Barry Callebaut Interview Questions

Updated Jun 3, 2015
12 Interview Reviews

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    Customer Service Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Barry Callebaut.

    Interview

    It was a great interview. The ladies I met where honest and easy to talk to. Met with Director and Manager the first day and then the team lead the very next day and received a call from my recruiter that they would like me to start Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a hard time with customer and how was it resolved.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Barry Callebaut in February 2015.

    Interview

    I met with the hiring manager and have a casual conversation with them. I then got a tour of the different labs and met some of the technicians. It took about 1.5 hours for the interview process. After touring the labs, I went back for follow-up questions with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of your strengths? What are some of your weaknesses?   Answer Question
  3.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Barry Callebaut.

    Interview

    HR Rep did most of the talking, and was not familiar with the maintenance required to relate my skills to the position

    Interview Questions

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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eddystone, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Barry Callebaut (Eddystone, PA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The Staffing Agency gave me a call. An set a date for interview with the Plant Manager an HR person.

    Interview Questions

    • There really was no hard questions due to the high turnover of employees.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Have a open mind that you are there to get a new start if you have been out of work for sometime.

  6.  

    Human Resources Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Barry Callebaut (Zürich (Switzerland)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was made by a coordinator, there were no recruiters,
    Very common questions and no difficult to answer, I know that they were in a strong cost saving situation and thy quit the contract to the Recruiter

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hamburg (Germany)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Barry Callebaut (Hamburg (Germany)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    schnelle Kontaktaufnahme, unflexibel bei Terminierung, Telefonate unstrukturiert, sehr unstrukturiertes Gespräch auch in Person, Organisation des Unternehmens und Berichtslinie auch nach mehrmaligem Fragen nicht erkennbar
    ungewöhnlicher, nicht auf die Position zugeschnittener Online-Test

    Interview Questions

    • Trauen Sie sich den Job (nach meinen Erläuterungen) zu?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Controller Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Barry Callebaut (Zürich (Switzerland)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The recruitment process was clear and fast, I sent the CV via Linkedin and the HR called me after only 3 days from my application, in a very efficient nice and clear way the recruiter explained me the process, 3 steps: First a TC, then 2 F2F interviews with the HR and with the Hiring Managers.
    The Telephone interview was really easy general info like: Background, motivation and salary expectation, the F2F interviews were very well structured, the questions were very specific and based on my professional and current experience

    Interview Questions

    • Competency behaviour interview questions
      Both Managers and the Recruiter asked for specific examples on specific working hard situations
      I had to be clear and really detailed !!!
       
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Barry Callebaut.

    Interview

    - Relatively informal process with little structure
    - Accommodating and flexible re salary
    - Interactive rounds with opportunity to tour company

    Negotiation

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    Indirect Spend Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Barry Callebaut (Zürich (Switzerland)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and the process took around one month. As I was in another country I made two interviews by phone. Unfortunately after two weeks they informed me that they chose another candidate, but three days later they contacted me and informed that another position was opened. I made a third interview by phone and the next day they gave me a answer.

    Interview Questions

    • They gave a business case to see how you act and if you have experience. It was a very interesting interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They made an offer based on what I expected.

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Barry Callebaut.

    Interview

    Easy to land an interview, but with tough questions on the know how

    Interview Questions

    • Question like what are your weaknesses , growth in coming years and questions related to problem solving and people skills.   Answer Question

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