Procter & Gamble Process Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 17, 2015
Updated Jan 17, 2015
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Process Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in September 2009.

Interview Details

Proctor and Gamble contacted me via email and encouraged me to apply online for an engineering position with them. I applied online, and had to take several evaluations - Intelligence tests, skills tests, etc. They were somewhat difficult. It was the type of thing where they show you a complex pattern and you need to find the next one in the sequence, but more complicated than any I'd seen before. I did well, apparently, because they contacted me for a pre-screening interview. The woman I was supposed to interview with broke her ankle just before she came to campus, so it was changed to a phone interview. I didn't feel like that went well. She asked one or two questions which required me to think of a specific time when I had done something, like "Name a time when you have had to make a difficult decision." I'm a college student. People don't let me make difficult decisions. If I make a difficult decision, odds are it's personal and I wouldn't tell you. She asked 2-3 questions that were all "Name a time...." Apparently I did alright because they asked me to have an in-person, one on one interview on campus. The entire interview was "Name a time when you...." questions. Every questions focused on things I've done rather than what I've learned, what I enjoy, or what I'm capable of. They were very annoying and difficult. I only had one summer of internship experience, and it was difficult to think up answers on the spot. It was aggravating. And the interviewer didn't seem to be in a good mood at all, although I tried to be charming. This is by far the worst, most difficult interview I've ever had. Even if they'd given me an offer I would have declined - it was not a good experience.

Interview Questions
  • Name a time when had an engineering solution which was implemented.   Answer Question
  • Name a time when you came up with a novel engineering solution.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Process Engineer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Online cv upload, online questtionaire, psychometric test online, psychometric test in person, one to one competency ineterview but the guy did ask me some stuff going towards technical questions. Everybody was really pleasant and they got back to me pretty quick with an offer. Interview was on site as well so got to see where I would actually work.

    Interview Questions
    • When have you saw your approach wasn't working and what did you do to change it.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a long interview process but was outlined on their website so no real surprises.
    Wrote the skill/intelligence tests online, was invited to write one in person. Upon completion of this was invited to a social event to learn more about the company and for the 3 interviewers to gauge your social graces ;). The day after the social is a panel interview by the 3 representatives from the social. It's fairly relaxed but they are looking for specifics fitting the STAR format outlined on their website (be prepared and know your work history, the questions are not basic/simple).
    Was invited to the plant for final interviews where you'll go on 10 minute tours with various people and have another 3 or 4 interviews (same sort of questions).
    The day after the final interviews the company put a freeze on hiring full time to review 2012 budget thanks to current economy in Ontario. Was notified February 2012 that they were suspending all full-time hiring for 2012.
    Company workplace seems professional and the people I met were great. A disappointing outcome after 3 months of back and forth and waiting. Good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviews were over 3 months ago, can't remember specific questions. They're generally in the form of "give us an example of a time you were faced with XXX and how you handled it" - they're looking for your personality traits!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview is 50% personal questions about your resume, 50% behavior. After my initial contact with the company at the college career fair, and having completed the online application, a recruiter requested a 1:1 interview. However, I guess I didn't perform well enough on their competency screening (which is like puzzles) so I wasn't offered a further round. I would recommend you take your time on it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to get a group of people excited about your idea.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you had a problem with someone, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    i have applied online and filled the application , after 2 weeks i was invited to the reasoning test , later after that test by 2 weeks i was invited to the initial interview , then i had a panel interviews after that by a week , and so far i didn't receive any offer from them..

    Interview Questions
    • explain a situation where you had a problem and you came up with idea..   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    First was internet test just to check how consistent you are.
    Second stage is a shl test - be prepared, as test require fast calculations and good problem solvong skills.
    Then it was an intrview based on my resume. There were 3 interviewers: my future manager, level-up manager and hr. Questions were all about situations using the following frameworks: problem -> your role in solving it -> result.

    Interview Questions
    • I was well prepared and didnt get any complex questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Í just accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mehoopany, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mehoopany, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Online assessment, on campus interview, site visit including additional assessment, panel interview, tour

    Interview Questions
    • Online assessment- behavioral portion is the most difficult step   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    Tell me about a time when you had to convince someone to change their opinions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Anonymous Employee in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Hiring process for Process Engineer position:
    Step 1: Apply online.
    Step 2: Online test: Personality and IQ.
    Step 3: Paper test at P&G General Office: IQ test and Reasoning test.
    Step 4: Initial Interview at P&G General Office with 1 HR: All question is about what I did in the past. No technical question.
    All answer must follow this construction:
    - Situation
    - My action
    - Results
    Step 5: Final Interview with manager: I think I will not have chance to go to this Interview round :(
    Step 6: Offer!

    Now is 26/03/2014, and I'm waiting for the result. But I think I fail after Initial Interview.
    This is the fist time I go to real interview, they are very profession. I learn a lot of things from this interview. Thank P&G for giving the chance. Maybe I will come back next year. :D

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you made a decision that you proud of.   View Answer
    • Tell me a time when you had to accomplish a task in very short time.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you had to self-learning to accomplish a task.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you been a leader of group.   Answer Question
    • What did you do to improve your technical skill.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview Details

    It starts with the "on line test". Do not take this lightly! It evaluates your reasoning skills and your potential as a manager/leader. If you fail the test, your interviewing process stops before it starts. And you will have to wait another year before you can take it again!
    Since I was an experienced candidate (not a right-out-of-college grad), I did an initial phone interview, then I was asked to do a site interview. I was flown out to the site, did a series of 1:1 conversations with other managers (including breakfast and lunch), then was given a tour (where I asked lots of questions), then a 2:1 interview with the plant manager and one of the Ops Manager. Within one hour, I was given an offer (a letter stating my salary). Interestingly they knew there wasn't an immediate opening just yet, so I had to agree that I would be ok not knowing my exact position until I started my employment. (2 months later). I stated that I" understand", and that I would let them know my decision within two days. From there I did a drug test, and flew home. The whole process from start to finish was 4 weeks, and overall I think it was very fair and well executed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. The offer is the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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