Columbia Sussex Reviews

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Columbia Sussex President and CEO Bill Yung III
Bill Yung III
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    Very Happy Working for this Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Columbia Sussex full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    They allow you to do your job! They don't micro-manage. Corporate office has no turn over and is helpful when needed. Salary is good. Family oriented. Worked other Hotel Management companies and would not leave this one - over a decade of loyal service!!

    Cons

    Needs a better Sales bonus program to motivate sales employees. Company would make a lot more money with a better bonus in place.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for many happy years, I appreciate you!


Columbia Sussex Interviews

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    Front Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clearwater, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Columbia Sussex (Clearwater, FL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Straight forward. They purchased the hotel that i was already working at so I was basically interviewing to keep the job that i already had. The regional did all the talking. The GM just sat their starring at me and didn't say anything.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you bring to the table and are you willing to work for this meager salary?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Management:"Are you willing to work for this (meager) salary?" Me: "Can you do a little better than that? I have a degree." Management: "That's nice but NO. Take it or leave it." (Lowers head in defeat) Me: "Sure. Where do I sign?"

Columbia Sussex Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2008

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Website www.columbiasussex.com
Headquarters Crestview Hills, KY
Size 5000+ 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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