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ConAgra Foods Interview Questions

Updated Jan 17, 2015
Updated Jan 17, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very extensive I had 4 interviews- the final being a panel interview of five people. They utilized the STAR method. Each question you had to integrate your Situation, Task, Action, Result- all had to be incorporated into your answer.
    Background check was thorough. Here are examples of two questions:
    Give me a specific example of a time when a co-worker criticized your work in front of others. How did you respond? How has that event shaped the way you communicate with others?

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What things did you fail to do? What were the
      repercussions? What did you learn?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated for more vacation and got it.. 3 weeks versus standard two week package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Director Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Varies between functions - some have 3-4 interviews, one on one for 45 minutes for each while others have 3 or 4 hour and a half interviews in a 2 on 1 environment.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were shrunk to size of a penny and dropped in an empty blender that was about to be turned on what you would do?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview procedure was detailed and had few rounds before the offer was laid out.
    1. First round telephonic interview on general with the hiring manager
    2. Second round telephonic with HR director
    3. Onsite technical interview with hiring manager
    4. Onsite technical interview with other technical group
    5. Onsite managerial interview with up line Director
    6. Last round telephonic interview since the hiring manager and up line director changed by then.

    Interview Questions
    • Not any as such. They were really nice people and kept asking the questions relevant for the position   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    1 month in total since it was a year end
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ConAgra Foods.

    Interview Details

    Through MBA on campus interview a candidate is selected after submitting an interview and networking with ConAgra representatives. The interview is only one round and then ConAgra decides if you got the internship. Its a 45 minute interview

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are vague- one that seemed easy was What is your favorite product, and why? Then immediately after- what could they do to improve- and then they follow up. Be prepared with answers to this- also they are looking for brief and concise answers   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Maintenance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Questions started with how I dealt with employees and problems, discipline, training, development. But most questions focused on background experience with SAP, and managing safety program and training for maintenance. I gave numerous examples on how I previously drew people into SAP process, reinforced documentation, and disciplined those who dragged feet about change. Also gave detailed examples of balancing positive involvement vs. the disciplinary process to overcome resistant Shop Floor leaders. Examples were good enough that each panel member asked for more.

    Interview Questions
    • How do we know you can develop people and manage their safety to get results?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I made positive impression during panel interview, and was told offer would be forthcoming in next week. Due to economy, asked for 5% less than previous position, and they agreed.
    Also was granted $5K relocation allowance to move myself, with gross-up adjustment to cover taxes.
    Position paid overtime, if required to work more than five days a week in Supervisory role.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in November 2007.

    Interview Details

    They start with a video interview with HR and the hiring manager. If you pass that, then they bring you in to meet about 6 different marketers.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was behavorial. Tell me a time when..... the usual questions. Just have examples that are on your resume to deal with cross-functional leadership, management etc..   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You need to negotiate. I was able to get my offer increased because I had competing offers
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview process with company recruiter was good, to the point, friendly, and efficient. Phone interview with the manager was challenging as they both used SAR method. Situation, Action, and Results. You must know your numbers and your metrics. Failure to not know this or be able to explain them will not get you to the next round. Be prepared for metrics that are important to them from you previous jobs.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific questions of metric results at previous employers. Quality complaints, safety, cost reductions, efficiencies, etc. Have them all and what you personally did to affect them!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very detailed and a full day (8:00 am - 4:30 pm), meeting with 8 different people. I thought it was a great opportunity to meet the people I would be working with and to put my best foot forward. It is very important to prepare, do as much research as possible. Learn about ConAgra's position as a company and our portfolio of brands. Do your best to understand current Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry trends that could be impacting ConAgra. With such a detailed and extensive interview process the candidates who are prepared will obviously stand out.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you failed.   Answer Question
    • How do you handle a situation when others on your team don't accomplish what they were supposed to do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Project Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Intial interview was by phone with the recruiter then had a phone interview with the hiring manager. I was not leaving in Omaha at the time. When I arrived in Omaha, I had 4 interviews in one day with different directors in the organiztion. It was EXHAUSTING!

    Interview Questions
    • What is your experience type questions. what methodology do you use when managanging projects. etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negiotiate. Was very happy with the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ConAgra Foods in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 on 1 interview, came to my college campus.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of technology do you utilize to keep yourself organized   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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