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Des Moines, IA
1001 to 5000 employees
1961
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries is more than a worldwide ingredient manufacturer; we’re a laboratory, a researcher, a resource and a partner to our customers. From animal health to human nutrition, customers come to us for answers and solutions.

Our vision is to ... Read more

Mission: Kemin is a global manufacturer providing local innovative nutritional and health solutions for a changing world. Kemin will act in partnership with our customers to fulfill their needs and expectations while achieving mutually profitable results. Kemin will achieve our mission ... Read more

Kemin Industries Reviews

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    "Mostly sunny with a few rain clouds"

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    I worked at Kemin Industries full-time

    Pros

    Kemin is an exciting company to work for with long-term employment prospects. The company is growing and presents many opportunities to advance and take on meaningful work. I liked the owning family members that I met during my time there and found them to be down-to-earth and intelligent. A good majority of people working at Kemin fit that criteria as well. The campus itself is really nice and the new building is really neat as it comes with a gym, Starbucks, and a cafe.

    Cons

    A select minority of managers are still in their current position even though they have a recorded history and reputation of mistreating and disenfranchising employees. Try to uncover the history of the manager and position you are applying for during an interview. Also, the politics can get nauseating, frustrating, and in the way of good momentum and energy. Arrogance and finger-pointing tends to rear its head as well.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define what Servant Leadership is and isn't and point out the examples that should be followed. Publicly denounce finger-pointing and create a culture where it is okay to be honest and self-accountable.

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Kemin Industries Interviews

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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kemin Industries (Des Moines, IA).

    Interview

    30 minute presentation
    3-4 2 on 1 behavior questioning
    The interview took about 5-6 hours, but most of it were the same style format questions. There were no stumps or tricks like I've faced during other interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a specific time when your manager asked you to do something you didn't agree with or think would work. How did you handle the situation, what was your manager's reaction, what as the result for the company, and would you make the same decision again?   1 Answer
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