Unilever Foodsolutions Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Distributor Development Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Unilever Foodsolutions in April 2014.
Interview Details – The recruiters are professional and do their best to be available when you need them for questions. I asked lots of questions over a phone interview with the hiring manager, they really had no great strategies or category management backing to theories. I thought to go through with an interview face to face. All managers are very unprofessional, could not get a handshake upon initial meeting with the hiring manager. They were also very on time coming into the interview= late. Most of the questions I asked were based on ROI, contracts, promotions for which they really had no great answers. I went through with another interview, the panel. This had to of been the most unprofessional experience I have ever had. No one introduced themselves, had no idea who was who, how long they had been with the company, just their job title. I had to ask for an introduction and they said they could do it later. Never did. They asked the same questions from the first interview. It was like déjà vu with a different group of people. They are not well prepared and I would stay far away from this segment. Other segments seem more appealing.
Interview Question – Consistency rate for product. Answer Question
Deechnician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Unilever Foodsolutions.
Interview Details – I was hired as part of a group employees to do a migration of Windows XP to Windows 7 and builds.
Interview Question – The setting up of permissions for users to have administrative access permissions log on. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The travel commute distance.
Marketing Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Unilever Foodsolutions in December 2011.
Interview Details – Very bizarre interview. After a phone interview with HR and in person with the hiring manager, I was asked to complete a case study within 12 hours (I was called at home at 7AM with this request) so there would be something to discuss at the next panel interview. The case study was one page and had several errors in it. The HR assistant who sent it over was unable to answer any questions about it and didn't know how to get corrections to the things that were clearly in err.
The panel was with an HR director and hiring manager who were half hour late and seemed very lethargic. They asked for a presentation of the case study and then asked very few questions about it, instead going back to the generic questions answered at the first interview.
The hiring manager described the role as very tactical with all strategic work handled from corporate headquarters in Europe. She did not seem very excited about the job (or hers) though she was very nice.
While I was not offered the position, I would have declined it if I did. Seemed like a very low energy, complacent work environment with not much going on.
Interview Question – How would you sell more mayonnaise to our customers? Answer Question
Distributor Development Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Unilever Foodsolutions.
Interview Details – Screened by recruiter. Phone interview. In person interview with hiring manager, Regional Sales Manager, and another employee. Then interview again in front of executive leadership panel.
Interview Question – Given real job problems and you must explain in a presentation format (to a rather large panel) how you would handle them. View Answers (4)
Associate Finance Management Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Unilever Foodsolutions.
Interview Details – Initial Phone interview with a Finance Manger. I was asked the standard 'tell me about yourself' questions + why Unilever. Then went into a mini case regarding pros/cons of merging 2 divisions at Unilever.
Second Interview ended up being over the phone for me as well, though that's not typical. This interview was with another Finance Manager + CFO. Standard 'tell me about yourself' questions, + why Unilever. They were more trying to assess fit and likeability. No case in the 2nd interview.
Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No real negotiations for an internship. The offer is fairly standard.