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Interviews at Klingspor

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dothan, AL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Klingspor (Dothan, AL) in October 2019.

    Interview

    So far, has been easy to follow even with no prior knowledge. There are multiple steps, but that seems pretty standard in the outside sales representative industry. Relatively easy going throughout.

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    Klingspor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Klingspor (Waco, TX) in August 2019.

    Interview

    This interview was casual and comfortable. I spent some time visiting with the interviewer about my current role and what I do as well as have done to be successful. He explained the position and we got to know each other a little. Great conclusion with most questions answered

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work for Klingspor?   1 Answer
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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hickory, NC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Klingspor (Hickory, NC) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Met with two current RSMs there in the corporate office. Both had been there less than a year, one only a few months. Within two or three weeks of the interview, BOTH had left for other local positions. For whatever reason, the company has a bad reputation and frequent turnover. This is indicated by the repeated open RSM postings

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    • Can you adjust your schedule to frequent travel to any office in the country?   2 Answers

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    Factory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Klingspor (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Coffee shop meetings. The coffee shop interviews were awkward, and not very professional. I should have payed attention to the first hints that this wasn’t a very professional organization.

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    Klingspor Response

    Aug 25, 2018 – Admin

    Thank you for your review of KLINGSPOR Abrasives - we are always trying to learn how to improve our company. I'm happy to hear you accepted the offer to become part of our KLINGSPOR Family, but disappointed to hear about your interview experience. I'm part of the Executive Support team, and the individual that setup coffee shop interviews as part of our policy; I'll look into this first thing on Monday and learn about how we can provide a more professional look. My concept was that a coffee shop meeting would be a more relaxed experience, rather than a corporate/harsher look, where one can arrange for an interview to flow into one's schedule rather than be an anxious experience. Please do not hesitate to contact me on our dedicated support line (828) 333-7728, or by emailing executivesupport@klingspor.com with any suggestions/comments/concerns. We are open and listening.


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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Klingspor.

    Interview

    It was odd to say the least. Was done at Starbucks then over the phone. I felt they were friendly but also acting as if I may or may not fit. This being apprentice styled against other candidates is typical but grated on my nerves due to the lengthy process

    Interview Questions

    • Was curious about the ability to sell and be tenacious.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Abrasives Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Klingspor in September 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed in a hotel lobby. Received a good overview of company history, local market penetration, daily work expectations and benefits. I was able to ask a lot of questions relating to territory earning potential, potential customer prospects. There interview lasted about 1 hour. After returning home and doing a little research on the company, product and Glassdoor reviews I get the impression that there is a lot of micromanagement, income potential is not as advertised and they charge their employees a monthly fee for use of company car that includes a tracking device..........

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about your current job   1 Answer

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    Factory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, LA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Klingspor (Lafayette, LA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, heard from HR person about a month later. Met the district rep in a hotel lobby he was staying in. He asked one question about me then proceeded to go into this whole pitch about everything in this lobby has been touched by sand paper, and prospects are limitless. Then described the company car in too much detail. Said there would be a week of training at home office in North Carolina. He said "after you train with them for a week, I'll tell you to forget everything they said, and I'll train you the right way after." He described how he hasn't work for them a year but made it to district manager. The whole process felt very shady. He said I was in the top 2 of applicants and would receive a call from for a second interview from regional manager. Talked to the regional manager. Asked a bunch of questions. He said I'd hear back either way. Never heard from anyone. Completely unprofessional.

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    Factory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Klingspor (New Brunswick, NJ) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was very easy and mostly conversational.This company goes though a great number of turnover in Factory Sales Reps so they don't make the hiring process difficult. I submitted a resume but didn't even have to fill out a lengthy application which is so common today.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to work evenings at home for computor, administrative and online training?   1 Answer

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    Factory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Klingspor (Little Rock, AR) in October 2015.

    Interview

    smoke and mirrors, basically tells you what you want to hear and does not disclose and information about the pay very well... Be sure to ask a lot of questions..


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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Klingspor.

    Interview

    Meet at a hotel they are staying at. You meet with one interviewer and if that goes well, then you go to meet another who is sitting somewhere else in the lobby. If you get an offer they will call you in a day or so, if not you get the rejection through email. Don't overly dress, ties and coat are not needed. Polo and Kakis is what they will be wearing.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weakness?   1 Answer

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