Kimball Midwest Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2015
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Kimball Midwest (Santa Clarita, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Called by HR, interviewed via telephone, moved on to face to face interview with District Manager and drove to where he was 40 miles from my home after flying back from my current job in another state.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your current pay scale..   1 Answer
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    Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Worst interview I have ever been on in my life, 18 year old kid conducting interviews for professional positions makes the entire experience awkward.... They have you complete a "general knowledge" skills test on an old computer for 15 min. before they take you back for the interview. Building is undergoing maintenance so you have to walk through a dirt path to even enter through the front door. Basically everything was unprofessional and i would never accept an offer from Kimball Midwest and I advise others to beware.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you feel answering interview questions from a kid half your age who is clearly brand spankin' new to the business?   Answer Question
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kimball Midwest (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Meet at hotel or restaurant to conduct interviews. Starts with phone calls to establish interest on both sides. Will set you up with temporary login to website to watch their videos about demonstrating products at custom locations

    Interview Questions

    • Can you sell high quality products based off value and not price   Answer Question
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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Kimball Midwest.

    Interview

    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
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Kimball Midwest in February 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview with recruiter within a day of applying. Second interview offered within a week.

    Interview Questions

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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Kimball Midwest (Columbus, OH) in July 2013.

    Interview

    HR team is extremely upbeat and professional. There are many steps to the overall process including Caliper Assessments for situational and aptitude. I believe I interviewed four times and had two rounds of assessments. Overall various team members were upbeat. Style of one interviewer did border on antagonistic.

    Interview Questions

    • Caliper Assessment Tool Used. Canned questions. Work related with little context provided   1 Answer
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    Sales Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Kimball Midwest (Columbus, OH) in May 2013.

    Interview

    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

    Gave me offer, I accepted a few days later

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kimball Midwest.

    Interview

    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?"

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Kimball Midwest (Cleveland, OH) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Contact you, then set a time and date to meet. Face-to-face interview with questions. After, they will contact you whether they want you back for a second interview. If you get called back for a second interview, the process will be longer for them to see if you are the right choice for hire.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Kimball Midwest (Chicago, IL) in December 2010.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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