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    CBD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at P&G Western Europe (Lisbon (Portugal)).

    Interview

    On line test:
    - Behavioral (60-80 questions). If you don't concentrate and don't take it serious you will fail for sure. Prepare to take around 1 hour! If you think it's too much for such an important opportunity, "you're not the right person for P&G".
    - Picture based test (15-20 questions)

    Face-to-face Test, written:
    - Reasoning Test - 60 Questions in 65 min - analytical, logical speech, picture based. Don't take to long in the math and the images

    Interviews:
    3 interviews, 1 hour and 2 interviewers for each one.
    Prepare to speak about all your life time experiences (not only professional and educational), how you react, overcame, failed, learned, lead, follow, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • "tell me about some situations of conflicts and how you managed it".. I had to find at least 3, and each one led to more questions.
      "tell me about a situation, if you have, where someone changed your mind, despite you were positive of being correct. And how they did it."
       
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    CBD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at P&G Western Europe.

    Interview

    I did a numerical and verbal logic test online and then a behavioural one. The questions were not difficult, but the time was tight. Then I had another IQ test in campus and then 3 interviews (behavioural with three different managers of the function I have applied for).

    Interview Questions

    • The Head of the CBD Function was asking quite challenging questions, also trying to put me in a situation of stress.   Answer Question
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    CBD/Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at P&G Western Europe in September 2014.

    Interview

    After fairly standard online application process, I then had a 40 minute telephone interview during which I was asked 3 competency question, each based around one of the Success Drivers. Try to explain using Context-Action-Result framework. They asked a few more questions and probed for details occasionally. Was told the next day that I passed the interview and will be going for a day visit at the office soon.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had a problem to solve with limited resources (e.g. time/money)   1 Answer
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    CBD/Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at P&G Western Europe (Weybridge, England (UK)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    At the start of the process you will be required to complete a number of personality questionnaires, along with a non-verbal reasoning test. There is no real way to prepare for the personality test (called the success driver’s test), other than to study P&G’s core competencies. They are looking for winners, but want people who are willing to play by the rules to get tasks done. They highlight: passion for winning, leadership, ownership, honesty and trust as their most desired attributes.

    Then I had a 15 minute telephone interview, which focussed upon my experience and competencies. This is fairly informal and the interviewer will try to make you relax. Don’t rush to think of an answer, take a few seconds to think of the best response and then deliver it with confidence. The assessment day then consisted of a 65 minute reasoning test, split between verbal, non-verbal and numerical questions. There is a pass mark rather than a quota, so don’t be worried by those around you and simply focus upon maximising your own marks. I would recommend using websites such as Assessmentday and SHL to prepare for this. The maths questions are numerical comprehension questions, so are slightly different from most numerical tests you will take. I have heard people suggesting GMAT practice papers are good preparation also.

    Then there is an hours lunch with a recently employed graduate of the company (normally one who has been there around a year). This is a chance to ask lots of questions, but is very relaxed. Then the afternoon consists of an initial interview with two directors of the company. My interviewers had been with P&G for 19 years and 15 years. This is purely a competency based interview and will involve a large focus on examples of your leadership, ability to overcome obstacles/innovate.

    The final interview is one on one and for me was again focused upon my own competencies. But the interviewer focused much more on specific examples of where I had exhibited these skills in certain scenarios. Such as: tell me about a time when you were working for company x, and you had to make a difficult decision regarding the best course of action... etc.

    I then found out about 3 hours after the interview that I had the internship. The whole process took 3 months for me. But there was a month and a half gap between my telephone interview and my assessment day.

    Please bear in mind that it is possible to fail at any stage. If you fail the tests on the morning of the assessment day, you will go home at that point.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you noticed that someone was better than you at something.   1 Answer
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    CBD Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at P&G Western Europe in August 2010.

    Interview

    - online application process: upload CV etc./ motivation letter is not always required
    - afterwards you have to pass a personality and a figural reasoning test
    - invitation to the hq where you are interviewed (3 x 1 hour)/ keep in mind: context, action, result! It is helpfull to practice the interview situation before.
    - reasoning test test consisting of three sections: figural, logic-based and numerical.
    - if you pass all that, you're in!

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you know your boss doesn't want to be interrupted publicly but you have an issue with what he says based on internal research?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There's nothing to negotiate. P&G has a fixed salary scheme.

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