DuPont Pioneer Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2015
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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

Interview

2 stage interview where there was an informal informational gathering interview then another more formal interview with the entire group and any other individuals whom I'd work closely with.
The first interview was a meeting with the hiring manager to describe the role. The second interview was with the full group and one additional person who worked in a shared space.
Offers are usually made within the week and a similar time to either accept or decline the offer.

Interview Questions

  • Overall work ethic questions.   1 Answer

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

    Interview

    Applied online, had phone interview, and then 3 hour face-to-face interview. All of these went very well, but the hiring process is a joke. This company is not serious about hiring anyone. 2 months after the interview, I got a rejection email only to have this job posted again on the job boards even after having all preferred qualifications. I will never apply for this company again. Don't waste your time!

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. All interview questions were behavioral.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in October 2013.

    Interview

    Was called for a first round interview one day and scheduled it for the next. Questions were centered mainly on my research experiences and how I responded to certain situations. Got invited for second round 5 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • This role has a lot of information management, are you prepared to go into that and have to put aside research at times?   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macomb, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Macomb, IL).

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by an on site interview. Very simple process with normal behavioral based interview questions. The onsite interview included a tour and panel interview. 4 panels and about 4 hours total interview time. Offer was made around a week after interviews were complete. Drug test was required.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were very common behavioral based questions. Tell me a time when....- How would you handle...?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Offer was made and details about the offer were explained. No negotiation. Two weeks notice was given to my previous employer and I started within a month. Relocation was necessary.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Johnston, IA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Typically the company is very slow at getting back to candidates. It takes weeks sometimes to get them to call you back and they only call the top 10%. There were over 100 applicants for the position I applied for. I was asked a lot about my technical experience. I was asked a lot about problem solving skills that I had and why I wanted the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time that you had to work with someone that was difficult. What did you do?   1 Answer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DuPont Pioneer in July 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online; while applying I was out of country. The interviewer waited until I came back (a nice person). Called me over telephone and asked me few general questions regd. interests, techniques etc. Called me for an interview the very next day. The interview was with 5 people each one with different backgrounds. lasted for almost 3 hours ( i was really tired after the interview, sigh!!) . Was offered the job in a week's time. Starting from telephonic interview to joining took 2 weeks...

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was mostly based on previous experience..towards end for half an hour, questions on "How you want this job"? and such ones...   Answer Question

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