LA Quinta

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LA Quinta President and CEO Wayne B. Goldberg
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    Great intro to Hospitality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk in Casper, WY

    I worked at LA Quinta part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for entering and familiarizing yourself with hospitality. Being in a state with a major highway, we saw a lot of people and a wide variety at that. The one I worked at was a franchise, so I can truly only speak for the hotels in Wyoming and Colorado when I say the management was incredibly caring about my coworkers and I when we had family emergencies or school trips (High school and college alike). There was a bit of room within the hotel staff for growth, there weren't too many higher positions to move into, but my manager was willing to recommend transfers for anyone. Coworkers and GM were always in contact.

    Cons

    Again, not much room for growth and it takes a while before you're available for a raise of any sort. Some coworkers were incredibly difficult to work with, always depends on where you apply. You tend to see the worst in a lot of people and they always expect you to be able to work the magic when, like many other places, you can only do so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is likely something to work on as well as the work-life balance. I was working a lot for part-time and not given a chance to move into full time.

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LA Quinta Interviews

Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015

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    Assistant General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at LA Quinta.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very professional and organized. HR recruiter called me and did a standard screening reviewing my qualifications. After that I was told to complete an online assessment through the LQ website .
    I then met with two GM's at different properties where my qualifications and future ambitions were further reviewed.
    The last phase was a brief meeting with the SVP.

    Interview Questions
    • Company is focused on promoting AGM to GM, is that an ideal career move for you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

LA Quinta Awards & Accolades

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Training Top 125, Training, 2012
Training Top 125, Training, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.lq.com
Headquarters Irving, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Public
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

La Quinta...Spanish for "Next to Denny's?" LQ Management is owner of the La Quinta (which is Spanish for the villa) hotel brand. The company has hotels throughout the US (about 45 states), Canada, and Mexico under the La Quinta Inns and La Quinta Inn & Suites brands. LQ Management franchises the majority of its properties. The growing company has more than 800 hotels, which encompass some 65,000 guest rooms; in addition, it has some 200 properties in the development pipeline. La Quinta hotels operate in the limited service, midscale segment. It targets a mix of corporate... More

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