Nestlé Interview Questions

Updated Apr 19, 2015
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    Asset Mover Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nestlé (Tampa, FL) in March 2013.

    Interview

    The process was very strait forward and well laid out. I was for a phone interview within a week of sending my application; my personal interview was scheduled in a professional and timely manner as well. The interviewer also provided a personal follow up call whether I did or didn't receive the job.

    Interview Questions

    • No hard questions. The hardest part was asking one! The Hiring Manager told you LITERALLY everything about the company/job. It was hard to find a question to ask him!   Answer Question
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    Supply Chain Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Nestlé (Glendale, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Was contacted through email first and then conducted a phone screening by one of the HR personnel. Then there was a phone interview with one of the supply chain managers. I was then selected to be flown to the HQ to do a last round of in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Imagine there is on sandwich shop at the campus and it is the only one open. Everywhere else on campus is closed due to construction. Sales are up and profit is down. What three things do you think cause this?   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nestlé (Glendale, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Pre-interview screening questions answered via email (rephrased):

    "
    *Describe the type of complex IT systems you have implemented.
    *Give example of advanced level work you have done in [software application for generating reports].
    *What type of software or systems have you generated to help the business operate better?
    *Give an example of a a most difficult team that you were involved with and what factors contributed to the difficulty.
    *What type of on-the-spot excel reports have you generated and edited to meet requirements?"

    First interview phone: with HR person

    *give an example of where additional research and digging deeper would create better results.
    *give an example of where you had to prioritize your workload and how you went about doing so, and your reasoning behind it.
    *give an example of a situation where you had to act independently against the advice of a *superior and what your reasoning behind that was.

    Second interview, in-person:

    met with two experienced manager-directors, they basically went over my resume and asked to provide examples for each bullet point; they asked about extra-curricular activities; they explained about Nestle's team-oriented framework/work-ethic. They also asked

    Third interview, via phone: this was split into two 40 min segments, one involving an HR person, which was similar to my first phone interview (same questions even), and a second interview involving a Technical Programmer Developer Engineer.

    for the first part, I pretty much gave the same answers as per my first interview.

    for the second part, the technical questions:

    revolved around specific applications I have used in the past

    software/SDLC standards I am familiar with

    questions about development tools, RDBMs involving extracting data based on primary keys, how they relate to structuring a request for data in tables.

    Interview Questions

    • describe how you would extract data from two different tables where nothing matched on its key   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I accepted the offer as is because it was good.

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    Supply Chain Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Nestlé (San Francisco, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Nestle contacted me through email to schedule an in person interview with a HR person and a supply chain person. The interview itself was very brief, for it was under 30 minutes. They seemed to be in a rush and had prepared questions ahead of time to screen people quickly. It was a first round interview, and I was not offered a second round interview. They asked some behavioral questions and some technical questions regarding supply chain. I don't think they were actually looking for knowledge about supply chain, but just rather how you think since they were interviewing people from many majors including business, economics, operations research, and industrial engineering.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had a 90 items of a specific product, but your client asks for 100, what would you do? Would you run the production line again, knowing that it would be very expensive since the production line only makes batches of 90 at a time?   Answer Question
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Nestlé (Chicago, IL) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview (simple, 1 or 2 behavioral questions, offered to fly up for final round), final round interview at headquarters in Chicago

    Interview Questions

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nestlé (Glendale, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Interview 1: Phone interview. HR recruiter called, and essentially reviewed every section on the job description to see if there were any parts that were unclear. The recruiter then went over how the interview process worked, and what i could expect the next interviewers to ask. The interview lasted about 30 minutes.

    Interview 2: Phone interview. This was the "technical" interview with two associates who would potentially be my team mates. The questions focused on my project experience and technical troubleshooting examples. The interview lasted about 30 minutes.

    Interview 3+ many more: Off-site interview. This was a series of 1:1, 2:1, and a panel interview with a presentation the interviewee gives. Questions spanned the usual spectrum. The interviews lasted just over 5 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example where you used your technical ability to troubleshoot an issue.   Answer Question
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    Finance & Control Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Nestlé (Glendale, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    3 interviews, typically 2 on 1.

    behavioral questions, with a couple technical questions (NPV, cost accounting-related questions)

    Interview Questions

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    Pilot Plant Intern (Technology Management Intern) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Nestlé (Fremont, MI) in September 2010.

    Interview

    I got to this internship through a friend. Their process involved a phone interview, which then led to a site interviews 1:1 with 5 different people of different departments. After the site interview an offer letter was sent within a week.

    Interview Questions

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    Operationst Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Nestlé (Tampa, FL) in July 2010.

    Interview

    7 interviews totaling 11 hours.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    N/A

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nestlé (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Over the phone interviews at first with just one person. Then other over the phone interview with a different person. Then over the phone interview with a group of three or more people asking questions. Then the top three got an interview for a one and one interview. Top candidate was then hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me something negative about you and give me examples of this.   Answer Question
    • Give me a situation that you turned something around.   Answer Question

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