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Updated 9 Dec, 2014
Updated 9 Dec, 2014
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cargill in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    email questions, then 45 minute phone interview, followed by a 2 hour 6 person panel interview. Applied in November, didn't hear until january, then the 3 rounds of interviews took around a month to complete.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cargill in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was e-mailed by Cargill and I had to fill out a questionaire online. It was about 45 minutes long. The questions were mostly about managing people and teamwork. Things like what makes the best team? How often should people get praised? It was all multiple choice.

    I recieved a second e-mail requesting a phone screening. It was more like a phone interview. The woman said she would call at 9:00am my time, but she called an hour early. She asked me questions about my last job.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your career aspirations?
      What would you find challenging about this position?
       
      Answer Question
    • Give an example of a time you solved a problem.
      Are you willing to relocate? (she asked a lot about where I would be willing to move)
       
      Answer Question
    • If I talked to your last manager what would he/she say your strengths were? Weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • What do you think you would bring to this position?
      Are you legally aloud to work in Canada?
       
      Answer Question
    • What is your background in agriculture? Did you grow up on a farm?
      What are your salary expectations?
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winnipeg, MB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winnipeg, MB
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cargill in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    It was a somewhat long process, 3 interviews in total, and a background check.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you solved a difficult situation, etc. Behavioural based questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tula, Hidalgo (Mexico)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tula, Hidalgo (Mexico)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cargill.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was around 5-6 filters. CV screening, short phone interview, essays through the whole process, interview with HR recruiter, interview with HR director and finally an assessment center where we had to do individual and group cases.
    Had to face some behavioral questions through the first interviews, and the typically; Why Cargill? Why Operations Trainee? How do you see yourself in 5 years?
    The overall experience was excellent and the process ran smooth.
    Would recommend this company.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Management Trainee/Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cargill.

    Interview Details

    I filled in an online application which was fairly easy - they contacted me to arrange a time for "a casual phone chat " that was actually a proper phone interview
    You should be really prepared to talk about your motivations and ambitions.

    Interview Questions
    • why did you study chemical engineering ?   Answer Question
    • did you enjoy your degree ?   Answer Question
    • why do you want to join Cargill ?   Answer Question
    • have you applied for similar schemes ?   Answer Question
    • tell me a situation where you had to manage a team ? or something along the line of tell me a situation where you had to lead a team ? and what was the outcome   Answer Question
    • describe how do you best learn ?
      your learning behaviour
       
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    • tell me a situation where you formed a trusting relationships?   Answer Question
    • do you have any other questions ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Quality Management Chemiist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cargill.

    Interview Details

    The process began at a university career fair and a first-round interview the following day on campus. The interview was fair and straightforward. I received a call two week later to have a plant tour and second round interview. The second round was a bit more intense, but again nothing unexpected. I received an offer 3 weeks after the second round.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Agronomist Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Cargill.

    Interview Details

    Overall a fair interview. The questions were mainly about the resume and behavioral based. The behavioral based questions were not overly difficult and seemed fair to me. They also asked about what I wanted which is important to me.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Quality Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview Details

    I talked to them as a senior at a Fall career fair. I had an interview the next day on campus. They asked mostly behavioral questions and then three questions related to my major. My interviewers were very friendly and talkative. They liked when I asked them questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions for food science majors: describe water activity, pH, and browning.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I moved on to the second interview.
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Commercial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cargill.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for OCR and got the first interview on campus late September. it was a general résumé based interview for 30min with two senior people from the company. Very nice casual interview environment.Got called for office visit cargill Talent day after one day.
    The office visit was three 45 minute interviews. All the interviews were mostly behavioral and everyone was very cordial. A week after I got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when your listening skills helped you take the right decision.
      Tell me about a time when you had to change your way of thinking/ process middle way and what was the outcome.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Quality Management Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had an on campus interview after a career fair, and then got called in for a second interview in Omaha, NE. The on campus interview was great and very relaxed. I joked around with the interviewers, and even offered possible suggestions to better the company. The second interview was a two day experience. Day 1 was a tour of the facility, and day two was interviews from 730AM till noon.

    Interview Questions
    • Fully describe pH and what we use it for?
      What is chromatography?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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