Unilever Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
131 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Global Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Unilever in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    There were 3 steps to the process - one phone interview with the HR, one interview with the hiring manager, and one interview with the director. In addition to that, you may be asked to do up a proposal for them if you lack in a certain skill.

    The HR will email you first to arrange a phone interview. Please be in a quiet location for that.

    Please do not be late for any physical interviews. It is a good idea to be prepared with any presentations that showcase your relevant skills, whether in a portfolio or displayed digitally. Having contacts inside Unilever helps a lot as well as they can give you more advice.

    Everything is done professionally in a relaxed environment, with the HR being very prompt in follow-ups.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a time where you anticipated a customer's needs and carried it out.   View Answer
    • Where do you see yourself at the end of your career?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lagos (Nigeria)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Unilever in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st step: Online test
    2nd step: one on one interview
    third step: Assessment center of about 7 people

    for the online test practice GMAT, and other online aptitude tests. One one one interview looks to check your fit for the role, spoken English, confidence normally done by a consulting company.
    Assessment center has about 7 or 8 people, it has about 2 group work exercises, 1 case study and then a one on one interview normally grueling, takes a whole day normally 8am to 8pm this is to check energy levels of participants so you must not look tired at any point in time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Entry level salary was fixed
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Demand Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was recommended for the job by an employee, the job was not publicly advertised.
    I had to pass two interviews, all the Supply Chain managers participated in the process even if they were not the direct manager of that position.
    It was simple discussions type interview based on my work experience and how I would respond in different work situations. At the end, they gave me some graphs and numbers to analyze – real life examples.

    Interview Questions
    • They presented a real work case, where you had to apply your math skills in order to solve it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered far less then I was asking for, and there was no room for negotiation. They were not transparent about the real benefits and conditions they offered,
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    The procedure started with an online application where it was necessary to submit the CV. As I was selected, I participated from the second phase, in this phase I had to fill in a questionnaire and wait for instructions for an online test. I received the link for the online test one week after. Within this test you were presented with study cases from four areas 1)Brand Building 2)Finances 3)Supply chain 4)HR. Within each area three scenarios were given and I had to answer a questionnaire (open and multiple choice questions) after every scenario.
    After the online test where 500 people participated, only 50 were asked to participate of a workshop, I was in that group. The workshop consisted in two groups of 25 people divided by time –one group in the morning and one group in the afternoon. Previous to the workshop each participant received a study case randomly –I got a supply chain study case- It is important to notice that the study cases were not difficult at all, however you had to have basic notions of any of the areas. Once in the workshop, the people who got the same study case were meant to be a group and discuss the case, get a conclusion and present it. During the discussions HR people were waling the room analyzing how the individual’s behavior within teamwork. I realized what the exercise was really about – proactive and social behavior in conflictive situations. I am a people’s person and decided to stabilize the conflict, divide the tasks and get the team ready to present the case. We did it in time and with good quality.
    After the workshop only 10 people was going to be called for an interview, I was one them. During the interview they asked me about my university courses, my internship experiences, my grades and my future plans.
    After the Interview 3 people would be selected to travel to the HQ to have an Interview with the cluster’s board and even with the CEO. I was not one of them.

    Interview Questions
    • Please let us know what was the most challenging communication issue (with a colleague) during your previous work experiences, and How did you solve it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    After, they called me and offer me a job in HR, with a very competitive salary for my condition (I was going for a traineeship before) so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Associate Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Englewood, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by all day interviews in Englewood cliffs. The phone interview was after I applied through my university's job board. I interviewed w two alums from my school, so that helped establish a cordial atmosphere. The questions were not difficult, mostly personality type.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not technical at all. Very few finance-y questions. Most of the questions were about teamwork--they really want to gauge how well you work w others.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Trumbull, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trumbull, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Unilever in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    On Campus Interview. Got the interview opportunity in the school career fair and had an on set interview the next day. It went on pretty well and I had a good chat with both interviewers. Got the offer later in the same day. It was a 6 month internship. So the process is much simpler than a formal employee.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything is normal and the interviewers are all professional engineer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Intern Brand Building Dove Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hamburg (Germany)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Unilever in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Fast and quick, they invited me for an interview, dress-code was informal, they wanted to get to know me and asked about my CV and former experiences. it took about an hour, and the next day I got offered the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • It was all very friendly, they wanted me to give concrete examples of where I showed my strengths, nothing unexpected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Assistant CMI Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interviews, feels quite informal. they are looking for people who are passionate, curious and forward thinking. the hiring process was slightly longer as it requires two or three layers of approval.

    Interview Questions
    • Many were standard interviewing questions, nothing too out of the blue   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had one interview with my current manager and one manager from the team that I am closely working with currently. The interview was about an hour long and it was very relaxing with more or less standard questions.

    Interview Questions
    • More or less standard interview questions. Had to do an excel test, however, the test was more to see how I approach a situation where I don't know what to do and therefore how I deal with difficulties and unknowns.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Manufacturing Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    One on campus interview with two interviewers. Interview was behavioral and lasted about 30 minutes. I was contacted after the interview with an offer letter containing the internship location and salary.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict on your team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer

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