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Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Nestlé.
Interview Details – Simple phone interview discussing my motivations as an engineer and what I could offer to the company. Very informal in tone, no competency based questions: conversational. Mainly questions were around my past life experiences and whether I would be able to handle living in a small town for a year.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for a company like Nestle with an aerospace background? View Answer
Demand Planner Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé.
Interview Details – 1. Conversation with HR 2. two conversation with management 3. skills assessment
Operations Management Program Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé in October 2013.
Interview Details – - Applied Online
- Phone interview ~ 2 weeks after applying
- Phone interview ~ 2 weeks after first phone interview
- Final round in Chicago ~ 1 week after final phone interview.
In Chicago, there were ~200 people there interviewing for various internship and full-time positions. Nestle booked every conference room in the entire hotel and had about 30 reps who interviewed people in individual rooms. Each person underwent 3 interviews. Two were with engineers, and one was with HR. Each interview was 30 minutes long, and were more behavioral in nature rather than technical (I don't recall any challenging technical questions).
Interview Question – All behavioral questions. I always hate answering the question of how you dealt with a difficult team member, but I got that one. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Because my background is in engineering, and I realized that Nestle outsources all of their actual engineering work, so all engineers at Nestle are "project engineers" who essentially make the calls to other engineering firms and have them fix the problems, rather than fixing/designing things themselves. I wish the interview process had actually involved an on-site tour, because when I did one after receiving the job, it opened my eyes and made it clear to me that I did not want the job.
Technician Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Nestlé in May 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview, then group interview. No negotiation process
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation
Food Technologist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé in May 2013.
Interview Details – pretty straightforward. They wanted to know about my previous experience (one of my jobs matched their description) and stressed on being able to communicate and work independently. It came out to be true about being independent (literally!) as the manager was either sick or off to factories and vendors all
Interview Question – fun interview, over quick Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was with the contractor and I didn't negotiate much because I was looking to get my foot in the door
Demand Planner Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Nestlé.
Interview Details – 1: Exam
2: HR Interview
3: Manager Interview
4: VP Supply Chain Interview
Interview Question – Regular set of questions: Experience, competencies, challenges. Answer Question
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé in August 2012.
Interview Details – Pre-interview screening questions answered via email (rephrased):
*Describe the type of complex IT systems you have implemented.
*Give example of advanced level work you have done in [software application for generating reports].
*What type of software or systems have you generated to help the business operate better?
*Give an example of a a most difficult team that you were involved with and what factors contributed to the difficulty.
*What type of on-the-spot excel reports have you generated and edited to meet requirements?"
First interview phone: with HR person
*give an example of where additional research and digging deeper would create better results.
*give an example of where you had to prioritize your workload and how you went about doing so, and your reasoning behind it.
*give an example of a situation where you had to act independently against the advice of a *superior and what your reasoning behind that was.
Second interview, in-person:
met with two experienced manager-directors, they basically went over my resume and asked to provide examples for each bullet point; they asked about extra-curricular activities; they explained about Nestle's team-oriented framework/work-ethic. They also asked
Third interview, via phone: this was split into two 40 min segments, one involving an HR person, which was similar to my first phone interview (same questions even), and a second interview involving a Technical Programmer Developer Engineer.
for the first part, I pretty much gave the same answers as per my first interview.
for the second part, the technical questions:
revolved around specific applications I have used in the past
software/SDLC standards I am familiar with
questions about development tools, RDBMs involving extracting data based on primary keys, how they relate to structuring a request for data in tables.
Interview Question – describe how you would extract data from two different tables where nothing matched on its key View Answer
Negotiation Details – I accepted the offer as is because it was good.
Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Nestlé in January 2008.
Interview Details – A recruiter contacted me, and then presented me to the company. I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. The next phase was a series of interviews - and there were people who were not geographically nearby, so they were via phone. I went to the offices and spend about 4 hours interviewing 1:1 with 4 different people. A fifth person took me out to lunch, and while it was still and interview, it was casual. All that said, that was in Dreyer's world -- Nestle now handles all of the hiring and I have no idea how that works.
Interview Question – nothing difficult or unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I got an extra week of vacation.
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