Cargill Interview Questions

Updated Aug 31, 2015
243 Interview Reviews

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cargill (Hopkins, MN).

    Interview

    Questions asked by management were not tricky or hard. They were very easy and anyone who could graduate from high school would be able to answer them with success.

    Interview Questions

    • None like I said above nothing difficult about questions.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (2)  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview

    Phone interview-talked with HR and two scientists.

    Interview Questions

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Are you eligible to work in United States?

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hopkins, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cargill (Hopkins, MN).

    Interview

    I applied for a position I found on Indeed and within a week or two was contacted for a phone interview. I had a 30 minute phone interview with HR -- very basic HR phone interview. After that, I interviewed in person with a team of about 6 managers. I had four 45 minute interviews with either 1-2 people at a time. Most of the interviewers were very laid back and not intimating. There was one person that asked me several behavioral based questions. Within two days of interviewing, they made me an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you put yourself in a challenging or uncomfortable situation for your own personal development?   Answer Question
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    QA Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cargill (Springfield, MO) in April 2014.

    Interview

    College recruitment interview. Hour long interview with basic questions. two person interview one HR one team member. Very friendly, attentive. General HR questions, followed by a few technical questions that anyone could answer. Very knowledgable and helpful when I asked the hiring team questions, portrayed Cargill as a fantastic company, but didn't deny or lie about job shortcomings. 10/10

    Interview Questions

    • "give an example of a difficult workplace situation and how you exhibited leadership to solve it" "what are your strength and weaknesses" "What is chromatography, and how does it work"   1 Answer
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview

    Was a very bizarre experience. Submitted resume and received call back. Then had to go online and submit a ridiculous arduous online application on buggy website. Phone interview with HR. In person interview with hiring supervisor. HR froze the position for weeks then out of the blue called back to make an offer. Wish I would have never taken the position as less than one year into Cargill is outsource all of it's IT infrastructure to India...

    Interview Questions

    • If your trained in the position you're applying for nothing was difficult or unexpected. Standard questions for IT Analyst   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Increase pay by asking for offer closer to initial salary requirement question... Cargill tried to low ball me in my first offer.

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    Senior IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview

    phone screen, website application, 3 interviews

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    straight forward, limited options

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cargill (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    Very professional and smooth.

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Project Management Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rolla, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Cargill (Rolla, MO) in March 2014.

    Interview

    pretty simple interview. Questions will focus on displaying your personality type. interview lasted about 35 minutes and the interviewer was very polite. Cargill is very family oriented and will gladly work with your needs.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you want to work for Cargill   1 Answer
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    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cargill in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied on their website for a job they had posted online. It took about 2 months to hear back from them. After they contacted me, the process moved very quickly. I had a phone interview with the recruiter followed by a technical phone interview with the hiring manager a sew days later. They immediately set up on on-site interview which was about 4 hours long. Everyone was very kind and helpful through the whole thing. It was fairly laid back while also being professional. I received an offer the next week.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They offered me more than I had listed for my salary requirements and the benefits, paid time off, etc. were all very generous, so I did not negotiate.

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