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Chiquita Brands Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Packaging Engineer Interview

Packaging Engineer
Charlotte, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in January 2014.

Interview Details – Contacted by outside recruiter, initial phone interview with HR, phone interview with hiring manager, on site 1:1 interviews with 5-6 associates representing different departments. Everything and everyone I saw, heard, and talked to were a class act all the way.

Interview Question – All were situational, none were overly difficult or unfair.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Nothing to do with salary, everything to do with intangibles.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Business Development Interview

Business Development

I applied online and interviewed at Chiquita Brands.

Interview Details – Was contacted by HR to discuss opportunity which I would be responsible collaborating with a customer in a particular market segment. The customer was a major player and I had experience working with them before. The person spoke a mile a minute and you can tell she was nervous or inexperienced. And I thought I was nervous? Either way, when I first was reached out to, I didn't get an immediate response for several days.

Interview Question – Standard questions about background. However a technical question that was not on the job description was asked which I did not meet the qualification. She stopped the interview right there abruptly and said there wasn't a fit. Do you think it would be equally beneficial to the potential employee and interviewer that all critical qualifications be stated in the job description? In the end, I was still very qualified for the position. My opinion is that the HR person didn't have the experience to hire a position that is technical, therefore it hurt both me and Chiquita in the end.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Administrative Co-Op Interview

Administrative Co-Op
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in June 2014.

Interview Details – The interview was quite simple and didn't last long. I was asked about my experience in the sports events area and non-profits. We went over salary for duration of position, what is expected of you, the environment and what to expect when the position ends in the Fall.

Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Accounting Supervisor Interview

Accounting Supervisor
Morrow, GA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in June 2012.

Interview Details – Had a phone call with the recruiter and then the Controller and then was able to get an onsite interview. The onsite was interested. I was shoved around from room to room and was apologized to constantly. I can tell most people at the plant were racist.

Interview Question – Technical questions about background. Nothing earth shattering. There were several panel interviews. This is the format they like to use.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Racist people at plant. Overhead the HR person saying she didn't care what they did with me. Was shuffled around on interviews. People don't care about folks - they pretend but they are ridiculous.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Logistics Co-op Interview

Logistics Co-op
San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in August 2011.

Interview Details – Good and easy

Interview Question – Experience with other bosses   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative

Interviewed at Chiquita Brands

Interview Details – Entered in through the back door. Interview was informal and lax. Interviewed with two managers. the questions were very straight forward and easy to answer. environmnet was very relaxed

Interview Question – Questions involved explaining resume. relating past job experience to current position   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Process Engineering Manager Interview

Process Engineering Manager
Charlotte, NC

I applied through other source and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in January 2014.

Interview Details – Initial contact from unknown person asking to connect via LinkedIn, followed by phone conversation and introduction. Further phone screening by HR, then multiple face-to-face interview (one day, 6 separate interviews 45-60 minutes), multiple follow-up in-depth phone interviews.

Interview Questions

  • What will you do to fill the gap between what you have done and this new business?   View Answer
  • What book or literature has had biggest impact on your professional existence?   View Answer
  • What do you expect to be your biggest challenge in this role?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Analyst Network Interview

Senior Analyst Network
San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in November 2010.

Interview Details – I guess this is a very interesting company that offers some opportunities and benefits but they must be focused on the compensation to the employees that I consider needs to b reviewed.

Interview Question – What does passive state means on EIRGP   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Very fast


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Transportation Planner Interview

Transportation Planner

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in September 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Initial phone screening with HR recruiter
2. Phone interview with transportation manager
3. In person interview at headquarters with 2 transportation managers at the same time, one manager was in HQ, the other manager had to conference call from California

Interview Question – What have you done to improve operations, such as saving money or time?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Service & Support Analyst Interview

Service & Support Analyst
Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in May 2013.

Interview Details – Was emailed to schedule a phone interview. In the phone interview she asked about my employment background. There was one requirement of the job to know how to work with Blackberry Enterprise. Once I stated that I hadn't worked with that before (which was not listed on my resume in the 1st place), she ended the call stating it was a requirement.

Interview Question – Basic questions about your background   Answer Question

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