I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Unilever.
Interview Details – hiring process seems pretty standard: I applied for the position through Unilever job portal, got contacted by HR (30 min checklist-syle phone interview, mainly checking candidate background against job description + attitude), if successful then interview with somebody described as "hiring manager"( 2nd interview), if successful then his boss (3rd interview), if successful then his boss (4th interview). nobody used scripted interview question, so each person used his own style, lower management levels were more interested in job approach, and experience, higher management more interested in ambition, commitment, attitude.
no formal feedback has been given during the whole process, which is pretty frustrating.
During all the process, HR is more or less useless: I got wrong details about the position I interviewed for, I was told wrong information about the roles of people I was about to talk to, they are unable to convey feedback (at least in one occasion I got the impression that the HR person I was talking to had no idea of what to say so decided to improvise). As far as my experience, HR role is to do the initial screening, telling you that the proposed salary is non negotiable, and then organizing meeting.
Interview Question – carefully read the job description as HR will check your resume against that. during interviews usual question: strengths/weaknesses, summary of previous experience, sector experience Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in August 2013.
Interview Details – Started with recruiter phone interview. Next step was another phone interview with a Finance Manager and last stage was a half day interview day with 11 or 12 other candidates where each candidate had about 1/2 hour with 3 existing employees (1 is HR interview). They call back a week later to let you know
Interview Question – Almost all of the questions were behavioral. (Strength/weakness, greatest accomplishment, etc.) Interview itself is not hard but there is a lot of competition for only a few spots. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Unilever in March 2010.
Interview Details – Very dynamic interview although too many people asked the same questions
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself as if we are in an elevator? Answer Question
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Unilever in January 2010.
Interview Details – The company really seemed nice in the beginning. I had a phone interview which looking back was my best experience during the process. About a week later got word I was moving on to the final round. While there they treated us to dinner and conversation and the next day we interviewed. I had three interviews and a case that the candidates worked on (There were 5 of us.).
Didn't get selected which is fine but I really detested their unprofessional treatment post-interview. At the end of the day I had asked in a group setting if it was possible to get feedback if we were not selected. The VP of HR said sure if we email her after we get the decision she will round up the responses from the interviewers. Still haven't got it. Then on the day we were suppose to hear I called in the afternoon. The HR guy who had been so nice during the process answered the phone and thought I was someone else. Than I asked about my status he got defensive and curt and said he didn't have one. Which was a lie because I had heard from the candidate who got the offer. Three hours later I got the rejection email
They didn't even have the decency of calling and saying we are not selecting you. Just sent some some impersonal email from Deloitte with one person introducing themselves and another name signing the email. Priceless.
Looks like I dodged a bullet.
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