Hornblower Cruises and Events
Hornblower Cruises and Events Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
First Officer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hornblower Cruises and Events.
Interview Details – Saw ad posted via Craiglist and applied online via Taleo. Got an email back in about 5 minutes.
I followed up for 2-3 weeks and eventually was scheduled for an interview.
Arrived, was asked general questions about my experience and expectations. I received an offer several days later.
Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions, so long as you know what you are doing. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Very Easy Interview
Bartender Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hornblower Cruises and Events in March 2014.
Interview Details – Talked to the reps of the company at a college job fair, left my resume. Got a call a few days later inviting me to the open house. Went there (it was held on one of their boats), spoke to the hiring manager who asked me a few questions about where I was previously employed and wether it was a fast-pawed environment or no. Then a simplest question of how to make a Cosmopolitan and Long Island Iced Tea.
Then she said she'll give me a chance.
Negotiation Details – No
Wedding Sales Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Hornblower Cruises and Events in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online through simplyhired.com. Had an initial phone interview with their outside sales rep, who was very nice. Was told I would have an in-person interview with the Director of Sales, but when I arrived for my interview the receptionist could not locate her. Finally, the assistant director of sales came down and said that the Director of Sales "had something come up last-minute and could not meet with me." I knew this was an ominous sign - that she didn't think enough of me to be at the interview. I found the interview rather tense and I felt overdressed. It didn't feel good that the person I was supposed to interview with was not there.
Interview Question – How do you plan on making the transition from doing sales for your own business to working in a sales office? Answer Question
Call Center Agent Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Hornblower Cruises and Events.
Interview Details – I was desperately ill as I waited in the main office till my interview. As the boat rocked on I can't remember anything but, that I was so sick. After many days of watching employees be eliminated, I was still there in the end. I did get use to the rocking of the boat after a couple of weeks.
Negotiation Details – I worked there about a half of year befor they hired me on permanently.