Carlson Companies
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Headquarters Minnetonka, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
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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Employees are “Satisfied”   32 ratings


62% Approve of the CEO   12 ratings

Carlson Companies President, CEO, and Director Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

President, CEO, and Director

Great benefits & pay.

  Former Executive Administrative Assistant in Minnetonka, MN

Pros: 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. Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Minneapolis, MN Aug 2012 – Reviewed Mar 26, 2014

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.Full Interview

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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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