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Land O'Lakes Interview Questions

Updated May 6, 2017
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    Senior Business Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes.

    Interview

    The interview process was unpleasant and disjointed. It was clear that there was significant internal disagreement on strategy and political infighting. With little exception, the vast majority of executives I met were keen to share their view of the world and to disparage their colleagues. There were also two male executives openly angered that their female colleague had been promoted, implying that she had no right to be so pushy or assertive. This was at odds with the message I received from HR that the company was keen to rectify their leadership gender imbalance. I continued through the process simply because the corporate strategy was interesting and visionary, continuously hoping to meet whomever was behind the strategy (that never happened). I was given glowing feedback at every stage, including after the Korn Ferry assessment. I had been very clear about my salary requirements from the start and never once was this flagged as an issue. After spending numerous hours on the process, I was given an insulting offer. The offer was far below my current salary and it was only then that I was informed that the upper range of the role was below my current salary. This was never once stated during the entire process, despite proactively asking if my salary requirements were an issue. I objected and restated the value I planned to bring to the role and that I had received nothing but positive feedback at every stage. I then countered the offer. I was told that a counter-offer was not possible. At that point, I was very confused and asked why they had not been up-front about the salary. The conversation immediately soured and I was essentially hung up on and never contacted again. The entire experience was unprofessional and clearly showed that the company has a long way to go before they can achieve their goals of changing their image, attracting top talent, or balancing their leadership pool.

    Interview Questions

    • I was repeatedly asked how I would manage conflicting business objective and priorities   1 Answer

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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes.

    Interview

    The interview included every aspect of the management team. It was effecient and effective to meet and speak with everyone on the same day. It is a very long interview but not repetitive.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There wasn't one I provided a range that I was willing to accept and the gave an acceptable offer.


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    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was called in for an interview after applying a few days earlier. Typical scenario based questions.. What would you do if.. Blah blah blah. Tell me a time when you went above and beyond for your team.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you 3 biggest weaknesses   1 Answer

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    Benefits Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Saint Paul, MN) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It was very long-over 3 hours with 6 different people. However, interviewers were very down to earth, so I felt very comfortable. Situational/behavior based questions asked. I left with a good impression of the company.

    Interview Questions


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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Arden Hills, MN) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I had a 60 minute long interview with 3 different people: the head of communications department, communications employee and college recruiter. The first half was with experience/personality questions and the second half was situational questions and basic application questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deliver bad news to someone.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Quality Assurance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Saint Joseph, MO) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Standard behavioral based interview questions. They can do group interviews or group one on one interviews. I did a group one on one interview with QA manager, plant manager, HR manager and plant engineer. The interviewers then pool their questions and give a rating; hire or not hire.
    Overall, the interview process was pretty easy. No off the wall questions except what is my totem animal. Not quite sure what that was supposed to gauge, but still pretty easy.

    Interview Questions


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    R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through college and got the interview on campus. I was interviewed by two R&D people and the whole process was conversational. They started off by introducing themselves and the position. Then they walked through my resume with me followed by a few behavioral questions. They highly valued candidates' teamwork skills and asked me a few questions about it. In the end they answered some questions from me.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me more about what you did at XXX position.
      Why do you want to work with dairy?
      What do you think is the most important thing in teamwork?
      Tell me about a time when you worked on a team and a member was not doing their share of the work.
      What do you think is the most important thing in teamwork?  
      Answer Question

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    Finance/Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Hour-long interview process with two individuals from the Finance/Accounting organization at Land O'Lakes. A half-hour was spent with each person. The questions revolved around background and interests, as well as a few behavior-based questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you more interested in a position in Finance or Accounting?   Answer Question

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    EHS Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Carlisle, PA).

    Interview

    Lengthy but thorough, to include a 1-day long behavioral/psychological screening. There were 2 phone screens before the face to face interview. Then the background check took several weeks. There was a lengthy wait for the background check results.

    Interview Questions

    • Competencies related to their specific needs at the time.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They had a tight range on the salary but I was able to negotiate other benefits - significant more vacation time.


  11. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes (Arden Hills, MN).

    Interview

    Professional recruiter, fast hiring process, and great communication throughout. Met with 3 sales leaders for an hour each. Some behavior based interview questions and very conversational. It was a positive experience!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Competitive compensation offer! Negotiated additional vacation time.


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