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Updated Oct 30, 2022
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at KI group in Sep 2022
Initial screening, and two or three more interviews. After that, phone interviews for some legal aspects. First, I applied for startup BD role, hen I go a case study via my email and initial introduction about the company and what I will have to do in the case (BD for supply and demand channels). After giving me one week to finish the case, I got an email a few days later requesting to do an interview, and another interview, and one more interview. They said all interviews had positive feedbacks, so I star receiving calls from HR to get more details about my legal situation \(Residence etc...)
- 1. Speak about your pas experiences who are you, where do you come from. 2. what did you do in your last role as a "BD"... 3. Studies and relocation questions-apply for situation-. 4. Some personal chats (about lifestyle etc...)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stuttgart
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KI group (Stuttgart) in Aug 2022
The interview consisted of three steps: the first was a general interview, which was so good and professional; the second was a case study to prepare in five days, which was also good; and the final interview was truly awful. It was with two employees from the board, o ne of them remained silent like he is not really interested, while the other asked about my preview experience. Then he asked to start the presentation. When I tried to engage them in the conversation, he asked me to finish my presentation and then will have discussion ask, and after all, I was surprised that their feedback was (you did the entire talk and didn't give us the opportunity to engage with you).
- I heard the interviewer almost only twice: 1- introduce yourself 2- go ahead with your presentation.
Technical Account Manager
Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KI group
Do not waste your time with applying - to me it felt that the hiring team seemed to make up rules as they went, and then ignore said rules. Either that, or they do not communicate internally what they are saying to their candidates. Initially the process was stated as being a total of 4 interviews along with a home assessment: 1st with HR representative 2nd with Hiring Manager You'd receive the home assessment at this stage if you've passed the 2nd interview 3rd Panel interview with the team to review the home assessment 4th Culture Fit interview However, this wasn't what happened. I had a total of 4 interviews myself, two of them with the Hiring Manager. When I got to my 4th interview (the "panel interview"), it was conducted by two PMs regarding my home assessment. One of the attendees admittedly "didn't have a chance" to look at my home assessment hence he was mostly silent during the "panel interview". The other interviewer who drove this interview clearly just glanced at my assessment. It was quite obvious that he didn't have an understanding of why I did what I did, or the context of why I did it A practical example, of this: the hiring manager specifically stated in writing that the product concept "doesn’t have to make money, it doesn’t have to fulfil stakeholder wishes ", but the interviewer at this panel was saying things like "this type of solution is too expensive" that "I would need to think about the cost of implementation" and the "benefits VS cost needed to be considered" - why? This is the exact opposite of what I was told before. Another example - the assessment was to be made in the context of a particular country,but this interviewer was talking about a completely different country to challenge some of the things Iwas saying during our interview (I even included several studies and news articles in my case study that addressed the things this person was talking about... if only he had read it, right?). As stated - the hiring team seemed to make up rules as they went, and then proceeded to ignore said rules. The assessment was quite time consuming to be ultimately ignored by the people that interviewed me in the last interview, which is extremely disrespectful - it made me feel stupid, incompetent and factually just wasted my time. For context - the described goal of the assessment was to "understand how I write, form a strategy, and communicate with others while developing a product." - there was no stated format, just to present it either "as a document or presentation" and there were also no size limitations. For the actual assessment, the candidate is asked to create a product concept, "leveraging data" that doesn't exist (no actual numbers are given and no statement regarding to which extent the "data" should be used or for what, there's just the statement that "assume you have access to XYZ data regarding ****"). In my case, I not only used this imaginary data set, but I also supported my assumptions with real-world data and studies... and I was apparently penalised by this. I was also penalised for the interviewer's lack of understanding on what I did, stemming from not having actually read what I did... or understand the format in which I did my assessment, a format to which I also agreed preemptively with the hiring manager and one which has very specific format and content to it (I agreed with the hiring manager on doing a whitepaper for the assessment, but these last interviewers were asking me about things that shouldn't even be on a whitepaper... maybe they don't know what is and isn't contained within a whitepaper?) Either way, I did report everything that happened during this interview to the hiring manager, and was just told that the experience I described wasn't what he would hope for any candidate - that they would speak with the team to learn more and... that was it. I also received a survey about the experience where I elaborated on what happened to great extent, but that was the end of it - so I imagine this survey is going to be mostly ignored, just like my take-home assignment, so they not only wasted my time in the hiring processs, but they also wasted my time in the feedback process, amazing. I must say that I feel that the hiring manager was the only person that actually looked at my proposal, and made relevant questions about it and was clearly interested in understanding where I was coming from, the same thing cannot be said about the "panel interviewers". Either way, there are many, many other things that went badly in my last interview, but I feel this review is already extensive enough. Do not waste your precious time with them, hopefully this review will help you.
- tell me about your past experience as a PM
Anonymous Employee in Cologne
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KI group (Cologne) in Dec 2021
I applied on LinkedIn. I was then contacted by a third-party recruiter who knew a good deal about the position and the company (which was nice). I was then more or less fast-forwarded through the process (I think), meeting my team, completing a case study, and then meeting the CEO. The CEO was remarkably patient and easy to talk to. He even extended the interview by 20 minutes just to field questions. I liked all of this, so I joined the company when I got the offer.
- I can't recall a specific question, but it wasn't a generic interview.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisbon, Lisbon District
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at KI group (Lisbon, Lisbon District) in Jun 2021
There are at least 3 steps in the process. A first interview that was the one I conducted seemed to me the strangest. Clearly the person did not dominate the recruiting process and the questions were mostly about my personal life (which sounds strange)
- how do i spend my free time
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I interviewed at KI group
Well-thought & structured process. 1. Intro Interview with a Senior Consultant & HR 2. Interview with the Director (VP) 3. Case Study (intro call, Slack channel for comm, 1 week to prepare individually) 4. Presentation of the case study
- Standard Q&A on past experience How would you prioritize different product features?
Anonymous Employee in Stuttgart
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KI group (Stuttgart) in Jun 2019
I had a telephone interview followed by 2 face to face interviews. It was all quite straightforward although it was difficult to understand the company which was many varied and often independent business units
- Typical questions - describe yourself, motivations, past projects