I worked at Hotels at Home as an intern
I started working last summer in March 2016. I walked in on my first day and was immediately given projects that not only helped me learn the company's system, but also challenged my knowledge. With each project came another opportunity to grow my knowledge in the Marketing field. I was also always included in department meetings, and even sat in on important business phone calls. With the knowledge I gained, I was able to find ways to benefit Hotels at Home. The teams listened and acted on my ideas. I truly felt I was part of a team and respected like any other member.
After my summer was over, they asked me to come back and work during the fall semester on my free time (when I was not in class). I was willing to travel back and forth (45 minutes each way) because I was so excited to work for them again. Once I worked a couple months in the fall, I was asked to go on a business trip to help with company operations elsewhere. I went during my winter break for two weeks, and it was an amazing experience. I learned so much about the business world and international operations. I cannot be happier with the outcome I got from this internship.
Although the work environment is very friendly and welcoming, it would have been beneficial to have another intern there when I needed help on a project so I did not have to bother the team. However, whenever I asked for help, everyone was more than willing to take time out of their day to put me in the right direction.
Advice to Management
I learned the most through one on one meetings. I wish there was more time in the day to have more of these. However, I can see the difficulty in this considering everyone always had many things to complete.
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Hotels at Home.
Applied online. Within few days they scheduled a phone interview showing much interest in me. Very disrespectful interviewer. Immediately, jumped into what I am looking for in a Customer Relations job. She in essence cut me off from my discussion and told me I was overqualified and had too much experience and there was no room for advancement. No sense in getting to know the 'candidate'. Overall, very rude and inconsiderate. Not an attitude to have to keep your company in a good light....
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