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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    Housekeeping Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pinellas Park, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pinellas Park, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at LA Quinta in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I arrived early, the general manager interviewing me arrived late. He started by asking about my college education, which I thought was a little strange and irrelevant for a simple housekeeping position. Asked general questions that I'm pretty sure he was just reading off a page in front of him. Why do I want to work there? Who was my favorite past boss and why? What would I do if I saw someone clocking in for someone else? What would I do if asked to stay and work off the clock? Did I have any questions? Pretty basic stuff, easy enough interview process. I asked about the business culture and what a typical day would be like. He spoke about what I would be doing and told me about benefits I'd receive. This was a Wednesday and he said he'd make a decision by Friday and call, but also gave me his card and told me to call him on Friday. I sent him a thank you note and called on Friday as I was instructed after I didn't hear anything. He didn't answer so I left a message. I never heard anything back which honestly surprised me because I thought it went very well and I thought I did everything right. The manager interviewing me seemed like he'd be a decent boss and the few other employees I interacted with were nice and seemed content with working there.

    Interview Questions
    • What would I do if asked to stay and work off the clock?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied on line, the next day I received a call to set up the interview, I was so excited.
    I scheduled the interview by phone, I thought interview went very well. I took the on line screening. Two weeks went by, no phone calls or emails. I then called HR, they said everyone was at the Convention. For me to wait. so I waited another 10 days. So after a total of 4 weeks, I got a voice mail, if I was interested in a personal interview, to call and the local GM would interview me. Sadly I had an ER situation for my family. I was not able to interview.I think I was labeled for life. I kept calling, emailing, I applied four more times, I was told someone else was hired.
    I am so dissapointed, that I thought this was a wonderful national chain, I am well trained as a GM and would have been grateful to be an ASST MGR. with this Company, however, I will never ever be given the chance, because I was at the ER. than one day.
    sad, the position is now open again, and several more. they could have had a great Asst Mgr. who would have helped them rank high, and been loyal to them for years to come.
    But Darn the emergency we had, will haunt me:(.
    Wait, not anymore, I just got the job of my dreams, yesterday :)))
    and it's not La Quinta .

    Interview Questions
    • if you are interested in the interview call us back, but if you dont the second we ask you to.
      we will write your name in the book of NO HIRE EVER AGAIN>
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Front Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, LA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at LA Quinta in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Resume. Call. Interview

    Interview Questions
    • None were really difficult. Do you have any experience in a hotel? How does your previous experience prepare you for this job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    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
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    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

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