Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at ConAgra Foods
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at ConAgra Foods in September 2013.
On-campus interview (2 @ 30 minutes). They mostly ask you to go over your resume and explain how much time you spend/spent on each item. Not intimating at all. Overall, very relaxed interview process. Received offer 2 days after interview. They give you 2 weeks to make your decision.
They are flexible with giving extensions if you need more time.
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at ConAgra Foods in August 2013.
Initially contacted through LinkedIn. Quick phone screen with initial HR recruiter. Followed by a slightly more detailed phone conversation with HR manager a couple of days later. Invited in for face to face interviews about 2 weeks later. Went through 6 interviews with multiple people. Most were in person, but a couple were on the phone. Received an offer a little over a week later.
- If you were starting your own business, what are some of the first steps you would take? Followed up with additional questions that analyzed P&L knowledge. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at ConAgra Foods (Russellville, AR) in August 2013.
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.
- 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
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at ConAgra Foods (Milton, PA).
Direct application to company went unanswered. Hired through a recruiter. They use lowballers like Judge to find people desperate enough to work there.
- Nothing too difficult. Answer Question
Negotiated a sign on bonus, did ask for more money but should have.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at ConAgra Foods in August 2013.
2 phone interviews and 3rd panel interview
- What is your dream job? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at ConAgra Foods (Ann Arbor, MI).
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
- 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 OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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.
- Many questions about company - competition, strategy, comparison - Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at ConAgra Foods (Twin Falls, ID) in June 2013.
There was a phone interview from head quarters then a phone interview from the hiring manager. Then a panel interview at the job location, takes about a month or so for the process.
- please describe in detail when you made a difference in a job or difficult situation. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I got invited onto campus interview, it was all behavioral. I had two interviewers, one who wanted to show his dominance as an engineer. He stared at me bug-eyed and loudly asked me "What right do you have to tell others what to do?" (Think Alex Jones yelling at Piers Morgan about 1776...that voice). He was making fun of the other interviewee's too, which was pretty disrespectful (and starts talking about TV shows during my interview, it's obvious he wasn't interested) - I was the last person they interviewed that day.
The other guy was nice.
- Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
interviewed at ConAgra Foods in May 2013.
Campus, phone, panel interview in that order. Panel was a little daunting due to the large amount of people in the room. Be prepared for situational questions. Everything was very open ended. Took about an hour to complete
- Hardest problem ever faced? How did you solve it? Answer Question
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