Kimball Midwest Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Kimball Midwest.

    Interview Details

    Contacted initially by recruiting dept. for a phone screen, then manager contacted and met in person to discuss company, answered questions thoroughly. Went on a JOT (job observation tour) spoke with prospective mgr's boss and was offered position

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of sales background do you have from your previous positions   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Kimball Midwest in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruited through recruiting dept, had initial phone interview, had a meeting at headquarters, had JOT (job observation tour) where I rode around with a sales rep, had another meeting at headquarters for a presentation and caliper test, then went to Columbus for offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Gave me offer, I accepted a few days later
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Kimball Midwest in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    If you have 200 customer list they will hire you, that is all they want. Do not sign their contract worst in the industry. Non-compete it will eat you up and they will sue you no matter what.

    Interview Questions
    • do you have a backbone as you are going to screw your friends whom you have been dealing with by over charging just so you make 10-20% comish. When the competition is half your price   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none, they lie to you about here is what we will pay you, but if you don't hit your quota you can't even afford the gas it costs you to go out and make calls. They will not pay for anything it is all on you. Computers, equipments, business cards, line cards, everything you pay the company will not. What does that tell you???
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Findlay, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Findlay, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kimball Midwest in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    A lot easier then than it would be today. Interviewer did ask some inappropriate questions but I simply said so and did not answer. He did say they wanted me to start immediately but I insisted on two weeks notice to my previous job. Orientation included whole family, including my kids, and that impressed me.

    Interview Questions
    • As I said, tried to get around two week notice to previous job. I feel this was just his idea more than the company.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was simply what areas would I be allowed to work. Not much problem there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kimball Midwest.

    Interview Details

    A couple of interviews over lunch where their sales pitch was recited each time. The toughest question was "do you think you can do that?"

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Kimball Midwest in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process started with a phone call from the sales recruiter, and she was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the position and expectations. We talked about my background, what I'm looking for in a new opportunity, and she answered most of the questions I had about the process and the position. She submitted my information to the manager, and I had a great phone conversation with him. We met in person, and we talked about my experiences and how that would mesh with Kimball Midwest. From there I went on a ride along, known as a JOT (Job Observation Tour) with an area trainer. It gave me a great view of what it would be like out in the field, and I was even more excited! Since they custom design the compensation packages for each person, they developed an offer for me and he presented it. I accepted and have been very happy and have seen outstanding successes in the time I've been with Kimball. I feel I have a career, and they truly appreciate my efforts.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They base your compensation on what you've done in the past, to make sure you're whole. It is amazing that a company provides this type of pay structure to complement my training program.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Kimball Midwest in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Found the job position offer on indeeded.com forwarded my resume on to headquarters,about 45 days later a recruiter called from kimball midwest and i had a phone interview with her for about 20 minutes,after that i was askes to take a couple of test online,skills,personality and intelligence. Recieved a call about 2 days later to say i passed the tests and they would like me to interview with the district manager. 1 or 2 days later the district manager called me to do a phone interveiw for about 40 minutes. 1 1/2 weeks later the district manager called and wanted to do a sit down interveiw,got together at starbucks around 4pm lasted 45 minutes, 1 week later manager asked for another meeting at the same place, after about 5 weeks of interviewing i asked the manager if they had made a decission a week later i was offered a sales job with many conditions. Interview was kind of wishy washy so ask before you take the job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • I was askes if i was married and had kids.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The company does not negotiate with nobody so it is what is offered or no position. Ask everything about the position first,start up fees,hours,pay,benifits and manager support.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kimball Midwest in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    You first will have an over the phone interview which will consist of basic questions. Second you will be asked to come in for an interview with HR where you will be asked company fitment type questions. Lastly, you will be asked to come in for a second interview and meet with two of the current managers in the company.

    Interview Questions
    • If there was one thing you would consider a negative about yourself what would it be?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kimball Midwest in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed by phone with a corporate recruiter, than spoke to a Manager the same week. Setup a face to face interview for the following Tuesday. They do want to make sure that they are making the right hire so, I got to ride with one of the current reps and see what it would be like. I then meet with the Manager again face to face to recieve and accept the offer. My whole process took less then 1 mth to complete and I knew exactly what the job entailed and what to expect.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the entire package. They are very flexible and customize the offers to the individual
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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