Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Nestlé Purina PetCare
- Territory Manager (14)
- Intern (6)
- Human Resources Trainee (5)
- Engineering Management Trainee (5)
- Supply Chain Trainee (4)
- Order Revenue Management Associate (4)
- Brand Manager (3)
- Assistant Brand Manager (3)
- Sales Intern (3)
- Sales Internship (3)
- Brand Management Intern (3)
- Purina Veterinary Consultant (2)
- Marketing Associate (2)
- Marketing Internship (2)
- Employment Branding (2)
- Quality Assurance Management Trainee (2)
- ORM Associate (2)
- Senior Communications Specialist (2)
- Account Manager (2)
- Supply Chain (2)
- Internal Auditor (2)
- Information Systems (2)
- Director (2)
- Research Scientist (2)
- Supply Chain Intern (2)
- Finance Intern (2)
- Quality Assurance Analyst (2)
- Quality Assurance Specialist (1)
- Human Resources (1)
- Promotions Assistant (1)
Sales Internship Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2011.
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!
- Tell me about a time where you had to convince a group to see your way? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Nestlé Purina PetCare
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2009.
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.
- 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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I applied online – interviewed at Nestlé Purina PetCare.
Initial phone interview with an HR Rep. Then invited to Headquarters to interview in person.
- Describe a time when you had struggled to convince a group to see something your way? Answer Question