Nestlé Purina PetCare Sales Internship Interview Questions

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Sales Internship Interview

Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
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Positive Experience
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No Offer
Positive Experience
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Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2011.

Interview

Had a one hour phone interview. They immediately invited me to st.louis for three hours of one on one behavioral interviews. ALL behavioral based questions, mostly for convincing others to see your way. Still have not heard back from them and it has been four weeks. I hope thats a good thing!

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time where you had to convince a group to see your way?   Answer Question

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    Sales Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2009.

    Interview

    I learned about the position through a fraternity alumni who worked as a recruiter for Nestle Purina Petcare (Purina). After applying through nestlepurinacareers.com I was asked to participate in a phone interview. The interview consisted of mostly behavioral questions and touched on my knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (nothing too difficult). After the 30 minute conversation, I was asked to fly to St. Louis to interview at their corporate headquarters.

    In St. Louis, I was put in a wonderful hotel (with a direct view of the Gateway Arch out my window). In the morning I arrived at the headquarters. I got there about an hour early and observed people getting into the office. Two things amazed me: 1.) Those videos you see with everyone bringing their pet to work with them... it's true! 2.) Almost everyone going into the office was smiling and seemed happy to start another day at work.

    The interview process lasted throughout the morning (8:30-12:00) which seemed long for an intern position. The personnel interviewing me were employees with 20-26 years experience and they each had about 45 minutes with me to ask behavioral questions. Some questions were good but most were repetitive. For example: "Name a situation when you had to convince a reluctant group to see things your way." "Describe a situation when you encountered resistance from a group to accept your view." There were at least 4-5 questions along that same line. When you are asked to not repeat any answers, this can be an annoying part of the process. Ultimately, the people interviewing me seemed to really enjoy the company and treated me very respectfully throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you encountered resistance from a group to accept your view as well as how you convinced them to see things your way.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I received a better offer elsewhere.

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    Sales Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with an HR Rep. Then invited to Headquarters to interview in person.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had struggled to convince a group to see something your way?   Answer Question

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