility requirements could be considered:

Organizations from across Central Florida entered the two-part survey process to determine the Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies.” The first part of the survey used to determine the award consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part of the survey consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s culture is the source of the company’s success. Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a global family and the company’s beliefs and behaviors resoundingly prove this. Marriott Vacations Worldwide celebrates the values that have been the key contributors to the company’s legendary success, such as "take care of your associates," "spirit to serve" and the commitment to business integrity. Marriott Vacations Worldwide is home to approximately 10,000 associates worldwide. The company focuses on providing unforgettable vacation experiences to Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott Owners and Members around the globe.

Public announcement of the list and rankings of the Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies”program was published in the Orlando Sentinel on August 21, 2016. For more information on the Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies” program, visit

About Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading global pure-play vacation ownership company, offering a diverse portfolio of quality products, programs and management expertise with over 60 resorts. Its brands include Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott. Since entering the industry in 1984 as part of Marriott International, Inc., the company earned its position as a leader and innovator in vacation ownership products. The company preserves high standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors and associates while maintaining a long-term relationship with Marriott International. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter at and find us on Facebook at


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