Syngenta Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

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    Two interviews that consisted of meeting with two tiers of management. They were professional and had a genuine concern for the interviewer. Overall it was a good experience and I would go for it again.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were asked to lead others but were not given the authority to do it? How did you perform and what was the result?   1 Answer
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    Interviewed on campus. It was awkward because you sit in between two interviewers, so I was having to look to my left for a couple of seconds then had to turn to my right so I could address both of them. The questions weren't difficult, just your basic behavioral questions, although they did ask a lot of different situations where you failed, failed to persuade a group, when you received bad feed back, and when you failed meeting a goal.

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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Adecco, a hiring company, who were great. The woman gave a lot of detail about how to prepare for the interview. Although, not much was given about the specific position I was interviewing for. Therefore it was difficult to know how to prepare for the interview. The person interviewing me was nice, but was very vague about the position details. Questions were just about my experience relevant to the job. I was able to walk around the lab, and see everything. Specifics such as benefits, salary/pay rate were not clear at all.

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    • What kinds of experience in chemical synthesis do you have?   Answer Question
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    Business Unit Controller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gilroy, CA
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    Average Interview
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Gilroy, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted a few weeks later by HR for a phone interview. The interview with HR was simply to discuss why I was interested in the company, position and to describe how my past experience relates to the role. Was told that HR would pass my information on to the HR manager and I would hear back if interested. Haven't heard anything

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    • Describe prior experience in relation to the current role   Answer Question
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    Logistics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gilroy, CA
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    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Gilroy, CA).

    Interview

    Contacted by their third party recruiter. She just emailed me an interview time and person to ask for. That person wasn't even there. Ended up interviewing with 3 people, one who was only there a short time.

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    Growing In Syngenta Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
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    Difficult Interview
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Syngenta (Greensboro, NC) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Syngenta came on campus, conducted an info session, and then held interviews the following day. A couple weeks later, I received a call inviting me to the final round at their assessment center in Greensborough, NC. They held the assessment center in a nice hotel where 9 candidates and about 14 assessors spent two days. The first day was a welcome brief and team exercise followed by dinner with the assessors, all of whom were senior members of the company from around the globe. The next morning we started with another group exercise, followed by a series of interviews and business cases. Overall, it was a great experience and I felt like they took the time to learn as much as they could about each candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Practice business cases if you are unfamiliar with them. I had mine at the end of a long day of interviews, and it was by far my weakest performance of the two days.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, NE
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    Difficult Interview
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Waterloo, NE) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Syngenta has the interview process very well organized. The entire process took quite a bit of time, but the company communicated well. The initial 2 interviews were on the phone and were fairly short. The on-site interviews were one hour each. There were 2 meetings with groups of interviewers. The process is difficult, but not unpleasant. I felt free to ask questions and developed a good feel for the position and the people interviewing me. An example of a situational question is describing an experience managing others. Most situation questions were directly related to the position.Work safety was stressed more than I have ever heard a company mention it before. The frequency had me worried about being reprimanded for the smallest infraction if I did get the job. I got the perception that the work environment was okay, but that most employees were putting in their time and not really excited about what they do.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you trained subordinates on safety guidelines and made sure they followed through with those guidelines.   1 Answer
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    Senior Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Gabriel, LA
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Syngenta (Saint Gabriel, LA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an engineering firm in Mobil, AL, about an opportunity at Sygenta. The engineering firm set up the interview with their client (Syngenta). I was told that there were four interviews (includinig me) conducted. The panel consisted of the engineering firm representative, the department manager, two of the buyers in the department and a buyer that was retiring whose position they were interviewing for. Although the interview went well, they were looking for candidates with SAP experience (which I did not have).

    Interview Questions

    • Talk to us about a situation where specifications changed and how did you handle it.   1 Answer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
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    Average Interview
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Greensboro, NC) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Met with 3 individuals within the department. One was upper level manager, One was direct boss, One was the Human Resources person. Thought that it was a fair process. They seem to be laid back, but also seem to have a strong work ethic.

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    Supply Chain Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Syngenta (Greensboro, NC) in October 2008.

    Interview

    There was a phone Interview initially. The interview was simple and the usual questions were asked.

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