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WATG Overview

www.watg.com
Irvine, CA
201 to 500 employees
1945
Company - Private
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
HKS, Gensler, SB Architects
Over the course of the last six decades, WATG has become the world's leading design consultant for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries.

Having worked in 160 countries and territories across six continents, WATG has designed ... Read more

Mission: Creating successful destinations is not only our forte, it is our mission, our very reason for being.

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WATG President & CEO Mike Seyle
Mike Seyle
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  • "Great place building a strong foundation for the employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Designer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Designer in Irvine, CA
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    I worked at WATG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Executive leadership lead by misinformation understand he is leaving now. Employee trust is a positive change for the long run

    Cons

    Glad they are cracking the great design is not the enemy of business now they can focus on building positively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on clients commitment to design and taking care of the staff

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WATG Interviews

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at WATG (Irvine, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Came in for 2 really strong interviews. Was super excited to be a part of their team. They checked my references but never could come at me with an offer. I informed HR and Managing Principal that I had another offer on the table that expired at 12pm on a Friday. They told me they were writing one up but could never produce. I took the other job and later the HR gal called to tell me they were promoting an admin for the position. Which was insulting as I came in with real marketing experience which they obviously don't recognize or appreciate.

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Company Updates

  • "With such an incredible natural landscape separated by a cliff, WATG did amazing work in creating a cohesive design that was inspired by Balinese concepts of indoor and outdoor spaces."

    Ritz-Carlton, Bali: Modernizing the Beach Resort - Indonesia Design

    Story by Erza S.T. Photo by Antonius Widjaya In the past, the architectural styles of resorts were done in a mixed style to appeal to those at the high end of the market, including members of the aristocracy. Currently, there are many types of beach resorts that cater to many market segments, from backpackers to the upper class.

  • "New York-based Wimberly Interiors garnered inspiration for the guestrooms from the city in which the hotel resides, conveying politics and power in the design."

    Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown Unveils $27M Reno | hotelbusinessdesign.com

    WASHINGTON-The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown has completed a $27-million dollar renovation here.

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