Syngenta Interview Questions

Updated Apr 8, 2015
Updated Apr 8, 2015
38 Interview Reviews

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    Post-MBA GIS Scheme Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    Classic CV + cover letter screening round, followed by a telephone interview to understand 'fit', motivation and compatibility with Syngenta's leadership model. After this, there is a 1.5 day assessment center at HQ in Basel, which is a mixture of one-on-one interviews and group exercises. Components included a business case in the agriculture sector (fairly obviously, I imagine), and two rounds of group negotiations. There were around 12 of us at the assessment centre, and about 12 managers 'observing' each and every reaction - so the environment is rather 'staged'. Decisions were made relatively quickly, requiring full consensus from all those you interacted with.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Naples, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed with two people, the person I would be replacing and another I would be working with. I was invited to a second interview the same day. After having a second interview with 4 people, I thought it went well. I didn't hear back from them in a week I assumed I didn't get the job. I got a call and was asked if I was looking for work because the other person took another job offer.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Interview

    Two interviews that consisted of meeting with two tiers of management. They were professional and had a genuine concern for the interviewer. Overall it was a good experience and I would go for it again.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were asked to lead others but were not given the authority to do it? How did you perform and what was the result?   1 Answer
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    Interview

    Interviewed on campus. It was awkward because you sit in between two interviewers, so I was having to look to my left for a couple of seconds then had to turn to my right so I could address both of them. The questions weren't difficult, just your basic behavioral questions, although they did ask a lot of different situations where you failed, failed to persuade a group, when you received bad feed back, and when you failed meeting a goal.

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    EHS Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Syngenta (Houston, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was from a pannel of people. Whlen I asked if the position was a new position or replacing someone who left, they seemed to get defensive. I later realized that the previous person left the company after 6 months due to conflicts with management.

    Interview Questions

    • The majority of the questions come from corporate and are from a generated list. Very vague questions.   Answer Question
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    Chemist Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Adecco, a hiring company, who were great. The woman gave a lot of detail about how to prepare for the interview. Although, not much was given about the specific position I was interviewing for. Therefore it was difficult to know how to prepare for the interview. The person interviewing me was nice, but was very vague about the position details. Questions were just about my experience relevant to the job. I was able to walk around the lab, and see everything. Specifics such as benefits, salary/pay rate were not clear at all.

    Interview Questions

    • What kinds of experience in chemical synthesis do you have?   Answer Question
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    Production Tech Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Had an interview with the PM and got the job. Not too stressful. I didnt need to really dress up to much for the interview process just some nice slacks and nice shirt no need for a suit.

    Negotiation

    no negotiations

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    Business Unit Controller Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Gilroy, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted a few weeks later by HR for a phone interview. The interview with HR was simply to discuss why I was interested in the company, position and to describe how my past experience relates to the role. Was told that HR would pass my information on to the HR manager and I would hear back if interested. Haven't heard anything

    Interview Questions

    • Describe prior experience in relation to the current role   Answer Question
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    Logistics Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Syngenta (Gilroy, CA).

    Interview

    Contacted by their third party recruiter. She just emailed me an interview time and person to ask for. That person wasn't even there. Ended up interviewing with 3 people, one who was only there a short time.

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    Operations Planning Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Syngenta (Minnetonka, MN).

    Interview

    They will ask lots of situational questions. Give complete answers, and site specific examples.

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    • They might ask about a time you have failed. Make sure you can show how that experience turned into something positive about your skill set now.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Short and easy.

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