kamel missaoui 10 months ago
Do you work at Starwood Hotels? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
sanjeev semwal in Seychelles 15 months ago
You go on these job boards and fill out all this profile stuff and then you get an e mail ststing that you need to fill more out. So what I did one day was read all employer info and most of the time in sm print they have direct hr contact and you bypass all that garbage in the middle.I find you get a quicker responce.
experienced poor treatment in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts 27 months ago
Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Starwood Hotels?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Starwood Hotels?
kent rittenburg in Elgin, Illinois 53 months ago
I'm a recovering addict with 3 months clean and wanting to keep my personal life seperate from the workplace.I wasted my time filling out the 30 minute proile online going to the interview which went very well.They said i was what they were looking for and they just needed to check my old employer.So i called them the following monday fo a follow up and they said everything checked out.Thats when they hit me with it saying i just need to take a drug test which i had no problem with until they said it was testing by hair sample(LOL)which can go far back as 6 months which left me no choice but to explain myself being a recovering addict.I told them i just wanted to be honest and his response was (OK HAVE A NICE DAY)no thank you for your honesty.I think this was very unprofessonal and maybe you should post it on there job board that we drug test by hair sample.These people are watching way to much C.S.I MIAMI.I'm glad i did'nt get hired because this was just the tip of the iceberg.I'd say i'm not doing to bad for a recovering addict after all i have a house and drive a brand new cadillac dts,an american dream (one day at a time)thanks for listening.
Russell in Kissimmee, Florida 55 months ago
I worked for two years at SVO in Orlando,as a Food and Beverage Manager, left and would like to return to an Orlando hotel, prefer Swan and Dolph.
I enjoyed working for Starwood, a very good company.
Just can not seem to get back in the door, I left on good terms.
patricia a delgado in Tampa, Florida 57 months ago
It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at Starwood Hotels?
Any advice on striking the right note?
Jaz Ivy in Downey, California 58 months ago
I have been called for a second interview with Bliss which is located within a starwood hotel. I am curious about the pre-employment screenings and drug testing. I would particularly like to know how long of a window was given after the second interview to take the drug test? I have heard some say it was expected to be taken the same day/immediately. I am also curious about the background check. Mostly I assume they will be looking for crimes of dishonesty and such like theft and burglary. Any useful input would help ease my mind as to what is to be expected. Thank you.
firstname.lastname@example.org in Dallas, Texas 63 months ago
checking on a server job
giramondo in Mestre, Italy 75 months ago
Starwood is an excellent company to work for, my wife has been with them for several years and is doing very well. I've read a lot of the comments, and you really have to clarify whether you're talking about a corporate position or a position in a hotel.
She's in corporate, and the benefits and opportunities are spectacular. There is a lot of opportunity for vertical and horizontal movement, so even if you find yourself stuck in a position you don't enjoy, there is ample choices in other departments.
Positions in the hotels are a different animal entirely. Remember that some hotels are franchised and some are owned and some are managed. So there are different levels of corporate involvement. Also, you're working in a hotel. These jobs have extremely high turnover, and don't come with many of the same benefits you'd get in a corp position.
joseph k in Bronx, New York 87 months ago
you are a refrigeration engineer not a maintenance man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! crap company