I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in September 2012.
Interview Details – Mock Interview with P&G employee: Walk through Resume and then ask me " Tell me a time when..." questions. Lots of Follow-up questions, which are almost equal to another independent questions. 30 mins. As long as you have enough experience, it should be easy. Otherwise, no way to make up answers.
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you need to change your work style. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in March 2011.
Interview Details – It was in a job fair. I had applied through the interenet cause they only accept internet applications and in the job fair after having done the 2 steps. Resume and Assesment & Skills test.. i was lightly interviewd by a recruiter. The people are very nice but they are very critical in what they are looking for. You have to be prepared. I am still in teh process, but what helped me was my knowledge of the company and the field.
Interview Question – Why my major (marketing)? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was pretty straightforward. I took the interview on campus. They had an information session the day before the interviews. Interview itself took around an hour and I was talking to two people. Most of the questions were behavioral, and they seemed very nice and were polite. 2 weeks after the interview I was given a call back.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to make a sudden change to adapt to a new situation? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in January 2011.
Interview Details – I heard about the opportunity through an information session at my school. I applied online and got the first round interview. This included an interview orientation night with all of the people who made the first cut. My actual interview was with two people at P&G and me. Every question was "tell me about a time when..." and they wrote furiously during the interview. They literally wrote out C, A, R for every question- make sure you prepare answers using the context, action, and result. I thought the interview was difficult because many of the questions were not standard, like "What are your strengths and weakness", etc... It is really important to focus on the success drivers that are stated in the particular job description at P&G. Their culture is focused a lot on balancing teamwork and leadership.
The process took 4 months - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in August 2010.
Interview Details –
Step 1. Online application and personality test.
Step 2. Phone interview in CAR format (Context/Action/Result). It's all situational. Tell me about a time when you ________ and what happened. Be sure to quantify all of the results.
Step 3. Panel interview in-person
Step 4. Job offer. I received my offer the same day.
Step 5. Rank the jobs in order.
Step 6. Your job assignment and city arrive via e-mail. Salary does not change based on cost of living in the city you get placed in.
Negotiation Details – Salaries are non-negotiable.
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2009.
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My experience pertains to on campus recruiting for full time positions. I am unsure how useful this information will be for applicants other than undergrads and campus hires. I detail my experiences in chronological order of dealing with them.
1. Career Fair
I did not interact with representatives from Procter & Gamble at our campus' career fair. It did not appear to make much of a difference.
2. Online Screening and Reasoning Test
The online screening is exhaustive, and others here at glassdoor have detailed the experience accurately. The details of the online screening process are also detailed on the P&G website, and details are readily accessible by asking your campus recruiter(s).
If you are nervous about the online reasoning test, google the Procter & Gamble Reasoning test and you should be able to track down the practice test. They will send you this link AFTER you are invited to a second round interview, but it may come in handy to look it over before you take it online. Others may disagree, but I found the reasoning test fairly easy; I remember quit a few questions around percentage increases, decreases, discounts, and the like. You can't really study for the patterns portion. No worries if you do not finish on time. I didn't finish either the online portion or the second round interview one. Word is one only needs to score a 60%, so don't stress over this part.
3. First Round Interview (Two Interviewers, one hour and 15 minutes in length)
After a resume screen and the online assessment, I was invited to a first round on campus interview. The interviews themselves are fairly long, but also straightforward. No assessment centers, group exervises, or trick questions. Chances are you will be asked questions you have heard in other interviews. You can find these questions with a simple google/bing search of "Interview questions". So don't worry about the questions, worry about your answers. They will be listening very closely.
The interviewers seem fairly interested in you as a person, and there was a lot of stress on resume content, personal history and internship experiences. My two interviewers and I spent the first 15 minutes talking about ourselves. My impression was it would have been impossible to be invited to a 2nd round without at least one great internship -- in fact, I have never been asked about my studies or for my transcript (the latter will be turned in on my first day of work). If you have a record of leadership, great experiences outside of school, and you can communicate clearly how you produced substantial results in these experiences, you're in good shape. Also be ready to comminucate how you deal with deadlines, teams, people you have had to deal with who did not agree with or get along with you, and stress your ability to get results.
4. 2nd Round Interview (Three interviewers, over two hours in length for interview; 50 Minute Reasoning Test, two meals, and two informational meetings with CMK members)
After a week of anxious fretting, I was invited to the 2nd round interview in Cincinnati. This experience is a fun one, and, depending on your schedule, includes dinner, lunnch, and or breakfast. You'll be invited to a dinner the night before your interview date, and will do lunch or breakfast the next morning with a representative from your possible department. This all depends upon your schedule, and these two meetings before the actual interview will not affect whether or not you receive an offer. Within reason, of course, as I'm sure you could totally blow the whole thing if you reveal you're a steelers fan ;). Use the lunch, dinner, and/or breakfast meetings to find out more about the job, or the interview process itself. I was told I was not competing with anyone at this point, only myself.
The on-site proctored reasoning test was longer than the online portion, and I actually found it a bit more difficult than the online portion. Still nothing to be too worried about.
The on site and final interview was just like the first, save for a few differences. The three interviewers were, of course, different from those I interviewed with on campus, and there were three interviewers instead of 2. The questions were similar if not the same as those I were asked on campus.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when... View Answer
Negotiation Details – What others have said on glassdoor about P&G is true. There is no negotiating for these entry level positions. Salaries, bonus (there is none, but there is a handsome lump sum relocation package should you require it), days off, nothing is negotiable. Except start date. Even leveraging other, and higher offers did not get them to budge. The impression I got was that even if they didn't get you, they'd have dozens of other bright students to take your place.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2013.
Interview Details –
1 Math and English test (Similar to GMAT / SATs but at a smaller scale)
1 written test requiring the candidate to describe scenarios where leadership was needed
3 rounds of face to face interviews with senior management from the function that the candidate has applied for
Interview Question – How do you be a "leader" when you are not in the position / function that makes decisions View Answer
Negotiation Details – Hardly any.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Procter & Gamble.
Interview Details – Was asked to interview at my school. Went to interview, was face to face with two representatives. Asked me questions like: Why do you want this? What makes you a suitable possibility?
Interview Question – What do you have that others don't? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in May 2012.
Interview Details –
I applied on campus and the recruitment process consisted of four 1-on-1 interviews with senior managers from different functions (CMK, Sales or CBD, Marketing and Finance). No technical questions (i.e. marketing related) were asked, the entire interview consisted of behavioural questions. P&G looks to evaluate demonstrated competence across business situations. Sample questions:
1) Describe a situation when you had to lead a diverse team and how you did it.
2) Describe a situation when you disagreed with your boss/manager and what you did.
3) Give me an instance where you displayed leadership
4) Describe a situation where you disagreed with a team/your boss and you were able to convince them to your point of view.
Many examples of such questions can be found online.
Each interviewer tends to ask similar questions and constantly writes down their observations on a sheet of paper. I think this sheet is handed down to subsequent interviewers. Sometimes, the interviewers may not even look at you and seem neutral to your answers; the key is to be consistent in your answers and try to link them to your resume.
Interview Question – Describe a situation in which you disagreed with your team members and you were able to convince them to your point of view. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Salary offered on campus was fixed, no negotiation possible.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in April 2012.
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It is LONG!
For any given position, you go through two interviews, one with an HR Manager and another with the direct manager who you will be reporting to, if you get the job. Halfway through the interviewing process, they might, as in my case, decide they want to admit you to another position where they see you might fit in more. If that is the case, you go through another pair of interviews. So all in all, there was the first online test, the reasoning test, 4 interviews (for 2 different departments) and, if you pass all that, you get a final interview with the HR regional manager. They might give you the job offer in that last interview or they might as you to come back in another day if all goes well.
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