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Supervisor Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America.
Interview Details – . Standard Phone interview, no surprises there. A few words to describe the interview process: confusing; unnatural; rehearsed; contrived. On site interview with presentation. The presentation can be a little nerve racking. Know your subject! Word of advice, you may have to "dumb it down." Some of what I thought was standard terminology in manufacturing confused a couple of them.
Interview Question – Work situation role play. View Answer
Administrative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in April 2010.
Interview Details – Was vague and I was over qualified but they were nice
Interview Question – There weren't any View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Route Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in January 2014.
Interview Details – People were nice and very accommodating. You go on a ride along and then an interview with HR and an a manager.
Interview Question – Very basic interview questions. "What did you dislike about your previous position?" Nothing that you need to prepare for. Answer Question
Retail Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in April 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted by an HR rep who received my online application. She pre-screened me and set up my interview. My interview was with 5 different people, two in one room and three in the other. The were of various levels in the company ranging from other sales reps to the division manager. They asked questions they had chosen from a pre-set list of questions I assume was standard to the company. "Describe a creative display you have built." "When you work long hours and get tired what sort of mistakes do you make?" I was asked back for a second "interview" which was an unpaid ride along with the sales reps who had been in my interview to find out if I was a good "fit" for the job. It was only me and 2 other people chosen to do the ride along and I thought I did really well. The HR rep that initially contacted me was there every step of the way before and after each step letting me know how good I was doing and setting up the next step of the process. Once I finished the second interview I waited for about a week with no response then called and emailed the HR rep with no response. After a few days I went ahead and left a message with the manager who was going to make the hiring decision and asked for an answer either way. I never heard back from anyone again. Other people on here had reported similar experiences with this unprofessionalism so I was ready for it but it was still really rude. They could have at least sent a generic "moving on with other candidates" email.
Interview Question – "What was your most successful sales pitch/achievement?" This was difficult since they knew I was coming from a non-sales background but the questions were very generic and pre-chosen. Answer Question
Route Sales Representative Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in June 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview went normal, it was from California HR. Did a route ride to get a feel for the job. Came backfrom route ride , couldn't do a interview because needed two managers for a interview. One manager left while I was coming in from route ride, so I had to come back later in week. Came in for second interview with two managers a week later. The interview was normal, but went south when I said I was used to working hard. The manager that skipped out when I came back from route ride then informed me that there is no way I could possible work as hard as they do. I am 43 so I am sure as as route driver that I have worked hard before. But the old guy corrected me with the fact that I never worked as hard as rt drivers from Nestlé waters. Interview was over I knew I didnt get the job. Very weird
Interview Question – Everyone says they work hard but do you realize our route drivers work very hard? View Answer
Administrative Assistant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in July 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online received call from recruiter for a phone interview. I was called to the office to meet with the hiring manager did an interview with him. I was asked to follow up with a "work interview" where I was shown around the office and spent time with the administrative staff, clearly assuming I was going to receive an offer. After the three interviews nobody contacted me not even to let me know I did not get the job which seemed pretty unprofessional to me.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
Maintanace Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in December 2010.
Interview Details – applied online and recieved a phone interview. afterwards I was brought in to take a skills test. I passed the skills test and was scheduled for a interview. It took about 4 hours. everyone was polite and nice. I was offered water to drink. The interview process goes like this: You sign in and wait the they bring you to an interview area and they bring to 3 different 1on1 interviews. All mine went great and then after 3 hours of that we took a tour of the plant. i really thought that I did good on the interview and i was surprised that i did not not get a follow up or offer.
Very Difficult Interview
Technical Resource Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in June 2010.
Interview Details – 2 - 1 hour phone interviews. On sight 4 - 1 hour interviews, PowerPoint Presentation, Role play exercise. 7.5 hours total on sight.
Interview Question – How would you handle a difficult employee. Asked several times. View Answer
Technical Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in March 2009.
Interview Details – HR call, followed by phone interview with potential manager.
Was called for 9 am to 3 pm interviews and to do PPT presentation on past continuous improvement project of my choice.
Presentation went well, maybe nine questions asked.
Interviewed with about four people from operations, HR, and technical department, roughly one hour apiece.
Interviewers picked standard questions from a list at least ten pages long, each picked out about five questions, and wrote the answers down on their sheet. Very little small talk other than "Tell me about yourself". Two asked me to go into details about items on my resume and past jobs. One seemed very bored with the stock-question process, another thought it was a dumb way to do an interview.
Examples: "Describe a time when you alienated a co-worker, and how you followed it up." Describe a mistake you made."
Did not get offer. Last question I asked at final interview was what the job paid. From expression I got, that was not an appropriate last question.
The most difficult thing was putting together a PPT presentation on three days notice, and editing it without knowing who would be at the presentation meeting. Spent maybe nine hours re-doing it to try to focus for an unknown audience; eventually edited out many technical details.
Interview Question – Preparing a Powerpoint presentation on a past project without knowing the backgrounds of who would be at the presentation and on short notice. Answer Question
Factory Controller Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Waters North America in August 2012.
Interview Details – contract over the phone by HR and then by hiring manager
Met hiring manager and CFO in person
waited then for two week before hearing back that somone elese got the job
Interview Question – How many golf ball are sold in canada Answer Question
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