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Procter & Gamble Assistant Brand Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jan 22, 2015
Updated Jan 22, 2015
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Assistant Brand Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2011.

Interview Details

Initial online application - normal bio & experience stuff, followed by 2 assessments: one a skills driver and one a personality driver.

Pass the assessments and you'll have either a phone interview or an on-campus interview (the vast majority of hires are MBA or UG students) with a person in the function you are applying to, typically someone who also graduated from your university/college.

Interview process consists of behavioral questions designed to elicit responses showing your fit against P&G's 3 Success Drivers: Power of People, Power of Minds and Power of People. All interview responses are expected to be in the CAR format: circumstance or conflict, action you took, and results achieved.

Based upon performance in the first interview, top candidates are brought back to the General Office in Cincinnati for a second round interview and assessments. The assessments are pencil and paper versions similar to, but slightly more difficult than, the online assessments - calibrating reasoning and analytical skills. The final interview is a panel interview with Associate Marketing Directors - with the same Behavioral question structure and topics (Success Drivers).

A Majority of applicants hired come through the company's intern program, which recruits 1st year MBA candidates from top schools across the country.

Interview Questions
  • "Tell me about a time when you expertise or in-depth knowledge of a specific subject area enabled you to take charge and solve a problem, and what were the results?"   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Very little negotiation. The starting salary was the most competitive offer I received out of undergrad by ~$10K
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    i was an out of state candidate who applied online to P&G
    -filled out online application
    -did the reasoning online test
    -did the personality profile
    -did 2 phone interviews
    -got invited to do a face to face
    -took the infamous P&G(MAT) test. wasn't too bad
    -also took a wonderlic (i THINK, can't recall 100%)
    -interviewed with 4 people and it included lunch

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Was straight forward behavioral interview. First round was 2 people final round was a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you received data from multiple sources, research, client, focus groups, etc and had to bring it together and analyze it.   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a time when you were in a leadership position and had to implement a strategy or change, how did you do it and did you succeed?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary somewhat. Honestly though its a great place to work at and even if you dont start with the max salary you will get enough raises that you will pretty much catch up with everyone else.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very big emphasis on IQ. Have to take three tests - the first two of which are online. The third is a timed, in person test that emphasizes both speed and reasoning (think fill in the bubble, number two pencil stuff). The interview itself relies a lot on understanding your past experience and your fit within the organization. HR was a pain afterwards. I was informed that I didn't make it only to be told twice later that I did make it. Very confusing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is, like most things at P&G, a well-defined process. First, you must apply online at pg.com. Secondly, you will receive a link to an online assessment which you MUST pass in order to proceed in the interview process. The questions are behavioral-based, and there's really no way to cheat it or beat it, so just be honest.

    After the online assessment, you sort of enter the black hole. If you know someone at P&G, it's really good to make that contact so your file can get to the attention of an HR recruiter. Pending your score on the online assessment, you will have a telephone interview with HR, which will be all behavior-based (tell me about a time you led a team, etc.). Answering in the Context-Action-Result format is imperative - you won't move forward if you don't respond in this fashion. It's perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) to use examples from work, school, and community functions.

    Pending that interview, you will then be invited to an onsite interview where you will typically meet with three or four marketers from various levels. Interviews are typically two on one and, like the HR interview, will be behavioral. Additionally, you MUST use the Context-Action-Result format. Have quantifiable results, and display a passion for winning.

    You should receive feedback within a few days - if you make it to the final rounds, you're almost there!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to lead a team that was charged with undertaking an unpopular task. How did you manage the team and what was the end result? (And tell me another, and another)   View Answer
    • Tell me about a time you had to work with someone with a background different than your own. How did that work out? (Hint: Diversity is not limited to race - think gender in male/female dominated roles, diversity of educational background, diversity of thought, etc.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is typically little negotiation. The base salary is typically a few thousand above General Mills and Johnson & Johnson MBA salaries, and the bonus is quite generous. If you qualify, there is a solid relocation program.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    Very cumbersome process. It started on-line with an application, then an on-line test and on-campus interview. The sent us to the HQs to learn about the Company and interview more that 5 times. Then HR called me for more questions and finally I was in.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that had to deal with a difficult person   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No chances for negotiation whatsoever. They actually told me that I had 3 days to accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    HR was not organized and made several attempts at scheduling the interviews. The interviewers were great and asked only behavioral questions about leadership.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you have to influence managers above you   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when a project didn't go your way.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    P&G does not negotiate on anything-salary, vacation, signing bonus, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got called for assessment test on site, however I didn't have a chance to take the exam because I am studying abroad. The woman from HR told me they're going to let me know in order to set up another exam date, but that didn't happen yet. I'm waiting for them to call me and move along with process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    Online Reasoning Screen and Success Driver Assessments are 2nd step in Recruitment of P&G. When i appeared for Success Driver Test, I never know that reading become too much with later question.So, When you start studying, be fast because later question will take more time for you to read and answer.

    For Online assessment, i thought question to be reasoning time,but my fate sealed with Abstract question only.I was not given any numerical based question and all of them are figure based.So,practice them well to get selection.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the interview process was through campus selection and i was recruited for international assignment for P&G from campus itself. for campus placement, the recruiting team had come to campus and had asked us questions which were general and tried to assess on our creativity, analytical thinking and ability, unique way of approaching the problem, a case study situation, group discussion, personal interview and then finally giving the final offer.

    Interview Questions
    • it was more of a discussion and trying to find out how you respond in various senarios   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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