I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at DuPont in October 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was an on-campus interview for second year MBA students. The questions were focused on understanding the summer internship experience and project. The interviewer also asked specific questions and try to see if you have experience and sense of B2B marketing, which is typically what the program is hiring for. One of the question was how to develop a marketing plan. The interviewer asked in detail what would you do in each and every steps. Another question was if a R&D engineer told you about a new product idea, how would you response to him.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at DuPont in September 2007.
Interview Details – Interview consisted of on-campus interviews and invitation to headquarters for follow-up interviews. On campus was standard behaviorial interivew. HQ interview included multiple interviews with functional and business leaders each testing different areas of competence including leadership skills, business acumen, ability to deal with ambiguity, influence management and of course marketing competence. There was also a case study you had to present to a panel of 3 business and functional leaders. Very professional and intense interview process.
Interview Question – Was asked to define a value chain for a new bio-based product that was being introduced to the market. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at DuPont in January 2007.
Interview Details – Met w various business leaders for 1/2 hr
Negotiation Details – 3 stages of negotiation, mostly hr at end w salary negotiation
Interviewed at DuPont
Interview Details – After the shortlist based on past work and functional experience, and the other necessary requirements, 4-5 rounds of interviews are scheduled at different time intervals. 2 rounds of telephonic includes HR and functional, followed by face-to-face with senior in the deptt, BU head, HR head and finally with Country MD.
People and ethics are important to the company and hence a long, cumbersome process. But it helps especially they look for people for long term stint (historically, people join and spend their lifetime with this company or in some cases, who can't, leave in initial years).
India Specific - Still a new company; process is mixed with global corporate culture with Indian culture
Interview Question – Relates with Ethics - working in India and handling Government and similar other associations v/s company stringent policies of no-nonsense and 0% tolerance on ethical behaviour from all levels of employees View Answer
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