I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
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To say the interview process was disjointed would be an understatement. Admittedly, everyone was very nice and most were very professional, but following a phone screen and what seemed to be a final in-person interview, I was brought in to meet the rest of the team. Most of those I met were professional, courteous, and respectful of my time, but there were a few participants that were particularly disengaged and acted as though they felt they were wasting their time.
The biggest problem I have never actually received a response from them regarding their decision. Of course, after a while, you send follow-up emails inquiring about the process, but to not receive a reply even to those emails is such poor form, it's a little hard to believe. Whether I just got lost in the shuffle or there was a deliberate choice not to contact me, which is a small courteous all things considered, who knows.
Interview Question – Nothing unusual. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in July 2013.
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Career site was easy to use and it was very efficient to submit a resume and cover letter. I found the HR staff at Starwood to be very unreliable and not very helpful. One time I even had a phone interview postponed three times in a row (once was a complete no show by the HR person) just to have the HR person come on during the fourth try and tell me the position had been filled in the meantime. I know HR people have a lot thrown at them with dwindling resources, but I am a pretty flexible person and have to saw that there was a complete lack of professional courtesy.
In person interviews were actually quite the opposite. Very efficient, everyone at the company is very accommodating and pleasant to talk to. I was brought to a meeting room in the new Starwood headquarters (quite nice) and the interviewers came to me one by one. They just asked the standard questions and that evolved into a back and forth conversation. I ended up not being selected, but I have to say the in-person interview process was quite a good experience and they had a very reasonable explanation for why they made their decision.
Interview Question – None really. They asked a few typical interview questions then just took the conversation from there. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in July 2013.
Interview Details – It's too tedious and such a long process. It starts to wear you down. They ask you to come in multiple times and meet with several people. Be prepare to meet with several people for 1/2 to entire day. They lose a lot of great talent.
Reason for Declining – Pay was too low.
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in May 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview and some technical questions. Most questions a behavioral questions.
Interview Question – Most questions are behavioral questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There were no flexibility in the offer. Take it or leave it.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in April 2013.
Interview Details –
Communications Manager, Global Sales Products met with two members of the Integrated Sales and Catering team in one meeting. Each person dedicated approximately 40 minutes. The day to day activities were explained in detail : drafting written materials, preparing presentations, creating end user surveys and communicating with Starwood employees.
The interviewers were very relaxed, open to questions and eager to explain the Starwood philosophy.
Interview Question – What do you believe to be your most outstanding accomplishment in any position. View Answer
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