Flint Hills Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
Updated Jul 12, 2014
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  1.  

    Quality Lab Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Longview, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longview, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the FHR website. I received a phone call by the HR department and was set up with a face to face interview for the following week. The interview was smooth. Mostly behavioral questions and about my past Quality experience. I interviewed with 3 people (Quality Lab Manager and Research and Development). 2 days later I received a job offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy since I was told from the beginning what the salary was.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Environmental Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was all day. I was assigned 6 different upper management personnel for individual interviews. It included persons from HR, Operations, and Environmental. Each person interviewed me for about 45 minutes each and it was all mainly behavioral questions. The interview process was not bad. If you prepare beforehand you will get by with no problems. Each interviewer was also nice.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was given an offer the same day of the interview but asked for time to review the contract. They were able to negotiate with me and I accepted in the end.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Support Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Wichita, KS
    Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills.

    Interview Details

    I applied through online and got a call after a week later about a phone interview.It lasted for an hour and tar is the HR person and she is very nice and make you more comfortable.The same day got an another call asking to attend for a face to face interview at the HQ.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handled your colleague when you get frustrated with him?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a phone call to schedule an hour long phone interview. Received an email the day after to schedule an in person interview at Wichita HQ. Interview was behavioral. Mainly monster.com questions. 4, 45 minute interviews. Got a phone call 2 days after in person interview from HR informing me I have an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time you set a goal for yourself and you achieved that goal.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. Since this is an entry level position I am not sure how much room is available for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills.

    Interview Details

    First interview was on campus then received a phone call two days after requesting second interview at their intern event. Interviewers were awesome at making you feel comfortable. The questions were mostly behavioral but definitely try to work in your technical skills in your answers. They were very quick to deliver decisions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you did not meet your deadline.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Flint Hills in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    applied online, HR calls and Tara was extremely nice and helpful. phone interview lasted about an hour. they called back one week later to schedule panel style interview. interview was two separate 2-on-1 interview panels.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about a time that you took initiative, against your supervisor's orders and your idea worked out for the best. explain how you did it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Laboratory Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rosemount, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemount, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by phone a few weeks after applying online. I did an initial 30-minute phone interview with an HR representative from headquarters, and heard back in a few days about the face-to-face interview. The face-to-face interview was with three people, but not in an intimidating atmosphere. All were very straightforward and friendly, and they took me on a tour of the lab at the end of interview. I was offered the position about a week later. Overall, it was a very easy and quick process.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions, only behavioral questions. No unexpected questions, all were typical.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills.

    Interview Details

    Applied online at kochcareers.com, a month later a phone call from HR recruiter setting up phone interview with manager and 2 associates. I was asked questions about past experience and current applications. The recruiter called back and reported the interview went well and invited me to meet 6 interviewers on site. They all asked me about specific experiences with co-workers and previous managers that included difficult situations.

    I was interviewed by various managers and HR. A week later the hiring manager called and offered me a position at more than I asked.

    Interview Questions
    • One question was how I dealt with a disagreement with a manager and how I resolved it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    HR asked about my salary, bonus and vacation history and I told her the minimums that would interest me.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very great to me, at first. I applied for the job online. Then I had a phone interview with HR, followed by a technical phone interview with the hiring manager. Following these phone calls, I was invited out for an on site interview at their Corpus Christi Refinery. This interview went very well, and I was very excited in the company.

    One week later, I received a phone call telling me that I was getting a job offer. On this phone call, I was asked when I would like to start working. I am graduating in May, and I have been looking to start in August or September. All companies I have been speaking to have been very encouraging of these start dates, if their training schedules allow for it. So I requested these dates to the hiring manager over the phone. He told me that he would speak to HR and get back to me in few days. I left the phone call feeling excited for this great job opportunity.

    Unfortunately, the next day I received a phone call informing me that my job offer had been rescinded. I was stunned. The manager told me that my "unusual" start date request apparently reflected poorly on my character and work ethic, and so the thought the company would be better off without me as an employee. Rather than providing a counter date that would work better for me to start on, they instead just dropped me. This was the first time that a negotiation following a job offer led to an offer being taken away, and hopefully it will be the last. I found the manager's behavior to be very unprofessional and disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all behavioral, so "Tell me about a time that you did..." and so on.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was given an offer, but it was rescinded for an unprofessional reason. I am extraordinarily disappointed in this company and the people that I spoke with.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Flint Hills in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty straight forward and quick. A couple days after I turned in my application online I received an email to have a phone interview. An engineer that was in the role called and explained what Koch/Flint Hills was and then asked a bunch of behavioral questions. The next day I got an email to fly out to their headquarters in Witchita, KS.

    Koch sent a pre-paid credit card and arranged all the traveling for me. During the interviews you go through an open interview (where they discuss the process), have 4- 30 minute interviews, and then a closing interview to discuss your salary/location requirements.

    Overall this was the most professional interview I've ever been through. They did an extremely nice job making sure everyone felt welcomed coming in. I will say all of their interview questions are behavorial, and they are trying to see if you fit in their MBM culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you felt you've been under-appreciated and what did you do   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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