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Procter & Gamble Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Dec 19, 2014
Updated Dec 19, 2014
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied to join the Day in the Life of a Finance and Accounting manager and was successfully put through to the telephone interview. The interviewer was very informative, discussing what the layout would be on the phone. The questions were all competency, following P&G's success drivers and it was mainly circulated around there values. After that, I was successful in being invited for the event and I will get the opportunity to be interviewed again for the summer internship.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Application through the Day in a Life of a Finance and Accounting Manager Scheme. You send a cover letter (really optional, unless you have odd gaps in your CV) and a CV. Then there are some odd questions about achievements in school etc, and then a set of shape based IQ questions - Raven's Matrices.

    I then had a phone interview, for which I was given 24 hours notice. I imagine this would have been negotiable if necessary - they suggested an interview 1 hour after they called, which I pushed forward to the next day.

    I was then invited to interview. The first day is technically non-assessed and consists of some talks by senior staff, some role plays, and a 2 hour case study. You then present the case study to senior members of staff. There is then a dinner in the evening - get a good night's sleep before hand it is a VERY long day! (8:30am to 10:30pm, talking pretty much solidly).

    The next day there are repeats of the IQ tests, plus verbal and numerical reasoning. I believe these are usually done the previous day. If you fail these you are sent home.

    Then you have 2 interviews. The first, in the morning, is with one interviewer, and the second, in the afternoon is with two.

    Both are fairly similar, competency based interviews. I was asked about the most difficult challenge i had faced, and a time when I had failed, as well as various other normal ones - when I had led a team etc etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult challenge I had faced, and when I had failed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Engineer R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Via an internship. Internships are a very common method for P&G to recruit to R&D and seems a mutually satisfactory process. The interviews for the internship was quite demanding and focussed and all applicants had to pass a basic reasoning test. Once the job offer was made there was a choice as to location and start date.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer was mostly focussed on understanding examples of personal initiative with very little asked about the company or the line of business.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    CBD Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    After passing through the online tests and a 1:1 phone interview (competency based - very structured, I had about 4 questions and used different experiences), you will be invited to the visit day. There will be a test in the morning (3 sections - numeracy, verbal, logicial) 40 questions in 65 minutes; it will be no problem completing if you passed through the first round and have experience in simple SHL. Because it is rather easy, the benchmark is high - I reckon you need to get about 80%+ correct, as one guy was asked to leave after the tests. You will then have lunch with a graduate and it is totally informal! First round interviews will then begin, it will be between 2-3 people and largely competency based. One interviewer will lead and the other interviewer will support and ask different follow up questions. Be sure to give eye contact to both. Then you would wait in the room while the interviewers decide and HR will tell you yes/no. So I got a yes and moved to the final round that was 1 to 1. It was by someone more senior but still largely competency based though this time he innovated on the questions a little bit and did a bit of CV/personality type of interviewing through the competencies.
    All of them were conducted by CBD personell so do use the opportunity to show your commercial awareness.

    Interview Questions
    • I kept being asked repeatedly about certain competencies and interviewers would ask for other examples, so you have to be able to have many examples or link them differently.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 interviews in total. One 1-on-1 and One 2-on-1. The order is not fixed. Both interviews are competencies based.

    Before the first interview, you will need to do a numerical, verbal and logical test on paper. If you pass on the day, you will be invited to the interview straight away.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you encountered a difficult situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Production Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weybridge, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Via agency, took one week, an interview of 1 hour with direct manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Working hours and place
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    first online application, online test about logic and management experiences, telephone interview, on site visti

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England (UK)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward interview process: online application form, online logical reasoning test, paper based logical reasoning test, 45 minutes competency interview. Very friendly interviewers, told me to relax and enjoy the interview as they just wanted to get to know me better. All of the questions were competency based. It went well with no uncomfortable questions at all.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you faced an ethical conflict in a business situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Information & Decision Solutions Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview - This is probably one of the harder phone interviews I have done because it was so extensive. Rather than lasting around 30 mins, I was told the interview would last an hour and it ended up running to around an hour and a half. Every question asked was followed by 5 or so follow up questions - it was extremely thorough. However the guy interviewing me was really friendly and seemed to really understand that it was a two way process and that I wanted to know that P&G was a good fit for me. I was asked about my biggest achievement, how i prioritise, great team working, bad team working, solving conflict, why i was keen about IDS, leadership leadership leadership!!

    Assessment day - You sit a round of testing again (after being taken to lunch if you have an afternoon session) which isn't too difficult - the practice they give you is obviously extremely easy in comparison so do not use that as your benchmark.
    The interview itself was extremely different from what I was expecting. I was interviewed by P&G when I was trying to get an internship the year before and I had a 1:1 interview and a 2:1 interview. Both were clear and structured with specific questions from a booklet being asked. This time was different - I only had one 2:1 interview (perhaps because of the heavy snow during my visit) and it was more of a conversation for an hour. They had booklet with clear things they had to ask but they started off by just asking me to tell them about what i done in my previous summer internship and they then went on with followed up questions. This made the interview good and bad at the same time. It was more relaxing and I really felt like I was able to show my personality and chat to the itnerviewers. However it was difficult in that as I wasn't getting specific questions I did not know what they were looking for and therefore could tailor or slant my answers to fit. However they must have liked what I said!

    I was asked about the activities on my CV (mostly university societies), my previous part time jobs, how I deal with change, how i implement changes, ask extensively about activites during my summer placement which had elements of time management, project management and lots on team work. I was not asked something I could easily identify as a leadership question but i know this is very important to them so i weaved it throughout my answers.

    Surprisingly, in neither interview was I asked why P&G or why me. However both times I was given the opportunity to add anything I wanted to say so I used that to show my passion for the company and why I was a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions - just the format of the interview caught me off guard.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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