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Top 25 Archer Daniels Midland Company Interview Questions

At Archer Daniels Midland Company we have restrictions surrounding the export of particular products. On a scale of 1-10 how familiar are you with agriculture export regulations?
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Question 2 of 28
In your own words, explain to me the 'Agreement on Agriculture' (AoA).
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"From my understanding, The Agreement on Agriculture is an international treaty created in the mid 1990's. It was considered an answer to improving the economic conditions for farmers at the time."
"To my knowledge, the AoA (Agreement on Agriculture) is an international treaty set forth by the WTO (World Trade Organization)."
The interviewer would like to know the extent of your knowledge within the agriculture industry. No matter which position you are interviewing for with Archer Daniels Midland Company you should always be able to display a true and natural interest in the company's operations. Briefly explain your understanding of the AoA.
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Question 3 of 28
At Archer Daniels Midland Company we communicate often with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Do you have experience working with this level of Government?
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"The majority of questions that I have had in regards to the USDA are questions that have been answered through their website FAQ section. I have been required to call the USDA hotline on occasion though. My communication skills are professional so I do not foresee any difficulty related to this level of contact."
"I have extensive experience communicating directly with the USDA, over the span of 17 years. I am very comfortable with this job requirement."
Assure the interviewer that you have strength in communication when it comes to the Government and other important business bodies. Give an example of a time when you have communicated directly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you have not been responsible for a task like this then you can simply discuss your communication style and strengths.
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Question 4 of 28
At Archer Daniels Midland Company we seek to hire individuals with a true passion for the agriculture industry. Where do you see this position taking your career in the next few years?
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"I am looking for a long-term career opportunity within the agriculture industry. I feel that this role with Archer Daniels Midland Company is a perfect step in my career now, and for the future. I see that you have operations in Canada and Mexico. My dream would be to relocate to Mexico and be a production manager with Archer Daniels Midland Company there."
"In my current position I have had my sights set on the senior leadership position in my department. If I were to join Archer Daniels Midland Company, my goal would be the same. I plan to take a few leadership workshops in the coming months to help get me there."
On-boarding new employees is an expensive and time consuming endeavor for any employer. Assure the interviewer that you see long term career potential with Archer Daniels Midland Company. It is highly recommended that you research the company online to discover any opportunities for future growth. Do they have multiple locations? Are there a variety of departments? Where do you see yourself growing within Archer Daniels Midland Company? Be enthusiastic when you discuss your long term career plans!
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Question 5 of 28
At Archer Daniels Midland Company we have many competitors. In your opinion, what makes us stand out in this competitive space?
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"This industry is competitive; however, I feel that Archer Daniels Midland Company does an excellent job with standing out from the crowd. I see that you were recently awarded a Top 100 Employers award and that last year you were recognized for having the second most sustainable product in your industry. Congratulations on those big successes!"
"After researching Archer Daniels Midland Company I think that the verbiage you use on your website and your social media content has the most positive and client-centered message.That was a real stand out to me."
It is important that you research Archer Daniels Midland Company before your interview and also that you include research on their competitors. In your opinion, where does Archer Daniels Midland Company stand out from the rest? Be sure to check out their website and look for any recent press releases, product launches, or industry related accolades. These are all great points to discuss when you are asked a question such as this.
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Question 6 of 28
Do you have any agriculture related post-secondary education? How do you feel your education will help you in this position with Archer Daniels Midland Company?
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Question 7 of 28
We are always working hard to be innovative. What is your favorite product or service offered at Archer Daniels Midland Company, and why?
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Question 8 of 28
At Archer Daniels Midland Company we place great pride in our health and safety standards. Walk me through your health and safety related education or training.
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Question 9 of 28
In your own words, describe the part that the World Trade Organization (WTO) plays in the agriculture industry.
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Question 10 of 28
What is the Doha Development Round?
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Question 11 of 28
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
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Question 12 of 28
Tell me about a time when you made a suggestion requesting change in an organization.
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Question 13 of 28
By this time in your career, you should have advanced further, what has slowed down your career progression?
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Question 14 of 28
How would you describe your work ethic?
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Question 15 of 28
How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?
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Question 16 of 28
What work situations excite and motivate you?
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Question 17 of 28
Name me a few things you were asked to do in your last position that you weren't trained for.
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Question 18 of 28
Do you always double check or proofread your work?
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Question 19 of 28
Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?
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Question 20 of 28
When have you spoken up for cause, knowing that it would directly look unfavorable on you, because it was the right thing to do?
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Question 21 of 28
How can we motivate you on the job?
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Question 22 of 28
Have you helped to implement a significant change at a company in one of your past roles?
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Question 23 of 28
How many people did you supervise at your last position?
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Question 24 of 28
Would you rather be considered a personable leader or a dynamic leader?
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Question 25 of 28
What is your current salary?
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Question 26 of 28
If you had a co-worker call in sick and you were asked to take over their project requiring overtime from you, how would you react? Where do you draw the line when it comes to being a team player?
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Question 27 of 28
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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Question 28 of 28
Do you have any questions?
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About Archer Daniels Midland Company

Archer Daniels Midland Company is principally engaged in procuring, transporting, storing, processing, and merchandising agricultural commodities and products. It is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other agricultural commodities and is a manufacturer of vegetable oil and protein meal, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other food and feed ingredients. The Company also has a grain elevator and transportation network to procure, store, clean, and transport agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, and barley, as well as processed agricultural commodities. The Company?s operations are classified into three business segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services. The Oilseeds Processing segment includes activities related to the origination, merchandising, crushing, and further processing of oilseeds. Corn Processing segment is engaged in corn wet milling and dry milling activities.

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