Interviewed at Trafigura
Interview Details – Applied to Shanghai office. 2 panel interviews with managers and senior traders. Interviewers appeared very unprofessional. The organization of the interview process is a disaster. Some of the interviewers looked like they had no clue what they were supposed to ask. In many cases I had to think of questions to keep the conversation going. I failed to demonstrate my competencies because of the poor questions asked by the recruiter. After two rounds of interview, they told me I had been unsuccessful, asked me to transfer to the local programme which basically is grinding in the back office. Feels like they were banking on me to be transferred the whole time. terrible experience. The HR people from Geneva were nice though, but not really helpful.
Interview Question – Explain what contango means and how can Trafigura profit from this. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Trafigura in September 2013.
Interview Details – Very pleasant experience. I would recommend them to anyone
Interview Question – All questions were expected. It was a panel interview. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Trafigura.
Interview Details – Two Phone interviews - Price of Brent Crude/WTI Crude
Interview in Houston - Met with 4 associate level employees
Interview Question – How many barber shops are there in Houston? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Trafigura in October 2012.
Interview Details – Online application. Then got a phone screen from Geneva office. Moved onto the 1st round on-site interview at Stamford.
Interview Question – How would you estimate the MtM value of e.g. oil product? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Trafigura in April 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed for Junior Trader Role. It was a first round interview. Second Round would have been in Geneva.
Two interviews. Each with a panel of two current employees, who were mostly traders. It was Saturday. Employees had a full day of non-stop interviews to get through. Three rooms with two interviewers each operated simultaneously.
Aced one interview, but I just could not click with the interviewers in the second room. The first interview I controlled the direction but the second one veered off course, and I could not save it. Partially my fault of course, but also the interviewers were not that great at interviewing either. I was not surprised when I was not selected for the next round, but I felt like with different interviewers I might have been able to convey what a great candidate they were missing out on if they did not choose me.
I was offered no feedback, which I thought was poor form.
Everyone was nice and professional. Jobs at the company are in high demand and they know it.
Interview Question – I was asked to describe in detail the hedges I would implement to protect myself on a cargo of Petroleum bought today for future delivery in one region on local pricing with intention to deliver if by sea to a different region on totally different pricing. View Answers (6)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Trafigura in January 2014.
Interview Details – Received call from consultant for an open position for Trafigura Mumbai
Interview Question – Technical panel is itself seems adhoc. They themselves don't what they are exactly looking for in a candidate. Immature questions with rude attitude. Objective was completely uncertain for filling up the position. At a point thought of leaving the interview room straight away due changing pattern of mood of interviewer. They themselves are nervous and unaware of their own process. Panel is completely unsure of what skills they are looking to fill the position. Weird question and very weird reactions. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Trafigura in September 2012.
Interview Details – Applied Online: Then Had a telephone interview. Mainly competency based but also motivational.
2 Rounds of Interviews in Geneva. -These were based around knowledge of commodity trading, how it varies from paper trading. Further delved into motivations for the job, questioning geographical mobility.
Interview Question – What is the worst thing you have heard about this company? Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Trafigura in December 2013.
Interview Details – 1) Telephonic round basic questions about what I do...difference between functional and regression testing, Why automation..What are the steps to decide on automation
2) Aptitude test.. including some SQL questions and one Java code..and some pseudo codes
3) 2 F2F interviews...went well
Interview Question – 1) Build a database for a customer order system. I am from testing so messed up here. It was a simple Q could have done better Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Trafigura in November 2013.
Interview Details – aptitude test
Interview Question – apart from mathematical question all questions are unexpected, in fact questions includes from finance also Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Trafigura.
Interview Details – First submission of online application. After roughly seven weeks a first phone interview. Be prepared when a number from Geneva calls as they start right away. First round interview: two times 45 minutes with two professionals each. Very friendly atmosphere, most questions CV related and related to questions answered in the online application. Last round interview: two times 45 minutes with the global heads. Industry related questions, be sure to have a very clear picture of how the specific roles (Deals Desk, Operation etc. ) in this company work together. Be prepared for strange questions.
Interview Question – How would you compare "Dim Sum" (a Chinese meal) to this graduate program (!?) Answer Question
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