Procter & Gamble Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Gainesville, FL) in November 2010.

Interview

There was a career showcase, where you talk to recruiters and leave a resume. You're suppose to have applied online already, where there is a personality test and an intelligence test. Afterwards, you wait for the company to contact you. Upon contact, they set you up for on campus interviews, where you meet 1 on 1. If they still like you, they ask you to go to their company's headquarters, where they fly you in for a 2nd interview. There, you either get sent home or an offer.

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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in April 2010.

    Interview

    I applied online. Two months later I was interview on phone. Person was very friendly and easy going. Most of the time I was asked about my skills related to job. Than two weeks later I was asked for on site interview. A full day long interviews. All people were very friedly and easy going. Most of the time it was behavioral questions. I was told to give a presentation. it was decent crowd there and asked reasonably smart questions.Two days later I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your negative points?   1 Answer
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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 days. I interviewed 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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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble in September 2009.

    Interview

    The interview was the result of a discussion started at a campus career fair. I was signed up on the spot for an interview. The interview consisted of three questions, all behavioral. "How would you react if a project you had worked on for a while had to suddenly change direction." "What leadership experience do you have?" I can't recall the last question. It was very informal and relaxed. The rest of the time was spent in just general discussion of my resume and life.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you react to having to immediately change direction on a project you had been working on for a while?   Answer Question
    • What leadership positions have you held?   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble in August 2009.

    Interview

    2 on 1 interview. Asked about different experiences I have had that exhibited leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills. The interviewers were very interested in my responses, made eye contact and seemed genuinely interested in not only getting a feel for who I am and how I would be an asset, but also in what they could learn from me.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you worked with someone who didn't meet group expectations and how you dealt with it?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time where you were faced with a technical problem and how you used your knowledge to solve it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation. The offer and benefits were great.

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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Applied online. Phone interview came a few weeks after that. Then they flew me to Cincinnati, where I took a tour of the HQ and surrounding tech centers. Had another short interview with 2 experienced employees. Got an offer at the end of the visit.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethel, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Bethel, CT) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Interview process is very hard and rigorous. The initial phone interview is already tough. The questions are many and detail. It took about 45min. The on-site interview took about whole day. Five interviewers are from different groups and departments. The questions from past experiences (good and bad), detailed technical questions (50+ questions), personality questions to test if I can fit in or not. It was exhausted day.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your career goals in short term (1-3 yrs) and long term (5+ yrs)?   1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in January 2009.

    Interview

    It was interesting to say the least. The site asked some questions and then I did their Success Drivers assessment. Afterward I waited a week or so and found out that I was not accepted. If that is the case you have to wait up to 6 months I believe to reapply.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do given [a particular...fill in the blank] scenario?   Answer Question
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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+ months. I interviewed 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+ months. I interviewed 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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