Highgate Hotels Interview Questions

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
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    Clerk Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    To Long it took 6 weeks, several phone calls and call backs for a next to minimum wage Job. Human resource department was horrible took way to long. and came to find out they desperately needed a worker at the time.. After weeks it was disheartening and kept putting me in a deeper and deeper financial hole. because I was already out of work for a bit. When the job market improves and it will, it will be hard for them to find anyone that will hold out that long.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    easy

  2.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Highgate Hotels.

    Interview

    Thorough interview process which included several levels in the organization. I spoke with 6 individuals as part of the interviewing process. I noted that Highgate was very thorough in their selection of talent and want to insure the right fit for the position.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Director of Sales and Marketing Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Highgate Hotels (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    14 plus interviews over 3 states with both knowledgeable and in knowledgeable people. Overall time to offer took 4 months. In the end,
    not willing to negotiate salary, bonus and vacation so this will take a bit of work on your side

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Limited negotiation. Note- they "promise" to "take care of you". Get it in writing to protect yourself from their high turnover.

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Highgate Hotels in March 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through alumni internship postings. I received an email for a Skype interview since I was studying abroad. The interview was about 30 minutes and was very straightforward. I was mostly asked typical behavioral questions and asked about my communcation/sales experience. I received the offer a month or so later for a summer internship with a sales management team.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to reassess a situation and change your strategy in order to attain a goal.   Answer Question
  6.  

    Corporate Sales/Marketing Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Highgate Hotels.

    Interview

    This was an on-campus recruiting event, and the recruiter had a very unique hiring/interview process. We submitted our resumes, and received text messages later that night to have breakfast/dinner with the recruiters the next day. It was a very casual/relaxed interview process, and asked typical behavioral questions.

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Highgate Hotels (Irving, TX) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 3 members of the executive team and 1 Financial Analyst in my first round interview. Two weeks later, I was contacted for a 2nd round interview with the COO and three other executive team members. I received an offer that night to start the next Monday. It was a very smooth and quick process.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected questions. Most questions were behavioral to determine whether I'd be a good fit.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Accounting Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Highgate Hotels (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Interview was mostly informal, interviewer gave overview of position and asked about what I was looking for and my interests, no difficult questions, did not require a lot of preparation. After the interview, it took awhile to hear back even after following up with the company. I actually did not receive an offer for about a month after the interview, with no word from them in the meantime.

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Convention Services Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Highgate Hotels (Boston, MA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    This was an internal promotion. HR offered me less than they informed my director they would be offering me. Even still, the property (65k sq feet of meeting space) offered me a salary comparable to a hotel across the street with less thank 10k sq ft meeting space. Absolutely insulting

    Negotiation

    I made them aware that the salary was unacceptable to me and that I would accept and look for a new position with a reasonable salary - which I did and quickly left

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    Executive Administrative Assistant Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Highgate Hotels (Irving, TX) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was almost painful. Four hour interview for an admin position; a bit over the top. Company seems to be entirely too consumed with paperwork and approval process; I was he 12th person to interview for the position which I was over qualified for. During the interview it was made clear I may "be bored with the position, as I am overqualified". Job offer came 2 days later; but not for the job I interviewed for; offered me a receptionist position at half the salary as I "didn't quite have the qualifications they were looking for".

    Interview Questions

    • Will you blow up balloos if asked to do so?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    In 48 hours I went from over qualified to not qualified. Absolutely insulted & declind the offer.

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    Front Office Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Highgate Hotels (New York, NY) in February 2009.

    Interview

    E-mailed the General Manager directly and then was asked to apply online through their portal. I initially applied for a Sales Manager position which was filled at the moment but they wanted to interview me anyway.

    After meeting with the General Manager and Director of Human resources, it took them one week to ask me consent for employment back ground check and then almost four weeks to get an offer.

    After hired, you understand why they take so long in the hiring process which is basically to save money and lack of organization.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions, just very specific ones regarding the job and the brand you are applying for.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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