Procter & Gamble HR Interview Questions

Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Usually consists of at least 2 rounds; Behavioral based interviews. Should know what you are going to tell about your experiences before entering the interview process. P&G does a personality fit and behavioral test as well as a IQ test as well to ensure that they screen for those capabilities.

    Negotiation

    P&G does not negotiate offers. They have a set standard that they utilize for giving offers.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview

    In typical P&G fashion, you take an assessment test to start the process. 2. Then you will be contacted by a recruiter for typical behavioral interview for MBA's, tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume etc..3. You will have a discussion with two P&G managers either in person or at headquarters. 4. You will take another assessment test which is a little bit more difficult.

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    No Offer
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in October 2013.

    Interview

    2 pre-screening tests: cognitive and personality, 2 rounds of behavioral interviewing and a final 2 hour cognitive test

    Interview Questions

    • "Describe a time when you used information from pop culture to solve a problem?"   1 Answer
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    No Offer
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview

    Sent an online application, was contacted a few months later. Had a phone interview and then two onsite/in-person interviews. Behavioral questions were asked during all interviews, so I can't say what it is they were looking for. They were really nice, great people. I didn't want the position when I first arrived, but the interview process makes you want the position. As in, the great people, and noting how well they treat their employees. When asked, everyone says they love it there, and to be honest, they seem like they genuinely mean it.

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    Human Resources Inter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (West Lafayette, IN).

    Interview

    The interview was a basic corporation behavioral style. They ask "When have you showed this or that". They send you information before the interview on the types of things they look for, so nothing is a surprise. It is a relaxed environment, probably 1-2 interviewers. If you pass the first session, you move onto a round of interviews most likely to be held in Cincinnati.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had to change the way in which you solved a problem   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Begin the day with an assessment... A VERY CHALLENGING logic reasoning, problem-solving, and pattern identification assessment! Then proceed to a panel interview, a group presentation, and a 1:1 interview. The two sets of interviews pose the same questions. They are classic behavioral interview questions (i.e., "Tell me a time when..."; "Give me an instance..."; etc.) based on the Company's core values. The presentation is on any topic of interest as long as it has business relevancy. Overall, a very thorough interview process and quite challenging.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to change something about yourself to be more effective at what you were doing.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you had to change something for a project you were working on. What was it and how did you go about making the change?   Answer Question
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    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in September 2010.

    Interview

    The first interview with the HR manager was an 1-hour long behavioral interview. The questions were fairly hard and required much thought.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview

    Interview questions are really standard - Like "Name a difficult situation when you were a leader/member and you had to resolve it" and "What are the key motivation in your career" and "Why P&G" etc. The interviewer is very friendly, Remember to update your LinkedIn account if you have one - They HR Director viewed mine a day before the interview and got me super nervous

    Interview Questions

    • All the questions were pretty okay, just prepare and not be nervous   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. Had online tests then called to invite me to a phone interview. Competency based phone interview after applying online. Lasted around 50 minutes. Caller explained the values they look for then asked if I had examples of it. Easy to prepare for.

    Interview Questions

    • When have you demonstrated your ability to listen well?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    n/a

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    Human Resources Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangkok (Thailand)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Bangkok (Thailand)).

    Interview

    I applied online, completed the reasoning test and was asked to come in to their office to complete the reasoning test in person. After completing the reasoning test in person, I was informed after 2 or 3 days that I passed the test. The position I initially applied to was the finance & accounting intern position, but they weren't actively hiring for the position so I decided to apply to the HR position instead since my marks qualified. It was asked to go in for the interview. Unlike what I expected, the questions weren't primarily behavioral questions as other candidates have posted. The interviewer honed in on how my background was unrelated to the position (having graduated with a degree in economics) and how I knew I would be a good fit for the role. A red flag that was raised was when I decided to pursue to HR function after finding out the weren't actively hiring for the finance position. I believe the major issue was that I lacked a career focus (shifting from finance to HR) They really want to make sure that candidates will excel in the role through passion and skill.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you know you will like the the role/position when you have no formal experience in the field and it is not the field of your major studies?   Answer Question

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