Voluntary employee reviews show high marks for Hyatt’s workplace environment, culture and commitment to fostering success

CHICAGO, 2012-12-14 — / — Hyatt has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2013 by Glassdoor in its annual Employees’ Choice Awards. Glassdoor, a jobs and careers community website, compiles the annual award by relying solely on the input of employees, who voluntarily elect to provide feedback on their job, work environment and company through Glassdoor’s anonymous online company review survey.

“At Hyatt, the satisfaction and wellbeing of our associates is fundamental to the success of our business, because they are the ones who provide hospitality to our guests each day,” said Robb Webb, chief human resources officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We’re proud that our associates continue to demonstrate their appreciation for our strong workplace environment and the values, diversity and culture that define us as a global company.”

The Glassdoor Awards symbolize employees’ support for how their employers operate, drive culture and foster success. Companies on the 2013 list tend to see high marks for career advancement opportunities, clear company vision and a sense of respect among colleagues.

Employees submitted nearly half a million company reviews to Glassdoor during the past year. Glassdoor’s company reviews asked employees to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. The overall ranking for Glassdoor’s awards list was determined according to each company’s overall Glassdoor rating, which is a cumulative average rating from U.S.-based employees who elected to participate in the company review survey.

The complete list of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2013 is available at

Hyatt’s Record as a Preferred Employer

Hyatt continues to receive a variety of national and local distinctions for its workplace environment, including Best Places to Work awards in Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco, among other cities.

  • Hyatt received the 2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award for success in creating an engaged workplace culture, based largely on positive feedback from independent surveys of more than 70,000 associates around the world.
  • Most recently, Hyatt was selected as the No. 2 place to work in Chicago in the Chicago Tribune’s “2012 Top 100 Workplaces” list following a survey of Chicagoland associates from eight area hotels and the company’s corporate headquarters.
  • The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and have named Hyatt as a desired employer for recent graduates and young professionals.
  • AARP has named Hyatt as a top employer for older Americans, and CareerBliss recently named Hyatt the happiest hotel company.

Hyatt is also recognized as a leader in promoting and nurturing a diverse workforce. Last month, the Human Rights Campaign once again recognized Hyatt as one of the best places to work for LGBT Equality, granting the company a 100 percent rating on its 2013 Corporate Equality Index for the ninth consecutive year. The company has also been honored by other respected third-party organizations including Hispanic Business magazine and the NAACP for its programs supporting Hispanic and African-American associates.

Additionally, the readers of CAREERS & the disABLED magazine recently selected Hyatt as a “Top 50 Employer” ranking it among the top companies in the country that provides a positive working environment for people with disabilities.

Hyatt is currently seeking to fill approximately 900 open positions in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. All opportunities are available at

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About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTMbrand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2012, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit