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Carlson Companies Overview

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Hopkins, MN
10000+ employees
1938
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
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 ... Read more

Carlson Companies Reviews

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Carlson Companies CEO Trudy Rautio
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    Former Employee - Travel Agent in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Travel Agent in Boise, ID
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company, good bonus, appreciate you as an employee

    Cons

    sold out Travel part of company

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Carlson Companies Interviews

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    Reservation Agent Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Interview

    Took a typing test and answered typical phone sales interview questions. Casual business setting, they took me on an office tour and had me watch a person taking sales calls. It wasn't a difficult interview process, though it was a bit lengthy. Plan on this potentially taking over an hour.

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Carlson Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
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