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LA Quinta Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Updated Jul 21, 2014
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    Guest Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at LA Quinta.

    Interview Details

    A mutual acquaintance gave the GM my resume and I was asked to come in for an interview. The interview itself was about 5-10 minutes. Very straight to the point. I was asked about hypothetical situations such as calming an angry customer or rectifying a mistake that I'd made. Your run of the mill interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake at work and the steps you took to fix it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate higher pay, but instead was promised 40 hours a week. I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Front Desk Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at LA Quinta.

    Interview Details

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

    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    FDSR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Maintenance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pompano Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pompano Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Night Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterey, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterey, CA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Front Desk Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Area Director of Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in DFW, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in DFW, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at LA Quinta in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by recruiter from La Quinta Corporate HR after being referred by local sales Colleague. Telephone interview lasted 40 minutes and included typical questions re: experience, likes/dislikes, etc. Recruiter was very professional and personable and closed conversation explaining that I would be contacted by Regional DOS for next step. Was contacted approximately 7 days later by Regional DOS via telephone. Was told upon conclusion of interview that I would be contacted by VP of Sales after their annual sales rally, which would take place the following week.

    Reasons for Declining

    I did not pursue further as I did not feel the 2nd interviewer possessed the articulation skills or industry knowledge of someone I would do well reporting to. I also did not want to be part of an organization that place such little importance on filling such a critical position.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at LA Quinta in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    You speak with an HR person fill out a "survey" assessment then if you qualify you are reffered to an RVP who then interviews you and makes the decision with HR

    Negotiation Details
    I was told i would not get more than offered due to my experience level. Depending on your RVP the starting pay can vary greatly some of them really short change their GM's others
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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