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Carlson Companies Reviews

32 Reviews
32 Reviews
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Carlson Companies President, CEO, and Director Hubert Joly
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    Great benefits & pay.

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Carlson Companies full-time for more than a year


    It was a fun company to work for. Our department worked well as a team and independently as needed. Upper management was hands on and worked well with the all reports.


    My position was newly created when I started and there wasn't much work at first.

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    Upper management in my department was amazing. He took the time to talk to his reports daily and ask for feedback.

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Carlson Companies Interviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
Updated Mar 26, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Carlson Companies in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went through one interview, answered some basic questions such as my experience, background, tough work challenges and etc. Offered the job within a few days.

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Carlson Companies Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Headquarters Minnetonka, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1938
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Carlson Companies began in 1938 as the Gold Bond Stamp Company, but has evolved into a leisure services juggernaut. The company owns a majority (55%) of travel giant Carlson Wagonlit. Its Carlson Hotels Worldwide owns and operates approximately 1,000 hotels in more than 70 countries under brands such as Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, and Park Plaza. In addition, its Carlson Restaurants Worldwide includes the T.G.I. Friday's and Pick Up Stix chains. Chairman Marilyn Carlson Nelson and director Barbara Carlson Gage, daughters of founder Curtis Carlson, each own... More

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