Cadbury Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Procurement Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cadbury in April 2007.
Interview Details – Four hour interview consisting of 5 private one on one interviews with several of the managers, directors and VP of the group. Very friendly staff, although 1 or 2 of the directors did try to make the experience a little uncomfortable, by asking ridiculous hypothetical questions.
A good personality will take you a long way during this interview process, they are obviously looking for competent employees that stand out but will choose the person that can dazzle a bit.
The pay is excellent and the atmosphere can be beat. Really amazing environment and people, although finance and procurement can be a bit uptight, the rest of the company is quite laid back.
Interview Question – Not exactly a difficult or unexpected question, but for those of you just entering the work field be prepared to defend a weak college GPA. Answer Question
Supply Planner (Termed Contract - In France) Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cadbury.
Interview Details – A phone call followed by Panel and HR Interview.
Interview Question – Surprise was having a Panel taking the interview instaed of 1:1 Answer Question
Process Engineer Internship UK Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Cadbury.
Interview Details – 1) Online application form (competency based) 2) verbal and non verbal reasoning tests online 3) panel interview (2 engineers) competency based - I didn't get past the interview. Took a while for them to get back to me; I had to email them after the tests because they hadn't replied in almost 2 months.
Very Difficult Interview
Technical Executive Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cadbury in March 2009.
Interview Details – I was intimated with this offer by a staffing agency and I was interviewed through phone by the recruiting company firstly.Later I was called for an 1:1 interview by the regional manager of Cocoa Operations Department, Cadbury India Ltd. Then I was directed to the second level of the interview which was conducted by the Vice President of Cocoa operations, Cadbury India Ltd. He conducted IQ test, personality and Background check tests to recruit me to this company. In none of the stages, i was enquired about cocoa or about my degree. I was enquired only with current datas and general knowledge about agriculture.
- Ur english sounds like an american what is the reason View Answer
- how do you came to know about this offer and why have you applied here View Answer
Negotiation Details – At the last phase of my interview I was little nervous because Vice President's questions were at the peak. I could able to answer 1 or 2 in that and finally when he asked me to share my experience, I told him this. Even you recruit me or not, I had learnt something from this interview. Firstly, courage to face any kind of interview after this. secondly confidence to express the right answers in the right time and keep mum for the unknown questions. These words were the turning points for me to serve that company for one year which I came to know when I received an appreciation letter from the same person after completing my probationary period.
Product Development Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cadbury in April 2009.
Interview Details – i got a phone screening interview and then they decided to bring me on site for the interview although this is only for an internship position. the internship lasted about 5 hours with 7 people interviewing me. Some are 1:1 some are 2:1. One HR person interviewed me, the rest are product developers, scientists, director, and manager. They are very friendly and make me very comfortable and be myself during the interview
Interview Question – Tell me the time when you have to work with difficult individuals. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – it was an internship offer, i got the offer and accepted.
Sales Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cadbury in May 2008.
Interview Details – It is not easy to get an interview opportunity. The best way to get it is through a current employee as a referee. Interview questions centre around the behaviour questions such as how you are reponsible and how you are aggresive in pursing opportunity in the company. For new hires, there are around 3 times interviews.
Interview Question – please describe a difficult personality you need to deal with. Answer Question
Finance Planning Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Cadbury in February 2008.
Interview Details – How it normally works is that you need to take intelligence test with a HHRR consulting company and once you pass them you get an interview with the HHRR Manager and then with the Director of the department you apply for.
The interviews are background based. No tricky questions at all. It's talking about what you have done in the past and what are the goals you have in the upcoming 5 years. Then they normally ask why you want to work in Cadbury. Here is interesting to know what are the brand they have in the portfolio and explain that they have worldwide leader brands and so. After talking about the company and about you, if you like them they will start negotiation phase and that's all
Interview Question – What I would hire you instead to a this guy? They shown a CV of a potential guy with an outstanding CV View Answer
Negotiation Details – Normally the ask you what are your expectatives and see if they can meet them.
Marketing Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cadbury in October 2009.
Interview Details – The initial interview was with two representatives from the company - a marketing manager and someone from HR. They started off the interview by asking me to go over my experiences. After that, came a series of behavioural questions. The questions were all very specific - "tell me a time when you had to work with an uncooperative group member and how you changed his/her view." The interview ended with them asking me what brand I think has a good marketing campaign.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to work with a uncooperative group member and what you did to change their perception. Answer Question
Plant Operations Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cadbury in October 2008.
Interview Details – The interviewing process is very lengthy, almost to the point where one thinks you've been forgotten. The recruiter conducted an initial "screening" interview which lasted longer than 2 hours. This was followed several weeks later by a panel interview with the plant general manager and the human resources manager. It was apparent at the time that the two individuals from the plant had very different philosophies on how business should be conducted and this persisted throughout the rest of my time with the company.
The third and last interview was with the regional general manager - not sure of the correct job title. This was the general manager's direct boss. The need for the third interview seemed to indicate a lack of trust in the decisions made by the plant GM - this also seemed to persist through the remainder of my time with the company.
Negotiation Details – Negotiate with specific points and be prepared to be patient. The company's offer was in my opinion generous.