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Updated Jul 13, 2014
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Process Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed 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


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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer
London, England (UK)

The process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – When have you saw your approach wasn't working and what did you do to change it.   View Answer


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Process Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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


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Process Engineer
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed 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


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Process Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – explain a situation where you had a problem and you came up with idea..   Answer Question


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Process Engineer
Moscow (Russia)

I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – I was well prepared and didnt get any complex questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Í just accepted


1 person found this helpful

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Process Engineer
Mehoopany, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Procter & Gamble in February 2009.

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

Interview Question – Online assessment- behavioral portion is the most difficult step   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


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Process Engineer

I applied online and interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

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

Interview Question – When could you have been more aware of a situation   Answer Question


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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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

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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – So why do you want to work for P&G manufacturing?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. The offer is the offer.

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