Kellwood Interview Questions

Updated Jun 12, 2014
Updated Jun 12, 2014
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    Purchasing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kellwood.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was a panel discussion with a second round of one on one inteviews with other leaders. Panel discussion was positive and each interviewer had specific questions pertaining to the job and corproate culture type questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation process was straightforward. We discussed and reviewed total compensation being offered and what it would take for me to leave my current position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    worked with recruiter in NY, got a call back, fly to LA on personal dime for interview, interviewer design director was 1/2 hour late, asked very personal questions, very friendly, asked about work hours at previous job, I mentioned in my application about H1B visa needed, but no one looked at it and it came up later that they cannot afford to sponsor it

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    went up by a little amount
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    IT/Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kellwood in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had three separate interviews. Several questions asked in the first interview were repeated in the subsequent interviews, so I'm not sure if they were expecting the same response to be given to check the candidate for consistency, or if they were expecting to hear a different answer each time. All the interviews were on the phone or skype so I never got to see the office. I received a very lowball offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Name three traits/characteristics that describe you (I was prepared for the typical 'What are your strenghts/weaknesses?' question so it caught me off guard.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It was too low.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Kellwood.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews, both made the title seem like it was a bit more creative than it really was.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate salary slightly.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesterfield, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Kellwood in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call for interview within a week. First interview with two possible direct supervisors. Definitely the most relaxed interview experience I've ever had. Everyone was wearing jeans and I thought it must be casual Friday but no, they said they wear jeans every day, it's a very relaxed office in the sense of dress and ability to be social without feeling constrained by hierarchy. Interview questions weren't cookie-cutter, it was more "here's something we do a lot of, do you have any experience with this kind of process, explain your understanding of how you've done it before" Mostly they just wanted to know if it seemed I could pick up on how they do things very quickly. Both very cheery and conversational, answered all my questions about the company professionally and the culture. Great interview!

    Received my call babck for a second interview that very evening for a couple days later. Second interview with the directors of two departments, the "boss's boss" people if you will. Also both very nice people and conversational. They seemed to ask more about me as a person and looking if I would fit in with their team not just as a worker-bee. A few expected questions like "what are your strengths and weaknesses" but definitely more of a "getting to know you" interview than a professional screening.

    I didn't get another call back for about two weeks and was discouraged so I emailed the last director I had interviewed with to follow up on the hiring process and inquire whether I was still being considered. I received a call in reply from the HR office who had contacted me before assuring me I was still in the running, she confessed I was the top choice at the moment but they still had a few interviews pending and were holding off decisions until then. It took another couple weeks to get the official offer call but I was very happy to accept. My supervisor told me later that the process took so long because I was one of the first people interviewed and they felt it would be unfair to make the offer right away after not having considered any other applicants. Also they had been insanely overtime busy on a big project that popped up during the same period as the interview process and couldn't get everyone in as quickly as they had intended.

    Interview Questions
    • The only "difficult" questions in my interviews were the first interviews trying to compare my experiences with how they did things. I can't call it difficult exactly, but I was coming from a completely different type of finance/accounting where they did the same things but in a different process. Trying to show that 'yes I can do this, no problem' while explaining that I've done it very differently in the past is not the easiest combination for your interviewer to understand I think.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    HR asked what my preferred range was that I was looking for, so it sounded negotiable. I should have asked what their typical offer range was but instead I was honest and said "this is what I'm looking for minimum", and that was the salary they offered. In retrospect, they may have had a better offer had I not given one solid figure, but they offered what I asked for so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Industry, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kellwood in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    you can tell when you will be hired. they usually hire on the fly when a position has been eliminated so you can sense whether you are in or not.

    Interview Questions
    • we cannot hit your salary but we can do so and so and so.....   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kellwood in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    after the initial review and several calls.. I flew to their office ( expenses paid) to talk to the team for my position. They were in a hurry and wanted to hire someone ASAP.. a month later therye still deciding.. almost seems like theyre not sure what they want or just indecisive.. ! leaving me hanging.. !

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kellwood in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was connected to Kellwood through a mutual contact. My phone screen was great - the conversation flowed well and my in person interview went well as well. I was able to meet all members of the team that I was applying for and to get a feel for the office. The corporate office is a little out dated, but the people are very friendly. The atmosphere is casual and those who work in the building wear jeans on a daily basis. Kellwood very much believes in the open door policy as all professionals seemed very approachable and easy to talk to. I was happy with the position and took the offer when it was given to me. I would recommend having others interview for positions for Kellwood as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a difficult task or event that you have experienced and how did you overcome the challenge?   Answer Question
    • What areas do you feel that you need to develop in order to be successful in this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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