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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience

Interview

It starts with the basic taleo experience. The same process as every big company. About two weeks later their HR department called me 4 to 5 times in the span of 2 hours to schedule an appointment. I was working in the lab at the time so it was a tad rude and odd. After the 5th call I pick up and to my surprise it is Cargill. We schedule a brief phone interview a few days later. It was just a simple personality questionnaire, but I could barely understand the person on the other end. They're already looking very off the ball from my perspective at this point in the process.

I was notified by email a few days later to schedule an interview with the hiring manager. Their email specifically said that the interview would be behavioral based questions. Of course, when I do finally have the interview the first thing the hiring manager tells me is that it will be based on technical questions. Cute trick Cargill. That way, you never get to know the candidate in a relaxed atmosphere. I was immediately disappointed and felt ill prepared. The interviewer was nice and asked about my previous research. This went on for almost 90 minutes and I was told they would have things figured out hopefully by the end of the week, but no promises. I sent a follow up email after not hearing anything and was told they would inform me as to the next steps in the process. I never heard from them again despite my efforts. They didn't keep their word on the communication end, had what appeared to be an internal miscommunication, and were a horrible representation of a company. I wouldn't apply again.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview

    I was called by a recruiter in HR and a phone interview was set up with the recruiter and the hiring manager for the position. We talked for about 45 minutes going over my research experience, what the job would be, and the Cargill atmosphere.

    I followed up with both the recruiter and the hiring manager about two weeks later by calling and leaving a voice message (no access to their email addresses).

    Neither one of them called or emailed me back, even though they had my information. I never heard from either of them about the position after that interview, which I found very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Cargill? Biggest weakness? What is your experience with aseptic technique?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview

    Phone interview was the first screening method. Asked general and specific questions such as why are you interested in this position. The next few steps of the process is to do a second interview in which they would fly you in on site and speak with the hiring manager directly.

    Interview Questions

    • Experience with tissue culture and how did you troubleshoot a problem you experienced with tissue culture.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cargill.

    Interview

    Phone interview-talked with HR and two scientists.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Cargill (Fort Collins, CO) in July 2011.

    Interview

    The phone interview was short and about a week later I was asked to set an in-person panel interview and presentation.

    The company paid for the travel to the interview.

    The panel questions were very detailed and they wanted an exact recollection of events. i.e question prompt, what the situation was, what you action was, what the result was.

    One of the questions focused on current/recent events that impact your field and how you see that impact relating to Cargill.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an experience where you worked for or with an individual that was not fulfilling their part as the team.   Answer Question
    • Describe a current event that affects your field or profession and how it might affect Cargill   Answer Question

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