Tate & Lyle Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014
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    Production Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    on site interviewed with multiple manager and senior managment within the company as well as got a tour of the process areas that they have. Got to have lunch inbetwen session to get a to know people inbetween interview sessions. Interview was long so be prepared to talk alot and have plenty of questions to interview the people you are talking to.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Take a 3 hour aptitude/skills test along with other applicants. Test includes math skills, thinking skills, mechanical aptitude, visual comprehension, etc.

    If you pass the test you will be scheduled for an interview. The interview was a few weeks after the test.

    The interview is usually conducted by two groups of two people, some in management, and some representing the union officials.

    After a successful interview a job offer is extended.

    There is a week-long orientation process before being placed within the plant (you have no say which department you're going)

    Interview Questions
    • The most important thing they are looking for is a familiarity or at least a commitment to a safety regime since the number one buzzword in the plant is "safety." Do not tell stories that demonstrate risky behavior, aversion to authority, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay is per union contract.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dayton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 months - interviewed at Tate & Lyle in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied nearly six months before even being called. After that you go through two round robin style interviews. They last about three hours each. After that things move very quickly

    Negotiation Details
    It is all union so no negotiations are done.Pay is grEAAAAT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Tate & Lyle in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Intimidating. Multiple people interviewed together

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Working hours

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Decatur, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    First a college interview by two people. Followed by an invitation for a plant tour and more interviews. A total of 9+ people interviews 1:1 and as a group. Each had different questions about our experience, interest and education.

    Interview Questions
    • The question relating to the corn smell in the plant was difficult to answer because it was a smell you didn't expect.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    Initially interviewed for the transformation programme, however due to limited business transformation knowledge on the part of the main hiring manager the interview process got stalled.

    I was then invited back for further interview within the company for normal project management duties, but still with the same set of criteria and requirements as for the transformation programme.

    Very lengthy interview process and it seems the norm to be interviewed by 5/6 people either simultaneously or in sequence.

    The interview process in general is what you expect from a FTSE100 company, competency based questions and scenarios of previous experiences and knowledge.

    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Decatur, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Tate & Lyle in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed initially by Operations Senior VP, followed by other various VP's and directors. HR will also be included, All questions are very simmilar and all answers will be reviewed as a group.

    Interview Questions
    • What does integrity mean to you and give an example of you have applied it,
      How would you size a heat exchanger.
      Draw a pump curve on the white board.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Tate & Lyle in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    it was a phone interview with a recruiter and then i believe a phone screen with the plant manager and hiring manager and then an onsite interview. met some of the plant team for dinner the night before at a nice restaurtant. judging by the way they were dressed these folks were some hillbillies. and i do not mean that in a derogative way, its just that i dont know of many fast food places that allow you to wear cut off shirts to dinner? since when is a cut off shirt "professional?" i knew from that, that this company culture and i were not a fit. the next day was the typical process; meeting with members of the team. apparently they arent used to or did not expect a black chemical engineer to be interviewing with them judging from the hostile response i received from most on the team. i guess being black and well qualified wearing a ralph lauren suit was too much for these "hoosiers." there was one asian on the team, but he thought he was white. so much for "diversity." also, this was the only company that i had an issue with getting reimbursed for interview costs. go figure.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    Met with HR Manager and EA, then chat with Hiring Manager. Standard interview questions about background, experience and skills. Chat about culture fit and expectations of role.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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