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Louis Dreyfus Commodities Interview Questions

Updated May 9, 2017
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    Commodity Trader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Two rounds, one OCR, one at their office in CT. Mix of fit questions and puzzles / show us how you think type questions. The second round in their office was half a day of interviews, interviewed by 4 people, mainly traders but one researcher, as well. Also included an IQ-type puzzle test.

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    Switchman Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Houston, TX) in September 2016.

    Interview

    lots of questions and the wont to see if how intelligent you are for the job if i have worked at a grain facility . if i had a twic card or any qualidications

    Interview Questions

    • have you ever switched before of worked on railcars have you ever worked at a grain facility. do you have a twic card. do you have respertory problems. do you have any qualifications   1 Answer

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Kansas City, KS) in October 2015.

    Interview

    It starts with a campus career fair. After that, I was called back for a brief on campus interview. Final round was at their headquarters in Kansas City. It was a very standard interview process. The first round was very conversational and was to gauge general interest from the employer and employee, to make sure that it would be a mutually beneficial experience for both parties. The 2nd round was a bit more job specific qualifications and included specifics about what the role was and what was expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know what this company does?   1 Answer

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    Trader Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Norwalk, CT).

    Interview

    Applied via OCR, first round was on-campus (brief info session night before) and was 45 min, final round was on-site - casual dinner night before and then standard ~5 hour long interviews. HR is extremely professional and nice!

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions about fit and then some questions about how macro drivers and basic economic theory drive commodities prices and strategy. I was from a non-technical background.   Answer Question

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    Trader Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview

    There were two segments: problem solving which consisted of a couple of logic puzzles and some finance and trading questions followed by a fit segment with more general questions. There were a couple of general commodities trading questions but nothing too specific. I don't have a background in trading and found them to be okay.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Boston, MA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Two back to back on campus interviews. I applied through my college and was selected for an interview
    The interviews were with a manager and then a trader. The manager seemed apathetic about being there and the trader was more enthusiastic as he went to my school
    I was given brainteasers but nothing too complex and can be found online

    Interview Questions

    • Q. Why Dreyfus?
      Q. Why commodities trading?
      questions about oil trading testing business acumen and aptitude  
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    Trader Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview

    Through campus recruiting. There was an info session the night before where they said it would just be a "fit" interview- going over the resume, talking about the company, etc. The interview was 2 30 min ones with a different trader. They both started as standard interviews, but then they asked a few trading questions which I was not prepared for. They said it would be very basic but then dropped a few tricks on me. I don't think they were too difficult but I have had no experience so it threw me off.

    Interview Questions

    • asked about corn prices and futures and basis stuff, didn't really understand most of it.   Answer Question

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    Trader Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview

    I applied through my University career website and was awarded an interview (I believe they interviewed 15 of us). The interview was 2 of them (one sector head and one junior trader) and me. I ended up getting a call back about 2 weeks later and was told they were extending an offer, which I accepted later that week

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioral - I.e. testing to see if you're a good fit for the company. Why are you interested in trading? Why commodities? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer

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    Key Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Africa, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (Africa, MO) in July 2014.

    Interview

    great interview with very professional person. the first step was with the HR. after I discuss with the manager and then with the general manager. the last step interview was with one on the manager in Europe

    Interview Questions

    • Motivation, ability to work on a new product, achievement   Answer Question

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    Commodity Trader Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

    Interview

    Only a few straightforward brainteasers. Primarily questions meant to examine your personality. Interview was relaxed and enjoyable. Interviewer was very pleasant and not at all trying to intimidate.


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