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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Interview Questions

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014
37 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    The manager was misleading. The interview went fantastic and I asked them about salary right up front. It seemed like something I could work with during the beginning stages but when offered the position the salary was much lower than anticipated.Didn't end up taking the position due to pay.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay was under market for job responsibilities

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Guest Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    Everything was done very professionally, I was impressed. I was made to interview with every single manager and manager in training that they currently had. They all took time to get to know me, and get a feel for the kind of person I was and would I would bring to them. I also got a tour of the hotel during the process.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked why I decided to apply with them as oppose to other high-end hotels around the surrounding area... I wasn't expecting the question, but I knew what I liked about Kimpton from doing research to answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    Short 20 minute interview. As long as you are able to speak clearly and are dressed nice you are pretty much guaranteed a position with the company. They will not hire for part time employment and you must start by working a breakfast and lunch schedule. Base pay is $2.13 an hour and there are not any raises given at anytime during employment while working in a tipped pay position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation was necessary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Pool Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online got a call about a week later from a manger to schedule a interview with him and the HR in all the interview was very short and easy.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    Very disorganized. Don't expect to hear back after your interview. I applied online and received a request for interview a couple weeks later. It was a standard screening interview with HR rep. Simple enough although she seemed to be more focused on reminding me what the position wasn't and that although it's a regional position I can't be multiple places at once. Thanks for the reminder :) We did also chat a bit about how I would hear back one way or another because when candidates have bad experiences with a recruiter it reflects poorly on the brand. Ironic because that's exactly what ended up happening. After another couple weeks I received an email requesting my availability for a second interview with the actual hiring manager. I responded the same day with my available dates and times and heard nothing. I ended up calling the HR person's direct line and learned she'd left the office for 2 weeks. Would have been courteous if she had advised as such or put up an out of office auto response instead of asking a question and walking away for 2 weeks. She eventually returned to the office and emailed me to set up a second interview, giving me a couple day's notice. I interviewed with the hiring manager. Things seem to go well and I was told the deadline for when they planned make job offers. That date came and went so I follow up and was told they were still sorting through the first round of candidates and hope to move on and update me in a few weeks. A few more weeks pass and I follow up once more then crickets. It's fine if I'm not selected as a final candidate. It's fine to unexpectedly have to extend your hiring timeline. But it's unacceptable and inconsiderate to string candidates along and keep them in the dark about their status especially when they reach out to inquire.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Guest Service Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

    Interview Details

    The interview didn't take long... I was there on time but had to wait for almost 40 minutes until they started the interview. The manager was busy. Later on I learned that it wasn't only myself but it happened to other coworkers too.

    Interview Questions
    • Told me directly that they can't offer me the job I applied for but they do have another position that would be a perfect fit for me.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't get I was looking for.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Front Desk Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    First there was a phone interview to screen me. Asked a few basic questions and personal questions. Very easy going. After the phone interview I went in and interviewed with the Front Office Manager, then the Assistant GM, and then finally the GM. Just be yourself and ask questions back to them.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the worst customer experience you've had a past job and how did you handle it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable. $13/hour
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Stage and interview with chef. This is a typical audition for cook job. Learn the menu and know your skill level.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Front Desk Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call back in few days.
    Scheduled an interview with the HR manager and the General Manager. The interview was very conversational than a traditional interview.
    After few days, got an interview with the Front Desk Assistant Manager.
    Each interview was about an hour and half long.
    Very friendly and understanding.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in a year?
      What is your biggest pet peeves in a work environment?
      Have you ever had a difficult situation where you had to resolve? and how did you do it?
      What is your strength?
      What is your biggest weakness?
      What can you bring to the company?
      Tell me about yourself.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Front Desk Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job through the website. I got a call about three days later to schedule an interview. I had my interview on a Saturday with the front desk manager and the hotel general manager for 45 minutes. They offered me a second interview for that Monday where I met with the HR Director for 15 minutes and the Regional Manager for a half hour. They ran my background check and called my references that Tuesday. By Friday I had been offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How am I creative in my professional and personal life?   Answer Question
    • How have you gone above and beyond for a guest/customer in your past jobs?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It's an hourly position with a set rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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