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Procter & Gamble R&D Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 11, 2014
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R&D Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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.


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Brussels (Belgium)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – What is your teaching method like?   Answer Question


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R&D Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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


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Cincinnati, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – They asked me to describe a time when I may have let my emotions (read: anger) take over in a work environment.   Answer Question


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R&D Engineer

Interviewed at Procter & Gamble

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

Interview Question – Some of the reasoning questions were pretty tough. Finding the next shape/object in a pattern, questions like that   View Answer


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R&D Engineer

Interviewed at Procter & Gamble

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 Question – 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.


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R&D Engineer
Columbus, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – What was a skill or a knowledge that's unrelated to engineering that you used to help your research?   Answer Question


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R&D Engineer
Cincinnati, OH

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Discuss a time when you worked well in a team   Answer Question


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R&D Engineer

Interviewed at Procter & Gamble

Interview Details – online tests + 2 round interviews

Interview Question – Nothing is technical, most of the questions are about the behavioral test.   View Answer


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R&D Engineer Interview

R&D Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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 Question – 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

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