Unilever Management Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
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Management Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Application

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

Interview

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?   1 Answer

Negotiation

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.

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Unilever (Dhaka (Bangladesh)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    4 step process. Online application form. Then shortlisted candidates will be called for Online aptitude test with two sections of Numeric and Logical Reasoning Tests, Then Successful candidates will make it to the day long assessment centre at Unilever Bangladesh head office. The daylong assessment will be divided into individual presentation of a case, one-to-one interview and a group discussion. Successful candidates will then make it to the next and final stage of final interview with the directors.

    Interview Questions

    • Anything related individual situational analysis and competency and skills   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Unilever (Karāchi (Pakistan)).

    Interview

    The process involved a written test followed by a series of interviews as part of the assessment center. There were four interview rounds in total (Screening, Assessment Center, MC round and then the final being the Chairman round). The process was very rigorous as it involved hundreds of candidates in the first round.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were relatively easy. However one question asked me about which stakeholder for Unilever should be the most important?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations as the management trainee program is structured.

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Unilever (Jakarta (Indonesia)) in November 2012.

    Interview

    1. Started with a resume screening, later, they informed me to fill out a questionnaire of their own about weakness, strength,etc. 2. Logical & Physicological test, and focused group discussion with psychologist watching 3. 1:1 interview with the psychologist 4. Focused group discussion, again... 5. Presentation 6. Panel interview

    Interview Questions

    • A 10 pages business case about how to market an eco-friendly product.   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Unilever (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    It was an on campus recruitment which started with an online application submission, followed by group discussion, a team activity and 2 rounds of interviews. There was shortlisting after the application submission and the group/team rounds. Done quite professionally. They tend to like young grads vs people wiht more experience and prefer women. The interview rounds allow you to make your point with the interviewer focused more on listening.

    Interview Questions

    • They check creativity and application of learning to live problems. Expect short marketing caselets and some off beat situations.   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Unilever (Istanbul (Turkey)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    1 phone interview in february followed by a group interview in the headquarters in Istanbul in March. Each took 45-60 minutes and consisted of behavioral and personality questions. Final round was called "selection board" which you spend the whole day with 5 other candidates solving case problems and giving presentations about a given business case or new product development strategy. Top level managers and HR people will be present to observe your performance.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to combine two different approaches or perspectives to solve a complex problem.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to go to graduate school abroad.

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Unilever (Lahore (Pakistan)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Unilever conducted a Written Reasoning Test on site the University Campus ( Lahore School of Economics). After around 1 month they sent me an email that i have been shortlisted for their one to one interview.Later they scheduled me for a 1:1 interview through email. But one day before my interview they sent me an email that my interview has been cancelled and i will be contacted later. After two days i agaiin received an email about the reschuduled interview. The interview was not that tough , 1 week later they sent me a rejection email and asking me to apply next year. The interview seemed to be biased about my no experience , but overall i would say that it was learning experience for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Unilever why should we hire you why marketing your strengths? What you learned from your internships.   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Unilever (Moscow (Russia)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    The recruitment process included several stages: 1). submission of form; 2). telephone intervive 3). assessment center the interview process was too lengthy and took too much time to get event the first feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • tell us about your motivation. give examples of leadership skills   Answer Question
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lucknow (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Unilever (Lucknow (India)) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Submission of resume, Online Test, shorlisting candidates, group discussion, followed by two rounds of interviews. Interviews are based mainly on the previous work experience and around how you will fit into the role being offered at Unilever. Group Discussion too requires knowlege of the supply chain IT. The main idea is not to be with the latest in technology but understand the business implications of the technology you suggest.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No Negotitation was not available as it was an internship offer

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Unilever (Lagos (Nigeria)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    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

    Entry level salary was fixed

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