Procter & Gamble Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 17, 2015
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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in June 2011.

Interview

long onsite interview, 2 on 1 interview. Behavior questions. Group presentations, etc.

Interview Questions

  • describe a situation when you have to decide something   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Proctor and Gamble has an extensive interview process. 1. First you apply online through their career website. 2. After you apply you will be sent a link to fill out a Personality test that asks questions about how you feel about your leadership skills and how would you handle certain tasks. Along with the personality test is a reasoning test similar to an IQ test with reading comprehension problems, puzzles, etc. 3. If you do well on the online tests they will ask you to take another reasoning test at one of their facilities. It is similar to the reasoning test taken online. 4. If you do well on that then you may be given an interview, mine was over the phone. They generally ask you to give an example of a time that you did something such as overcoming a difficult problem, leading a group, using innovative thinking, etc. 5. I was not given an internship but I was admitted to their TETRA program. It is a week long training program where they teach you about the company and have you go through thought exercises. During the week you are given an final interview by two people who ask you questions about your resume, experiences, etc. This was a chance to talk about exciting things that you have done. The TETRA program felt deceptive because at this point they are trying to impress the interviewee into joining the company, although they are not given an offer at that point. They spent a lot of money and treat you to many fancy dinners in order to convince you that this is the place to be.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you find an appropriate price to sell a product?   1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I posted my resume on P&G's website, and within a week they got back to me saying that I had made it past the first screening step. The next step was taking a personality consisting of questions like "Do you feel that you are a better leader than most of your peers?" or "How many times in the last month have you demonstrated leadership?". Then I took a reasoning test which consisted of pattern completion involving various shapes and figures. It took approximately 2 weeks for a response upon completing both tests, but I did not get an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you failed, what happened?   Answer Question
    • When under pressure, what are your methods of staying in control?   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process is highly based upon you demonstrating capability in requirements of three main categories. Power of people (ability to work with and create synergy with others), Power of the mind (ability to execute critical, logical thinking), and power of agility (ability to deal with and embrace change and ambiguous situations). It is key that your answers to the various questions posed demonstrate these three key areas. Use these as a template to structuring your answers. Further description of these factors are posted on P&G's website.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to deal with unforeseen difficulties working with a team. How did you approach and resolve the issue, driving the team to success?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    P&G generally does not negotiate salaries (almost never). They have pre-set salary ranges. For internships they will base your salary on your major as well as your year in college. For full time offers they will base your salary on your major. They do not vary these ranges to adjust for cost of living in different cities, however they do offer some differing relocation benefits that will range in size based on the city at hand.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview

    Very rigorous interview process which includes application, personality analysis, phone interview, reasoning test, and day-long interview. The interviews are story-based "tell me about a time when..." rather than traditional questions. During the day-long interview, up to a dozen current employees evaluate the candidate for skills, attitude, cultural fit, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about a time you had a problem with someone of another culture and how you resolved it."   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very little flexibility during the negotiation process.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2010.

    Interview

    The online test portion of the hiring process was pretty straightforward (personality assessment and IQ test). I found the IQ test to be a little on the difficult side, and Im not sure how much they take the results of it into consideration. I am currently waiting to see how well I did.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cairo (Egypt)) in March 2010.

    Interview

    reasoning test everything from your initial communications with the company, organization and planning of the interview, number and type of interviews, and any advice you might offer to other interview candidates. Bonus points for your perceptions of the people, office, and work culture.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in March 2008.

    Interview

    3 interviews, problem solving test.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Process took quite awhile. Started with phone interview then took another 2 months to find a 'spot' for me. When they hire R&D engineers it seems like they recruit to find a potential candidate then try and find a place for them. The department they placed me in was not the on I really wanted. I already had 3 years of process experience and this is the department I requested. Needless to say, I took the position because it got me in the door and I knew I could move about after a few years.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me examples of when you demonstrated great leadership.   Answer Question
    • Give me a time where you managed a difficult employee or situation and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No, I never negotiated because I was told they have pretty strict guidelines on offers.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was long and tedious. I submitted resume and application online and the process began at that point. Within the week I was filling out personality surveys and answering questionaires. They keep you pretty upto speed with feedback. They are pretty basic surveys, no right or wrong answers just looking for the right type of person for their company. If you want to be selected to interview do a little research into the PG way and you can answer the questions accordingly. After all the surveys they contacted me for an actual interview. HR called and asked a lot of standard backround questions, then scheduled me to come to HQ for an interview. It is a very long interview. You will meet more people and be asked the same questions over and over. They do a good job of wining and dining you though, they sell the PG way very much the whole time. There was multiple 1 on 1 interviews and then also group and peer interviews during this process. Afterwards I got a job offer a litte over a week after the interview. The offered salary was a little above average, they wouldnt negotiate much though.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe the person who did your peer interview?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I ended up turning the job offer down because I was really put off by the hard sell of the company. I work for money, dont really enjoy it, and everyone I talked to on this process pretty much identified themselves by their job. In hind sight I probably should have answered their surveys truthfully.

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