Smithfield Foods Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2015
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    Production Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods in August 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on Indeed.com. Within 24 hours I got the call from the Wilson NC plant. They only smoke and package bacon. After a plant tour with all of the PPE and lab coat, it was a chilly environment. It's not hot at all. And the smell of smoked bacon is delicious. The interview and tour was exactly 50 minutes. It was more of the HR recruiter looking over my resume and asking me to talk about myself and my experiences. Afterwards, we reviewed the health plans. They offer Blue Cross Blue Shield and that is wonderful. However, the pay is $12.50 to start $12.70 after 90 days. Too pay is around $16.00. 1 year vacation after 1 year of working and the work week is always Monday thru Saturday . Most Sundays off. They have a 6.5 point system. They do not accept Dr's noted, so if you miss work one day, that's 1 point. They walk people out constantly for too many points. The End. They need bodies... It seems that the turnover is high there. There is 0 work life balance. However, if I was much younger and wanted to save money, I'd live at the trailer park near the road and work there for 6 month to a year and move on.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you do this kind of work?   1 Answer
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    Maintenance Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kinston, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods (Kinston, NC) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I did a first interview at a hiring conference with one person who use to be a mechanic and if he liked you then he would recommend an interview with the maintenance superintendent.

    Interview Questions

    • If a machine is down how would you trouble shoot it to find out what is wrong?   1 Answer
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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tar Heel, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods (Tar Heel, NC) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Over all the interview process was good. The interview went pretty easy. Meet with different managers did a tour meet the HR department. Put me in a department to where another sup visor trains you but they really don't train you they expect you to learn on your own.

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Smithfield Foods in January 2013.

    Interview

    Met hiring manager for initial interview. At this interview was asked basic questions and situational questions.Received call back and met with hiring manager and HR. Was asked if I reliable transportation and could I show proof of insurance

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    QX -Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kinston, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods (Kinston, NC) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Hello how are you are our company is expanding hee! hee! lots of pork we plan to make pork sausage over 3 million pounds in a year what is your experience fixing our equipment

    Interview Questions

    • what incentives you offer benefits   1 Answer
    • What type of structure does you company offer   1 Answer
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    Quality Assurance Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tar Heel, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods (Tar Heel, NC) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Took a tour of the facility and went over job description. No interview questions were asked.

    Negotiation

    Just took what was offered.

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    Cut Floor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Smithfield, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods (Smithfield, VA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Acted like she didnt want to interview me. She didnt call me back for a month and asked me like this....do you still want a job with us its up to you. Very unprofessional. I took it as she was racist towards Caucasians. When I went in for the second part of the orientation she was very cold and rude. That should have red-flaged me to run out the door screaming.

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    Labor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Grayson, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods (Grayson, KY) in June 2010.

    Interview

    You go online to fill out a application, then they will call you in for your first interview, then they call you back for a walk through and drug test and physical.

    Interview Questions

    • You got to be willing to work 6 to 7 days during our pick season.   1 Answer
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    Anything Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Smithfield Foods in January 2010.

    Interview

    The Interviews were easy we had an orientation for about three days to get you prepared for the job everyone was nice they dont play games its a job and they hire us to get the job done. When u go in pay attention you will need all the help and advise.

    Interview Questions

    • Had I ever worked in production before.   1 Answer
    • How long do I plan on working for Smithfield.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I just went in with an open mind I took whatever they would give me the economy is to bad to try and negotiate about a job.

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