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Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

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

Interview Details

1 Online Reasoning Test, 1 Test in P&G, 3 rounds of interviews

Interview Questions
  • Nothing really difficult, but do expect many behavioral questions for all rounds of interview   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    I got in touch with P&G through a career fair at my university. I had an interview on campus, then a phone interview, and finally, I was flown out to OH for an in-person panel interview. It was an interesting and challenging process, and I felt like a lot of their "paper" interview questions were extremely similar to one another. However, they were extremely thorough and their employees were very kind and understanding. One was not even thrilled about having to ask the repetitive questions. Usually they give you an answer (at least for internships) after your interview in OH, but in my case they had to wait a few days and deliberate. In the end, I got the job for the summer and it was a great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What problems did you encounter while working with a group and how did you overcome them?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crailsheim (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crailsheim (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Nach Einreichen Ihrer Bewerbung werden Sie gebeten, sich online einem diagrammatischen Test zu unterziehen. Wer mit dieser Art Tests nicht wirklich vertraut ist, könnte etwas Vorbereitung benötigen. „Pro Frage“ gibt es ein Zeitlimit von etwa 40 Sekunden. In Abhängigkeit von Jobprofil und Ihrem Testergebnis wird die Firma Sie in circa zwei Wochen kontaktieren.

    Der Auswahlprozess an der Firma bestand aus zwei Bewerbungsgesprächen und einer Art von grundlegendem Intelligenztest. Beim ersten Mal fand das Interview mit zwei Personen statt. Das Interview zog sich eine Weile hin, aber wirklich schwierige Fragen gab es nicht. Alle Fragen bezogen sich auf meinen Lebenslauf oder die Erfolgsfaktoren von P&G. Es folgte ein Test, der nicht gerade schwierig war. Aber üben sollte man ihn dennoch ein wenig. Ein Beispieltest ist auf der Website zu finden und dient als gute Grundlage. Es gibt 40 Fragen, eingeteilt in drei Abschnitte. Mir wurde gesagt, dass ich, um zu bestehen, mindestens 26 richtige Antworten haben müsse. Abkürzen lassen sich die Abschnitte nicht. Wählen Sie also die Abschnitte, die Ihnen am ehesten liegen und gehen Sie die Fragen dort als erste an. Ausgehend von meiner Leistung im ersten Bewerbungsgespräch und dem Test wurde mir gesagt, dass ich ein zweites Mal interviewt würde. Das Interview verlief wie das erste, aber diesmal gingen die Gesprächspartner ins Detail in Bezug auf das von mir Geleistete. Ich hatte mich auf der Stelle an nahezu jedes einzelne Projekt zu erinnern, an dem ich mitgearbeitet hatte.

    Hier sind einige Tipps, die bei der Vorbereitung auf das Einstellungsverfahren helfen könnten:
    1. Üben Sie die Art von Fragen, die im Test gestellt werden, so oft Sie können.
    2. Sehen Sie sich auf Glassdoor alle Bewertungen an und erstellen Sie eine Liste der Interview-Fragen. Für das Interview sollte das mehr als ausreichend sein.
    3. Kennen Sie sich und Ihren Lebenslauf in- und auswendig.

    Der Test sollte normalerweise in Ihrer Muttersprache erfolgen. Da der Test in meiner Muttersprache nicht verfügbar war, wurde ich gebeten, ihn in einer Sprache zu absolvieren, mit der ich am ehesten vertraut bin. Ich entschied mich für Englisch und mir wurden zusätzliche 15 Minuten zur Beendigung des Tests gestatted..

    After submitting your application, you'll be asked to take a diagrammatic test online. For people who aren't really in touch with this sort of tests, some preparation might be required. There's a time limit of about 40 seconds "per question". Based on whether you fit the job profile and your test scores, the company will contact you in about 2 weeks.

    The selection process at the company consisted of two interviews and a basic IQ (sort of) test. First up was the interview wit two interviewers. the interview lasted a while but there weren't really any difficult question posed. All the question were based on either my CV or the P&G Success Drivers. This was followed by the test. The test isn't exactly tough. But still one should practise a bit for it. A sample test is available on the website and serves as a good basis. There are 40 questions divided into three sections. I was told that I had to get at least 26 answers correct in order to "pass". There is no sectional cut-off. So choose the sections you feel most comfortable with and tackle the questions there first. Based on my performance in the first interview and the test, I was informed that I would be interviewed a second time. The interview was along the same lines as the first one, but this time the interviewers went into detail as regards what I'd done. I had to almost recall individual projects I had been a member of at the spot.

    Here are some tips that might help with preparations for the interview process:
    1. Practise the sort of questions as asked in the test as much as you can.
    2. Go through all reviews on Glassdoor and make a list of the interview questions. That should more thn suffice for the interview.
    3. Know yourself and your CV inside out.

    The test should normally be taken in your native language. Since the test was not available in my native language, I was asked to take the test in a language I'm most comfortable in. I chose English and was given 15 additional minutes to complete the test.

    Interview Questions
    • Es gab eigentlich zwei Fragen:
      1. Der Interviewer stellte 3-4 unterschiedlich große und geformte Becher vor mich hin und wollte wissen, was das größte Problem bei der Herstellung auf derselben Fertigungsstraße sei. (Dies bezieht sich direkt auf meinen Job
       
      There were two questions basically:
      1. The interviewer placed 3-4 cups of various sizes and shapes before me and asked what the biggest problem would be in producing them on the same production line. (This is relevant to my job since I'll be working in the manufacturing division)
      2. I was asked a question regarding a current problem the company is facing - it was related to lot sizes, production planning, etc. (I am not sure if I can state the actual question here. But those are braid categories it was related to)
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Complete a series of online application which includes submitting resume or addtional documents.given a link to comple online assessment centre which includes success driver, reasoning test. Later on will be contacted to go down for another round of reasoning test in person. Finally the interview notice.

    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    Started with an online assessment. Then I took the university recruitment test. After clearing it i was called for an interview after some days. The interview was short and constituted generally behavioural questions ie related to my interests, hobbies, anything i may have done in my life that had an impact etc.Finally i had panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself?What was the most difficult decision you made in your life? Any decision you took that made impact on other people? Focused on extracurricular activities and went into the depth of event once organized by me. Also questioned in detail regarding one of my semester projects.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Following an initial online test I was called to an interview at the P&G office. At the office the test results were verified by completing a similar test (including logic and reading comprehension). After the test and a company presentation I went through three interviews with hard behavioural questions. Within two weeks I was given an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you demonstrated leadership skills.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied online, submitting my CV and covering letter. I then had to take two online tests consisting of a reasoning test and their "success drivers" assessment. About a month later I received an email saying I had been successful and inviting me along to their assessment day where I had to take another longer and more difficult reasoning test.
    I found out within 24 hours that I had passed this test and then was invited to have a phone interview, I again passed this stage and was informed straight away that the next stage would be face to face interviews with a senior manager. I travelled to their head offices and had my interview which lasted roughly an hour with two of their senior managers, and consisted of virtually identical questions to the phone interview. 10 days later I received a job offer.
    Apart from the initial waiting stage the whole process was very fast.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you have overcome a problem.   Answer Question
    • Name an occasion when someone else has been reliant on your skills or knowledge.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was an internship so negotiation was not appropriate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First of all, I took the psychotechnic test online. The results came by email in about 5 days, but they can take up to 7 days to come in. As a recommendation, you can ask for your results at their recruitment page, corresponding to which country you're applying, at Facebook. The time that it takes to get the results is independent of the results.

    Afterwards, I had to take the reasoning test at their headquarters. The test isn't extremely difficult, but the time constraint is a problem. Their test sample online only shows how the questions will be in principle and teach you how to answer them, but in no way reflects the real difficulty of the test. A calculator is as important as a pencil to take the test. Wrong questions are not penalized, so answer as much as you can. The results took about 7 days to come in by email. If positive, they'll contact you later for your initial interview.

    They called me from HR to schedule the initial interview. In the interview, all their questions were behavioral. They look for past behavior to predict future behavior, and will ask you about your past successes. They also look how you fare against their Success Drivers, and your integrity. In my case, the questions were made by a panel of 2 in a round table. They were extremely nice and polite. The interview was more of a conversation, I was asked about 12 general behavioral questions, but there were more questions regarding the answer that I gave to them. I strongly recommend answering with the CAR method. The interview lasted more than an hour, and I enjoyed it every moment of it. You can ask about the company at the end of the interview, but it is absolutely prohibited to talk about salary or benefits, or any kind of negotiation, as they said to me. They will grade you, and compare you to other applicants, but this always happens in each step of the process
    If successful, between 1 - 2 weeks you'll receive an email notifying you if you go to the "Final Interview" (which is not always final, as told by my interviewers). I'm currently at this step; I cannot confirm or deny anything more. If I recieve an offer or not, I will edit this interview.

    I hope my experience helps you in your application process.

    My general recommendations:

    * This process has to be taken seriously. It demands a thorough research of yourself and them. In my honest opinion, it takes a long time, but in the end, worth it.

    * You are always compared to others in each step of the process. Prepare accordingly.

    * P&G literally tell you what they want from you. Research about them and their working culture as much as you can.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First i took a test of math, sequences and understanding they told me i didn't pass the test but 4 months later they called me and they told that i got an interview with the HR the interview lasted an hour they pretty much wanted to know about me, my skills and how i managed difficult situations. Then i waited about ten minutes; and they told me i had made it to the second round interview and that we would call me to make an appointment.

    Interview Questions
    • We were in an open space, where we were able see our surroundings, they asked me that if the place were full how many parking spaces would be needed.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw (Poland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw (Poland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 application online, 1 test online, 1 test in the office, 1 1:1 interview, 1 panel discussion with 3 people

    Interview Questions
    • To provide an example and from college and describe in details situation when I've been a leader of some group and convince them to do something they initially did not want to do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiatons
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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