Starwood Hotels & Resorts Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2014
Updated Aug 17, 2014
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    Catering Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Alll of starwood's interviews are behavior based. They asked about past experiences rather than the standard strength and weaknesses questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Please explain a time you had to confront a superior member of the company and how did it go?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Revenue Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Time spent with each executive committee member

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    PMO Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by a person with less than 4 years experience who misinterpreted my answers, or confused me with someone else. By his own admission he wasn't qualified to conduct the interview due to lack of relevant experience as compared to my 15 + years. I am assuming my rejection was a mistake bought on by lack of experience or poor judgement. As a result, this particular PMO (Project Management Office) is off my list until things change there. I can't prove it, but Ageism might be an issue as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Although he was somewhat unfocused in his approach, all of the questions were easily answered.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Training Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Starwood uses behavioral interviewing techniques. They want to hear a detailed story around the answer. Typically you want to focus on how your efforts as part of a team helped build the business. They have different questions based on the role they're interviewing for. Depending on the team, the interviews can be with several people. Starwood believes in hiring for attitude, train for skills. How the candidate fit into the team dynamic is very important.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you and your supervisor had a difference of opinion.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The wheels of change at Starwood move VERY slowly. From the time I applied to the offer was more than 10 weeks. Starwood is a 'Total Compensation' company-they offer a yearly bonus (% based on your title). The yearly salary isn't typically very high, they depend largely on the bonus to bring in good talent.
    Accepted Offer
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    Quick and easy! LOVE the hiring process!! Behavioral questions that showed the kind of person you are.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview set up through Recruiting Firm which was handled professionally.

    Interview Questions
    • Started interview with: I'm not going to interview you for the role you applied for as earlier this week I am in a new role and we need a senior manager able to help the inexperienced PMs with providing guidance.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Starwood uses the behavioral method for the interview process- STAR.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non- negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Restaurant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us of a situation where something went totally wrong and how did you fix it?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Reservation Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume online, and within 8-12 hours, I had a callback requesting more information from me. They were very impressed it seems. I spoke to the very lovely representative, who gave me further details on what the position entailed. She was very warm and professional. I came in for an assessment, a call listening session, and interview, which was very awesome. The woman that interviewed me was very warm, and very funny. She was extremely professional and oozed her love of working at Starwood. It was a very awesome experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Not terribly difficult at all, but you should not be blasé about it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very quick. Had a phone interview first, then a face to face interview with my immediate director and finally interviewed with the general manager. All interviews were conducted within 1 week and I was offered the job by the end of the week.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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