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Procter & Gamble Assistant Brand Manager Interview Questions

Updated Mar 14, 2017
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Assistant Brand Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in December 2011.

Interview

Initial online application - normal bio & experience stuff, followed by 2 assessments: one a skills driver and one a personality driver.

Pass the assessments and you'll have either a phone interview or an on-campus interview (the vast majority of hires are MBA or UG students) with a person in the function you are applying to, typically someone who also graduated from your university/college.

Interview process consists of behavioral questions designed to elicit responses showing your fit against P&G's 3 Success Drivers: Power of People, Power of Minds and Power of People. All interview responses are expected to be in the CAR format: circumstance or conflict, action you took, and results achieved.

Based upon performance in the first interview, top candidates are brought back to the General Office in Cincinnati for a second round interview and assessments. The assessments are pencil and paper versions similar to, but slightly more difficult than, the online assessments - calibrating reasoning and analytical skills. The final interview is a panel interview with Associate Marketing Directors - with the same Behavioral question structure and topics (Success Drivers).

A Majority of applicants hired come through the company's intern program, which recruits 1st year MBA candidates from top schools across the country.

Interview Questions

  • "Tell me about a time when you expertise or in-depth knowledge of a specific subject area enabled you to take charge and solve a problem, and what were the results?"   Answer Question

Negotiation

Very little negotiation. The starting salary was the most competitive offer I received out of undergrad by ~$10K

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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in January 2011.

    Interview

    It took a little over one month. I applied online, got invited for an interview but since I was traveling, I first did a telephone interview and when I returned, a personal interview was completed.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard behavioral based questions, such as "Tell me about a time...."   Answer Question

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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Columbus, OH) in November 2009.

    Interview

    i was an out of state candidate who applied online to P&G
    -filled out online application
    -did the reasoning online test
    -did the personality profile
    -did 2 phone interviews
    -got invited to do a face to face
    -took the infamous P&G(MAT) test. wasn't too bad
    -also took a wonderlic (i THINK, can't recall 100%)
    -interviewed with 4 people and it included lunch

    Interview Questions


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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Was straight forward behavioral interview. First round was 2 people final round was a panel interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time when you received data from multiple sources, research, client, focus groups, etc and had to bring it together and analyze it.   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a time when you were in a leadership position and had to implement a strategy or change, how did you do it and did you succeed?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Salary somewhat. Honestly though its a great place to work at and even if you dont start with the max salary you will get enough raises that you will pretty much catch up with everyone else.


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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Boston, MA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Very big emphasis on IQ. Have to take three tests - the first two of which are online. The third is a timed, in person test that emphasizes both speed and reasoning (think fill in the bubble, number two pencil stuff). The interview itself relies a lot on understanding your past experience and your fit within the organization. HR was a pain afterwards. I was informed that I didn't make it only to be told twice later that I did make it. Very confusing.

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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in December 2008.

    Interview

    The interview process is, like most things at P&G, a well-defined process. First, you must apply online at pg.com. Secondly, you will receive a link to an online assessment which you MUST pass in order to proceed in the interview process. The questions are behavioral-based, and there's really no way to cheat it or beat it, so just be honest.

    After the online assessment, you sort of enter the black hole. If you know someone at P&G, it's really good to make that contact so your file can get to the attention of an HR recruiter. Pending your score on the online assessment, you will have a telephone interview with HR, which will be all behavior-based (tell me about a time you led a team, etc.). Answering in the Context-Action-Result format is imperative - you won't move forward if you don't respond in this fashion. It's perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) to use examples from work, school, and community functions.

    Pending that interview, you will then be invited to an onsite interview where you will typically meet with three or four marketers from various levels. Interviews are typically two on one and, like the HR interview, will be behavioral. Additionally, you MUST use the Context-Action-Result format. Have quantifiable results, and display a passion for winning.

    You should receive feedback within a few days - if you make it to the final rounds, you're almost there!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to lead a team that was charged with undertaking an unpopular task. How did you manage the team and what was the end result? (And tell me another, and another)   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time you had to work with someone with a background different than your own. How did that work out? (Hint: Diversity is not limited to race - think gender in male/female dominated roles, diversity of educational background, diversity of thought, etc.)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is typically little negotiation. The base salary is typically a few thousand above General Mills and Johnson & Johnson MBA salaries, and the bonus is quite generous. If you qualify, there is a solid relocation program.


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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Very cumbersome process. It started on-line with an application, then an on-line test and on-campus interview. The sent us to the HQs to learn about the Company and interview more that 5 times. Then HR called me for more questions and finally I was in.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that had to deal with a difficult person   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No chances for negotiation whatsoever. They actually told me that I had 3 days to accept.


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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) in March 2008.

    Interview

    HR was not organized and made several attempts at scheduling the interviews. The interviewers were great and asked only behavioral questions about leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you have to influence managers above you   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when a project didn't go your way.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    P&G does not negotiate on anything-salary, vacation, signing bonus, etc.


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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for an Internship.
    First you do an online reasoning test, then you get invited to the offices, where you at first have to do a similiar test again in person. There is only a threshold to surpass.
    Then you have 3x 60min interviews, in which you get basically the same questions.

    The whole process was very cold. We got picked up from the lobby to do the reasoning test, without any real welcome, or introduction. The test was relatively easy though. Then you eat lunch with a person and afterwards your first interview starts. All the questions are based on the peak performance drivers and in each question they ask you to demonstrate one skill through an example.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you a group work in which you had to deal with someone with contrasting opinons.
      Tell me about a time you had to work with a lot of data.
      Tell me about a time you improved a process in an organization.
      Tell me about a time you created something new.
      Tell me about a task you had to complete when time was short.  
      Answer Question

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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Procter & Gamble.

    Interview

    After completing an online assessment (reasoning test), I had to complete a written reasoning test in person. This wasn't too hard and consisted of pattern identification, basic math problems, and some general reasoning questions. Afterwards I was invited to interview virtually with two current brand managers. The interview was very straightforward with behavioural and situational questions. I was surprised that they asked no data-based questions. I didn't get a return offer and didn't receive feedback upon request.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you had to spur change in a non-leadership role.   Answer Question

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