Interviewed at John Q. Hammons
Interview Details – In-person interviews lasted over two hours. My voice hurt so much from talking two hours straight. I think they like to hear themselves talk.
Interview Question – Nothing too hard. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Pay not high enough
I applied through other source and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at John Q. Hammons in August 2012.
Interview Details – Expect to interview with several layers- Total Process was 40 Days from start to finish- met with GM, AGM, RDOS, Regional VP of Ops, VP of Sales and member of the ownership group
Interview Question – "If i was a dog what kind of dog would I be." Some of the questions were out of the role and more to understand what kind of person you are. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer made by General Manager- Hotel was competitive with other opportunities in the market. Second Round hotel was able to meet requests.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at John Q. Hammons.
Interview Details – My interview experience was very unusual. It was a long time ago and the process is completely different now, from what I understand. I interviewed directly with the Director of Catering and after weeks of hearing nothing, she finally called and said they'd like to offer me the position. There was no 2nd interview and I never met with the Director of Sales or the General Manager prior to starting.
Interview Question – The interview was very casual and I don't remember being surprised or thrown off by any question. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at John Q. Hammons.
Interview Details – Minimum three interviews: one with hiring manager, one with GM or AGM, and one with HR Director. They were wanting to get people in quickly so I had all three in one day. This could be more such as both the GM and AGM interview, or an assistant manager interviews first and then recommends to hiring manager.
Just be prepared with your customer service answers and examples. You have to show that you can care for the hotel's guests and be a reliable enough employee to show up everyday and abide by guidelines and policies.
Interview Question – What was a stressful situation that I had to handle by myself? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I accepted their offer without negotiating
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at John Q. Hammons in September 2011.
Interview Details – This position was for Residence Inn owned by John Q Hammons Hotels. I applied for the position online on a Friday and the following Friday I was called for an interview. The hotel is very classy. The staff was polite and professional. The lady who interviewed me was young but seemed very competent and fairly serious and we got down to business. The interview took place in the open, in their dining area, rather than in an office. However it was in the afternoon when no one else was around so that was fine. She told me a little about the position and asked me 5-6 detailed questions about my past experience. The position was labeled HR but really sounded more like quality assurance and bookkeeping, which was not a problem but kind of surprising after reading the advertisement on Craigslist that led me to the hotel website. It sounded right in line with my previous job, which in a way was not such a good thing because I hated my previous position. Anyway, she told me that I sounded like a great fit for the job but would I have any concerns about a drug test or credit check. I said no, and then she asked me several very direct, specific financial questions and said that she would talk to her supervisor but in this financial related position they are pretty "picky". I found this odd as it only paid $12 per hour; how could they expect people to have perfect credit (and mine's very very close)? I never heard from her again. I have no idea if they even ran my credit. However, about 2 weeks later I received an automated email letting me know the position was filled, and that was nice. I always like the confirmation.
Interview Question – Do you have any surprises in your credit check? THEN: Like, do you have high balances on any cards or any revolving credit at all? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at John Q. Hammons in April 2010.
Interview Details – Meet with several managers at the property
Negotiation Details – A hard number with no negotiation allowed
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