Nestlé Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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    Retail Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nestlé (Atlanta, GA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted online application, which included salary requirements. Was contacted two days later for phone screening. Basic questions about previous experience. Recruiter said no salary information is available. I was concerned, as I did not want to drive an hour to an interview without having an idea of salary range. She stated "there is probably room for negotiation". Upon meeting hiring manager, I was advised position pays $12.25 and hour. Interview lasted 3 minutes..............

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    Factory Quality Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nestlé (Solon, OH) in June 2015.

    Interview

    First was a email to state they are interested. Next i received a call asking general recruiter questions. I received another email asking about interview times. The interview i thought went great. Have yet to receive a call two weeks later. I am hopeful that since it is a big company things move slowly. I will be calling them to close off this process within the next week if I do not hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical behavior based questions. Ex: tell us a time you changed a groups opinion.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources GENERALIST-JONESBORO, AR Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jonesboro, AR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Nestlé (Jonesboro, AR) in April 2015.

    Interview

    This interview process has got to be the worst I have ever entertained. First of all, I was contacted by a Recruiter in Glendale, CA about an opportunity. I did not apply to a position. I told her that I was in a passive search situation, but, the opportunity seemed like a viable one, so I agreed to move on to the 'Next Steps'. She conducted a phone screen interview with me, which was favorable. She went out of town and stated another recruiter will take it from there. I was contacted by that recruiter, who also conducted a phone screen interview. That was favorable. I was set up for another phone interview with the Hiring Manager. After that interview, I did not hear anything positive or negative from the recruiter, so I assumed, it was a 'No'. I was ok with that. My reasons for gaining interest was the website and it's promotion on internal development, and being the World Class largest Distributor of Food. It has gotten several awards and embarked on great achievements. It has been voted Great Place to Work and among the top 10% Best Places to Work in the world. My passive interest became my current interest and focus. A month after my interview with the Hiring Manager, the second recruiter contacted me and asked if I could go in to do an onsite interview in Jonesboro, Ar. I told her I thought I was not selected to move on to the 'Next Phase' because there was absolutely no feedback given at all. She stated that he liked me and I have the qualifications, they just wanted to make sure the talent was not local. Ok, fair, but, to me, that should have been vetted before they did the cold calling to someone out of State, or at the very least communicated that to me after my interview with him. He had the best approach to the interview. The onsite interview was scheduled (there was no consideration of the drive, so no reimbursement). When I got there, I waited the reasonable amount of time and was taken to the Hiring Manager's office. He asked questions and stated this was a competency interview (behavioral based), and I moved on to two more panel interviews with (3) people in each. Both panel interviews were awful!!!! You had disinterested stares, and when one particular gentleman heard my responses, he said it seems like this is a step back for you, and I just was shocked and absolutely offended as I took on the opportunity. I should qualify the position as a step back. Totally rude!!! In the second panel interview, one gentleman was basically rolling his thumbs and not writing much of anything down. It was stated they were losing employees to competitors, and I see why. If their Management Style reflected a percentage of they experience I had, I could see why employees would leave them. It is a relatively new plant and I do not see that location living Nestle's brand at all. I am utterly amazed at the Leadership. Then after the interview, I was told by the second recruiter that I would have to do another interview with the Corporate HR Generalist in Glendale, CA. I interviewed with her, and could barely hear her, but, I managed through it by that time because I was disinterested by that time. No one followed up with me, so I reached out to the first recruiter because the second recruiter quit, to ask for feedback, and she just acted as if I all of a sudden became of non existence, because there was no persistence in the follow up like it was in the solicitation. Nestle will end up losing out on a lot of talent if it does not change the candidate's experience. I am ok with not being selected, but, they open themselves up to candidates looking to work for their competitors.

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    • Tell me about a time when you had to work on a project with limited resources. What steps did you take to fulfill that project? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Sales Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nestlé (State College, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I was selected for first-round interviews with Nestlé and attended an information session at my university. The next day, I went through first round interviews. I thought it went very well but I did not get called back for second-round interviews. I was very well-prepared for the interview and asked sharp questions but the competition this year was very tough for a very limited number of spots.

    Interview Questions

    • Some case based questions but mostly behavioral based questions.   Answer Question
  6.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Nestlé in October 2014.

    Interview

    The 1st round of interviews was just an 1 on 1 interview. My interviewer was very nice and gave me tips for the next round. A day in the field was next and that is basically where you spend 4 hours on the actual job doing what you would be doing you you received the job. The 2nd round was also an 1 on 1 interview.

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    • What all did you learn about our company and the job position from the A day in the field?   Answer Question
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    Packaging Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anderson, IN
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nestlé (Anderson, IN).

    Interview

    I applied online for several positions. They emailed back after a month or so to schedule taking a test for the packaging operator position. I went a week later to take a test at a local college computer lab with 20 or so others. The test took around 3 hours, it was all on a computer and covered lots of situational questions, math questions, tool and measurement questions, etc. A week later I received yet another email asking if I would like to be interviewed for the job, which I again schedule for the next week. They interviewed 5 people at a time in a group setting, at a different college this time, we all sat at a table, had a worksheet to answer situational questions and discuss it amongst the group. After we were finished with this which probably took around 30 min., we each individually were interviewed by a supervisor and then an HR person. I felt the interview went very well, they had let me know they would email me the next week to let me know if I got the job. However, they did not email me back for an entire month and I did not get the position.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were very difficult, it was a very laid back interview despite it being a very long process.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Quality Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Nestlé.

    Interview

    I received a call from a recruiter asking if I was interested in the position. I contacted him and was interviewed over the phone about what I was currently doing. After this initial interview, I had to call repeatedly to get any response on what the status of the job was. About two weeks later I was called back and an interview was set up. The interview consisted of me meeting the HR rep first and then being introduced to two management trainees. The trainees then interviewed me for about 30 minutes. It was the typical battery of questions regarding certain situations and how one would respond to them. After this interview I was then interviewed by the person who would be my boss and her boss. They asked the same questions as the trainees. The higher ranking interviewer came across as rude and seemed like I was wasting her time. She also mocked my having a microbiology degree for some reason. At this point I did not want the job anyways but, I left and never ever received a response saying I didn't get the job

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very simple although, I was asked if I ever had problems with fellow workers before. I said no, and they would not accept this answer. This almost turned into an argument because the interviewer wouldn't take no for an answer   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Nestlé in February 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted at career fair to apply. Attended information session and set up in person interview on campus.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the one thing you want us to remember you by when comparing you to other candidates.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Nestlé in October 2013.

    Interview

    First asked to go over your resume. Asked questions pertaining to your academic background. Then asked a series of behavioral interview questions. The whole process is about 45 minutes.

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