Kerry Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
45 Interview Reviews

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    Accounting Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kerry in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and within a few weeks, got a call from HR. HR did a phone screening and after that, sent me assessments to do. The assessments were time-consuming and difficult, but I did pass them. Then, they scheduled an in-person interview for a few weeks later (they paid for travel expenses). The in-person interview was a bad experience. The first person was 20 minutes late in interviewing me. I had to wait another 15 minutes for the second batch of interviews. Two people who interviewed me seemed very annoyed that they had to do it. One was even checking e-mail on her phone as I was speaking. Overall, I got the impression that unless you are willing to work your butt off every day and not have a personal life, Kerry is not for you. The interviewers acted like they did not have a half-hour to give in order to interview someone. They were very stressed. Finally, since my interviews started late, I had literally just enough time to make it to my flight. I didn't have time to even grab lunch. Even if the interviews had started on time, they still should have scheduled my flight later. It was too tight a schedule. Or, they could have had the interview at 8 AM.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not get asked any hard interview questions, but it seemed like the interviewers were almost looking for something that was wrong with me. One person asked, "Do you think you would thrive in a very fast-paced environment?" He said that often times, he has so much going it is hard to know what to do first.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Call from recruiter, came in for a full day of interviews, recruiter called back the next week with a job offer, two rounds of negotiation and accepted the position with a start date a month later. Overall, I've heard that my process moved much faster than usual.

    Interview Questions
    • Huge range in interviewers. Some didn't know which questions to ask, one person was trying to make me squirm with very difficult and pointed questions, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Commerce, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Commerce, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Kerry in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was fast and simple. First interview was with HR manager (20 minutes) and second interview was with head of the R&D department (less then 10 minutes). Hired on the spot. They enjoy hiring those with bubbly personalities and can relate the food industry to their field of study.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why work for Kerry? Why the food industry. Have you seen our webpage and what do you know of it. Tell me about yourself. What do you consider yourself an expert in?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Temp. company handled salary negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    QA Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kerry.

    Interview Details

    First applied online and was contacted less than two weeks later about setting up a phone interview. The phone conversation was very straight forward and more of a conversation rather than the typical Q&A. I then was asked to come in for an interview where you get the opportunity to speak with a panel of employees who were involved in the same department as the position. Once again the conversations were very relaxed and you have plenty of chances to ask questions which they encourage greatly.

    Interview Questions
    • It was more unexpected because I was never asked before, but I was asked "What is one thing you would improve in which you were weak at during your previous supervising experience?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    R&D Scientist-Coatings Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Kerry.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very disjointed and vague. Interviewers were unprepared and some were seemingly surprised to a part of the interview process. The interview was largely technically based. Almost no behavioral/situation questions were asked. The main goal of the interview process was seemingly to find out if I had the proper contacts at my prior employer to allow them to use me to sell more of their product back to my former employer.

    Interview Questions
    • Just the behavioral/situational questions that did not exist in the interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kerry.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a great experience I enjoyed it, and my mood was relaxed. This business seems like a perfect fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Technical Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beloit, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kerry.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR followed by phone interview with hiring manager. Onsite interview with 5 people separately, not a group interview. IQ test and personality profile.

    How would you describe Kerry?
    Describe a challenging situation and how you handled it.

    Interview Questions
    • What technologies does Kerry currently have and how will you apply them to customers?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated a slightly higher offer. Kerry was fair in their negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kerry.

    Interview Details

    Fast and very serious

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most challenging thing you've encountered in R&D and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    New Graduate Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kerry in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone call from HR to set up a phone interview with a Plant Manger.
    30 minute basic phone interview with Plant Manager
    On-site 1 hour interview

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you want to work in the food industry? (Its a trick question because you should not want to work in the food industry if you are a chemical engineer)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was terrible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Purchasing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Kerry.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward hiring process involving some technical questions on previously managed commodities and categories.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Another more competitive role and salary offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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