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Philip Morris International Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2017
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    Process Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bologna (Italy)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Bologna (Italy)) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Operators very experienced in the production process, who intervene on the machine for setting operation, to improve the quality of the production process and the product. The EXPERT must identify how to improve the machine setting or set up preventive maintenance.

    Interview Questions

    • Find the fault in this safety circuit (you have: multimeter, screwdriver, wiring diagram and datasheet)   Answer Question
    • What parameters do I have to change to increase or decrease the acceleration of this electric motor?   1 Answer
    • Describe this piece of electric diagram   1 Answer
    • This circuit (PLC, button, selector and bulb) does not work (the light bulb does not turn on), via a PC connected to the PLC tell me why. (STEP 7)   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Lausanne (Switzerland)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Process lasted 1 week. Long distance Skype interview with a HR manager, a department manager and a HR intern in Lausanne, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The interview last about 30 minutes, got the offer 24 hours later.

    Interview Questions

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    IS Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bologna (Italy)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Bologna (Italy)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I was called by PMI Talent Hiring Expert , I had a phonecall interview in English that lasted 20 minutes . After one week I was called back for a job interview at the PMI Bologna HQ with the Talent Expert along with the IS Team Leader.
    The Talent Expert Manager was very kind and gave me feedbacks along the process.

    Interview Questions


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    Demand Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Bratislava (Slovakia)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Very good. Firstly, quick chat over the phone with hr, then face to face Plus Excel test (30 minutes) vlook up, pivot table, pie chart. The whole process was pleasant

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for this position, how do you handle stress, why did you leave previous employment,why do you want to work for us, why should we hire you   Answer Question

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    Logistics Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philip Morris International.

    Interview

    Applied online. Got interview call within a week. Process was quick and efficient. Interviewers were very welcoming and patient. Took time to understand my background and to explain the job description.

    Interview Questions


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    Internal Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (London, England (UK)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I had applied online via the PMI website .
    1st round: Telephone interview with the HR
    2nd Round: Online Test - Verbal and numerical.
    3rd round: Interview with the Dept Senior and Manager.
    4th Round : Business case round to be presented to 2 other managers and the dept senior of the firm
    5th Round: With the Director ( for which I did not qualify ofcourse).
    The worst interview experience for any candidate.While the actual interviews did go well.The entire process took nearly 2 MONTHS and the worst of all was that I after the 4th round ( business case round) the HR DID NOT get back to me to inform that I had not qualified further , it was only after I made a call a week later they mentioned that they decided to pursue another candidate.However I do believe that after 2 MONTHS of interview process I should have been ATLEAST informed by the company that it was a NO!!

    Interview Questions

    • General questions - tell me about yourself, difficult situation and how you overcame that , about the job , about the industry.   Answer Question

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    Associate Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philip Morris International.

    Interview

    1 interview by phone, questions about salary expectations, background in research, motivation to change my job. Interviewed by an intermediary company, for a temporary position. Didn't receive any answer in 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    In order to get to the interview you had to complete two online tests - one for logical reasoning and another for math. The day long "assessment day" was with all the other shortlisted applicants. This included individual case analysis, two group case analysis, 3 15-minute one on one interviews. All the case analyses included presentations, either to other applicants or to the facilitators, and the assessment day ended with an 'afterparty' where you had to present a dance (which I'm also sure was looked at in terms of teamwork/preparation/etc).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had conflict with someone else, and how you resolved it.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (London, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The internship recruiment process is branded under Inkompass. The process included sending an application, doing numerical and verbal reasoning tests, a phone interview, then an On Ground Assessment (OGA). The OGA was definitely memorable, it is not what you would expect for a typical assessment day. It was quite a long and sometimes stressful day, but definitely worthwhile and rewarding. It was fun and informative in terms of allowing us to gain a deeper insight of Philip Morris through the eyes of its employees - who were always ready to answer whatever questions we had. The day included various tasks and interviews, as well as breaks and sessions of ping-pong which allowed us to wind-down inbetween the tasks. Overall the whole process was worthwhile, and I would recommend students to apply for the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of when you faced a problem within a team and how you solved it.   Answer Question

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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (London, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    A very relaxed assessment process in a very fun environment in London. The process was very efficient and took approximately 3+ weeks from applying to getting the final outcome. Friendly employers and competitive assessed activities combined with networking opportunities and refreshments. This was their first Inkompass internship based around London and they were very successful in organizing it very effectively and will only get better in future with regards to the experience provided to applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • The first assessed activity involved a case study in which we as a group had to choose two products to introduce into the market.   Answer Question
    • The second assessed activity was the interview stage where we were individually interviewed by three different assessors each lasting approximately 15 minutes and questions relating to behavioral, competency and etc.   Answer Question
    • The third assessed activity was related a supply chain problem and finding ways to overcome them in which we had to do a presentation.   Answer Question
    • The final activity was team based and we were each given a warehouse and had to convince other team members on choosing the right one.   Answer Question

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