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Procter & Gamble R&D Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 22, 2014
Updated Nov 22, 2014
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R&D Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in October 2009.

Interview Details

It started with an online assessment of IQ, personality and background. Next, I received a phone call for an onsite assessment consisting of Reasoning, maths and IQ tests. After I was informed that I passed the tests, I was called for an 1:1 Interview with the department Manager. The interview consisted of numerous standard P&G's "Problem Context, What did you do, Results".

Interview Questions
  • Describe a time when you had to be more flexible than usual because of a change that was going on around you.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation. Impossible to reject an excellent offer and opportunity to work for one of top 10 companies.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Typical P&G interview process. It was first round interview which was behavior interview. However, the interview questions that I was asked were really intense compared to the other company's interview questions. I was asked 9 questions which were a lot to answer in 45 - 60 minutes interview time. A lot of them were really difficult because the the behavior questions were covering lots of different types. Furthermore, the questions were pretty specific and required me to deliver the results or accomplishments.

    Interview Questions
    • 'Tell the time that I motivated some others and made them to achieve something'.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    FIrst I sent my CV, motivation letter and so on. Then I had a phone interview after that there was a Reasoning test. Then I got a personal interview with one percon. She asked questions about my professional experience. I think it was really hard and you really have to be concrete on your answers.

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process consists of:
    - a first logical test (online)
    - a second logical/mathematical test ( written)
    - a final interview with managers from the functions you applied for

    The tests are similar to IQ-tests for the logical part and simple mathematical tests for the other, and a sample of slightly lower difficulty can be found on the website.

    As regards the interview, it is important for you to check the "success drivers" they focus on on the website and to stress them during the interview. Rather than being strictly technical, the interview deals more with those drivers and leadership abilities.

    Interview Questions
    • Could you describe a situation in which your "thinking out of the box" has made a new solution to a certain problem possible?   Answer Question
    • Could you describe a situation in which you proved your leadership abilities ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive 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

    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
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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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 in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process has several steps, first you make the formal application, then you answer a behavioral test, then a pattern reasoning test. If you pass them, you go on site to do another reasoning test and the first interview. This is where I failed. I thought it went well, but just no offer...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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