LA Quinta Reviews

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LA Quinta President and CEO Wayne B. Goldberg
Wayne B. Goldberg
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    I found the corporate office to be one of the best places I've ever worked.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate IT  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate IT in Irving, TX

    I worked at LA Quinta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The leadership of the company is very easy to access and they actually listen to your suggestions/comments. When talking work /life balance, they actually practice what they preach. I was in a position where I would have to sometimes take time off at a moments notice and never had a problem working things out with management.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge I found is that there is too much that is not yet automated which caused many hours of extra work to meet some deadlines. Since the company is cloud based and most services are outsourced, there is little opportunity for advancement. They recently did an IPO which I think was not in the best interest of the employees. Now that they are public, many of the motivational activities they did will slowly go the way of the dinosaur. I have seen this before when a private or small company changes to where they have outside stakeholders (shareholders) who are more interested in profit than employee attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that you are a 'big' company with shareholders to worry about, please do not do as most companies do and lose the small company attitude that I saw with the employees. Also, during your reorganization, instead of bringing in outsiders to management position, reward the employees you have that have earned those positions thru their hard work and dedication.

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LA Quinta Interviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Updated Jul 21, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days - interviewed at LA Quinta.

    Interview Details

    A mutual acquaintance gave the GM my resume and I was asked to come in for an interview. The interview itself was about 5-10 minutes. Very straight to the point. I was asked about hypothetical situations such as calming an angry customer or rectifying a mistake that I'd made. Your run of the mill interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake at work and the steps you took to fix it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate higher pay, but instead was promised 40 hours a week. I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

LA Quinta Awards & Accolades

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Training Top 125, Training, 2012
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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 Unknown / Non-Applicable 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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