I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in October 2012.
Interview Details – I found out about the opportunity through the university career fair. I was instructed to apply online, took an online cognitive/reasoning test, and then received an email within the next day requesting timing for a phone-interview.
Took the phone interview which took about 1.5 hrs(they send you basic interview strategy materials to prep for in advance). Requested to fly to Cincinnati, OH. First night was spent meeting with a representative chosen for me as my 'adviser.' Next morning, take a written reasoning, cognitive, and pattern recognition test (took about 2 hours). Afterwards, it was followed up with a tour of the site as well as presentations by senior management as well as an advisory team.
Candidates were split into 2 groups, where one group was taking the tour, and the other were doing interviews. The groups are then swapped and the process is repeated so that everyone can simultaneously take the interview and tour.
After a final presentation on P&G's fit for a prospective employee, sent home. I get home Friday night, and receive a call the next Monday morning with an offer (accepted).
Interview Question – They are your typical situational questions, nothing stuck out as a difficult or unexpected question. Be sure to follow the CAR model. (Context, Action, Result) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations. Contingent upon the usual (background check, hair follicle test, I-9, etc).
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – What problems did you encounter while working with a group and how did you overcome them? Answer Question
Interviewed at Procter & Gamble
Interview Details – 2 interviews in total. One 1-on-1 and One 2-on-1. The order is not fixed. Both interviews are competencies based.
Before the first interview, you will need to do a numerical, verbal and logical test on paper. If you pass on the day, you will be invited to the interview straight away.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you encountered a difficult situation. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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
I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in March 2011.
Interview Details – First of all, you need to pass the online assessment center tests. They will require around 2h30 minutes because you have to both introduce all the details, reply to ~60 questions about yourself and past experiences and then, you have 2 IQ tests. After this stage, if successful, you are going for a live test, reasoning test (math type) of 60 minutes. Last stage is 3 interviews, not necessarily the same day.
Interview Question – What was my hardest decision and why. Of course, it's recommendable to be related to a work experience. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation as I was an intern.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in May 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online which included a personality test and was then asked to come in for further testing - verbal reasoning, numerical etc which was held at a University campus. After this I was invited to a final round interview with one senior manager and two other team members at the P&G head office.
In the interview they ONLY asked behavioural questions and they were all very similar. Have PLENTY of examples ready for very generic behavioural questions. No technical questions, no questions in relation to P&G, just behavioural.
After the interview I was informed that it would take 1-2 weeks to get back to me. After over a month I had not heard anything, tried to email to follow up and got no response, called, left a message and finally a week later I was given a quick call to inform that I hadn't gone through, no feedback provided.
I found the long waiting period and lack or response very frustrating. I was also surprised that I was not required to do any phone or 1:1 interviews before final round.
Interview Question – all behavioural example questions that were very similar to each other Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – What was the hardest decision that you ever made? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in January 2013.
Interview Details – After CV processing, you have to do reasoning test. Next, there will be 3 interviews with managers. They are all about competency-based interview. Each lasts about 45 to 60 min. All questions are about your past experience to find your successful characteristic so it is expect able, but you need to provide a lot of examples.
Interview Question – All questions are about your past experience to find your successful characteristic so it is expect able, but you need to provide a lot of examples. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Procter & Gamble.
Interview Details – After the online assessment, I physically visited P&G for a written test of 65 minutes, 40 questions (3 sections: numerical, critical reasoning and logic).
After successful completition I was invited to a telephone interview. The interview was conducted by two executives, the Financial executive and the Supply Chain .
They asked several questions. We spent 90 minutes on the phone.
Interview Question – They asked me for several STAR examples. Be sure to have about 15 examples on why you are a good candidate. IMPORTANT: Procter & Gamble is looking for evidence of what they call “Success Drivers”. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Procter & Gamble.
Interview Details – 1 Online Reasoning Test, 1 Test in P&G, 3 rounds of interviews
Interview Question – Nothing really difficult, but do expect many behavioral questions for all rounds of interview Answer Question
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