Unilever Management Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Aug 31, 2014
Updated Aug 31, 2014
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Management Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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

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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Unilever in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Unilever in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Management Trainee Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed 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
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Unilever in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was accepted to Unilever management interview process which has 4 rounds for myself,
    Everything went well. the first step is the exam pass. I passed the exam which include English, Logic and Math exam.

    The second round is the case study issue problem that I had to analyze and suggest the solution then at the same day I have an interview with 3 persons which is marketing persons and I passed the interview.

    Then the third one consist of group business discussion with another candidates and lastly I had to talk with 10 persons which is the executives from Unilever.

    I was very excited and I believe that I would pass for sure.
    Then I got the phone call that I passed to work for the R&D in the company and I have to have health check at hospital which everything went well..

    Then 1 week later, they call me to have another interview and then I was declined for some reasons.
    Which i checked with my friends inside. she mention that the company don't want to have R&D position anymore. which is disappointing experience and waste time..

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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