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Nestlé USA Retail Sales Representative Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé USA.

Interview Details – I had the pleasure to interview with sales managers at my university's business school sales center. It was a total of three interviews and a ride along. The managers who interviewed me were very professional and kind.

Interview Question – No question was out of the ordinary but make sure you are being honest with them. They want to make sure Nestle is genuinely a good fit for you and vise versa!   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé USA in November 2012.

Interview Details – Process was pretty smooth. One phone screen, one phone interview and one face to face interview.

Interview Question – Describe a situation when you had to overcome an obstacle, the process of overcoming it and the results.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Tried to negotiate a higher base leveraging the fact I was not going to participate in Nestle funded health care program. They did not change the original offer.

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I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé USA.

Interview Details – Is long. I went to through 4 different interviews and when I finally got hire it took forever to start

Interview Question – The interview is like any other interview, they want you to tell them how have you overcome problems in the past and give them examples. ETC.   Answer Question

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El Paso, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé USA in April 2011.

Interview Details – First contacted by a Nestle recruiter by phone, then followed by the hiring manager phone interview, then a 1:1 interview, followed by a phone conversation with the regional director.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was, What would you do to resolve a conflict if you did not agree with your manager?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No, negotiation.

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Gainesville, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé USA in August 2012.

Interview Details – I first seen the job posting on their web site. They were hiring for a part-time Retail Sales Representative, but in actuality it's just a merchandiser job. But that's fine because that's exactly what I was looking for. I applied online and about a week later I got a e-mail asking to call their number for a phone screening. During the phone screening they asked the same questions as I answered on the application (basic info, work history, education). It's as if I was verbally reapplying again. Kind of redundant. After that they asked a couple situation questions, which was typical. Then they scheduled a face-to-face interview with the district sales manager........at a Starbucks! Kind of informal but I didn't complain. What bothered me the most was that they gave me very little information about the interview. They only gave me the address and the time. I didn't know who I was going to see, their name, number or any of that, and when I asked them they didn't know either. I almost didn't go at all but I went anyways. Luckily the person I was going to meet had a Nestle uniform on so I found him easily. The interview went well; he went over the job description and asked a couple more situational questions. About 5 days later, I received a call saying that they want to extend an offer so I accepted.

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  • Tell me a time when you had to turn a negative situation into a positive one.   Answer Question
  • Tell me a time when you had to learn a new skill in order to be sucessful.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation. He stated the salary and I accepted. Besides, the pay-rate was higher than most competitive companies in this geographical area.

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Jackson, MS

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Nestlé USA in November 2011.

Interview Details – I interviewed with Nestle today and although I am highly intereseted in the position, I have a couple of questions. First, I understand that this is a salaried job and I responsible for building and maintaining relationships with walmart. Also, I am to set up displays and pull nestle product of out backstock room and onto the floors. So, what happens if I do not necessarily build a great relationship with the manager, although I have tried? Is the pay every two weeks? monthly? Also, how does the bonus work? Do you have to meet any criteria to receive bonuses up to $6000? I need some guidance. I hope someone can answer my questions. Thanks

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for nestle   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Nestlé USA in January 2010.

Interview Details – Pretty fast process. phone interview, one on one interview, ride along, interview with director

Interview Question – Why do you want to be in the food bev industry   Answer Question

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The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nestlé USA in June 2010.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a Human Resource Representative for a Phone Screening and was asked to talk about my resume, talk about what I liked about the job, and for the HR Rep to further explain the position to me.

I was then referred to the Hiring Manager who was the Sales Manager for the Region. I spoke to him about my experience as well and we had a discussion about the position.

He sent me on a Ride-A-Long with another Retail Sales Rep. where I watched what that person did and was able to ask questions and become familiar with the company and the position.

Unfortunately I was not chosen for the position. I would suggest that anyone interviewing for this position have a great understanding of the job and be able to clearly demonstrate how you will be the best person for the position. Good Luck!

Interview Question – What do you know about this position?   Answer Question

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