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William Grant & Sons Interview Questions

Updated Mar 2, 2017
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process was a phone screen by a recruiter and then on site visit with the Head of HR. I had to reach out numerous times to find out if there was any status at all on the role and never got a response back as a courtesy. It was definitely very unprofessional on company's behalf.

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    Freelance Events Bartender Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I was brought in by a former coworker who was already working for the company and, because of this, and did not have a formal interview. While the job itself is highly professional, the vetting process is somewhat casual––they rely more on personal recommendations than formal interviews. Easy as pie.

    Interview Questions

    • They're always looking for passionate people and are constantly asking their employees what their favorite new spirits and cocktail trends are. They asked me about my prior experience and what I liked and didn't like about the various positions I'd held in the past. After that, it was all about availability.   1 Answer
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    FIN Ad Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maitland, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons (Maitland, FL) in March 2009.

    Interview

    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.


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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)).

    Interview

    I was interviewed twice. On the phone and i was called down for another interview. I called to follow up and was told repeatedly that i was selected.
    However, the Employer eventually stopped replying and didnt reply to my follow up mails. Even after repeatedly telling me i am selected. This was very unprofessional and unethical.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know anything about Marketing.
      Why so you want to join our team
      Why drives you to join Marketing
      Will you be able to travel   Answer Question

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    Global Brand Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons (London, England (UK)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with HR followed by a one to one interview with the line manager at the headquarter offices around previous professional experiences in different industries and key achievements in those roles. The interview was followed by a online test of mathematical/financial skills, personality test and language skills.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the biggest difficulty you encountered in your past roles?   Answer Question

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    Graduate Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons.

    Interview

    First a technical interview at the Girvan site which lasted about 30-45 mins. This is where they asked basic competency questions and technical questions on engineering aspects
    I was then invited for the 2nd round interviews which involved assessment centre. 12 candidates were interviewed over 2 days. 6 each day.
    A 2 day site visit for the final 12 candidates was organised to visit the Dufftown sites.
    The assessment centre involved a group task where each person represented a different government body with a specialised project in the future. A sum of money was to be granted to one of these projects and we had to discuss the projects and decided which one was best.
    A presentation and competency interview followed focusing on presentation skills and passion for the business by going through the presentation and CV.
    Finally a fact finding individual task which involves asking questions based on a very short brief on whether a key business decision should maintain a contract for a charity or not. It was quite difficult to get the whole picture by asking the right questions and whether or not to change your mind.

    I was also told that feedback for the interviews would be provided whether successful or unsuccessful and I am still waiting. Also I had to get flights over to take part in the site visits and interviews. I was told that the expenses would have been covered. if they weren't i would not have made the site visit as they are not essential for the interview process. However I am also still waiting to get reimbursed for them after several phone calls and emails I have heard nothing. No answer by phone or email. And that is coming out of a students own pocket

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions were a little odd and had to remember back to 2nd year about pressure head and refrigeration.
      They asked what is your passion for this industry.   Answer Question

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    Senior ACCOUNTS EXECUTIVE Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Bus Dev Manager Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at William Grant & Sons (London, England (UK)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Give an example of where you went the extra mile for your company in your role?   Answer Question

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