Navigating the Hiring Process
Quaker Oats, a company with over 130 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, chooses employees who share the company mission of providing quality products and customer services. The whole foods company invests considerable time in the hiring process. Candidates should expect to spend a minimum of six to eight weeks before receiving final hiring decisions. When applying for a position, research company history of the company and ongoing commitment to excellence throughout the entire interviewing progression.
The steps to employment generally consist of a phone interview, multiple in-person interviews, cognitive tests, background checks, and drug screening. If prompted for drug screening, attempt to complete the process as soon as possible. Prepare for the interview by dressing for entry-level manufacturing positions in business-casual or business-formal attire for upper-level positions. During the interview, convey up-beat, confident dispositions and passion to work for Quaker Oats.
Questions to Expect
Candidates should exemplify how personal values and beliefs correlate with the position desired. Typical questions include:
- "How did you handle learning a new skill you weren't familiar with and how did you succeed with that?"
- “What steps would you take toward a strategy for an item that isn't selling as well?”
- “What do you know about the receiving and shipping of products?”