Hilton Worldwide (formerly, Hilton Hotels Corporation) is an American global hospitality corporation. It is owned by the Blackstone Group, an American private equity firm. As of March 2014, Hilton brands encompass 4,112 hotels with over 680,117 rooms in 91 countries. Prior to their December 2013 IPO, Hilton was ranked as the 38th biggest privately held corporation in the USA by Forbes. The corporation owns, manages, and/or franchises a portfolio of brands, which includes Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. On December 12, 2013, Hilton again became a public corporation in its second IPO to raise an estimated $2.35 billion. It was founded by Conrad Hilton in Cisco, Texas and was headquartered in Beverly Hills, California from 1969 until 2009. The corporation moved to Tysons Corner, unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, near McLean in August 2009. The corporation has been a sponsor of the USA Olympic Team since 2005.
What to Expect When Interviewing
Employment applications for Hilton can be delivered in person at Hilton or via email. There is a screening system that gauges math and language abilities as well as personality traits, to ensure that you’ll be a good fit at Hilton. After the application is delivered there is normally a 1-4 week wait before the first interview. Most applicants get a phone interview before an in-person interview. Applicants usually report that the personal interview process is fast to moderate in length depending on the position at Hilton. Questions included how to handle a fast paced office setting and comfort in assisting co-workers. All new employees are required to take a mandatory training course. There also may be a drug test.