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Columbia Sussex President and CEO Bill Yung III
Bill Yung III
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  • Less than a year with the company

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Riverview, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Riverview, FL
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Columbia Sussex full-time (Less than a year)


    Group Goals, bonus plan, management team, flexibility, commissions, supportive of families, room for growth and promotion, give inexperienced individuals opportunities


    Paid Time Off, Work all holidays, performance reports, weekly meetings, processes for client billing, lack of training, 50 plus hour work weeks for management

    Advice to Management

    Always room to grow however I am very happy with my upper management team.

Columbia Sussex Interviews

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia Sussex.


    Arrived on time for interview and had to wait about 20 minutes for F&B Director. He asked me about my skills, previous experience, and ability to work as a team. After he interviewed me he had his boss the GM interview me. This time the GM asked all of the questions, but the F&B Director remained in the room. The GM tested my general wine knowledge and wine pairings. He also asked me a series of questions geared at testing how strong my skills stated were. The GM told the F&B Director that he approved and the F&B Director told me I was hired. He told me to come back the next day for training and he told me what to get for a uniform. After each interview I was asked if I had any questions. I asked a few questions. I mention this because after I was hired and had been working for the company for a while different managers and directors had discussed how their interviews had gone and they had told me that they had qualified applicants for different jobs that were not hired because they didn't have/ask any questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me "tell me about yourself" question. They asked if I had any experience, wine knowledge, etc. Mostly they based their questions on my resume.   1 Answer

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America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Crestview Hills, KY
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

If you're looking for some hospitality, no need to travel to a South American country or a historic county in England. Columbia Sussex develops and manages about 50 upscale and midscale hotels in some 25 states, as well as two in the Caribbean. The company is a franchisee for national hotel brands, with hotels operating under established banners such as Hilton, Marriott, Doubletree, and Starwood Hotel's Westin brand. Properties include the Las Vegas Westin, the Williamsburg Marriott in Virginia, and the Doubletree Cincinnati Airport. CEO William Yung and his ... More

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