Marriott Director Interview Questions

Updated May 23, 2015
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Director Interview

Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Marriott (Bethesda, MD) in July 2013.

Interview

Found the process to be unnecessarily drawn out and not terribly productive or insightful. They've basically been sold a corporate bill of goods by their "HR professionals"... sort of a CYA system called "The STAR System." When implementing this system the HR folks are basically left off the hook if someone were to not work out. I met with countless individuals over nearly 4 months time and oddly enough, never met with a single individual within my specific discipline. I found my recruiter to be incredibly insulting from the git-go and also a bit lazy and condescending at the same time.

Interview Questions

  • It's all based on "The STAR System." A series of questions that all begin with "Can you recall a time when you..." In truth? Had I really been willing to do absolutely anything to get the job? I just would've concocted works of fiction with the painfully obvious desired pat answers.   1 Answer

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Marriott (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Strong business leaders in the organization; recruiting process seems to be changing --- for the better. Opportunity to perform case study for candidates moving to the final phase of interviewing (depending on department).

    Interview Questions

    • What critical thinking skills would you bring to the organization? What type of culture do you enjoy and how have you impacted culture in your previous roles?   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Marriott (Bethesda, MD) in June 2009.

    Interview

    It was a typical interview. While I'd done my homework, I found it not a challenge. There were questions around strategy, vision and leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your vision for the position.   1 Answer
    • What is my view of leadership?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The salary.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Marriott in December 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed for two Director positions. The first step is a basic phone interview with HR with basic questions on your background (i.e. walk me through your resume), why Marriott, availability, and salary requirements. Next step was 1-1 interviews with the number of interviews varying based on the group. For the first position, I only met with HR (typical behavioral interview) and the hiring VP (mixed behavioral and functional/experience questions). For the second position, I seemingly interviewed with the entire group having met with 9 people from Directors to VP's and a rep from HR. Interviews were mostly behavioral and the process seemed a bit unorganized as most of the interviewers asked the same questions. There was also a 2nd round of interviews for those who passed through. Having 10 interviews in the 1st round in a single day seemed to be unnecessary.

    Interview Questions

    • HR - Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult coworker. What was the situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • How would you describe your leadership style?   Answer Question

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