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Procter & Gamble R&D Researcher Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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R&D Researcher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethel, CT
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethel, CT
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2014.

Interview Details

Filled out initial application, completed online tests, two in-person interviews with R&D Director and Project Manager, Reasoning Exam, interview day consisting of many project discussions, meeting with HR, facilities tour, lunch, more project discussions, 90 minute interview with panel of 3.

Interview Questions
  • A time you had to accomplish a task with limited resources.   Answer Question
  • A time you had an issue with someone of a different culture. How did you go on to work cohesively with him/her?   Answer Question
  • A time you used pop culture to solve a problem.   Answer Question
  • All questions were listed on preceding 15 pages of interview experiences   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation is permitted by P&G. Discussed with HR on interview day. Starting salary is above average. After 6 months salary increase may be negotiated depending on performance and previous work experience.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    R&D Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in UC Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in UC Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Procter & Gamble in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got an invitation for interview after applying through campus recruiting. The questions were mainly behavioral questions that you can google on line. The format of the interview answers were expected to be STAR ( situation, action, result). The person who interview me was really nice and made it more like a conversation, which was comfortable for me. Definitely prepare some of the stories when you did well in your projects, lead a team, resolved conflicts, showed your creativity...

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you show creativity in a project or at work?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview after submitting a resume during the school career fair. After the phone interview which asked several behavioural questions, I was invited for a day visit. This had a math test and also another interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you have to deliver results with limited resources. Come right out of school I had to faced this situation and so it was challenging to answer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Unfortunately I did not negotiate. I wish I had.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is a bit long. Can include two or more phone interviews, on site visit and some reasoning tests. Usual questions 'what would you do?' type questions during the interviews. The reasoning test is like an IQ test, you don't need to study for it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you worked in a group? What was your role?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Competitive salaries and is great for recent grads
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You typically will to take a test and three interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had a difficult decision to make, and what problem solving techniques did you use to resolve them.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    R&D Researcher Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    The interview involved a phone screen, phone interview, then two online assessments (reasoning and personality), after that, they flew me to Cincinnati for a day visit which involved another reasoning and basic maths test, a panel interview, and a presentation on a topic of your choosing. It was long but fairly easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to go against procedure in the laboratory?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate an extra $2k from my starting offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Researcher Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    A total of 2 interviews.
    1) The first interview was a phone interview which focused on asking questions related to my resume: work experience, extracurricular activities, etc.
    2) The second interview was face to face with 2 interviewers. Like the previous interview the questions were all related to the information on my resume. However I was asked a few questions regarding situations in which I worked on group projects, how did I step up as a leader and what did I accomplish. The interview lasted over 1 hr, yet wasn't a really tedious process.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you worked on a group project and encountered difficulties with one of the group members. What did you do to resolve this issue? What was accomplished afterwards?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Researcher Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with a recruiter at a job fair at my university. Then was called in for an interview on campus after I had submitted an application online along with completion of a reasoning test. Interview was fairly straightforward, basic interview questions. They were very interested in your personal experiences, getting to know you. Interview lasted about 1 hour. I was told that they weren't looking to hire for specific positions at the moment but they would keep my files in their system. I was contacted about 2 months following that 1st interview to come to an interview on their P&G campus. The interview lasts a day long with multiple meetings.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose to go to this school?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    R&D Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Originally received a phone call interview that took about 45 minutes. They asked about my educational background, what type of work I was interested in, etc. There was nothing specific implying where or what the job would be. I then received an email saying that one of P&Gs companies was interested in me and would I be willing to go for an interview. The actual interview day was LONG! I had to take a skills test and did interviews with every different section head in the R&D area. After that I was told I needed to take a hair follicle drug test, pass a background check and needed to get my transcript sent to them. When all of that was completed I received a call from my now boss giving an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which you were confronted with a shortage (of supplies, people, etc) and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate. Take it or leave it kind of thing. I was advise that you think about cost of living expenses where you would be moving to in order to determine if the offer is good or not.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    R&D Researcher Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in March 08 and months later got two online tests: one about how I "ranked myself among my peers," and another that is more technical in nature. I got an on campus interview in November at my alma mater, even though I had already graduated in the spring. The on campus interview was very standard and focused on my research experience. The questions were not difficult, but rather focused on what you were interested in/good at doing in your previous experiences. A couple of weeks later, I had a 45 minute phone screen from a business manger. I was then asked to do a "day visit interview." The day can be described as long, wierd, and finally confusing. The day started with a test that was fairly easy for a science/math type. Then I had interview after interview with different people in the division. No one could/would ever really answer any of my questions directly about what position really was. So, I felt really frustrated and annoyed by the end of the day. I recieved all positive feeback, however they declided to offer me the position. They acted like my "file" would go into a seperate pool of applicants, but it never did. I am still being teased by them and it's almost Nov 09. If you are indeed thinking about interviewing with them, be prepared to be annoyed and furstrated with their "state of the art recuriting process." Good luck.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time where you realised you made a mistake.   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time where/why you were used as a scientific reference.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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