Procter & Gamble Customer Business Development Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2015
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Customer Business Development Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

Interview

long and intensive . Based on STAR questions.The firs interview is over the phone and then you are invited to go to the office for a formal interview in front of 3 to 5 people asking you question based on the STAR

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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Set-up account online. Complete online application. Complete invitation to step 2 that includes a 67 question Management Assessment and a timed 15 question Reasoning Assessment. Step 3 is Phone Screen with current P&G employee. Contains 9 questions that must be answered in their format. Next step is another timed Reasoning Test taken at their General Offices. 40 questions this time.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you set a goal and weren't able to meet or achieve it?   Answer Question
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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I interviewed on their website. They contacted me for a Reasoning Test in the office. The test contained 3 parts: Language, Math and Logic. If you are selected, they will send you a sample to practice. Then I was called for a super day. I had a first interview with a HR person then right after another interview with the head of HR. Both interviews were very pleasant.

    Interview Questions

    • All fit questions, nothing unexpected. Logical part of the reasoning test was quite difficult but very feasible.   Answer Question
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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in October 2014.

    Interview

    P&G prides itself on being an extremely tough company in regards to its hiring practices. After submitting an application, you are immediately prompted to take a portion of their reasoning test. According to their hiring managers, the reasoning test eliminates a significant portion of their candidates. The Customer Business Development Internship this year had 1800 applicants and 83 of us were invited to the Global Headquarters in Cincinnati for the final round.

    As mentioned above, you will first submit and application that includes both your resume and cover letter. Upon submission of your application, you will then take the logic portion of their reasoning test. I suggest before taking it, you take the practice version that P&G provides on their website. It is extremely helpful. If you are invited to the phone interview next, please familiarize yourself with the CAR method of interviewing. This is how all of the subsequent interviews are structured so get prepared early. The questions are straightforward; however, I recommend that you list out examples before the interview so you have things to pull from.

    Next, this comes the fun part! You get invited to the Customer Business Development Internship Conference at the P&G Headquarters in Cincinnati. All expenses are paid and the company is extremely hospitable from the time you arrive. You will get to meet the other candidates as well as P&G executives. The first thing you will do is take the full reasoning test. Once again, familiarize yourself with the format with the practice test on the P&G website. I thought the test onsite was much harder than the version on the website, especially the math portion. Next, you can breathe a little as you will go on a company tour and just learn a little bit more about the company. The next day you will do your final interview and have a farewell lunch. They say you will hear back in two weeks, but I heard back in 3 days.

    Following acceptance of the internship, you must then submit to a background check and a drug test. These are both time sensitive tasks and upon passing both, you will submit to a medical evaluation. Those are your only pre-hire contingencies and afterwards you are officially an intern.

    Overall, it is a long process, but well worth it. The company has a wonderful attitude and they stress choosing them, not them choosing you. It was an amazing experience and I was fortunate enough to receive an offer. I am extremely excited to begin my position this upcoming May! I encourage everyone to at least apply because whether you receive it or not, it is a great opportunity.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you had to work with limited resources to accomplish a goal.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There wasn't an opportunity to negotiate because it was an internship offer.

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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    The whole process took 3 weeks from start to finish. The interview was all behavior based questions. I think I lost the job only because the other girl knew someone that worked there.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to make a quick decision.   Answer Question
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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview

    Online application process is tedious but used appropriately. After you pass the online exam and submission a phone interview follows. Next is an in person interview and then a final "marathon" interview at P&G with 4 to 5 people lasting upwards of 6 hours. The whole process takes about 3 months.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Customer Business Development Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The intern interview process for CBD is three rounds - the first being an assessment and initial resume screen, the second is a phone interview, and third is a trip to headquarters in Cincinnati for a final assessment and panel interview. Unfortunately this company puts a LOT of emphasis on the assessment that they give you. The assessment tests tests your mathematical skills and logical reasoning. Part of the assessment contains shapes for you to identify as part of a pattern, while the logical section gives you passages to read and asks you to determine what the best answer is. This intern role is essentially a "sales" role. Therefore, you might expect the company to want to hear your verbal reasoning and communication skills, but that is not the case. The assessment takes place on paper - no form of communication or verbal reasoning skills necessary.

    Before the third round interview I was very impressed with P&G. Now I'm not so sure. This corporate giant is slow moving and doesn't do a great job of making sure that everyone is on the same page. However, they did reiterate a number of times that you'll be moving a lot and you really don't have a say to where that will be.

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    • What's the biggest short term adjustment you've had to make and how did you apply that to a long term adjustment?   Answer Question
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    Customer Business Development Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Logic Test was straightforward. Phone interview was very friendly and conversational.

    At P&G HQ there was a very cult-like feel for everyone who worked there. Everyone seemed mindlessly in love with their job, which I suppose is great for job happiness. The final interview was pretty difficult, a couple curveball questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time when you lost something and how you overcame it   Answer Question
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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Chicago, IL) in December 2011.

    Interview

    I applied online in August and then in October got contacted about a phone interview which I had in November, which lasted about an hour, and then I got invited to a conference in Cincinnati. The first day they just tell you about the company and the second day you take a test and get interviewed (all behavioral) by 2 current employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when others used you as a resource because of your expertise.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for internships or starting full-time.

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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Seoul (South Korea)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied to P&G Korea.
    Required Resume and Cover Letter
    Then, took the Online Assessment Test.
    Two weeks later, took the On-site Assessment Test.
    After two weeks, had an on-site interview
    I didn't pass the first interview, but there were two more interviews to get the job

    Interview Questions

    • Why sales when my major is Political Science
      Leadership experience
       
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