Chiquita Brands Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014
19 interviews

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    Packaging Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by outside recruiter, initial phone interview with HR, phone interview with hiring manager, on site 1:1 interviews with 5-6 associates representing different departments. Everything and everyone I saw, heard, and talked to were a class act all the way.

    Interview Questions
    • All were situational, none were overly difficult or unfair.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Nothing to do with salary, everything to do with intangibles.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Chiquita Brands.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by HR to discuss opportunity which I would be responsible collaborating with a customer in a particular market segment. The customer was a major player and I had experience working with them before. The person spoke a mile a minute and you can tell she was nervous or inexperienced. And I thought I was nervous? Either way, when I first was reached out to, I didn't get an immediate response for several days.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions about background. However a technical question that was not on the job description was asked which I did not meet the qualification. She stopped the interview right there abruptly and said there wasn't a fit. Do you think it would be equally beneficial to the potential employee and interviewer that all critical qualifications be stated in the job description? In the end, I was still very qualified for the position. My opinion is that the HR person didn't have the experience to hire a position that is technical, therefore it hurt both me and Chiquita in the end.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was quite simple and didn't last long. I was asked about my experience in the sports events area and non-profits. We went over salary for duration of position, what is expected of you, the environment and what to expect when the position ends in the Fall.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Morrow, GA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Morrow, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone call with the recruiter and then the Controller and then was able to get an onsite interview. The onsite was interested. I was shoved around from room to room and was apologized to constantly. I can tell most people at the plant were racist.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions about background. Nothing earth shattering. There were several panel interviews. This is the format they like to use.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Racist people at plant. Overhead the HR person saying she didn't care what they did with me. Was shuffled around on interviews. People don't care about folks - they pretend but they are ridiculous.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Logistics Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Good and easy

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Entered in through the back door. Interview was informal and lax. Interviewed with two managers. the questions were very straight forward and easy to answer. environmnet was very relaxed

    Interview Questions
    • Questions involved explaining resume. relating past job experience to current position   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Process Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact from unknown person asking to connect via LinkedIn, followed by phone conversation and introduction. Further phone screening by HR, then multiple face-to-face interview (one day, 6 separate interviews 45-60 minutes), multiple follow-up in-depth phone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What will you do to fill the gap between what you have done and this new business?   View Answer
    • What book or literature has had biggest impact on your professional existence?   View Answer
    • What do you expect to be your biggest challenge in this role?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Analyst Network Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I guess this is a very interesting company that offers some opportunities and benefits but they must be focused on the compensation to the employees that I consider needs to b reviewed.

    Interview Questions
    • What does passive state means on EIRGP   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very fast
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Transportation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. Initial phone screening with HR recruiter
    2. Phone interview with transportation manager
    3. In person interview at headquarters with 2 transportation managers at the same time, one manager was in HQ, the other manager had to conference call from California

    Interview Questions
    • What have you done to improve operations, such as saving money or time?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Service & Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chiquita Brands in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was emailed to schedule a phone interview. In the phone interview she asked about my employment background. There was one requirement of the job to know how to work with Blackberry Enterprise. Once I stated that I hadn't worked with that before (which was not listed on my resume in the 1st place), she ended the call stating it was a requirement.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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