Procter & Gamble Account Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 15, 2015
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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2011.

Interview

I applied via the P&G website and was contacted several weeks later for an interview. Before the interview I had to do a skills test. I was very surprised about the format of the interview. It was myself and three women. When I entered the room, they didn't introduce themselves at all but immediately stated that they wanted situation-behavior-outcome responses to the questions they were going to ask. They asked questions according to their three rubrics and core competencies. The entire time I was talking, all three of them had their heads down and profusely writing my every word.

The questions were quite difficult. They asked very specific to very broad questions. One of them being, tell me about a time where you had to work with a set of complex data and how did you use that data to solve a problem?

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time when you worked with complex data and how did you use that data to solve a problem?   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Bangkok (Thailand)).

    Interview

    Start with online test, then a written test at their office, then you have to pass 3-4 interviews with their senior managements. All must agree to accept you. The process can easily take 3-4 months.The interview mostly are behavioral format. They will ask you the same questions set. Be consistent.

    Interview Questions

    • It is behavioral question format. Be logical and consistent.   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Kiev (Ukraine)) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Prroblem solving test and 3 interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected. Prepare short stories of how you worked in a team, resolved a conflict, demonstrated leadership skills etc.   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Here are the steps i had to take and will take (I am being interviewed this week):

    1) Applied online and sent my CV
    2) Took two online tests: a Management Skills Test and an IQ Test
    3) Received a Call inviting me to take the presential tests, that consisted of an IQ Test (math ang logic) and an English Test. Both could be considered pretty hard.
    4) I received an e-mail congratulating me on my success and telling me to wait for the Interview to be scheduled.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Was contacted through email by a recruiter, who scheduled a phone interview with a manager in the field I applied within. Phone interview was conducted 2 weeks later where many situational questions were asked-45 min, questions were negatively based (ex:tell me about a time when you failed) Was contacted the next business day regarding setting up an in-person interview in Cincinnati as well as taking another skills/IQ test. Interview conducted by 2 people, included questions from all areas of behavioral and experience and was around 1hr 30min. Questions were all positively based (ex: Tell me about a time when you led a group to success) Testing takes about 1hr 10 min, proctored by a recruiter. While you are testing, people do walk in and out of the room which is distracting, and in my case a maintenance man was banging right outside of the room during the entire test. Was told that I would be contacted in 2 weeks or less either way, however was not contacted at all by time limit. Recruiters are very nice, interviewing managers smile a lot, they do their best to put you at ease by talking about more personal things about themselves and inviting you to do the same. If you do not give the STAR answers that they would prefer, they ask more about each experience until they receive the answer they want. My advice would be to remember that they are still there to evaluate you, not be your friend.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you motivated a group to success   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in January 2007.

    Interview

    1) Aptitude Test
    2) 2:1 on interview
    3) 2:1 interview at head office

    Many situational questions, very long interview. Asks for numerous situations where I contributed to a team. Lead a group of people. ETC.

    Helps to join volunteer organizations in a leadership capacity. Previous work experience also helps. Finally, personality is key. Being yourself and honest is the most important thing to shine through.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a difficult situation you leada team out of.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None.
    It was basically a take it or leave it situation.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in December 2008.

    Interview

    the first step was a resume scan to see if your resume possed the correct key words. if your resume was good then you were asked to complete the online survey indicating your successes and accomplishments, i was then asked to perform a 60min written test, folled by 2 panel interviews and a final 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions

    • name a time when you were facing a problem, what did you do and what was the outcome   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    nothing

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2011.

    Interview

    After applying, online tests were sent. They determine your fit within the larger group. Hard to gauge how you do ...

    Interview was in front of two P&G employees. They were nice. Be prepared as the interview was tough (though not consulting tough) ...

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in October 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed by one experienced senior HR manager (with 12 years sales experience) and one senior Sales Account Manager. Completely situational based questions. Turned off by when interviewer said "one day, you could even work anywhere in North America"—as if to sound it was the best thing ever. But overall fair questions and no curve balls.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you implemented something new—that had never been done before—to achieve success.   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in April 2007.

    Interview

    You start with an on-line test. Expect questions about your highschool achevements and how you rate yourself, e.g. top 5%. Rate yourself highly to "pass" the test. If you pass the test you will be invited to the office for an assessment test which will focus on economics and language skills, since 2009 there is also an additional mathematics test.
    If succesful, you will have your first interview immediately after your assessment. The interview is about an hour long with 2 employees with different positions (and usually work experience) in e.g. Marketing or CBD.
    They will rate you on Procter&Ganmble's succes drivers - found on career site.
    If this is succesful you will be invited for a second round of interviews with top-management.
    Spend time looking at the webste and formulating your succes drivers, be ready to have at least 3 examples of every sub-part of the succes drivers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Graduates are not able to negotiate - take it or leave it.

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