Louis Dreyfus Commodities

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Louis Dreyfus Commodities Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Trader Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my University career website and was awarded an interview (I believe they interviewed 15 of us). The interview was 2 of them (one sector head and one junior trader) and me. I ended up getting a call back about 2 weeks later and was told they were extending an offer, which I accepted later that week

    Interview Questions
    • All behavioral - I.e. testing to see if you're a good fit for the company. Why are you interested in trading? Why commodities? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Commodity Trader Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview Details

    Only a few straightforward brainteasers. Primarily questions meant to examine your personality. Interview was relaxed and enjoyable. Interviewer was very pleasant and not at all trying to intimidate.

    No Offer
  3.  

    Trader Trainee Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school's recruiting system. Very relaxed OCR 1:1 interview. Mostly fit questions, and a couple technical ones pertaining to commodity markets.

    Interview Questions
    • If the futures price of the commodity is higher than the today price, what does that say about market expectations of the commodity?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Industrial Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview Details

    A waste of time: interviewing with LDC cannot be described better. So think twice before you commit yourself to interview with them: it takes time, money and drives you nowhere.
    No written job description, no clear ideas about who they are looking for, and the more you dig to find out the less you discover. They look like a bunch of people with often inconsistent backgrounds just working together, lacking a shared and common culture and views about the Company. They invite you for a final round of interviews the day of their choice, at the time of their choice, at the place of their choice. Result? When the day finally comes, you travel to their premises and show up on time and, guess what, the top-people you are supposed to meet simply are not there, busy doing the last minute firefighting of the day somewhere else. All for nothing. Nice joke, guys.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions, except the few informative ones about your professional background, are centered around a not-so-hidden perspective of "why should we NOT hire you". This way the only thing they get is pushing people to think "why should I NOT work for you". And that's happily the case.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Rotational Training Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This company primarily deals in commodity trading. Their head office is in Paris. Selected personnel go thorugh an 18 month rotational program in accounting in 3 different countries (in my case, India, Singapore and France) for 6 month each. This program is aimed at chartered accountants with around 2 yearr experience.

    Interview Questions
    • SWOT analysis of Louis Dreyfus
      Biggest Competitors
      Why Louis Dreyfus?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Trader Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview Details

    30 mins first round in school and 6 interviews + logic test second round. Lots of fit and brain teaser questions.

    Interview Questions
    • crossing the bridge with a flashlight, need to get people across who take 1, 2, 5, 8, 10 minutes respectively, what's the shortest time   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Couldn't negotiate as it was an entry level position
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Trader Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview Details

    Mostly fit questions and one on probability

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to really show your personality and fit for the job!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    GD, PI

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    1st round of written test which was technical on hedging strategies using futures...2nd round of group discussion on regulation of commodity market...final round of interview lasted for 20 mins....was a mixture of HR and technical....

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    the offer was non negotiable...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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