Procter & Gamble Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 26, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Harrogate, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (Harrogate, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    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

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    • name a time when you experience conflict and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    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.

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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • - 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
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    Customer Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    • Tell me about a time you had to work with limited resources   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • when you changed your strategy during a project when you apply a strategy you learned to another project   Answer Question
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    - 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

    Interview Questions

    • - 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
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    R&D PhD Seminar Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Procter & Gamble in December 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • They were looking for their success drivers. All information is on their website. Nothing out of ordinary.   Answer Question
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    12 Month Placement Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • Q. Describe a time when you had to adapt to a change in situation.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Procter & Gamble (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    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.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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