Procter & Gamble R&D Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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R&D Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

Interview Details

I applied online. I took the online assessment test last year for internship program. It has to pass exactly 12 months to retake the assessment test, which I did not know about it. I really wanted to retake the test because I thought I wasn't considered to further application process last year because of the online assessment test. However, HR didn't allow and they said that I need to process the application with the last year's test score; they described that studies showed that the performance don't vary a lot (improve a lot I guess) over an year. Fortunately, I somehow got an interview with last year's test score. I was really confused. I took 1st round interview and they said that I will have on-site interview if I pass this.

Interview Questions
  • I thought it was behavior interview. However, it was not behavior interview at all. It was technical interview. All the questions were hard. However, the hardest one was question about my research experience 2 years ago. Interviewer asked me the exact chemical structure, which was 1-palmitoyl-2-{6-[(7-nitro-2-1,3-benzoxadiazol-4-yl)amino]hexanoyl}-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine. I was not able to remember it so I described the characteristics and he wasn't satisfied with it; he mentioned that I need to know the exact formula at least for the research experience that I had. I was not prepared for technical interview and after failing first few questions, my brain was literally blank.   Answer Question
No Offer
Difficult Interview

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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied for the R&D Engineer position at a university recruiting event. The online application involved two reasoning tests. Some questions can get tricky. Then, I got contacted for an on campus interview, which ran for about 45 minutes. Mostly behavioral questions, nothing unexpected. The interviewee was very friendly and kind!

    Interview Questions
    • How did you apply the knowledge you acquired in one field to a different field?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process is a mult-staged process. The first stage is an online assessement, then there is an interview via phone, and the final stage is a day visit at one of the locations. Although the process was long, it is worth it. One of the best interviews I have had and the interactions with the current employees during the day visit made the process worth it. You really get to experience the 'soul' of the company and sense of community among the employees. You will need to answer honestly and come prepared with questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were expected; there are not interested in the "gotcha" type of question. I recall the question about your greatest strength and greatest weakness.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    online tests + 2 round interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing is technical, most of the questions are about the behavioral test.   View Answer
    No Offer
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went to my campus career fair and in a few weeks (after passing their interview screening test online which is similar to an IQ test) was contacted for an on-campus interview. Just asked the typical behavioral interview question: Tell us about when you lead a team, tell us about when you had to resolve a conflict with an individual, what are your strengths/weaknesses, etc. After that, I was offered an on-site and again, went through more behavioral interview questions with two different interview sessions (both with multiple interviewers present).

    Interview Questions
    • I honestly don't recall any particularly difficult or unexpected questions asked during the entire process. Just be sure you can follow the C-A-R model of answering interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was little room, if any, for negotiating because it was an internship position at a specific business unit. I think you were able to decide what sub-group of R&D you could work in.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school before the school's career fair. Talked to a recruiter about my experiences. I got an offer to have an interview with them. I answered their questions promptly and asked questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a skill or a knowledge that's unrelated to engineering that you used to help your research?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had to take an online assessment and a performance/reasoning test

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the reasoning questions were pretty tough. Finding the next shape/object in a pattern, questions like that   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    There were three rounds of interviews. The first was a typical interview with scenario-based questions that was performed over the phone. The second was on location. It involved more detailed questions, but similar ones to the first. The interviewer was a person who would be a colleague so it was important to make a good impression. The third round was more relaxed, mostly just hanging out with other employees and discussing the company.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me to describe a time when I may have let my emotions (read: anger) take over in a work environment.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was invited to interview when recruiter came to campus. Set up a time based on his availability. Questions were basic ("describe a time when you had to work in a team", "Describe a time you made a team more efficient"). Interview did not last more than 25 minutes, but I asked questions about the company and thought I was doing well. Did not get an offer and did not hear back from recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    After I sent my CV and cover letter, I did a figurative reasoning test and aswered some questions about myself online. One month and a half after the application deadline, I received an email asking for a phone interview in 2 or 3 days: I was asked only about what was on my CV, to explain and give examples of my work experience and skills. Two days later I was invited for the interview on person...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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