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Tate & Lyle Interview Questions

Updated 14 Nov 2014
Updated 14 Nov 2014
15 Interview Reviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    They speak with you one on one. That was the best part. Felt like they really cared to know me. After that the ball can be dropped. It seems like they only have 3 people in their HR department, and you're playing phone tag. The length of this whole process was ridiculous.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Production Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    on site interviewed with multiple manager and senior managment within the company as well as got a tour of the process areas that they have. Got to have lunch inbetwen session to get a to know people inbetween interview sessions. Interview was long so be prepared to talk alot and have plenty of questions to interview the people you are talking to.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Take a 3 hour aptitude/skills test along with other applicants. Test includes math skills, thinking skills, mechanical aptitude, visual comprehension, etc.

    If you pass the test you will be scheduled for an interview. The interview was a few weeks after the test.

    The interview is usually conducted by two groups of two people, some in management, and some representing the union officials.

    After a successful interview a job offer is extended.

    There is a week-long orientation process before being placed within the plant (you have no say which department you're going)

    Interview Questions
    • The most important thing they are looking for is a familiarity or at least a commitment to a safety regime since the number one buzzword in the plant is "safety." Do not tell stories that demonstrate risky behavior, aversion to authority, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Pay is per union contract.
    Accepted Offer
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    First a college interview by two people. Followed by an invitation for a plant tour and more interviews. A total of 9+ people interviews 1:1 and as a group. Each had different questions about our experience, interest and education.

    Interview Questions
    • The question relating to the corn smell in the plant was difficult to answer because it was a smell you didn't expect.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    Initially interviewed for the transformation programme, however due to limited business transformation knowledge on the part of the main hiring manager the interview process got stalled.

    I was then invited back for further interview within the company for normal project management duties, but still with the same set of criteria and requirements as for the transformation programme.

    Very lengthy interview process and it seems the norm to be interviewed by 5/6 people either simultaneously or in sequence.

    The interview process in general is what you expect from a FTSE100 company, competency based questions and scenarios of previous experiences and knowledge.

    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Tate & Lyle.

    Interview Details

    Met with HR Manager and EA, then chat with Hiring Manager. Standard interview questions about background, experience and skills. Chat about culture fit and expectations of role.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Tate & Lyle in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Intimidating. Multiple people interviewed together

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Working hours

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    General Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Tate & Lyle in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Staffing agency was very professional and organized. Had phone interview, video interview, two in-person interviews. Met with top two key executives with organization. HR was extremely professional. Top executive was complacent, negative to CEO and otherwise not overly positive about organization and strategic initiative CEO had in motion. Unprofessional, and very surprising.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Engineering Co-op Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Tate & Lyle in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview was very straightforward. Spent most of interview talking about position, no behavioral questions, just a brief analysis and questioning of what was on my resume. Got a call back the next week asking me to come to the plant to visit and make sure I knew what I was getting into. Went to plant, just had a tour, no interview. Got an offer the next week!

    Interview Questions
    • So why would you want to work in a corn processing job after working at [a major pharmaceutical company] which is very different?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't try to negotiate, just accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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