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Philip Morris International Interview Questions in Switzerland

Updated Aug 15, 2017
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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


  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Market Research Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Lausanne (Switzerland)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    First phone interview: Past experience and fit questions.
    Invited to assessment center at HQ in Lausanne: 3 interviews (with different stake holders - tested skills and fit questions) + 1 presentation where you had to show analytical skills and rol related knowledge.
    The whole process was great and with good support and feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Prepare presentation answering: How to assess the impact of one type of advertisement in the sales of one their products   Answer Question

  4.  

    Procurement Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Geneva (Switzerland)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Normal online application
    Received an invite from the video interview provider - nothing from Philip Morris; not even an email update
    Recorded my interview and sent it through - very superficial and easy going questions, more for entry level positions rather than for an analyst or senior position (total of 5 questions)
    Announced within one week via email that they considered me too Junior for the position (although the job description was indicating a minimum experience of 2-4 years and I have over 6 years)
    The rejection email was sent by an intern within HR department, which I found it a bit strange given the fact that they supposedly were recruiting for a senior position.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a situation when you had to work with a difficult person   Answer Question

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    Analytics & Data Program Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Lausanne (Switzerland)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for one manager position at Philip Morris and after around one month I received an invite to do a SHL logical test. Had 7 days to do it. When investigating on the web about the test, I found out that it was very tricky and not at all an easy test to do. I had to buy a demo test online to practice. The real test consisted of 25 questions to do in 25 minutes, without having the choice to postpone or go back to an answer; multiple choice test.
    I recommend that when doing the test you do it in a very quiet ambiance, plus getting some practice before doing it.
    I did not pass the test in the end because after 6 days I received the rejection letter.


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    Internal Controls Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Lausanne (Switzerland)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    1. web-based surveys and tests (numeric and logic reasoning)
    2. business case (handled via email, with 5h to complete - documents came with outdated references, track changes still active... quite misleading)
    3. skype call with line managers (organized last minute, with almost no chance to propose a more convenient timing)
    4. face to face (initially an "assessment center" was planned - then reverted back to another business case, and face-to-face presentation to line management and HR)

    All in all, very structured process, despite some sudden changes in plans. Very limited time for discussion / questions from the candidate end's. Somehow I got the feeling they leverage (too much) on their good reputation / market position, that they do not really care about candidates' needs / questions / actual concerns.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical business cases, plus personality-based questions   Answer Question

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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philip Morris International.

    Interview

    The whole process was very well organised: at each step, I got all the emails with notifications, descriptions, instructions, etc.
    There was one skype interview with a hiring manager and a team manager, and then one interview in the company with both managers and team members. The last one included a presentation on a given topic.
    The questions were really good and sometimes challenging, but nothing too difficult, nothing too specific.

    I really enjoyed the process: it all was clarified to me, all the timelines were setted and met. The hiring manager really knows his job. He took me through the whole process so nicely, that I did not have to worry at all.

    Interview Questions

    • 1st interview:
      - statistical questions, other technical questions
      - some behavioural questions adjusted to my CV, previous experience and future job

      2d interview:
      - discussions on a presentation
      - questions about previous experience
      - general/behavioural questions   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Lausanne (Switzerland)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Very organised, It took approximately two moths, I applied online, I later had a phone Interview with the HR, allowed by a Skype Interview two weeks after with the HR and the hiring manager. Everything was very clear, no difficult questions but they were looking for a very specific profile. Asked about examples of previous tasks in different positions.

    I received feedback of the interview two weeks after the Skype interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Challenging situations, Specific questions about the position.   1 Answer

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    IT Business Engagement Manager - Digital, Social & Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Lausanne (Switzerland)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    +st call with someone based in Poland to check my availabilities. Then a 30 minutes Skype interview with a Talent acuisition specialist. She gave me no details at all on the job, and asked me traditional questions. She was not very well prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Salary expected
      Previous experiences   1 Answer

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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Philip Morris International (Lausanne (Switzerland)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Very disappointing process. I had 2 rounds interview and they never bothered giving me a feedback. I chased them for weeks to know if I was still in the process (just an email saying: sorry you were not selected for the role would have been enough) but they never took the time to reply. Great employer branding job.

    Interview Questions

    • Very standard questions: What do you think of our industry? What are your strengths? ...   Answer Question

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