Bunge Limited Interview Questions

Updated Apr 2, 2015
Updated Apr 2, 2015
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    Human Resources Position Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bunge Limited (North White Plains, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Relatively easy process. Started with recruiter and ended with hiring managers. Recruiter to HR Talent Acquisition Manager to Hiring Managers to colleagues to learn about the role and needs and clarify the backgrounds of those reporting to and working with.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about working for a foreign owned company   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Some wiggle room to negotiate salary and time off

  2.  

    Key Account Junior (Full Time) Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bunge Limited.

    Interview

    First interview with temporary agency, almost no details about the position.
    Second interview with the HR, no more details about the position, economics assessment.
    Third interview with two managers, details about the position and presentation of the future coworkers.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Oils Execution Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I made a cold call to the company. The HR was really responsive and got back to me in a day or two for an interview. The interview was conducted by the head of department and i was asked some technical questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Management Trainee (Finance) Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bunge Limited (Singapore (Singapore)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    1st round interview: HR + 3 Finance team members
    1. Among all those internships or employment that you have done, which allows you to learn the most? Why?
    2. Throughout your course of studies, which module that you enjoy the most? Why?
    3. Do you prefer qualitative or quantitative work?
    4. Feedbacks given by your supervisors regarding your internship performance?
    5. What is the statistical software that you are skillful at?
    6. For your research project on bank’s capital ratio, describe the process you undertake the project? How and where do you gather the data? How do you think the effectiveness of Basel regulations? Do you think the suggestion that you gave at the end of the project is practical in real world?
    7. When you first arrived at Singapore, what did you do to cope with the new environment?
    8. Among compensation, career progression and prospect of learning, how will you rank them in your career selection? Why?

    2nd round interview: Corporate Controller + Treasurer
    9.. What did you learn from your academic exchange programme?
    10. Bunge is a global business, how interested are you in overseas assignment or relocation?
    11. Tell me an experience that define yourself as a person or incident that demonstrates your philosophy?
    12. How do you comment on the complaints of Singaporeans about inflow of foreigner stealing their jobs?
    13. Do you know any knowledge of financial modeling?
    14. Why are you interested in agribusiness industry?
    15. You have proved yourself to your parents for the “studying” phase. What is next you want to prove to them?

    Final round interview: CFO (Sonny Choong)
    16. Tell me something about Bunge that I don’t know?
    17. What do you understand Bunge does in Singapore context?
    18. Current developments and biggest challenge facing Bunge?
    19. You have interacted with several interviewers before this round. What do you think our management trainee programme is able to offer you at the end?

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me something about Bunge that I don’t know?
      2. Tell me an experience that define yourself as a person or incident that demonstrates your philosophy?
       
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    Reasons for Declining

    Being one of the Big 4 in the agribusiness commodity industry, I was disappointed by the surprisingly low pay offered by Bunge for its Management Trainee. It was not even on par with the current market rate of starting pay for fresh graduate in Singapore. Nonetheless, I did recognize that the career prospect and progression could be positive for working with Bunge. It was just a matter of perception difference about the pay among fresh graduates.

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    Intern Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bunge Limited.

    Interview

    face to face interview with 3 staff including the manager

    Interview Questions

    • Expected questions such as what are your strengths and weaknesses   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (4)  

    Management Trainee (Trading) Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bunge Limited.

    Interview

    Interviewed for an Asia Trading position in the Management Trainee Program. Had 3 rounds and talked with traders and HR. Questions are mostly fit-based and to gauge my passion in trading.
    Was offered a position on the same day the final interview was concluded, which I accepted. 3 weeks later, when I went to sign the contract, Bunge rescinded on the original offer, took on another candidate for trading and re-offered a back office position.
    It's a massive show of unprofessionalism by a company that has been lauded as one of the big 4 of agri trading. Needless to say, I turned them down and have now found a better paying front office job with greater prospects.

    My takeaway from this incident: If Bunge can be unprofessional today, it will get even worse once you join the company. Be thankful that you find out early and don't shortchange yourself by accepting something lesser. There's better opportunities out there.

    Interview Questions

    • Should physical commodity houses trade using fundamentals or technicals?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Not the position that I desire. Initially planned to approach the MD who hired me to argue my case, but changed my mind when I realised that I cannot work at a company without integrity and a basic respect for employees. Remember to have baselines when choosing your employer.

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    Trader Trainee Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bunge Limited (Istanbul (Turkey)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    First I was working in a local office then they sent me to this trader trainee program

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was quite friendly there weren't much technical questions but you should know about agricultural markets   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

  9.  

    Young Engineer Trainee Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bunge Limited (Tiruchchirāppalli (India)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interview went quite well. Most important of all the interviewers and also the GM(who asked me to introduce myself to him before he actually offered me the job sometime after all the interviews were over) tried to keep me comfortable throughout our discussion. There were questions about my projects and also those from my related technical subjects.

    Interview Questions

    • What i liked most about the company   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I'd love to work with Bunge but had plans for M.S. which is why i declined it.

  10.  

    Trade Marketing Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bunge Limited (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    1st at a head Hunter ; 2nd with the position's owner ( national Sales manager ) and the final one with the Sales Director . it tooks only 1 week . After that i recieve a proposal .

    Interview Questions

    • About resilience ; Market knolodge ; Teamworking and leadership .   1 Answer

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