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DuPont Pioneer Interview Questions

Updated 9 Feb 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter. Went in for interview, showed around facility and lab. Asked to talk about my previous lab experiences and work. Talked about experience growing up on a farm and working with crops. Talked about experience working independently with insects in laboratory at college.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of a difficulty you came across in your research and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    "This is the wage we can pay"


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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Newark, DE (US)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was hired as a contract employee, so they first set up a phone interview with the contract company, during which they asked about my employment history. Then I had a phone interview with the Operations Manager for the site in Newark, DE. After that, I was asked to come in for an in-person interview at the site in Newark, DE. The interview was with the Plant Health Lead, Senior Research Scientist, and the Operations Manager (panel interview). I was offered the position later that same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever made a mistake at work, and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Ames, IA (US)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The first step was to apply online. There was then an initial on campus interview where I met with the head of the department and another adviser. After this was complete a second interview was set up at their headquarters. It consisted of lunch with all the interviewers and 8 candidates. Then there were 4 rounds of 30 min interviews with 4 different interviewers. Overall it was pretty easy but repetitive.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Des Moines, IA (US)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    After receiving my application I did a phone screening by H.R and then a formal interview with the department I would be working with. Because the headquarters is in Iowa , I did a Skype interview with three employers/managers. One of the interviewers didn't speak almost the entire interview which I thought was pretty unprofessional as I would be working with her the most. Afterwards, they basically said "if we could hire you, we would but due to quarterly financials we have a hiring freeze"

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavior questions... When is a time you didn't agree with a co-worker or boss and how did you handle that? etc   Answer Question

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johnston, IA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Johnston, IA (US)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Onsite Interview. Consisted of 4 1-on-1 interviews with different managers. There were a number of other candidates also interviewing and rotating among the interviewers. Provided a lunch to begin or end your interview session and allow more questions to be asked.

    Interview Questions


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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Johnston, IA (US)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process is very long and intimidating. I had to basically take the whole day off work for interviews, and had to go in multiple times to meet with different groups.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of when - type questions.   1 Answer

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer in August 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview was complete silent on the other side. There wasn't a lot of follow up to questions so you have no idea how it was going. It was so quiet on the other end so I don't know if they were smiling nodding or totally uninterested.

    Interview Questions

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hedrick, IA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Hedrick, IA (US)) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I interviewed with immediate supervisor and plant manager. I was excited when I left the interview. The plant manager was very professional but it wasn't a hard interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How I would feel changing industries. I was called and told I did not get the job and about a week later was called again and said their "first choice turned down the position". I didn't know if knowing that was a good thing or not.   1 Answer

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    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johnston, IA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Johnston, IA (US)) in May 2010.

    Interview

    The communications process to start was largely through the website. Be warned - a lot of the job positions listed are 'honey pots', not necessarily jobs that they are looking to require immediate staffing but a way of collecting resumes for future openings. (The jobs needing immediate staffing are also listed elsewhere, like Dice.)

    The tone of the interview was a bit surprising - mostly questions asking to whether or not I felt the position would be challenging enough. After discussions with the larger group my interest in that specific group quickly waned.


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    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at DuPont Pioneer (Des Moines, IA (US)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with my boss, which lasted about an hour. This led to a full day interview about 10 days later, where I met individually with a number of scientists (30 minutes each), had a panel interview with my work group, and gave a 45 minute research presentation

    Interview Questions


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