Ingredion Interview Questions

Updated Mar 8, 2015
Updated Mar 8, 2015
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    Strategic Planning, Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ingredion.

    Interview Details

    Very robotic interview process where interviewers literally interviewed from a script, some of who were writing so much that I'm not sure they heard my replies. Very assembly-line like. If that's the interview process...the place must be micro-managed to death.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a situation where you had to overcome an obstacle to deliver.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Salesforce.com Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ingredion in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Last year I interviewed for a Salesforce.com position. I met with 4 people internally and thought the interview process went well. The last person I spoke with was in HR. He told me he would be my point of contact going forward. Several weeks had passed and I had heard nothing back. I tried calling the HR contact and emailing him just to get an update and never once received a response. This was from November - January. I've recently received calls from other recruiters about this role at Ingredion and told them about this experience. One recruiter told me she asked Ingredion about me and they apparently had no record of me ever interviewing with them.
    If they treat candidates this way, I can't imagine how employee's are treated.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a time when you had to tell a client you weren't able to do something in Salesforce.com?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ingredion.

    Interview Details

    I had two different interviews but each interview was with several different people and each interview lasted almost all day. While its nice to meet and talk with so many different people, only having 40 minutes with each individual was never enough time to really interview someone. And as someone who has led an interview panel before having 12 to 15 different people to calibrate with after the interviews is just too many people involved in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • When interviewing with so many different people and only having 40 to 45 minutes with each person and then having each person spend 25 to 30 minutes telling me about themselves and their career progression at Ingredion. That information is great if you have the time but not when you only have 40 minutes.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Westchester, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ingredion in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    - 2 weeks to hear back in between each round
    - interviews focused on behavioral questions
    - fit with the company seems very important
    - company focused on growth and seeking dynamic people who can do the work
    - great lifestyle (except for the commute)
    - important to understand that the company has many international locations so growing inside the company may require relocating for 1-2 years in a different location. Most of the growth is expected in Asia

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Summit Argo, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Summit Argo, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ingredion in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online around 1 year ago (today's date is 5-29-14). Contacted for phone interview shortly after but never got an in person interview with no explanation why. Contacted through linkedin by recruiter around 3 months ago, and went in for in person interview. Very professional group interview (HR and 2 supervisor/managers). They seemed well prepared with many behavioral and situational based questions. Not many technical questions. I Felt interview went extremely well. Email next day saying they are pursuing more qualified candidates. Odd this position has been open for 1+ year and remains open currently. Interview/accept position at your own risk.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ingredion.

    Interview Details

    i submitted my resume via linkedin for the position and i do believe i was contacted directly several weeks later. i was a bit surprised to receive the call as the infamous "black hole" in some HR systems never seems to work. In any case, i did not get the chance to complete the interview as the hiring team seemed very arrogant when it came to scheduling! im so sorry that im at the top of my field and other companies are interested in me! its first come, first serve in the game of seeking new employment for qualified candidates.
    regardless, the job is still posted and if they do contact me again, i most likely will not reply. their attitudes of "doing me a favor" really , really, left a bad taste in my mouth.

    Interview Questions
    • dont know as they did not want to work with me in scheduling the phone screen. seems they want candidates to "drop everything" for them. sorry, the real world doesnt operate that way.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ingredion in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied at career fair booth and got a call for a phone interview 2 months later. Scheduled phone interview followed by on-site visit to plant. Relaxed interview with behavioral questions. Following the interview was a tour of the facilities and meeting engineers. Was extended an offer at end of week.

    Took a while to hear to hear after the career fair but process after happened quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time you showed leadership in a situation in your life.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ingredion.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted by HR via email 2 days later to schedule a phone interview between the talent acquisition manager and I. The interview was just to determine my interest in the company/position and briefly discuss my resume. Next another phone interview was scheduled via email between myself, and HR manager, and two senior Engineers. They discussed my resume in detail, discussed the position, and asked general behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected - just be prepared to show examples of leadership and how you tackled difficult/problematic situations.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ingredion in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Heard about the position through my university. I applied, and within two or three days the recruiter contacted me by phone and had an initial phone interview. I then had an in person interview a few weeks later with a few employees. The interviews were pretty run of the mill questions for a recent grad, so not exceptionally hard. I got a good impression from the company and clicked with my interviewers right away.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too out there or technical. It was pretty basic.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ingredion.

    Interview Details

    the process was very thorough. i met with multiple people for my first interview and it took a long time for a reply but when i got the call, there was an extensive drug test, physical, background check.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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