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Givaudan Interview Questions

Interviews at Givaudan

84 Interview Reviews

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    Master Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Givaudan in July 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online for a position at Givaudan in July 2016. A recruiter called me back 10 days later and set up an interview for the following day. I had an average interview (it took about an hour), they asked about my education and my past experiences. The recruiter promised he would let me know about the results within the next two weeks. Almost 6 weeks later he sent me a pre-written email (he filled in my name and the position) in which he informed me with much regret that they went with another candidate. Meanwhile, they put up the same job advertisement again a few days ago (they did not hire another candidate). I found the recruitment process extremely unprofessional and disrespectful. I received no feedback whatsoever. It was not the first time I was turned down for a job, but I've had very positive experiences with other companies.

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    Intern Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Argenteuil (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Givaudan (Argenteuil (France)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Interview with the marketing manager. Very engaging and insightful. Both motivational questions and small exercises. The interviewer provided me with a global vision of the company (key numbers, company culture..) and a lot of information about the position.

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    Neuroscientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Givaudan (Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. One telephone interview with HR Manager and 2 Senior Scientists, followed by an assessment day at Givaudan.

    Assessment day consisted of:
    A Competency Based Interview
    An assessment of your ability to read and summarise an academic paper
    A 20 minute presentation + questions
    Tour of facility and lunch

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty standard interview questions about your strengths/ weaknesses, preferred working style, creativity in difficult situations. Relatively casual   Answer Question

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    Evaluation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Givaudan.

    Interview

    Applied online, then interviewed with HR from Givaudan Paris. She was really nice. Job language was English but they asked me for French too. They didn't reply me for long after. Then I tried to reach them a lot

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself? What do you know about evaluation?   Answer Question

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    Operations Leadership Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dortmund (Germany)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Givaudan (Dortmund (Germany)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    It was my first interview with a foreign company and It lasted one hour. It was very impressive they asked me many many questions and even if i don't receive the offer it was globaly a positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me three advantages and disadvantages of your personality   Answer Question

  6.  

    Fragrance Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Givaudan (Geneva (Switzerland)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Get interview invitation after 2+ weeks. Brief phone screen interview for 30 min from HR, followed by on-site interview to the research center in Dubendorf as finalist if you are chosen.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself according to your CV, what's your motivation to apply for this position, and where you would be in 3 to 5 years. Very common phone interview questions in general.   Answer Question

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    SAP QM Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Givaudan in May 2016.

    Interview

    1-1 interview with recruiter followed by 1-1 interview with Givaudan Manager. It was okay. The manager seems nice. Questions are straightforward. More on scenario based than technical interview. First interview is based on soft skills. 1-1 interview with recruiter followed by 1-1 interview with Givaudan Manager. It was okay. The manager seems nice. Questions are straightforward. More on scenario based than technical interview. First interview is based on soft skills.

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  8. Helpful (1)  

    Operations Leadership Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Givaudan (Berlin (Germany)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The process consisted of 4 round of interviews, the first two with the direct working team and the next two with heads of Operations and HR. The entire process was very smooth and the interviewers seemed genuinely interested in understanding the candidate rather than putting them under unnecessary pressure. The questions were mainly centered around my experience and CV with some career oriented future plans question thrown in.

    Interview Questions

    • Case studies regarding operational challenges were presented with the task being to analyze and present solutions.   Answer Question

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    Operation Leadership Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Givaudan (Johannesburg (South Africa)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Third round required a presentation to the board which was a bit more intense. How would you decrease variable costs while reducing customer complaints and improving service delivery ?

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    Interview Questions

    • How would you decrease variable costs while reducing customer complaints and improving service delivery ?   Answer Question

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    Road Transportation Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Budapest (Hungary)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Givaudan (Budapest (Hungary)).

    Interview

    First of all, the position had been published via Randstad.
    The entire process has been exceptionally professional and easy to follow.
    As per my experience, Givaudan is clearly a company which takes talent acquisition and hiring seriously.

    Interview Questions

    • What is my main motivation to join the ranks of Givaudan’s DTC Delivery team?   1 Answer

See What Givaudan Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar   Current Anonymous Employee in East Hanover, NJ

Pros: “-Management provides you with meaningful projects that not only help the company and department, but also provides you with learning experiences to help you grow as an employee. -Givaudan...”“-Management provides you with meaningful projects that not only help the company and department, but also provides you with learning experiences to help you grow as an employee. -Givaudan has many opportunities for internal and cross-functional moves throughout the company. It also has possibilities for changes in region if that is desired. -Everyone at the company is very willing to help and lead you towards sources of information.” – Full Review

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