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Nestlé Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Nestlé

Interview Details First had to fill out the application form with details and a couple of questions. I waited a few months then told I had got through to an online numerical test which I wasn't really expecting but it was a little easier than ones I had done previously, although a very strict time limit. The there was a telephone interview, which they said would be strengths-based like the ones used by Ernst & Young. The interviewer phoned right on the dot of the agreed time, and was friendly however I thought lots of the "strengths" questions resembled traditional competency questions more than the example strength questions I had read. At the end she asked questions about the company, I think she asked two.

They said they would tell me results by the end of the week however never got back to me, even after I emailed.

Interview Question – In the current economic climate, what does a company such as Nestle have to do in order to expand?   Answer Question

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Difficult Interview

Graduate Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
York, England

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Nestlé in January 2013.

Interview Details Having applied online by completing competency questions and other general info, as well as uploading my cv, I was asked to complete an online assessment. This was testing mathematical, verbal and diagramatical reasoning.

I was then offered a phone interview that lasted approx 30 minutes, this was again asking competency questions, as well as asking why I wanted to work for the company and what I could bring to the role.

Having completed the phone interview I was offered an assessment day. This involved completing a written task, a group activity, a presentation and an interview.

Following the assessment day, I was invited back to interview with the head uk engineer, in charge of graduates.

I was then offered the job over the phone.

Interview Question – Name a time when you were unsuccessful at a goal and how did you react to failure?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had a better offer elsewhere

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Difficult Interview

Marketing Assistant Interview

Marketing Assistant

I applied online - interviewed at Nestlé in February 2013.

Interview Details Application form, then a series of online tests, then telephone interview. Did not get further, and took a long time to hear back.

Interview Question – Give me a brand which is not nestle, and how have they performed in the financial recession.   Answer Question

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Very Difficult Interview

Graduate Marketing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
York, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Nestlé in January 2013.

Interview Details Online application form with 2 questions followed by online reasoning tests. Phone interview with external company - questions about motivation and a few "strengths based questions" e.g. how do you learn new information. 2 questions on marketing - name a brand that is NOT nestle, how did they do during the financial crisis. name 2 nestle products that you think have good/strong marketing and why.
followed by assessment centre in York. 4 parts - written case study about marketing a new product based on some graphs and market data (50 mins). group exercise with 3 others about a situation when you had to let some clients down and keep some happy, you have to make the decision. a case study presentation where you are given an a4 sheet of data about a nestle product and you need to do a 15 minute presentation followed by questions about how to improve/market the brand. extreme time pressure in the preparation. finally a 2-on-1 strengths/competency/motivation interview to finish the day. I did well on the exercises but failed some areas in the interview so was called back for a final interview 2-on-1 again but also failed this one. vague/weak answers and not enough proof of motivation for marketing coming from a biology background.

Interview Question – how do you lead? how do you motivate?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Nestlé

Interview Details It was a very good interview process.. i went throught 6 rounds

Interview Question – lots of crazy questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – yes...i got a 10k bump

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No Offer

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Marketing Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Nestlé

Interview Details Straightforward and streamlined. Recruiter screening via phone, recruiter 1st round via phone, marketing manager via phone and then 6 different people in the office. The office visit was very long and each person had an hour with me. Some of them didn't pay attention. 1 of the interviewers was a recruiter.

Interview Question – What is your favorite product within CPG?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Retail Management Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé.

Interview Details Phone interview then face to face interview

Interview Question – what is the thing that interest you?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Mechanical Technician Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Nestlé

Interview Details one interview

Interview Question – how would you resolve a conflict between you and your superior   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Zurich, MT (US)

I applied online - interviewed at Nestlé in February 2010.

Interview Details initial communications, phone interview, face to face interview

Interview Question – Business case   View Answer

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No Offer

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Difficult Interview

Marketing Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Vevey (Switzerland)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé in January 2014.

Interview Details 4 interviews with different people. Asked for skills that weren't in the job offer i applied for. Overall a good experience but they could improve the process time. People were nice and open. The interview was kind of difficult as they made behavioral questions mixing languages, and that was a hard point for me.

Interview Question – You were in the middle of a tragedy with lots of people. How would you convince other to save you first?   Answer Question

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