I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Marriott.
Interview Details – Job Fair - the manager that interviewed me was more interested in talking about himself than asking any questions of me. I got hired based on my previous employer's reputation.
Interview Question – Nothing unusual. Barely any questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Nothing was negotiable. Everything is SOP in this company and there is no deviating.
I applied online - interviewed at Marriott in December 2013.
Interview Details – Answered an ad on Craigslist for the Bradenton Marriott, owned by Ocean Properties. Ad said "banquet server", going rate for that in this area ranges from a low of $10 to a high of $15, some places share the gratuity with the workers, some don't. Answered ad, received a response to come in and fill out the application in person. Did that, waited a week, F&B Manager calls to say he wants to move forward and to come in to complete paperwork. Go in, the paperwork consists only of one form requiring my signature to check work references. We are apparently not at the point of filling out the tax paperwork for a hire. Manager says after this he wants another meeting with me and the General Manager, then with him again. This is 4 visits to this place and the manager lets slip yesterday that they pay minimum wage for the Bistro part of the job. The wage is not even remotely competitive or reasonable given the fact it is the holidays and it is high season in Florida. When answering the ad I expected to be offered at least $12 an hour, which is more in line with a median salary for on-call banquet servers. Seems like bait and switch to me. Run an ad for one thing, but offer something much less appealing and ridiculous level of pay when you get the "sucker" coming in.
Interview Question – This isn't rocket science, it's banquet serving. It wasn't anything in the interview process that was difficult, it was the fact this place expects applicants to appear in person multiple times and it turns out the job is only minimum wage. If they had put that in the ad I wouldn't have wasted my time. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – When a place offers minimum wage when you are making $5-$10 more an hour at other similar places, there is no reason to even waste one more nanosecond of your time with them. They are out of touch with the market and undervalue their help, and it can only go downhill from there.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Marriott.
Interview Details – Apply online, online questionnaire emailed after application, phone screen by outside company, phone interview 1, phone interview 2, in person interview with 2 managers. Offer was made about 1 week after in person interview. Counter offered and received a lot of pushback. Was offered 2.5% more but salary was still on the low end. Accepted the job, and signed paperwork and submitted drug test on first day of work.
Interview Question – Most questions were structured looking for a specific result from a previous experience. Don't tell them what you WOULD do, tell them what you HAVE done in a specific situation. When you provide the result, make sure you can quantify how you know it was a good result. Don't just say "And the guest was happy" ...they will ask "How did you know he was happy?" If you received a 100% survey or a letter from the guest, state that as the result of the situation. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Lowball offer based on lowest end of the salary spectrum. Counter offered and received 2.5% more with no wiggle room from there.
Interviewed at Marriott
Interview Details – Marriott follows the STAR during the interview which means when they process your answers you have to S-state the Situation, T-identify our Task, A - explain your Action, and R - what were your results
Interview Question – nothing is a difficult question because all questions are in relation to an experience Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Marriott in November 2013.
Interview Details – Met at Career Fair went through two interviews and then flown in for final round of interviews. Received email a week later saying I passed interview.
Interview Question – They asked about a time i had to react quickly to resolve a situation and delegate task. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I still waiting on the offer call and currently doing research.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marriott in October 2013.
Interview Details – phone and face to face interview pretty average and very customer service concerned
Interview Question – What are your weaknesses? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation for the position because it's entry level
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Marriott in October 2013.
Interview Details – I went to the job fair announcement for front desk clerks to work at a new Marriot Courtyard. The interview went very well. The person who interviewed me was positive and friendly. I could not have asked for a better person to conduct the interview. I did get a follow up telephone call to ask if I was still interested to which I responded yes. I applied for both the front desk and night auditor.
Interview Question – I was not asked any unexpected or difficult questions. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Marriott.
Interview Details –
Initial interview with Aon Hewitt Recruiter
Two online multiple choice assessments
Two interviews with GMs/Revenue Leaders (two interviewers per call)
Many of the questions were structured common HR questions and had nothing to do with the actual duties of the job.
Interview Question – Name something you screwed up and how you fixed it. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The offer was the offer, there was no room for negotiation
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Marriott in October 2013.
Interview Details – 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 Question – 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. View Answer
I applied online and interviewed at Marriott.
Interview Details – Submitted resume and was contacted in 2 days for an interview.
Interview Question – Hiring manager asked questions about situations at your previous job and you had to answer in the form of STAR. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No
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