Unilever Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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    Material Handler/Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Unilever in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    My interview was Tuesday January 15, 2013 we were told that we would all be contacted at the latest in the beginning of the following week. By the way my friend also had an interview there to and was contacted through email January 17, 2013 and was told she did not get the position. I hadn't been contacted so January 23, 2013 I called the man I was prompted to see during the interview couldn't get through to him besides his voicemail. I took the initiative to obtain his email address from my friend who was rejected to follow up on my interview since I hadn't been contacted yet. As of today January 25, 2013 I received an email saying thanks for coming to interview at the Chicago, IL Kilbourn location but they decided to offer the opportunities to other candidates and goodluck with my job search. Iwas totally pissed, not for the act that I didn't get the job but for the fact that if I hadn't contacted him through various means the management at unilever wouldn't have bothered to contact me and let me know my status regarding the position. Candidates spent 3 hours of their time waiting around to be interviewed which could've been completed in 1 hr time but the unilever management didn't have the courtesy and respect to follow through or their statements and contact the candidates regarding the job opportunity. It was a waste of time and they didn't give anyone feedback on their interview as stated. Basically if they feel they are going to choose other candidates for the position they could care less whether you're informed of your status.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview wasn't difficult the process was just tedious. The interview took 3 hours and it only took 30 minutes (alotted time for skills test) for testing and 30 minutes for the two interviews. Basically we just sat there until they decided to call us and it was only 7 of us.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Unilever in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview
    Online evaluation
    Super-day interview

    Interview Questions
    • They don't give much time for preparing the short presentation.
      All interviewers are very friendly.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Unilever Management Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stratford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stratford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Unilever in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted online application to a third party website, and a few days later, received 1st round phone interview. It was a very short, 15-20 min, chat about fit questions and relevant experience. Fortunately, was referred to the HR and arranged a "super-day" interview. It was probably the most intensive interview process I had ever been through. 90 mins case prep and 15 min *2 presentations to senior directors, followed by 30 min 1-on-1 pure behavior interview with one Sr. director, and lastly a 30+30 min group case interview. It was a whole day event in their Connecticut research site.

    Interview Questions
    • Group case interview observed by senior directors. Candidates took turns to express individual observations, and then it was opened up to group discussion with a goal to reach a consensus (no right or wrong).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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!

    Lunch.

    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!

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    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with the contract/package. I didn't negotiate, but it seemed like a pretty firm offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Maintenance/Engineer/Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raeford, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raeford, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    One entire day of multiple panel interviews.
    I should have been informed of their dress code. I was over dressed and needed to wear extra protective equipment.
    Two of us (candidates) were processed together on the same day. We attended an opening meeting, lunch and closing meeting together. The panel interviews were held separately.
    I never heard anything back from anyone!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary, standard and behavioral questions.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shanghai Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through their universal Unilever talent program. Took a skills test online then was invited to a phone interview with a recruitment officer. Was told will not be able to speak with Unilever employee unless given final interview in NJ.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of culture shock have you experienced and how do you think you will work well with the Chinese?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    İnventory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen interview
    It was a normal and expected interview process that I've been throught. All the questions that I've been asked pretty much were same that in the post questions in the glassdoor,like what do you think about the position,how do u contribute the company,where do you see yourself in 5 years, what was the most difficult stiuation in your last or current positions and how did you over come ..etc
    From my feel, rather than answering all this questions in basic way , as a candidate you supposed to questions to positions , company itself would be much more impressive

    Interview Questions
    • I've been asked my salary range and I got stuck, didn't even think that I've been face with this questions beginning of interview process ( it was a phone interview ) ... And guest give something more than they think.. Put yourself in low range
      At the beginning I stick with that I'm sure company has a fair salary range base on my educational and professional experience and I stick with that... But interviewer were insist for specific number and I say it
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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Future Leader's Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trumbull, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trumbull, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Apply onine, online test, phone interview, and the Superday interview. We had dinner with some employees in Unilever one day before the superday. Superday was tough, first a material review followed by an independent presentation, then there was a face-to-face interview. In the afternoon there was an independent material study followed by a group discussion but no presentation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Production Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Worker for Unilever as a temp. for 6 months . assigned to various production lines during that time.
    never missed a day or was late .. I was then asked to go online to apply through the company
    website. tThey contacted me back and requested an interview .. I then was contacted 2 weeks later to
    report to work in early January.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Associate Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Unilever in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by all day interviews in Englewood cliffs. The phone interview was after I applied through my university's job board. I interviewed w two alums from my school, so that helped establish a cordial atmosphere. The questions were not difficult, mostly personality type.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not technical at all. Very few finance-y questions. Most of the questions were about teamwork--they really want to gauge how well you work w others.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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