William Grant & Sons
William Grant & Sons Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Very Difficult Interview
FIN Ad Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at William Grant & Sons in March 2009.
Interview Details – Performed one or more multiple financial activities within various finance job functions. Compiles and reviews budgets using actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports, and other data sources to control funds and provide for proper financial administration. Performs multiple financial cost analyses functions, including cost allocation, setting up cost control systems, collecting data, controlling costs and preparing reports that maintain the company's cost accounting system. Ensures that costs are allocated according to established procedures. Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports. Maintains or oversees the control of accounts and records in such areas as disbursements, expenses, tax payments, and income.
Senior ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at William Grant & Sons in September 2013.
Interview Details – I got the call from one of my reference, visiting the office was like it was newly setup, then the questions were like normal ones on basics, the person sitting in front was not like the more superior one.
Interview Question – sing a song Answer Question
Bus Dev Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at William Grant & Sons in July 2011.
Interview Details – Interviews are stringently controlled by HR and take the form of a run through CV (as normal) with valid questions such as why you moved company etc. Then the difficult part is the competency based interview part which takes the form of 8 questions (4 competencies per role so 2 questions per competency). Practice these answers and know examples very well. There is lots of probing here. Interview finishes up with a couple of questions on values to ensure your values match the company's values.
It was very difficult to establish a rapport/ relationship in such a regimented/ HR controlled interview process.
Interview Question – Give an example of where you went the extra mile for your company in your role? Answer Question