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Application Process & Interviews at Procter & Gamble
- Average rating for Recruitment, based on 12 reviews8.9 / 10
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
I felt that I was in an environment that challenged me, but also allowed me to show my truest identity. I knew I was being hired for me, not my words.
Long but necessarily thorough process.
Cover letter and resume. Followed by a written assessment. After shortlisting there are two interviews. Offer.
Thorough hiring process that was more in depth than other companies.
- Start with online personality test - Verbal / Mathematical Reasoning Test - 3 x interviews with a range of interviewers
Psychometric testing was fairly easy - certainly easier than KPMG, IBs etc. 1st round interview was easy again. 2nd round interview was challenging - the aim is to push you until you cannot answer or answer with great struggle.
Thorough but quick. Not overly ridiculous with long assessment centres. 2 interviews as well as personality and academic test (general math and literacy etc)
Rigorous, but thorough ensuring the right people enter the organisation.
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Behavioural questions about leadership, teamwork, etc
Describe a time in which you used mastery to achieve an organisational goal. Name a task in which you used data to achieve an organisational goal
Behavioural style questions; "tell us about a time when..."
The questions are designed to check the fit of the person with P&G. The approach used in the questions is STAR where a candidate is required to delve deep into his/her past experiences.
Questions to display experience in Leadership, innovation, sales and time management.
Mostly behavioral questions, including "Show me a time when you demonstrated x..."
Personality / situational based questions.
Why should I hire you. Other questions that would have demonstrated the company values.
Can you tell me about a time you had to innovate?
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Use specific data driven results and answer in CAR format
Partake in extracurricular activities such as sports or on-campus roles. Part-time job and internship experience in the industry is also highly regarded.
Know the company's PVPs, the culture and the history. Understand the PEAK performance factors and come prepared to demonstrate your values that resonate with the company.
Practice STAR interviewing techniques.
The company is typically looking for well-rounded candidates with experience in a range of areas, so try to describe those experiences in your answers.
PVP's are everything. Know them, live them. We take pride in our history, so know it. Go deeper, read the annual report, show some critical thinking on the CEO's comments. Have scenarios where you can demonstrate the company values. Sales is about teamwork, costs and revenue, when have you been a leader in these things? Have examples.
Prepare by reflecting on situations where you have demonstrated key competencies, and ensure you are able to adapt the situation to different questions asked.