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Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in February 2014.
Interview Details – Had one interview with my current manager and one manager from the team that I am closely working with currently. The interview was about an hour long and it was very relaxing with more or less standard questions.
Interview Question – More or less standard interview questions. Had to do an excel test, however, the test was more to see how I approach a situation where I don't know what to do and therefore how I deal with difficulties and unknowns. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Manufacturing Analyst Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever.
Interview Details – One on campus interview with two interviewers. Interview was behavioral and lasted about 30 minutes. I was contacted after the interview with an offer letter containing the internship location and salary.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict on your team. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Unilever Future Leaders Program Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Unilever.
Interview Details – First to complete online application. This was followed by an hour telephone conversation. Questions were all competency based putting the candidate in different situations though out. The usual sort of questions, no curve balls. got the opportunity to ask questions at the end but the lady on the end of the phone wasn't able to answer it, and didn't know much to be honest because she was just in recruitment. I failed, but if i was to do this again, i would try and have got more key words in my speech to keep her hungry for more.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions, the usual competency based question stuff Answer Question
Sustainable Sourcing Assistant Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in April 2014.
Interview Details – Initial communication - Recruiter messages on LinkedIn for the position. I mailed in my CV for an initial discussion and understanding of the role
Initial call with recruiter - Roles and responsibilities, current compensation, expected compensation, reporting structure discussed. I was told that the profile has been put up for consideration, and next call with the Director is to be scheduled in two weeks.
There was no acknowledgement of the email after the initial call, nor was there any response for a follow up email two weeks later. After another follow up, I got an email saying they have other candidates, and my application is no longer under consideration.
My view is that they already had a candidate in mind, and they just sought out other resumes. Not a transparent selection process.
Interview Question – It was only an initial call with the recruiter. They did not even schedule the next call as promised. Answer Question
Territory Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Unilever.
Interview Details – Interviewed through campus recruiting. People were nice and very positive
Interview Question – Give an example of a time that you encounted conflict and how you resolved it. Answer Question
Global Brand Director Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Unilever.
Interview Details – Usually for low levels there is a full assessment process involving multiple candidates (4 or +) and assessors (4). For more experienced people it is the usual multiple interviews with directs and indirects (HR) future co-workers.
Interview Question – No difficult questions per se, apart from competencies for immediate job success, the interviews/assessments objective is mostly for checking if the candidate will fit well form a behavioral and cultural perpective. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Standard conditions as entry level marketer.
Supply Chain Summer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Unilever in March 2014.
Interview Details – Online application (includes 7 competency questions)-->A 20-minute phone interview-->A half-day assessment center which contains one-to-one interview, group case study and individual case study. The case study was the hardest part. It included 3 sub-cases and lots of reading material and we were given 45 minutes to come up with solutions to the 3 cases. It was not department-specific. I applied for supply chain but received cases related to marketing as well.
Interview Question – Have you been a role model for others? Explain. View Answer
Customer Development Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in December 2013.
Interview Details – 4 rounds. 1st - application, numerical test.
2nd - interview on skype
3rd - assessment day
4th - final interview
Interview Question – what do you know about Unilever
what do you know about Customer Development. What will you have to do
a situation question. Answer Question
Summer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in August 2012.
Interview Details – You need to submit your resumes to the HR in charge. Next, they will call you via phone for the interview. Then, they will interview you with a set of questions. Once they like you and you are fit, they will hire you on the spot and call you afterwards for confirmation. otherwise, they will call you if you got the job
Interview Question – These are the skills you need to have, if you have them, how wel do you think you can carry it out? Answer Question
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