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Barry Callebaut Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
8 candidate interviews
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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Maintenance Supervisor Interview

Maintenance Supervisor

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Barry Callebaut.

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

Interview Question – there wernt any   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Machine Operator Interview

Machine Operator
Eddystone, PA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Barry Callebaut in May 2012.

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

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

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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Controller Interview

Controller
Zürich (Switzerland)

I applied online - interviewed at Barry Callebaut in May 2014.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Indirect Spend Support Interview

Indirect Spend Support
Zürich (Switzerland)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Barry Callebaut in December 2013.

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

Negotiation Details – They made an offer based on what I expected.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Finance Interview

Finance

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Barry Callebaut.

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

Negotiation Details – -


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Finance Interview

Finance

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Barry Callebaut.

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

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Treasury Manager Interview

Treasury Manager
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Barry Callebaut.

Interview Details – Initial contact was with a firm hired by the company. I had to pass several tests before even going physically to the company for the interview
Questions were fair and direct but the conversation did not reflect what i had expected once on the job.

Interview Question – Some other company might want to hire you in 2 years. What would you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not really negotiate. I advise others to do so in order to get the best deal possible.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

IT Consultant Interview

IT Consultant
Zürich (Switzerland)

Interviewed at Barry Callebaut

Interview Details – Phone interview and face to face interview.
The phone interview was technical. It was well structured and in a polite context.
However, the face to face interview was a complete disappointment. Very aggressive attitude and in a couple of cases even ironic. Very few information was provided and the whole discussion was about how hard we should be working. A meaningless interview and bad behaviour especially from the senior manager in the room.

Interview Question – There were no surprises or challenges. Mostly a pointless discussion with little insight.   View Answer

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