Syngenta Interview Questions

Updated 19 Apr, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    The interview was good, I believe that they really were trying to look for the best person for the position. I was interviewed by more than 3 people, many chief departments, and I felt comfortable and secure with the process. There were interviewers who preffered to do it in my language and others in English. It was ok.

    Interview Questions

    • What were my intetion wokring there, what did I find about GMO.   Answer Question
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    Post-MBA GIS Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    Classic CV + cover letter screening round, followed by a telephone interview to understand 'fit', motivation and compatibility with Syngenta's leadership model. After this, there is a 1.5 day assessment center at HQ in Basel, which is a mixture of one-on-one interviews and group exercises. Components included a business case in the agriculture sector (fairly obviously, I imagine), and two rounds of group negotiations. There were around 12 of us at the assessment centre, and about 12 managers 'observing' each and every reaction - so the environment is rather 'staged'. Decisions were made relatively quickly, requiring full consensus from all those you interacted with.

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Syngenta in February 2015.

    Interview

    3 interviews on day 2 and they were fine met people from different functions and they asked some general questions as well as technical questions. the technical questions really tested your background knowledge

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naples, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Naples, FL (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed with two people, the person I would be replacing and another I would be working with. I was invited to a second interview the same day. After having a second interview with 4 people, I thought it went well. I didn't hear back from them in a week I assumed I didn't get the job. I got a call and was asked if I was looking for work because the other person took another job offer.

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  6. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Two interviews that consisted of meeting with two tiers of management. They were professional and had a genuine concern for the interviewer. Overall it was a good experience and I would go for it again.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were asked to lead others but were not given the authority to do it? How did you perform and what was the result?   1 Answer
  7. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Interviewed on campus. It was awkward because you sit in between two interviewers, so I was having to look to my left for a couple of seconds then had to turn to my right so I could address both of them. The questions weren't difficult, just your basic behavioral questions, although they did ask a lot of different situations where you failed, failed to persuade a group, when you received bad feed back, and when you failed meeting a goal.

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    Very long they follow lot process and make sure background check is done. Keep on doing background check even if you have being on board for 6 months.

    Once sent offer they keep calling are you joining etc all kind of questions

    Negotiation

    They keep you waiting even they offered you to give joining date or they will send mail like don't resign wait for final confirmation etc

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    Applied online then had a phone interview then was invited to the face-to-face interview day.
    There were 3 hr long interviews one after the other which was quite daunting followed by a tour of site.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were quite standard and they let you look them over for 10 mins first.   Answer Question
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    EHS Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Syngenta (Houston, TX (US)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was from a pannel of people. Whlen I asked if the position was a new position or replacing someone who left, they seemed to get defensive. I later realized that the previous person left the company after 6 months due to conflicts with management.

    Interview Questions

    • The majority of the questions come from corporate and are from a generated list. Very vague questions.   Answer Question
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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Adecco, a hiring company, who were great. The woman gave a lot of detail about how to prepare for the interview. Although, not much was given about the specific position I was interviewing for. Therefore it was difficult to know how to prepare for the interview. The person interviewing me was nice, but was very vague about the position details. Questions were just about my experience relevant to the job. I was able to walk around the lab, and see everything. Specifics such as benefits, salary/pay rate were not clear at all.

    Interview Questions

    • What kinds of experience in chemical synthesis do you have?   Answer Question

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