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ConAgra Foods Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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Production Team Leader Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Russellville, AR

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ConAgra Foods in August 2013.

Interview Details – Had interviewed initially for a Warehouse Team Leader position, then was asked to come in a week later for the Production Team Leader interview, for which I was far less qualified. After a very good interview for the W/H Team Leader position, the internal recruiter asked me about a potential start date and proposed a salary. I asked for a competitive salary (4% higher than what was proposed) that matched the level of compensation at my last job. A few days later, I was asked to come in for an interview for the Prod Team Leader, which was a position I had not applied for, nor was qualified for. The day of my interview, I was scheduled to meet with two people. Both were busy and seemed very disinterested to even have to conduct an interview. Obviously ConAgra had "chosen other candidates", so it wasn't a surprise when the rejection was relayed to me. It was apparent to me that I was setup for failure after not "agreeing" to take the proposed salary initially offered. No feedback was ever offered to me as to why the initial position was changed, even though I asked for it.

ConAgra uses their own internal recruiters who will contact you, have a phone pre-screen and then invite you on-site for an interview if you pass this pre-screen. On the initial interview, I met with close to 10 staff members and took a plant tour, and was provided lunch.

Interview Question – Mostly, a lot of behavioral questions, such as "tell me about a difficult situation you faced", or "give me an example of a process that you initiated that saved the company money". Also, be prepared for the "what do you know about ConAgra?", or the "why do you want to work for ConAgra?" which were both asked numerous times.   Answer Question

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Logistics Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ConAgra Foods in August 2013.

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews and 3rd panel interview

Interview Question – What is your dream job?   Answer Question

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General Labor Interview

General Labor
Troy, OH

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at ConAgra Foods.

Interview Details – The process was pretty standard. Submitted resume, was called for an interview. The interview was not long. He asked pretty standard interview questions, like what you had done in the past, if you had factory experience, etc. Didn't seem like he really cared about the inteview, I had the feeling that as long as I could walk and breath I would have been hired. He did ask if I was willing to accept the starting wage.

Interview Question – For me, it's always the "where do you expect to be in the next 5 years".   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

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I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ConAgra Foods.

Interview Details – Submitted an application online after hearing about the position at school. HR called and scheduled interview.

Interview Question – The interview was with 4 people rotating in. Each represented a different area the position would interface with. So the questions varied depending on the person/department area. The questions centered around Where do you see yourself in 5 years. How do you handle conflict, how do you stay focused and organized and being able to articulate what you want specifically and concisely.   Answer Question

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Associate Brand Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at ConAgra Foods in February 2011.

Interview Details – I was actually told in my phone interview that "frankly, we really are looking for someone young and right out of school who we can mold." Not very appropriate (or legal?) as I was in my 50s and met all of the qualifications, which did require some years of experience. It was not an intern job!

Interview Question – As noted above--it really was a challenge to respond to basically being told I was too old as it was rather shocking given how illegal/discriminatory it was!   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

General Labor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Trenton, MO

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at ConAgra Foods in March 2009.

Interview Details – 5 minute interview.... 140 people present, 4 hired.

Interview Question – Basic questions, they made it perfectly clear that they work 13 days in a row, 1 day off... repeat.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation, bound by contractual language.

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Engineering Manager Interview

Engineering Manager
Waterloo, IA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ConAgra Foods in August 2010.

Interview Details – Initial screening will be a phone call with the HR Manager.
If selected to proceed, you will be flown to Waterloo for an interview with the entire management team.
These interviews will be panel interviews of 2 to 3 managers.
Typically the interviews are discussions, the team is gauging your fit, drive, and team building
The interviews seem stressful for both sides, but the team there is excellent. Don't over explain answers. Be prepared for the Quality standard question "Did you ever give feedback for a purchase in which you were not happy?"

Interview Question – The questions that are posed will be straight forward, do not hesitate to ask for clarification. I don't think anything asked is unexpected. The difficult questions will be around your future state and how you would drive the engineering team.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Be open in the negotiations, this team is very straight forward and does not like to play games.

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Accepted Offer

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Production Supervisor Interview

Production Supervisor
Milton, PA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at ConAgra Foods.

Interview Details – Direct application to company went unanswered. Hired through a recruiter. They use lowballers like Judge to find people desperate enough to work there.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated a sign on bonus, did ask for more money but should have.

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Marketing Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Ann Arbor, MI

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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

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Finance Manager Interview

Finance Manager

Interviewed at ConAgra Foods

Interview Details – Applied on-line and was contacted by HR for screening discussion. Phone interviews with Finance Director and manager. On-site interviews with VP, 3 Directors, Couple of Managers and staff.

Interview Question – Many questions about company - competition, strategy, comparison -   Answer Question

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