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Nestlé Purina Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2017
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It started with salary and company overview. TI was encourages to ask some questions about the job. Used the STAR method. Website was very helpful to prepare. Interviewer was very polite and professional.

    Interview Questions

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Sep 11, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your experience; we’re glad you found our website useful in preparing for the interview process. We wish you success in your new role here at Purina and appreciate your... More


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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Joseph, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina (Saint Joseph, MO) in September 2017.

    Interview

    app on the computer and then recruiter calls for a phone interview. this is a behavioral question that you are given access to how you can respond, and not to respond

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Sep 28, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for leaving us feedback on your interview experience. We know the recruitment process can be stressful; our team does their best to provide resources and guidance to be successful in a... More

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    PVC (Territory Manager) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina (Saint Louis, MO) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I had two phone screen interviews. The first one was a "courtesy call" and was very informal. The second one was more formal. The recruiter utilized two behavior based questions with time at the end for questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you changed your technique to influence someone?   Answer Question

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Sep 28, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback on the interview process. We share this with the Recruitment Team so we can continue to enhance candidate experience during the recruitment journey. Job searching and... More


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    Senior Materials Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina (Allentown, PA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview that was "behavior based" and I was prepared with several specific STAR narratives applicable to describe various situations. Unfortunately, it was like I was talking to a Customer Service person at the credit card company! She asked a question, I answered, and then silence while she typed in my response (I could hear the tapping of the keys). She didn't want the full situation-task-action-result. If she couldn't type it in 1-2 sentences, then she was frustrated and would re-word my responses. It takes a lot out of the explanation when it is reduced to one or two sentences! Even when I didn't agree with her rewording that didn't encompass the end result and tried to give more information to enrich the situation, she just wanted a line or two. In the end, what was recorded as being my answers were only how she decided to type them in. It certainly did not represent my responses nor the results that were conveyed.

    Then we get to the point where I ask her questions. Knowing from her LI profile that she has only been with the company since May 2017, I ask what she has liked best about the company. Her actual response was to tell me to go online to look up how others have reviewed the company! I then asked, "What is the department like?" She responds that she doesn't know and to ask that question if I have an in-person interview. There was no back and forth. I felt like I was talking to a robot.

    My point is that this phone interview all depends on how she types it up. Based on what I heard her typing, it sounded like I had very short answers since that was all she typed in. She was very "green". She didn't understand manufacturing at all. Therefore, she didn't comprehend the situations I was describing and didn't know how to sum it up in 1-2 sentences. An applicant is only as good as the recruiter who interviews you on the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • Reviewed my resume and asked same screening questions as was previously submitted on application.   Answer Question

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Oct 18, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for providing your feedback. We do our best to provide a positive candidate experience and I am sorry we didn’t deliver. I recognize that an interview requires a lot of preparation and it... More


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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, AR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina (Fayetteville, AR) in September 2017.

    Interview

    over the phone interview. The interviewer was nice, but very succinct. There was not a lot of feedback and they did not ask many followup questions (which I was used to)

    Interview Questions

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on our recruitment process. We use your comments to coach and train our recruiting team to provide the best candidate experience possible. We... More


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    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina.

    Interview

    Ran through my past experience. Talked about personal problems in the past.drew out sveral different mtr strart and stop stations. Different trluble shooting techniques. Went knowledge of plc ladder logic. Relay logic. Single and three phase knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever completed a task which you knew could be dangerous.   1 Answer
    • What are some of my trouble shooting techniques   1 Answer
    • What would i do if i knew a friend and co worker was stealing from co.   1 Answer
    • Describe how i would fit in with co- woekers   1 Answer
    • How many days are accitible to miss work.   1 Answer
    • Have you ever taken anything home from the co.   1 Answer

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Sep 1, 2017 – Human Resources

    Bummer we weren't a contending employer for you! However, thanks so much for your time going through our recruitment process; we know it's not easy. We hope you'll consider us again in the future as... More


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    Territory Manager-PVC Sales Team Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina (Tulsa, OK) in August 2017.

    Interview

    My whole process took a month, from being recruited via LinkedIn to receiving an offer. I was contacted by the recruiter, we set up a time to go over the position and if I would a good fit. I applied the next day, shortly after I was contacted to set up a phone interview.
    The phone interview was straight forward we went over my resume and two behavior based questions. Once completed a couple of days later I was accepted to do a in person interview. A last minute switch changed us to a Skype interview. You have three different interviews, the first is similar to you phone interview the other two are four behavior based questions then they switch it over to you to ask questions.
    The questions were ones similar to ones on here, as long as you prepare and have some situations handy you will be fine. Ask questions most my interviewers had been with the company s long time so they had a unique insights since they were all in different roles. I received my offer two business days later!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to shift gears unexpectedly on a important project.   Answer Question

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – Human Resources

    Welcome to our Purina Family! Congratulations on the new job; we look forward to watching you grow in our sales organization. Your feedback is very helpful as we continue to grow our sales force... More

  8.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina in August 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online through the careers website at the beginning of August. I heard back within a couple of weeks and set up a phone interview. The phone interview was standard--confirm resume, two behavioral questions, and then time to ask questions at the end. The interviewer was very nice and walked through what to expect at the beginning of the interview before beginning. She even went over what the STAR method was.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a time you had an innovative solution to a problem?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to overcome an obstacle when working towards a goal.   Answer Question

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback on our interview process. We’re glad the Recruiter was able to provide guidance on behavioral based interviewing. We know this method is new to some but we believe past... More


  9.  

    Engineering Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina in July 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online and got an interview offer in about a week. Phone interview about a week later. They provided information about the style of interview questions. Position was cancelled before the second round of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a time you had to try multiple ways to solve a problem?   Answer Question

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Oct 9, 2017 – Human Resources

    First off, thank you for taking the time to move through our recruitment process; we know that searching for a new job can be time intensive. We’re so sorry for the inconvenience of this role being... More


  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crestview, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nestlé Purina (Crestview, FL) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Apply for internship program the next week was scheduling a phone interview. Recruiter was nice and interview was not that hard. Didn't make it past the phone screening it was my first interview since transitioning out of the military.

    Interview Questions

    Nestlé Purina Response

    Oct 17, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your service to our country – we’re honored you’d consider a career with us! We recognize that many skills learned while in the military translate well at Purina and we hope you’ll... More


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