I interviewed at Unilever in November 2011.
Interview Details – Great and informative but took about 2 months
Interview Question – Case studies Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Unilever in November 2012.
Interview Details – 1:1 Interview (On-Campus), if you do well...
Invitation to Superday in Englewood Cliffs. The night before Superday, the company takes you to dinner. It's pretty relaxed...getting to know the people/company. Important to talk to the employees and learn about the company (employees are eager to share their experience).
The next day there are two 1:1 interviews. I enjoyed both of my interviews, but I've heard different opinions (depends on the interviewer obviously). Just be yourself and, and you'll do great! I would say that they definitely want to challenge you, but that's the fun part!
After the interviews, there is a case scenario. You have about 90 minutes (if I remember correctly) to prepare and present with a team. You're given a product category and a few demographics...then you have to come up with what you want to take to market given the constraints. I was really nervous for this portion, but it's honestly not that bad at all. There are 3-4 Unilever employees that are watching how you work with the team and how you can involve your other group members.
Side note: some people have the case before lunch and the interviews following lunch.
Overall, the interview process is great. They link you up with a "mentor" who is a current employee. I LOVED my mentor because he really motivated me and boosted my moral before my interview! I haven't started as of yet, but HR has been an absolute dream to work with. I am really excited to start this summer!
Interview Question – Tell me about a bad advertising campaign Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was happy with the contract/package. I didn't negotiate, but it seemed like a pretty firm offer.
I interviewed at Unilever in December 2009.
Interview Details – i was recruited from Business School. Screened on campus then full day of on- site interviews
Interview Question – packaged goods marketing and why Unilever? View Answer
Negotiation Details – was able to negotiate salary based on other offers
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Unilever.
Interview Details – It was quite easy as they primarily check your enthusiasm and your people skills. There is no such analytical or mathematical tests. Your prior work experience matters.
Interview Question – There was no difficult question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – You cannot really negotiate as each position level has a salary bracket that needs to start from 80% for a new joiner, unless you are a special talent and I was not in that case.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Unilever in June 2008.
Interview Details – I have been asked questions to expand on my experiences I described in the online application form such as:
Tell me about a situation where you succeeded at bringing people with differing opinions together and achieved consensus
Can you tell me an experience of yours where you believe you showed leadership skills
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Unilever in October 2008.
Interview Details – Unilever in a large company so the interview process is slow. Once you apply online an outsourced HR company (not part of Unilever) call you for a phone interview. If you pass that the next step is meeting one on one with your hiring manager.
The questions are typical brand managment questions: make sure you reasearched the brand you are interviewing for, P&L, typical consumer for the brand etc.
Interview Question – Who is the typical consumer for the particular brand you are interviewing for. They go into detail about their brands. Answer Question
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