Abengoa Bioenergy Reviews

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Javier Salgado Leirado
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    Benefits, flexible schedule *depending upon where you work. Good pay


    Bureaucracy, tedious approval process...very much a hurry up and wait kind of company. Upper management expects deadlines to be met, without question... and if you need information from them, it can take weeks, or literally months to get an answer to you.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate Approvals to lower levels of management! The CEO doesn't need to approve permissions to change a telephone assignment.

Abengoa Bioenergy Interviews

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Salary Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Abengoa Bioenergy in September 2013.


    The hiring and interview process took a long time. My first interview was in September and I was hired in January. I first interviewed locally with the head of HR for the US and a plant manager. Then I was interviewed at St. Louis corporate with two executive VPs and another VP. Then I was interviewed locally by a member of the management team from a company that is in a joint venture and finally I interviewed at DC corporate with the CEO, another EVP and a VP. I received notice within 24 hrs I would be getting an offer. Getting the offer and the start date were three weeks apart.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no Google style questions. They were often specific about the job and how I'd handle situations. "Tell me how you'd handle prospect resistance, especially when they tell you in no uncertain terms they will never do business with you."   1 Answer


    It was so generous that I accepted immediately.

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Website www.abengoabioenergy.com
Headquarters Chesterfield, MO
Size 51 to 200 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors ADM, Williams, Cargill

Among the world's largest makers of ethanol, Abengoa Bioenergy is the only truly global ethanol producer, with about a dozen plants in the US, Europe, and South America. Its plants have a production capacity of 840 million gallons a year, including 380 million gallons in the US. The company's primary product is fuel-grade ethanol, which, when blended with gasoline, raises oxygen levels and cuts exhaust emissions pollutants such as carbon monoxide. Its research and development unit works in partnership with universities and other companies to develop improved ... More

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