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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Harrogate, England (UK)) in April 2015.
online application followed by online tests followed by in house tests followed by two in house interviews. Only progressed to the first in house interview - this involved a panel of three individuals, however one individual asked the vast majority of the questions, whilst the other two made notes and contributed occasionally. The focus of the interview was largely in-line with what is described here on glassdoor. A huge emphasis on leadership
- name a time when you experience conflict and how did you overcome it? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
Duplicated questions in written tests. First round was online written tests and logical test. Second round was on campus written test, third round was face-to-face interview. Candidates of different departments were arranged to test together so the competition was very keen.
- How did you handle conflict in discussion? Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Procter & Gamble (London, England (UK)).
There are 5 stages to the P&G application process. As P&G often hires it graduates from the interns, you have to go through the full 5 stages to get an internship at P&G. The best interns get a job offer on the last day of their internship. This is based on their culture fit with the company, quality of their 3 projects and how they performed in the mid-term and final review (in-front of 3 managers). After passing the CV selection and online test stages, you will have your first telephone interview. This will be competency based (as all P&G interviews). Here you will we asked question about your CV and experiences (tell me about a time you showed initiative, leadership, faced a difficult problem, etc.) This will be with a sales person so make sure that you have some sales related questions at the end. After this interview, you will have the assessment test at the P&G office. Which is not difficult but the time you get is very short. So practise online before you take it. Depending on whether your pass or fail this test you will enter the last 2 stages of the application process, two final interviews. The first interview is with a panel of 2 or 3 managers and the second interview is with a senior manager. These interviews are very similar and will again focus on competency based questions, make sure you know the P&G success drivers very well and can provide personal examples for each of them. I didn't get any P&G related question, they really focus on who you are and what you have learned from your experiences. Just be honest, have relevant examples and answer their question in a structured manner (STAR or CAR approach) and you will be fine. And of course ask questions at the end of the interview and know why you want to do sales. The whole interview process is very professional and they will make you feel comfortable, so no worries.
- - Tell me about a time you showed leadership - Tell me about a time you had to solve a difficult problem - Tell me about a time you failed - Tell me about a time you had to deal with limited resources - Tell me about a time you had to take different perspectives into account to solve a problem Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Procter & Gamble (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.
I had to take several online tests: reasoning test that were quite easy and management skills tests. Both were straight forward, the management skills one took much longer than suggested. Got a call after a few days saying I had a phone interview. They said I it should take 30 minutes but it was only 3 questions and took 15. All behavioral ones.
- Tell me about a time you had to work with limited resources Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.
Online application. followed by reasoning online tests. Then invited to first round interview Paper based Reasoning Test (similar to online version) easy if you have practices competency based interview after lunch. Interviewers are friendly and encouraging
- when you changed your strategy during a project when you apply a strategy you learned to another project Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Procter & Gamble.
- Paper based Reasoning Test at the university (currently you can do it online... i think) - Online Test -> competency, fit with organisation culture - Screening Interview -> with two senior managers. - Comprehensive Interview -> with four senior managers
- - How did you manage your difficult time, handling many complicate tasks at once ? - Manage the team that all members have a very strong personality... How? and if you counter with the setback, how did you manage that? Give an example - Describe the extracurricular activities that you did during your undergrad Please make sure that you have a very solid example (2 at least) when you do an interview with the company. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2014.
Overall interview process was pleasant. Relaxing atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions about the company. Downside is that it took them 4 months to get back to candidates. In addition, this was not even a proper job interview, but an invitation to the seminar that may lead to full time job offer.
- They were looking for their success drivers. All information is on their website. Nothing out of ordinary. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
1. Applied online 2. Online logical and reasoning test (simple level of difficulty) 3. Fast tracked to assessment centre ( assessment +interview ) Assessment same as the online test, 40 questions in 65 mins. Competency based - Behavioural Interview. 7-8 questions were asked. 4. Assessment day
- Q. Describe a time when you had to adapt to a change in situation. 1 Answer
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Procter & Gamble (London, England (UK)).
very common methodology. submit cv and cover letter on their website. you received a link for a reasoning test. it is a bit unconventional but nothing difficult. three days later i was invited to phone interview. there i failed because at the question "why are you excited about selling batteries" I did not know what to say.
- why are you excited about selling batteries? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied to join the Day in the Life of a Finance and Accounting manager and was successfully put through to the telephone interview. The interviewer was very informative, discussing what the layout would be on the phone. The questions were all competency, following P&G's success drivers and it was mainly circulated around there values. After that, I was successful in being invited for the event and I will get the opportunity to be interviewed again for the summer internship.
- Tell me a time when you had to adapt to something. Answer Question
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