I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare in October 2013.
Interview Details –
After applying to the position you will be contacted by a Human Resources Assistant, that will conduct a phone interview with a vary basic overview of your Resume. Then you will be asked very specific questions in regards to if you have ever done certain duties and you will have to elaborate in detail.
After passing this you will be invited to have an in person interview at the corporate office in St. Louis, MO. You will most likely be interviewed by 3 different people on the team on a one on one style sit down.
Beware of travel office; if it wasn't for the utmost due diligence I wouldn't have even made it to St. Louis because there is so many people working on one thing.
Interview Question –
Questions were so specific be aware and have an answer even if you haven't had experience doing the specific task. A deer in the headlight stare could happen - for example: Have you ever had any experience developing a budget and would you be able to walk me through this?
Also, if you were a super hero, what super power would you be able to bring to the table? Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare in October 2013.
Interview Details – An initial phone screen and then three one-hour interviews at Purina's headquarters in St. Louis. All of the questions are behavioral based. Offers are then extended within a few weeks. If you receive an offer, you are treated to VIPurina day, spouses welcome, to determine whether or not you want to accept. You'll have approximately 45 days to accept.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to show leadership on a team where you were not the leader. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Since it was an internship, there was not much to negotiate. Though, I was able to negotiate a few changes to relocation expenses.
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare in September 2013.
Interview Details – First I completed a 15 minute phone interview. After that, I was provided transportation and hotel accommodations for an overnight stay in St. Louis. The interview process in St. Louis was three 45 minute interviews by three Nestle Purina employees followed by a campus tour and lunch.
Interview Question – Very typical behavioral based questions and there are tips on what the questions are/good answers on the Nestle Purina careers website. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare.
Interview Details – For the behavioral interview, they asked me 2 questions about specific situations. 1. When have you had to describe something technical in simple terms? 2. For the last design project you were on, what research did you have to do in order to design it? They also went through my resume with me and asked me to describe everything on it with more detail.
Interview Question – For the last design project you were on, what research did you have to do in order to design it? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare in September 2013.
Interview Details – After a screening call with HR, I was invited to come in for 3 90 minute sessions with other marketers. The interviews allowed for conversational time, but also their more standardized "behavioral" interview questions. Everyone was very pleasant and very positive about the culture and organization, even with the apparent limited advancement opportunities.
Interview Question – Describe a situation where you head to look beyond the apparent causes for a problem and identify the underlying causes for that problem and what actions you took? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare in September 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online via a posting on a college jobs website. I was then lead to the website for the company. The company then had their own jobs website to apply on. Your typical online job application. About 2 weeks later I got an email from their HR saying they wanted to do a phone screen. I then had the phone screen which was about 1 hour in length. There they asked me mostly about myself, career goals and only 2 interview questions. Much of it was finding out about the company and trainee program. Then a month later I received word I had an interview on-site at their factory. One month later I had my interview. There I met several people involved in management, some interviews had 2 interviewers, some had 1. I received an offer a few days later.
Interview Question – How do you know the information or data you obtain from an experiment is correct/calibrated? Answer Question
Interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare
Interview Details – Applying online, Phone interview. They might have more options, but I have only experienced so far.
Interview Question – What's biggest problem you faced so far and how did you deal with it. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare.
Interview Details – Typically managers are hired through the management training program and developed over 3-5 years. On rare occasions experienced individuals are hired to fill assistant and manager positions if needed. Hiring and interview process is behavior based and in-depth spanning 2 days.
Interview Question – Behavioral with 2-3 supporting examples. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, offer was firm
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare in September 2013.
Interview Details –
I applied for the job and about a month later received an e-mail to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was very structured and began with me walking the HR representative through my resume. I was then asked some questions about how I heard about the job and why I wanted to work for Nestle Purina. The phone interview ended with 4 behavioral based questions. The HR representative said I would hear if I were to move onto the in person interview in about 2 weeks.
Two weeks went by so I contacted the HR rep I had interviewed with who confirmed I would know in a few days. I few days later, I received an email to schedule an in-person interview.
The next week, I went in for a 4 hour long interview. The first hour was lunch with a manager and my potential boss. I was then led to a conference room where I was interviewed for 3 hours (1 hour each with 2 different people in each interview). The questions were all behavior based except for any questions regarding my resume. There were 4 behavior-based questions per interview but they each had about 4 sub-questions.
Although some of the questions were challenging and stressful at times, the people I met were extremely nice. It was obviously apparent that they loved their jobs and were passionate about what they did. I really enjoyed the experience.
Interview Question – I prepared a lot for this interview so none of the questions were unexpected. Some of the behavioral questions were challenging because they were similar but you had to come up with different situations. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – This was my first permanent job so I was just happy to get the job. I gave them a minimum salary and they were able to come very close to that.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare in August 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted on LinkedIn by a talent sourcer to apply for this position because I had a background in banking and retail and she thought I would be a great fit. I applied immediately and was contacted by a recruiter 4 days later to set up a phone screen (behavioral questions). I had the phone screen the next week which was scheduled for 1 hour, but only ended up being about 30 mins. I was 1st asked to go through each position on my resume and explained what I did and why I left. Then I was asked only 2 behavioral questions. When it was my time to ask questions I asked about 10-15 minute worth of questions (so about half of the interview). The entire time I felt as if the interviewer was rushing, cutting me off and not interested. One of the questions I asked was 'Do you have any concerns about me or about my qualifications that may prevent you from selecting me for the job?' The interviewer said no and that if it was only up to her she would choose me. I sent a thank you email a couple of hours later. After 7 days of hearing nothing I called and left the interviewer a message about a process update and expressing my continued interest in the position. The next day I received an email saying I was not chosen to continue in the process.
Interview Question – When was a time where you had to make a difficult decision and had multiple options to choose from? What was the decision and the choices and how & why did you choose and what were the results from your choice? Answer Question
Pros: “- A market leader (Purina) within a market leader (Nestle). The benefits of a down-home, midwestern culture and a huge, multi-national presence. - Consistent, solid performing Company, which translates to job security. - The Executive Leadership Team here is outstanding. They are approachable…” – Full Review
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