Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) was recently recognized as one of Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies” for 2018. Marriott Vacations Worldwide ranked seventh in the Large Division, making it the highest-ranked Orlando company in the vacation ownership industry. The “Top 100 Companies” program is created by the Orlando Sentinel, in partnership with Best Companies Group, to recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orlando, benefiting the city’s economy, workforce and businesses.

“Receiving this prestigious award from our hometown newspaper is truly an honor,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer. “Our dedication to helping our associates Grow, Thrive and Care, both at work and home, helps this company continue to be respected by our peers and a place where associates can develop their career.”

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Central Florida (BrevardFlaglerLakeMarionOrangeOsceolaPolkSeminoleSumter and Volusia County);
  • Have at least 15 employees working in Central Florida;
  • Must be in business a minimum of one year

Organizations from across Central Florida entered the two-part survey to determine the Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies.” The first part of the survey assessed each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part measured the employee experience through a questionnaire. 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 workplace culture is the key to the company’s success. Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a global family, and the company’s beliefs and behavior prove this. Our “spirit to serve” and “culture of fun” attitude have helped shape this company’s culture and made it home to more than 12,139 associates worldwide. Marriott Vacations Worldwide 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 world.

Public announcement of the list and rankings of the Orlando Sentinel’s “Top 100 Companies” program was published in the Orlando Sentinel on August 12, 2018. 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 65 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