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Marriott Sales Director Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2014
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Regional Director of Sales Interview

Regional Director of Sales
Arlington, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Marriott in March 2012.

Interview Details – A highly scripted process was in place when interviewed for a Sales position. The overall scenario and interaction felt very sterile - quite unlike the natural rapport building that happens in sales interactions - and in most Marriott interactions, inside and outside HQ. The process appeared to feel uncomfortable for the panel of interviewers as well. I wonder if they learn what they really need to know about a candidate to judge their capabilities for a job?

Interview Question – Describe the most difficult selling situation you encountered in which you were unsuccessful.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Offer was for a lower level position at 50% of my current salary. It felt insulting.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Director of Sales Interview

Director of Sales
Rogers, AR

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Marriott in September 2011.

Interview Details – My initial contact was with the AGM. I was responding to a networking lead. I was given the business card for the sales manager. I made contact and received a phone interview the same day. I scheduled a personal interview the following day. This interview lasted a little over an hour. It involved both the GM and Sales Manager. They did most of the talking and outlined the expectations of the position and the work culture. I believe that this company has very high expectations for the DOS position, and that the work culture is very much like a family.

Interview Question – How would you position yourself to gain access to a decision maker for a national corporation so that you could negotiate a corporate rate for our hotel?   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Director of Sales Interview

Director of Sales
Baton Rouge, LA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Marriott in July 2010.

Interview Details – First met with the GM, then went back and met with the Regional HR Director, then went for a 3rd in person interview with the Regional GM and another properties DOS.

Interview Question – How do you feel your last Director did as a leader?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Director of Sales and Marketing Interview

Director of Sales and Marketing
London, England (UK)

I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Marriott.

Interview Details – I was head hunted for the role so can't help with this one

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. My results.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple. I asked for more money and they said yes, but there again they did head hunt me!

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