Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
- Front Desk Agent (5)
- Guest Service Agent (5)
- Manager In Training (4)
- Social Media Manager (3)
- Intern (3)
- Accounting Clerk (2)
- PBX Operator (2)
- Sales Assistant (1)
- Concierge (1)
- Marketing Director (1)
- Banquet Server (1)
- Manager (1)
- In Room Server (1)
- Housekepping Supervisor (1)
- Area Director, Human Resources (People & Culture) (1)
- Night Auditor/Front Desk Agent (1)
- FOH Restaurant Manager (1)
- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Guest Service Agent (1)
- Media Relations Consultant (1)
- Management (1)
- Human Resources Coordinator (1)
- Housekeeping Supervisor (1)
- Director of Sales (1)
- Cook (1)
- Kitchen Manager (1)
- Summer Intern (1)
- Front Desk (1)
- Front Desk Clerk (1)
- Front Desk Manager (1)
- Front Office Agent (1)
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in September 2015.
The Director of Front Offices interviewed me first, he never made eye contact with me and the whole interview felt rushed. I did have a follow up with the GM and again it seemed rushed, they seemed desperate to hire someone but I felt they had someone else in mind and were just stringing me along. It was disappointing to interview with a a Director of FO who had no focus or care.
- Generic questions, what is your weakness? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (Pittsburgh, PA) in May 2015.
Applied online and was contacted very quickly, but waited over a week for the interview to be scheduled. I was told I would meet one of the managers (not specified) at their restaurant for the interview. On arrival, staff was rude and bored. After a 10 minute wait, one manager (in a hoodie and jeans) was found to speak to me, but he said he wasn't doing the interview. After waiting 5 more minutes, the interviewing manger arrived. He did not have my resume, and apparently had never seen it. Glanced at it briefly and set it aside. Seemed very bored, asked 2 questions and left after 10 minutes. Limp handshake. Probably the most unprofessional interview I have ever been invited to. (The position has been re-listed 3 months later.)
- Why Kimpton? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (Philadelphia, PA).
I met with the assistant housekeeping director and then the housekeeping director. They both really liked me. The interview was more of a casual conversation. I interviewed on a Tuesday and was offered the job that Saturday.
- What makes you stand out from other applicants? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
It begins with a very warm welcome to chat or phone interview. I was able to express how much I want and more importantly need to be employed, and preferably with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
- Do you really want to successfully run your company with confidence that you can leave out the front door knowing that you can rely on your staff to proudly keep it going? I personally take pride in standing behind the company I'm employed with, especially if I love doing my job. I know in my heart and soul I'd be very good at this particular joy, because my overall experience is in Telecommunications. It's the one occupation I've always wanted to be back into. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
Had three interviews with four people. When it came to the group interviewers both of their demeanors and body language towards me came across as if it was a chore and bother to talk to me as they somehow already passed judgment on me before I even said hello. Then why interview in the first place? One even walked out in the middle of the interview to talk on their cell phone. I have been on both sides of interviews in my career and just the way they acted it really appeared they needed better training on interview techniques.
- What makes you think you are ready to lead a team (found this odd since I already did) Answer Question
Helpful (1)No Offer
Interview was very straightforward and to the point, no games. I was given a run down of what was required per the position and was asked specific questions regarding my resume. I was also informed of the culture and ideals of the company and given statistics as far as how many locations they have, future expansions, etc. Overall very pleasant experience, but this is highly sought after company to work for, so expect some competition when applying.
- What can you brig to the table to make the customer's stay as memorable as possible? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (Pittsburgh, PA) in November 2014.
Sat down and it felt like talking to an old friend. Told me everything about the company and more. I felt the information needed about my background was easily give just by having a conversation.
- Why kimpton? 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (Cupertino, CA).
Interview was with Liz; very nice and easy going. Great place to work had a set schedule. I needed a some flexibility so i didn't want to take the job and nor be able to commit. Truly a great place to work whoop knows maybe in the future I can find myself here. ...
- Typical hiring questions. What would you do. ... type Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I had already taken a offer a few days before but still wanted to check it or and keepon good terms.
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2014.
Poor experience. Interview was set up via email. Told day, time and place as this individual operates multiple Kimptons so I was sure to specify where beforehand. I show up and after much confusion from the staff in trying to locate him, they eventually tell me that he's at another location. At which point I ask if he's expecting me or if I should reschedule b/c I'm assuming he got called to other location unexpectedly and didn't get a chance to notify me. The staff tells me I should just go over there and track him down, that he probably told me the wrong hotel by accident. So I drive over to that location, not a big deal. However, when I arrive I'm told he's out running errands and should be back shortly if I don't mind waiting. Okay, I guess... I suppose in his mind my time isn't as valuable as his... not a good start, but I'll wait. Gives me time to check my email for the millionth time to make sure I didn't get the day wrong. Then after a short wait a manager informs me that his boss will need to reschedule. His reason is "due to some confusion" and he says his boss seems unaware he had me on his schedule today. I have the email he sent me setting it up! I know in this industry conflicts can arise, but being told that there was miscommunication about the interview even happening isn't a good way to handle it. When I say I'll just call to reschedule he insists his boss will be in touch with me asap. I never heard from him. Not even a quick email to apologize for wasting my time. Why couldn't this run around have been prevented by a quick phone call or email? It's one thing to have something come up, it's another to blow someone off entirely. Highly unprofessional and disrespectful. Especially when you take into account the time spent prepping for the interview (I had a whole presentation ready), taken off from work, driving around the city, etc. Horrible and insulting experience. They didn't just lose out on a talented marketer, they lost a once loyal customer and former rewards member.
Helpful (1)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
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.
- Tell me about a difficult time you had with a member of management. Answer Question
- What do you like to do for fun? Answer Question
- What is your typical work day like (if you have a current job.) Answer Question
- Why do you want to work for Kimpton? Answer Question
- How do you handle conflict resolution? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Pay was under market for job responsibilities
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