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KONE Overview

Espoo (Finland)
10000+ employees
1910
Company - Public (KNEBV)
Industrial Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
We are a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, and our job is to make the best of the world’s cities.

In 2017, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.9 billion and at the end of the year over 55,000 employees. KONE class B shares are ... Read more

Mission: At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. We understand People Flow in and between buildings, making people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable.

KONE Reviews

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KONE President & CEO Henrik Ehrnrooth
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    "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at KONE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part about KONE is the people. They have a great culture and people are genuinly excited to come to work everyday.

    Cons

    The Elevator business can be very technicial. If you have no background in mechanics it can take some time to learn the ins and outs of the trade.

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KONE Photos

KONE photo of: Through our Connected Services 24/7, we are always there to provide service for our customers.
KONE photo of: Glass Hoistway - Dedicated to People Flow
KONE photo of: One of our many elevator designs - we like to customize our product design to fit our customer's needs!
KONE photo of: Working on elevator - KONE hires top talent to ensure safety is secured for all.
KONE photo of: Jeddah Tower being built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Planned to be 1 km tall; KONE elevators will be in use here.
KONE photo of: Tirek
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KONE Interviews

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    Contract Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KONE (Chicago, IL) in May 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online for a role based in Allen, TX. I was contacted via email by a Chicago-area Recruiter to schedule a formal phone interview. We spoke a few days later. Her questions were standard-- current situation, reason for looking, overview of skills. The Recruiter gave an overview of KONE, but seemed to have very limited knowledge of the role itself, the office, key relationships, etc. In other words, the Q/A was one-sided and not very helpful for me, as the candidate. I continued doing research on my own via a family friend who worked at the facility. I was told I would receive and update shortly about next steps, but never heard back. A standard move for companies these days, but unprofessional nonetheless. I wish executive leadership would understand what a bad taste it leaves in the mouths of prospective talent, who have deep networks, and willingly share their experience with peers (and current employees, such is the case in my situation).

    Interview Questions

    • What type of experience do you have in Recruiting for roles such as those we currently have posted?   1 Answer
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KONE Awards & Accolades

  • #59 World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2018
  • #73 World's Best Employer, Forbes, 2017
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