Top 10 Agrium Interview Questions
Question 1 of 11
Give me examples of ideas you've had and implemented.
At scalehouse I watched so many of our part time employees struggle with understanding and having confidence in themselves to do the job they were hired for, I created a step by step manual.
I have three patent families which I have invented. One of my ideas was the solid/liquid separation of anaerobic digestate and oil sand tailings. Another idea was a mechanical device to attach to piping to save rig-in time and make commissioning and maintenance possible. All of my ideas start with a problem-I look at new ways of doing things.
When I was working in Business Development I noticed when I dropped off proposals at that all the proposals where wrapped in brown paper, and thought we could do something to stand out amongst the other bidders. So I thought lets design a bag that we can put our proposals in so we stand out amoungst the other bidders, so we did and it was also important to me that it was made out of environmentally friendly products. We designed a bag that was made from 100% recyclable products and started using it for proposal submittals and sending away information with our clients when they came for presentations or with with promotion items when visited our home office. They still use the bag today.
Question 2 of 11
What assets do you bring to Agrium?
I know all aspects of shipping rail and truck, understand the high demands, can multi task and delegate jobs to ensure all deadlines are meet.
I am innovative, team-oriented, passionate, and hard working. I have the ability to bring new ideas to old problems--and implement them in the real world.
Question 3 of 11
Tell me about the history of Agrium.
Question 4 of 11
What interests you about fertilizer?
My entire career of last 20 yrs in in fertiliser plants covering erection commissioning operation process control production support project management and development of information system for total cost managment in largest single site producer of Ammonia and Urea.Working in fertiliser also give me feeling of contribution in food production.
Fertilizer fuels the world--without it we would only be able to produce half the current amount of food. Fertilizer production is an intricate balance that I will enjoy optimizing.
It can help increasing the yield especially in areas where food is rare,
Well I am a gardner at heart, and come from a long line of farmers that have farmed for over a 100 years on the family farm in Manitoba, so I know how fertilizer can increase if no double the yield of crop. Which intern creates more food as well as help the farmers bottom line at the end of the growing season. I have also impressed with ESN (Environmental Smart Nitrogen) fertilizer and how it release nitrogen thought out the growing season with only one application.
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Question 5 of 11
Tell me about the fertilizer products we sell.
Ammonia, Urea granule, Urea prill, phosphate, potash, blended nutrients.
Natrugine, Phosphat, and Potash.
Question 6 of 11
Why would you like a career at Agrium?
Well recognized company. Top 100 employer in Canada.
It is a major agricultural services provider with stable future that I can see myself growing within it.
Question 7 of 11
Why do you want to work for us?
Because Agrium is one of the top diversity employers in Canada.
I want to be a part of a team that contributes to the health of the environment and agrium is concerned with its role in the environment. If I can help facilitate a healthy interaction with the environment and industry I will have contributed positively.
I want to be in a procurement role in a major company and this position in Agrium is a great opportunity.
Question 8 of 11
How would you describe your work style?
I am a team player but I also proven to be succesful working alone when necessary.
Question 9 of 11
What do you know about Agrium?
Agrium is one of the best employer, having employee centric policies to allow them to develop their talent and add value to agrium success.Agrium is largest fertiliser company in North america and among best 50 employer of year 2012.
Agrium is an industrial agriculture business that supplies fertilizers, seeds, crop nutrients, etc. Agrium has made large share gains in the last year and many analysts still consider Agrium stock to be undervalued.
Global Agricultural Services Provider.
Question 10 of 11
How would you describe your work style?
Hard worker. Get things done.
Question 11 of 11
How long do you foresee yourself working at Agrium?
Agrium Inc. is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, as well as Argentina, Chile and Uruguay and a global producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. During the year ended December 31, 2009, Agrium reported its business through three business units and a fourth non-operating business unit for Corporate and inter-company eliminations. The three operating business units are Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies. Agrium operates 826 retail centers, 37 terminals and 18 distribution