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HKS Interview Questions

Updated Apr 7, 2017
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  1.  

    Structural Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at HKS (Dallas, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was very straightforward. Staring with a interdiction of myself, followed by a introduction about HKS's Dallas office and current structural group practice. Then we talked about my career goal and interests and compared if my interest fits HKS's future developing plan. The whole process is very relaxing and the staffs are very kind.

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  2. Helpful (4)  

    Junior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HKS in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, and had a contact in the office process took around 3 weeks to schedule an interview. Very nice staff and good company atmosphere. Asked me to talk about my portfolio, and the concept behind my work

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   2 Answers
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    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at HKS in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had two interviews - one phone interview and one in-office interview. Nothing special, basic questions like preferred project, preferred region, self-introduction, portfolio review... Half an hour long. They also showed their working space. A good place to start your career!

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  4. Helpful (1)  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HKS.

    Interview

    Met HKS at a college career fair, but only was told simply to apply online. Fortunately, had a connection from a previous employee that maintained contact with the office and provided a key connection for an in-office interview. While the office and staff were great, it was a typical large architecture firm with the standard interview questions. Highly recommend a detailed portfolio which you are able to maintain an in-depth conversation over.

    Interview Questions

    • Potential of pursuing licensureimmediately out of school   Answer Question

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    Architectural Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at HKS (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Was brought through a connection made at an industry event. Interview was great, but never heard back a response to this day. I understand the nature of the industry, but a simple yes, no, or maybe keep you in mind goes a long way.

    Interview Questions

    • What my confidence level was in an array of software programs   Answer Question

  6.  

    Intern Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HKS (Dallas, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Essay and paragraphs to get short listed for the job, then video interview with leadership, then big group interview with the rest of the staff of the office in order to see how I would fit in the existing culture

    Interview Questions

    • What do you bring to the culture of the office and what do you expect of the office culture?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Job Captain Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at HKS.

    Interview

    I went through a recruiter. I don't recommend a recruiter. I know of others who were offered a signing bonus when they didn't go through a recruiter. Be prepared to show your design thinking and graphic skills. HOWEVER know that you will be in mostly production.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate very little.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Project Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HKS.

    Interview

    It was like other interviews. Nothing special.

    Negotiation

    They pay really, really low and hope to make it up with bonuses.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at HKS (Washington, DC) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Well, hiring here is, like with most companies of this type, based on projects. As a result even if you are the right fit for this company there is always the question of the right project. This was where I wanted to work so I was patient with the company for two months or so before being called in.

    The interview was simple and really the questions were based on my portfolio. There were the usual "why us?" questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question at the back of my head was "how much will you pay?". I never got to ask that because I didn't feel comfortable enough. I waited till a private phone call from management to broach to topic.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was given a range. always go higher!


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    Interior Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at HKS (Dallas, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I felt extremely comfortable during my interview process. It was more of a conversation verses an question and answer interview. I truly felt like they were trying to get to know me and trying to educate me on who they are and what they do.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to work in a different department than the one interviewing for?   Answer Question

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