I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Westin in June 2011.
Interview Details – I interviewed with the Human Resource Manager then the Front-Office Manager. I was asked questions relating to my experience.
Interview Question – There was a series of questions with made up situations, they wanted my input on how I would handle each situation. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person - interviewed at Westin in April 2013.
Interview Details – I was hired because I already had a professional relationship with the kitchen management. I had been an executive at a neighboring bigness and was looking for a way out. I was invite to come work with them.
Interview Question – In my case it was "Can you work a specific shift?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – they offered me a certain amount. I asked for a dollar more per hour. There was a short pause. They said okay... I started 3 days later.
I would expect other peoples experience to be different only because of my previous experience with the kitchen management team
I applied online and interviewed at Westin.
Interview Details – I applied through the company's website and received a call that they were interested in interviewing within a few days. The initial interview was very informal with the director of finance and assistant director of finance. I was asked to return for the behavioral interview with an HR manager and the another individual from the finance department. They asked the typical, "name a time when..., describe a situation where..." behavioral interview questions. Most of the questions dealt with describing a times in a leadership role. I was told I would hear back within a week or two. About a month later I was informed they decided to hire someone internally for the position.
Interview Question – Describe a time you really had to motivate your team. What exactly did you say? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Westin in December 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process took ~2 weeks. I came in to apply as an auditor and ended up being vetted for a front desk position. The questions were pretty general and focused on client service. They want to make certain that you are above all professional.
Interview Question – There were a few scenario questions that had no obvious correct answer. They are designed to see how you process and prioritize information. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Westin.
Interview Details – Telephone interview (1) and then in-person interview (1)
Interview Question – all the questions were hospitality related. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – job offer was given after the first interview, accepted it on the spot.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Westin.
Interview Details – I got the information from college career center and received interview notice within two weeks. It's an onsite interview, with two recruiters recording
Interview Question – have you ever worked with your coworkers and overcame difficulties? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Westin in August 2012.
Interview Details – They ask a few question, mostly concerned if you come in a suit and talk professional.
Interview Question – What made you want to get into the hotel buisness? Answer Question
Interviewed at Westin
Interview Details – The interview process was pretty easy. The company really likes to promote from within so it may be a challenge getting hired if you don't know someone on the inside.
Interview Question – The interview wasn't difficult at all. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I interviewed at Westin in February 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by email for the interview. I then went to the location in DC and sat in a room full of people. It took about 2 hours for them to call me in to the interview room. Interview was very typical and took about 10 minutes.
Interview Question – Do you have experience in the the field of finance. Answer Question
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