LA Quinta
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www.lq.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

LA Quinta Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Assistant General Manager ( Hotel ) Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at LA Quinta in July 2010.

Interview Details – Originally was connected via recruiter. First 3 interviews were phone interviews; one interview with the outside recruiter, one with the HR recruiter, one with the Regional Vice President. Then an in-person interview with the Regional VP.

Interview Question – All basic hotel management questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Given the chance to do it again, I would push harder.

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Easy Interview

Director of Sales Interview

Director of Sales
New Orleans, LA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at LA Quinta in October 2011.

Interview Details – Interview process started with a phone interview with a recruiter. Next step was another phone interview with the regional sales director. Next was in-erson interview on property with GM and AGM. Next interview took place in Dallas with VP of Sales.

Interview Question – None that I can think of...pretty typical questions. I did have concerns about how they expected me to run my sales week and the lack of help with paperwork and on-property things. When I would bring up these concerns, I heard over and over "you book it, and operations cooks it" That did not happen. You book it and operations blames you when they drop the ball.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The salary was fair and no negotiation was needed, other than approval for a already-scheduled vacation.

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FDSR Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tampa, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at LA Quinta in November 2013.

Interview Details – They pulled my resume off of Monster.com and called me in for an Interview the following day. I interviewed with the GM.

Interview Question – We basically discussed my availability. Why La Quinta? Tell me about yourself? What did you like about your old job? What is one thing your former employer would say you had to work on?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The GM was not trying to negotiate at all.

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Front Desk Service Representative Interview

Front Desk Service Representative

I applied online and interviewed at LA Quinta.

Interview Details – Applied online. Had interview with General manager and then assistant general manager

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation

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Front Desk Service Representative Interview

Front Desk Service Representative
Garden City, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at LA Quinta in October 2009.

Interview Details – There are usually 1 or 2 interviews before being hired. But you will not be hired if you don't pass the personality assessment test, whether they like you during the interview or not.

Interview Question – they give you scenarios to conclude what you would do in different situations.   Answer Question

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Very Easy Interview

Maintenance Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pompano Beach, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at LA Quinta in March 2013.

Interview Details – I was hired on the spot after 5 minutes conversation because it looked like nobody wanted that position at the place. My suspect was real.
Usually they hire people with a very low salary even if you have very good skills. They try to milk you by paying a very low wage and they don't care about your experience and skills at all.
It seemed they were panicked because they were unable to find anybody to do the job.

Interview Question – Are you available to empty the trash cans while doing your job as Engineer?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation. Take it or leave it was the response of the General Manager. Usually they hire people with a very low salary even if you have very good skills. They try to milk you by paying a very low wage and they don't care about your experience and skills at all.

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Night Auditor Interview

Night Auditor

Interviewed at LA Quinta

Interview Details – Very fast and simple questions. Applied in the morning got called that afternoon and was hired the next day.

Interview Question – N/A   Answer Question

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Front Desk Clerk Interview

Front Desk Clerk
San Diego, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at LA Quinta in June 2010.

Interview Details – Interview was concise and easy. La Quinta had two weeks of training and 90 days of probation when hired. All you do is fill out forms agreeing to standard company procedures, and background check. The job description was right on spot with what you had to do.

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Front Desk Interview

Anonymous Employee
Monterey, CA

I applied online - interviewed at LA Quinta in January 2012.

Interview Details – Answered a Craig's list ad and had a meeting with manager

Interview Question – None that I can think of   Answer Question

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Front Desk Clerk Interview

Front Desk Clerk
Fort Collins, CO

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at LA Quinta in May 2011.

Interview Details – He looked at my resume and asked about my past experience, especially my past hotel experience. He also asked a few questions about my other jobs with customer service. We talked about what days I would work and how long I would be with the company (it was a summer job). He told me to dress nice, then had me start training on the spot.

Interview Question – What I disliked most about working in a hotel   Answer Question

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