Barry Callebaut Interview Questions

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014
8 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Maintenance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Eddystone, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eddystone, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    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 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 !!!
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Indirect Spend Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 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 Details
    They made an offer based on what I expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Easy Interview
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    Treasury Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zürich (Switzerland)
    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 Questions
    • There were no surprises or challenges. Mostly a pointless discussion with little insight.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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