Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Kohler
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- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI).
It took this company nine months and five interviews to hire me. Lengthy, detailed, and cumbersome interview process that included so many elements and tests that it is a miracle anyone gets hired at all. The company seems fearful to hire the wrong applicant and spends a great deal of time and money interviewing and testing, only to hire you into the organization and, in my experience, ignore your talents.
- Q; Why Should We Hire You? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Kohler (Milwaukee, WI).
The interview process was lengthy and arduous. Including a personality test and psychological evaluation. The process included several phone interviews, all day interviews at their facility and required two trips to Milwaukee and Kohler Wisconsin. The VP was the least prepared of the interviewers and was unfamiliar with my resume. A written offer was proffered and declined.
- What do you not like about your profession? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI).
Long, protracted, slow. The process has too many steps, too many people, too many approvals after the fact. The people are good, smart, kind to animals and small children. The length of the interview phase should be a warning for how long it takes to get anything approved at Kohler. The company is generally risk averse and slow ... though usually eventually converges to the correct answer.
- Tell me about a time when ... [behavioral interviewing] 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI) in June 2015.
Initial screening phone interview ~ 15 minutes, 2nd interview with hiring manager about 30 minutes. Interview was laid back, screening was mostly about resume and past experiences. Process was very organized and rolled smoothly throughout. Completed caliper assessment after 2nd interview.
- Why Kohler? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI) in June 2015.
Phone screen was pleasant enough. Received an invitation to take a Caliper (personality) test and a few days later I was called by another recruiter to set up a face-to-face interview. Interviewed with a total of 6 different people. Had to wait an agonizing three weeks to find out they passed on my candidacy.
- Why do I want to work for Kohler? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI) in May 2015.
It was a very thorough process. I met with approximately 15 people and got a tour of the factory and labs throughout this process. Every person that I talked to at Kohler was friendly and intelligent. I am rating this as a difficult process, but not in a negative way.
- "Do you have any questions for us" (I got this a lot) 1 Answer
Helpful (3)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI).
The hiring process is very lengthy. Dealt with two different recruiters, which was a bit confusing. Took 2.5 months to get through the initial recruiter screen, the hiring manager phone screen and one in-person interview.
- An interview I had with an HR Manager was disappointing and not a positive experience. Actually asked me the question "Do you think you're smart?" At best, it's inappropriate, at worst, it's offensive & unprofessional. I was frankly shocked that an HR Manager would ask that type of question. This individual needs to go through interview training (or re-training). I have no idea what the point of that question would be. It was not a positive interview experience - at least with that person. Other interviews went fine - no unexpected questions. It's important for any company to realize that as much as you are interviewing someone, to remember that they are also interviewing your organization. Gracious experience? I don't think so. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI) in January 2015.
My interview with Kohler was a long process, but it was a positive experience. The first step was a phone interview with HR. After I passed through that round I had to take a Myers-Brigg type of personality test. I waited for a few weeks and then I got a call from someone else in HR. She was extremely nice, and set up an in person interview. The in person interview was long and lasted about three hours (1 hour for each person I met with).
- How do you stay up to date with design trends? How would you be a good fit for this position? What computer programs do you use? How willing are you to travel? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI) in December 2014.
One on one in person interviews with 3 top executives. Additionally, a half day interview with a hiring psychologist. Finished up with 4 hours of written testing of all types. A recruiter let me know I was a top 3 candidate but was unable to provide any constructive criticism. They also had a realtor take me around the area for 2 hours which I believe is due to the unique location of the headquarters.
- How does my non-industry experience with key wholesalers and key retailers relate to their unique business mode. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Kohler (Kohler, WI) in October 2014.
Had on-campus interview with 2 people. 30 minutes, behavioral. 3 weeks later i got an email about 2nd round phone interview. it was with one of the managers who would be a supervisor. It was about my resume and experiences. there was 1 or 2 technical questions. pretty easy. the next week got an email about another call with the same manager and the HR representative. They were calling to extend an offer but they wanted me to verbally accept the offer based on the overview she gave me (salary, stipend, bonus info.) I had to tell her to email it to me so I could have time to go over it. Which it seemed like they were unhappy about that but i told them I could get back to them in a week and a half and they said ok but a 5 days later they backed out of it and asked for a decision.
- dont remember fairly easy interview Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Offer had no perks. no real relocation bonus. barely a housing stipend and in a very random location in the middle of nowhere.
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