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Hopkins, MN
10000+ employees
1938
Company - Private
Casual Restaurants
$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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    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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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minnetonka, MN
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Carlson Companies (Minnetonka, MN) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Called by recruiter the day after I applied online. Had 45 minute screening interview with her the following date. Nearly a month later I had a face-to-face interview. The position described was very different than the job posting description. I spoke with the HR manager several weeks later and was told they were still in the process. I did not hear back from the company regarding this position.

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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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