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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Process Engineering Placement Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Manchester, England

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cargill in October 2013.

Interview Details I had to apply online and was called for interview at the University of Manchester. The interview was competency based with no technical questions.

Interview Question – What do you like and dislike about your course?   Answer Question

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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

I interviewed at Cargill in January 2013.

Interview Details cv, followed by phone interview, then assessment center. Very basic competancy questions. Nice friendly staff

Interview Question – assessment center was a bit competitive.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – nope fixed salary

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Process Operator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Seaforth, England

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cargill in January 2013.

Interview Details First had a phone interview where they were looking for key words and made sure i mentioned safety in everything, this lasted half an hour

Interview Question – when was thelast time you had to compromise health and safety   View Answer

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Strategy & Business Development Associate (Summer Intern) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cargill in March 2013.

Interview Details I received an invitation to the first round interview by email 3 weeks after applying. First round interviewers were both project team leaders at SBD, second round interviewers senior leaders. No invitation to second round as yet. The first round interview was structured around fit questions and a business case. The interviewer was very kind. Fit questions were not difficult (for example, why Cargill, how do you lead a team, tell me about a time when your performance in a team did not meet expectations...).

Interview Question – The most difficult part of the interview was the business case   Answer Question

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Human Resources Interview

Anonymous Employee
Hopkins, MN (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cargill.

Interview Details I applied for a position I found on Indeed and within a week or two was contacted for a phone interview. I had a 30 minute phone interview with HR -- very basic HR phone interview. After that, I interviewed in person with a team of about 6 managers. I had four 45 minute interviews with either 1-2 people at a time. Most of the interviewers were very laid back and not intimating. There was one person that asked me several behavioral based questions. Within two days of interviewing, they made me an offer.

Interview Question – When was a time you put yourself in a challenging or uncomfortable situation for your own personal development?   Answer Question

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Quality Management Chemist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Dayton, OH (US)

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cargill in October 2011.

Interview Details I applied for the position in fall of my senior year of college after speaking with a recruiter at a job fair. I had an hour long onsite interview with two representatives from the quality department that was almost entirely behavioral based questions. I then was asked to attend an onsite interview event. The event was held in October at a hotel local to a plant and spanned 2 days. At this event, there were at least two dozen other candidates. We networked with several Cargill employees over meals, information sessions, and a tour of the site. There were two hour-long interviews with Cargill employees at the end of the event. A few weeks later, I received an offer but was not given a location. I provided my top three choices and had to accept the position on good faith. For university recruiting for this position, in my case, at least, you are not told which plant you will work at until the spring. I found out in March where I would be moving that May to begin working. The drug test could not be administered until after the location was given, so this came ~four months after the job was accepted.

Interview Question – This is a technical question asked of food science students: Tell me about the most technical or complex piece of equipment you have used and how you would operate it.   View Answer

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Sales Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cargill.

Interview Details Quick process but very dependent of the action of the manager, the corporate HR has greater involvement in the proportion of opening given by the leader of the business unit, so, leadership change, processes change. Internal contact, even without proximity, help to enter the process, selection depends less of networking than other companies of similar size, but is also key

Interview Question – About change and interaction. The greatest difficulty of Cia is to overcome the lack or inefficiency of processes in many areas and the feeling present in many people that changes are needed. There are many people at Cargill in Brazil does not yet realize that efficiency is increasingly important, more than the home time, including some interviewers   View Answer

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Commercial Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Cargill in November 2013.

Interview Details Telephone interview: behavior questions
Group activity: discuss in a group of around 10 over a non-technical topic
Assessment day: trading game + final interview

Interview Question – How do you compare yourself to other candidates?   Answer Question

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IT Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Cargill.

Interview Details Was a very bizarre experience. Submitted resume and received call back. Then had to go online and submit a ridiculous arduous online application on buggy website. Phone interview with HR. In person interview with hiring supervisor. HR froze the position for weeks then out of the blue called back to make an offer. Wish I would have never taken the position as less than one year into Cargill is outsource all of it's IT infrastructure to India...

Interview Question – If your trained in the position you're applying for nothing was difficult or unexpected. Standard questions for IT Analyst   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Increase pay by asking for offer closer to initial salary requirement question... Cargill tried to low ball me in my first offer.

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Senior IT Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cargill.

Interview Details phone screen, website application, 3 interviews

Interview Question – most interview questions are straightforward.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – straight forward, limited options

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