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Knoll Interview Questions

Updated Nov 21, 2016
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Greenville, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Knoll (East Greenville, PA).

    Interview

    Very informal, people were very nice and easily to relate with. Started with phone interview and then progressed to meeting with the team members for both 1 on 1 discussions and panel interviews.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Knoll.

    Interview

    I was approached by a Knoll recruiter about this open position. They did a basic screen, talked over some of my background, and was offered an interview with the Regional Manager. I had what I thought was a nice conversation and seemed to have the skill set that aligned with the role, however, I never heard back from them. The recruiter was sub-par at best. I was put off by the lack of attention to detail and response from this person looking to hire me. It all goes back to relationships 101....never burn a bridge.

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    Manager (IT Related) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    In my opinion the hiring process was a pretty standard affair. Contacted by HR staff after submitting an application which was then followed up by a phone screen, and then onsite interviews with several different dept management staff and various stake holders.

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    Negotiation

    The negotiations were a bit slow as they spanned over a holiday week/weekend and required a call or two back to facilitate an offer which was promised after initial call. Overall a but extended but probably due to vacations and holiday.

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Knoll (New York, NY) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview with recruiter. Recruiter did not know much about the position and sent wrong job description. Phone interview with hiring manager that went great and provided a detailed job description. Asked to come in for in person interview which was not even with the hiring manager but with 8 different people for 4 hours that were asking the same questions over and over. VP gave the impression that he was "better than you" and was trying to see if I was lying on my resume. About half of the people I interviewed with were nice and people I would want to work with but definitely not the VP. Left the interview saying if offered I would not except the position, didn't get that far because I'm pretty sure they knew I wasn't going to except a position when I left. Notified them that I was not interested in the position any more after interview.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Knoll (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Everyone seems to like working there, with lots of people who have been there for over 10 years. Clear opportunities to break down silos, drive more cross-portfolio selling. Some interviews were much more conversational, while one was a clear stress interview. Not sure if it was the person's personality or it was done for the sake of doing a "tough interview" under stress. Engaging CEO.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Knoll (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Fairly simple. They're really just trying to get a feel for you and see if you'd fit in. Everyone there kind of fits in with each other. The department I interned for had a panel of the 4 people working in that department. The interview wasn't so bad. Got an offer on the spot, although I'm not sure that's always the case.

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    • What are you studying? Why Knoll? What do you know about Knoll? Tell me about your previous experience. What would you like to be doing in the future?   Answer Question
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    Director of Quality Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Greenville, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Knoll (East Greenville, PA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Typical process, apply online, Phone Screen, On-Site Interviews (Round Robin), Interesting questions and much emphasis on culture and how they were changing culture. Completed interviews during an afternoon session with many of the staff. Waited for response and got absolutely nowhere with anyone. They stopped returning my calls.

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Knoll.

    Interview

    Temp. Agency called and asked if I was still looking for work? She asked me a few questions of my previous experience and told me that they would submit my resume to the hiring manager. The next day I was invited to come in to interview with the Knoll Recruiter Coordinator. I thought the interview went smoothly.

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    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Greenville, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Knoll (East Greenville, PA).

    Interview

    Had to reschedule multiple times. Interview with many people several different times. As if working there was not enough already I was forced to interview with people that already knew me. People that thought it was ridiculous that I even had to "formally" sit down with them. At the end I was given a "we don't think you're a good fit" without detail.

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    • What would I do to improve employee morale?   1 Answer
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    Vice President of Infrastructure Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I was contacted by an internal HR rep following my application for a position online. We had an interview via phone that went very well, and I was told that I would hear back from her in a week or so to schedule the next step in the process. I was also told not to hesitate to contact her with any questions, or to follow up if I don't hear from her. I was thrilled, but this would be the end of that feeling for the remainder of my experience with them...

    I did not hear back in the next week, so I sent an e-mail to follow-up, to thank her for her time, and to inquire about the status of the position and myself in the process. That inquiry went completely unanswered. Another week went by, and I decided to follow up one final time. That e-mail and phone call both went unanswered, and I assumed I'd been excluded from the process, and was simply ignored rather than be told that.

    Through a strange twist of fate, a friend of mine had occasion to "introduce" me to one of the IT executives via LinkedIn. I took that opportunity to introduce myself, and to mention that I had interviewed for a position with them and had no idea why it didn't go any further. He, also, completely ignored me and didn't even acknowledge the introduction.

    I knew nothing about this company, other than having a passing knowledge of their products from seeing them advertised. This negative experience with their internal HR and hiring process was enough to let me know that I want nothing to do with them and their ridiculously overpriced office furniture. While reviews on Glassdoor seem to speak favorably of how they treated employees in the past, my experience was the complete opposite of that. Companies like this have yet to figure out that their interactions with people have negative consequences - especially when people like me are their customer. There is no more sure-fire way to ensure that someone won't buy your products than to treat them badly. This is as true in a business transaction as it is in the interview process, or any other interaction that you have with the public.

    Interestingly, karma has a way of making things right: I was involved in the decision making for a multi-million dollar office renovation project at my current company, and with input about my experiences with Knoll, their products were not even considered for our office.

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    • Nothing out of the ordinary in the first interview   2 Answers
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