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Procter & Gamble Marketing Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager Interview

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

    The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2008.

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you led a diverse group and some of the challenges   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time you took a risk and it didn't pay off. What did you learn from it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salaries are non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    there was 2 exams. then it was followed by a panel interview (3 interviewers). post that, it was followed by 1:1 interviews. there were 3 1:1 interviews. when everything was done, they called over phone to give an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madrid (Spain)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The process consisted of three stages:

    1) Online tests
    2) Tests at college
    3) Interview with three different employees of the department (not HR - 1 hour long each). The interviewers had a piece of paper with a set of questions focusing on past experiences and examples of certain behaviors, in order to check if the candidat'es profile fits the company's philosophy and way of working.

    Interview Questions
    • When asked for an example, the answer may not be enough for the interviewer, who will then dig deeper trying to know more details or even get another answer, so it is highly recommended to prepare consciously several possible answers beforehand.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Junior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview was with 3 managers, one after another. They kept their interviewing time to a maximum hour each and they were strict on this. I didnt know until time was up. Prepare well for questions ""Tell me about a time" because that was all they asked.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Consumer & Market Knowledge Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    First is the mathematical exam. It includes math, analysis and reading. Next comes the HR interview, afterwards a 1-1 interview, next a Panel interview and that is it :D

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult thing you have ever had to do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    The first thing they asked me is to complete Assessment Test, something like Personality Test. It took a week for my agent to reply me and arrange me for the next step, i.e. Reasoning Test, which is IQ/Intelligence Test consisting of 40 questions. I did not complete all the questions because of the time limit. However, the next day my agent informed me that I passed the test and can proceed to the next step, which is face-to-face interview. She sent me a draft which consists of sample questions for me to answer and they will assess from it if I am applicable for the interview. She gave me 2 days for me to prepare. It took 4 days for her to reply me and give answer. My draft was accepted and they arranged me for interview. My agent told me to refer to those questions in the draft and prepare more examples to give.

    On the day of the personal interview, I waited for half an hour for another candidate to finish.
    The interviewer is a Filipino girl who has been working for more than 10 years as an Operation Manager.
    The first question is always 'Tell me more about yourself'. Then she went through my resume and asked about my work experiences. I was a bit nervous because she asked me more questions which is so different from the draft my agent gave to me. I didn't prepare much for those questions because I thought tougher questions will be asked during the last step, which is another personal interview by higher level management. I can accept the fact that I didn't prepare for the worst questions they will ask. However, I don't like the way the Filipino girl interviewed me. She was having her breakfast while asking me questions which made me question on her professionalism.

    Interview Questions
    • When were you making difficult decision? How you solve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • With your understanding of your country and its people, if you were to guess what two perfect strangers were talking about this morning at the bus stop, what would it be?   View Answers (2)
    • What gender, age group, culture or "kind of people" can you not work in partnership with or do you have trouble teaming up with?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great office, great people. Very professional and high-demanding. Were asking traditional questions about leadership situations and many detailed questions about professional achievements.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Consumer & Market Knowledge Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process at Procter & Gamble is as follows:

    First Round Interview
    Second Round Interview

    First Round Interview

    This will be with one Senior Manager and will last 45 minutes - 1 hour. The interview will be entirely based around personal skills which Procter & Gamble define as "Success Drivers" (see Procter & Gamble application process). A section of the interview is likely to be competency based, but even these interview questions will be measured against the company's "Success Drivers". You should expect around 5 - 7 competency questions in your first interview.

    During your interview it is unlikely you will be asked what you think of Procter & Gamble as a company, or why you have applied for a specific role or function, although you should of course prepare for these questions.
    Questions previous candidates have been asked include:
    Can you tell me a time when you've overcome a problem in a professional environment to reach success?
    Tell me about a time you have successfully led a team in the past.
    What skills do you think you can bring to Procter & Gamble?
    What is your greatest achievement?
    Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision and how did it turn out?
    Describe a situation in which you effectively developed a solution to a problem by combining different perspectives or approaches. (This is a favourite, was asked in both first and second interviews.)
    Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a conflict with a client, customer, or user.
    Tell me about a time when you took a big risk, and how you mitigated it.
    Tell us about a time when you worked with a team to tackle a problem.
    Tell me about a time when you had to take the initiative to solve a problem.
    Tell me about a time when you had to teach or training somebody, how you did it and how it turned out.
    Tell me about a time when you influenced other people and why.
    Tell me about a time when you had to adjust yourself.

    Second Round Interview

    If you have been successful at the first round, you will be invited to return for another interview, this time with two Senior Managers from the function of Procter & Gamble you have applied to.

    This second round interview will consist of further competency based interview questions and more taxing questions, specifically about the function you have applied to and what you think you'll be doing as a graduate trainee.
    Questions previous candidates have been asked include:
    Can you tell me about a complex problem that you solved? Describe the process you utilized.
    Tell me about a time when you had to make a split second decision.
    Tell me about a time when you set a goal and weren’t able to meet or achieve it.
    Give me an example of a time when you used your expertise to solve a problem.
    Tell me about a time when you responded to constructive criticism.
    Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way.
    Tell me about a time when you had too many things to do and you were required to prioritize your tasks.
    Describe a time when you were able to come up with a new idea that became the success of some activity or project.

    Questions for the Interviewers

    In each of your interviews, you will be given around 15 minutes to ask questions about P&G. Make sure you do your research and read as much as you can about the Company. Ask intelligent questions that demonstrate your passion to work for P&G and your willingness to learn more about the Company. Know the Company's Purpose, Values, and Principles (PVP), and some of their billion-dollar brands.

    Interview Questions
    • I had to resolve two surprises cases about the area that i was applying for.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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