DuPont Pioneer
3.6 of 5 83 reviews
www.pioneer.com Johnston, IA 5000+ Employees

DuPont Pioneer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014

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Finance Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in April 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and got an email to move forward for an phone interview. It is pretty standard behavioral question type interview. The lady is very nice and it went well. Although I didn't get the position, she forwarded my resume to another department which she thought might fit me better. She notified me personally by phone that they picked someone else

Interview Question – It is basically. There is one questions, how do you feel about finance, which I didn't answer it very well   Answer Question

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Dupont Pioneer Interview

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I applied online and interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

Interview Details – Within one day of the position closing I received a phone call and had a phone interview. The lady that I spoke with was very nice and knowledgeable of DuPont Pioneer. Very Casual and stress free conversation. I am currently in the middle of the hiring process.

Interview Question – Pretty standard interview questions, nothing unexpected. Standard questions in order to determine if I was qualified to come on site for a formal interview.   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied online - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in October 2013.

Interview Details – Was called for a first round interview one day and scheduled it for the next. Questions were centered mainly on my research experiences and how I responded to certain situations. Got invited for second round 5 days later.

Interview Question – This role has a lot of information management, are you prepared to go into that and have to put aside research at times?   Answer Question

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Human Resources Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Las Vegas, NV

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

Interview Details – Very well done. They had a panel that worked well together

Interview Question – What has been your biggest contribution to your company.   Answer Question

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Communication Coordinator Interview

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Johnston, IA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

Interview Details – Was contacted for a phone interview, and completed a week after being contacted. Was then contacted the following week for a in-person interview. That formal interview took place two weeks later. I was told a decision would be made the following week. Never heard a word after the interview after trying to contact HR and hiring manager three separate times.

Interview Question – Name one failure.   Answer Question

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Senior Research Associate Interview

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Johnston, IA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

Interview Details – Day-long interviews with team members.
Presentation to entire team.
Interviews with single team members or group.

Interview Question – Nothing unusual or extraordinary. Some technical questions were a little off topic.   Answer Question

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Productivity Improvement Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Dysart, IA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in June 2012.

Interview Details – I found the listing in a local paper. I got a call for an interview about 2 weeks after posting my resume and cover letter through the website. I was surprised by the call; even though I have good experience related to the job, I do not have industry-specific knowledge. I interviewed two plant managers at the same time. Within a week, I got a call for a second interview. In the second interview, I spoke with two people from the corporate office, also together. Both interviews consisted of scripted questions that were likely part of a set pool. Aside from clarifying questions, neither interview deviated from the script. Within 24 hours of the second interview, I got a phone message requesting references, which I emailed right away. (I later found out that none of my references had been called.) Unfortunately, I never heard back from any of the interviewers, despite several messages and emails to follow up. This was disappointing because the whole process was very professional up to this point. After being told that only 2-3 people would be back for a second interview, I expected a courtesy call to let me know that the position had been filled.

Interview Question – All of the questions were behavior-based. I was asked about a time when I witnessed something unethical at work and what my response was. I answered the question with a specific example, but I was not comfortable airing my former employer's "dirty laundry", as this type of situation is often sensitive.   Answer Question

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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Johnston, IA

The process took 2 months - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in September 2011.

Interview Details – Typically the company is very slow at getting back to candidates. It takes weeks sometimes to get them to call you back and they only call the top 10%. There were over 100 applicants for the position I applied for. I was asked a lot about my technical experience. I was asked a lot about problem solving skills that I had and why I wanted the position.

Interview Question – Describe a time that you had to work with someone that was difficult. What did you do?   View Answer

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Information Technology Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Johnston, IA

The process took a day - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in May 2010.

Interview Details – The communications process to start was largely through the website. Be warned - a lot of the job positions listed are 'honey pots', not necessarily jobs that they are looking to require immediate staffing but a way of collecting resumes for future openings. (The jobs needing immediate staffing are also listed elsewhere, like Dice.)

The tone of the interview was a bit surprising - mostly questions asking to whether or not I felt the position would be challenging enough. After discussions with the larger group my interest in that specific group quickly waned.

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Marketing Analyst Interview

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The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in April 2012.

Interview Details – Interview with HR about 30 min.
In the first 15 min, I was asked several questions about my resume. They were pretty easy.
In the last 15 min, HR asked some behavioral questions. Because I thought behavioral questions rarely appeared in the phone interview, I didn't prepare very well.

Give me an example that you have creative ideas and work with others to implete those ideas.
Give me an exmaple that you finish a long-term project.
Give me an example that you help customer solve problem and lead to better customer service.

Interview Question – Give me an example that you have creative ideas and work with others to implete those ideas.   Answer Question

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