4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 800
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is committed to hiring
competent and caring employees and providing those
employees with opportunities to grow within the company.
With 57 hotels in 22 countries and plans for more,
great employment opportunities abound at The Ritz-Carlton.
Vice President of Recruitment, Anand Rao, discusses
the benefits of joining this growing company.
Featured Employer Interview with Anand Rao,
Vice President – Recruitment, of TheRitz-Carlton
Ferguson: How many employees currently
work for your company?
Anand Rao: Over 27,000 and we are
HF: What are some of your recruiting
AR: Finding employees who are as
passionate about caring, genuine service and quality
as we are and finding people who are willing to learn
HF: What types of positions
do you frequently recruit for on StarChefs?
AR: All Culinary and F&B positions
(Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Cook 1/2/3, Restaurant
HF: What is your favorite feature
of StarChefs JobFinder?
AR: The screener function and the
HF: Why would someone want to work for
AR: Because we are a company that
truly believes in the talent every individual brings
to the job. We also involve employees in the decisions
that affect them. We really mean it when we say that
we are ladies and gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen-
this creates a positive work environment where people
respect each other. Every employee benefits from 310
hours in the first year of employment. This focus
on training continues in the years to follow.
HF: How would you describe the
AR: A place where people come to
create excellence and work among friends. A place
where every job is important and teamwork and what
we call 'lateral service' are the essence of success
HF: What does the future look
like for this company?
AR: There are seven definite projects
and dozens more potential projects - both within and
outside the U.S.A. The future is all about growth
while never losing sight of our basic principles.
HF: What kind of advice would
you give jobseekers applying to your company?
AR: Be honest about your qualifications.
Apply for just one position: the one you truly qualify
for. Research the Company and its Mission well.