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Procter and Gamble Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Procter and Gamble job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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If Procter and Gamble hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

When you start a new position with any company, it is important to set a goal on how you will make a positive impact quickly after being hired. In asking this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you've put some thought into the impact you would like to make from the start in this role at Procter and Gamble.

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35 Procter and Gamble Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

    1. If Procter and Gamble hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      When you start a new position with any company, it is important to set a goal on how you will make a positive impact quickly after being hired. In asking this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you've put some thought into the impact you would like to make from the start in this role at Procter and Gamble.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview at Procter and Gamble, research the role that you will be interviewing for and put some serious thought into what aspects of the job you will immediately be able to make your impact felt. Then, during the interview, talk to your interviewer about what your impact goal is, should you be a successful candidate. Ensure to impress your interviewer by talking about a goal or accomplishment that will make a difference for them and their team from the start.

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      1st Answer Example

      "When we were speaking earlier about sales targets in this position, you mentioned that most new sales professionals hit their KPIs after 120 days. If I were hired today, my goal would be to exceed my KPI's after the first 90 days. My goal, consistent with Procter and Gamble's values, will be to focus resources to achieve leadership objectives and strategies. I plan to make a positive impact very quickly and show that I am a perfect fit for P&G's culture of mastery, innovation, and passion for winning."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I know you mentioned that the average tenure in this position, before promotion, is anywhere from six months to a year or more. I intend to prove over the first three months that I am a rockstar in the organization and that I can live out Procter and Gamble's corporate values of leadership, ownership, and passion for winning - treating the company's assets as my own and behaving with your long-term success in mind."

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "Like I mentioned before, I intend to apply my general strategy from day one in order to exceed my KPIs and provide research and analyses that will help the company grow."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      It's great that you plan to exceed your KPIs and provide research/analyses for the company. Nice! If you want to, you could also discuss tasks that you would complete in the beginning days of the new job like introducing yourself to colleagues and clients, taking time to learn about P&G's products, and speaking to your manager about what success looks like in your new role.

  • Accomplishment

    2. Procter and Gamble likes to hire those who take pride in their work. Tell me about your greatest work-related accomplishment.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Procter and Gamble values having a passion for winning in their respective markets and your interviewer wants to get a sense that you are driven and motivated to succeed by having you talk about your greatest accomplishment on the job. As you answer, they'll also be looking to gauge your personal values put into your work.

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      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview, put some serious thought into what you would consider your greatest work-related accomplishment and prepare to talk about it during your interview at Procter and Gamble. Your accomplishment can come from the success of a big project, going the extra mile to help a customer, or even from your education. No matter how you answer, make sure it shows your interviewer that you would join their team as a motivated person that comes to Procter and Gamble ready to help them win. It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments!

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      1st Answer Example

      "The greatest accomplishment of my career, thus far, was graduating from college as an honors student, all while still working full time in a related field. I was at the top of my class, plus working full time. This showed me that I could dedicate myself to my career and reach the goals that I set for myself. It felt great to accomplish so much and to be recognized for my dedication. I believe that this kind of work ethic will fit well within P&G's culture of passion for winning, strategic focus, and innovation."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "My greatest career accomplishment so far is being promoted to a senior-level manager position in my current role and topping it off by closing a major deal less than 48 hours later. I was not only proud of myself but also received accolades from the VP of Sales in front of the entire company, which was a really special moment. I look forward to applying this same work ethic to P&G's environment of innovation, mastery, and seeking to be the best."

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "Besides always exceeding my sales goals, I have also been praised as a great leader. Under my management when I was working at _________, I was able to reduce employee turnover from 133% to 32%, placing our franchise in the top 3 of all the franchises all of this while increasing the supplemental sales per clients of my employees by more than 20%, which shows how I am able to lead efficiently."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Wow. This is an extremely strong answer because of all the impressive statistics that you cite. This is great because these are measurable results that positively impacted the company you worked for - nice job! You also show that you are an effective salesperson as well as a great leader too.

  • Adaptability

    3. Change is par for the course with Procter and Gamble. When have you had to adapt to change in the workplace?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Being able to adapt to change in the workplace is a crucial skill to possess and this is especially true at Procter and Gamble with their constantly evolving consumers and competition in the marketplace. Your interviewer needs to get the sense that you are fluent and adaptive in your work and can be a positive influence when major change inevitably happens on the job at Procter and Gamble.

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      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have had to adjust to changes on the job. Make sure that the example you use clearly demonstrates the need for change to happen and explain the steps you took to ensure that you adapted to the change in a positive manner and with great results.

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      1st Answer Example

      "In my current role, there are a lot of turnovers when it comes to our management team. I have had to adapt to three new managers in the past four years. With each new manager I've had to work with, I took time to schedule initial 1:1 meetings to discuss workload, work preferences and to get a feel for how I can best work for the new manager. For a company like P&G that values strategic focus, innovation, and being the very best, I'd imagine that team members move up and around a great deal within the company. I'm fully prepared to handle that kind of change and adapt to both new team members and changing market conditions."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "In my previous role at a high-growth tech startup, the sales organization was restructured a number of times, from a new boss to new teams and territories. This can be very frustrating if one doesn't approach it with the right frame of mind, but I was able to thrive there. In this situation, if all team members are acting in accordance with P&G's value of doing what is right for the business with integrity, that means we'll all be ready to take advantage of developing opportunities, being nimble, and capitalizing on market changes with strategic focus. I'm always of the mindset that change is instituted for a good reason and always approach change situations with an open mind to learning and improving."

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I think I had to do it all my life. I actually embrace change, which is why I decided to change my country for volunteering and languages of studies. I also had to manage a lot of changes like opening a new store where everything is new or dealing with a growing company where we change the way we do things regularly. I think that change is necessary in order for a company to grow and stay competitive."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great response! The interviewer will appreciate that you embrace change, and you have provided multiple examples that prove this. Nice job.

  • Behavioral

    4. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      With Procter and Gamble's passion for winning, focus on accountability, and being the highest of integrity in their market segments comes a work environment that can be competitive and stressful at times. In asking this question, your interviewer wants to hear how you handle setbacks when they happen on the job and to hear about a direct example of a time that you did.

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      How to Answer

      Everyone handles the stress and disappointment of setbacks differently and your interviewer at Procter and Gamble is fully aware of this fact. Discuss with the interviewer how you typically cope with setbacks in the workplace by giving an example of a time where you successfully managed a setback to turn it into a positive. Don't forget to highlight your ability to do the right thing in any situation and to take accountability for your actions and turn a negative situation into one that is a learning situation for you.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I think no one enjoys setbacks, but it is bound to happen sometimes. I like to learn, adapt and improve every time I am faced with setbacks so that I can continue moving forward."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Nice! You're right that no one likes setbacks, but you clearly view them as learning opportunities, which is great. To strengthen your answer, consider including an example of a time when you suffered a setback and explain how you handled it and what you learned from it.

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  • Communication

    5. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups. Would you be able to successfully give large presentations at Procter and Gamble?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      A consumer product sales organization is driven by data and information and your role with Procter and Gamble may find you being a purveyor of that information for the organization. Whether you will be working face to face with customers/consumers or solely with fellow colleagues at the organization, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you are comfortable talking in front of large groups and presenting.

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      How to Answer

      Public speaking can be intimidating, so assure the interviewer that you are capable of communicating well in front of large groups. If you have any formal training in public speaking, be sure to discuss that. Perhaps you have so much experience that it comes second nature. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of giving presentations should it be required in your role with Procter and Gamble and use any examples of times you've had to do this during your career.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "In University, we had to present in almost all of our classes, and I had to present to groups of 30-50 persons. I also was part of the Expo Science fair where thousand of persons were present while I presented. Generally, I feel a little unease at the beginning, but once I get talking, everything goes smoothly!"

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great! It sounds like you have a lot of experience speaking publically and that you excel at it. Build out your response even more by giving some examples of topics that you presented while in college and while at the Expo Science Fair. Giving more information about the Expo Science Fair, in particular, will be interesting to the interviewer and help to make your answer more memorable. (For example, why did you get asked to present? What topic did you present? How did the audience respond to your presentation?) Also, connect your past experience to the new role. Say something like: 'I'm confident that this past public speaking experience will help me to effectively present to audiences within this new position.'

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  • Communication

    6. Rate your communication skills you would bring to Procter and Gamble from 1-10. Why would you give yourself this rating?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Whether you'll be working with external customers on a regular basis, a variety of large internal teams, or a mix of both at Procter and Gamble, communication is the key to success. Your interviewer asks this question to get a feel for the communication style and skills that you would bring to their team if hired for the job.

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      How to Answer

      First, give yourself an honest and fair rating of your communication skills that shows you have a high level of communication skills and also leaves room for improvement. Then, take some time to elaborate on your verbal and written communication skills and how they will make a positive impact on the Procter and Gamble team. As well, don't forget to talk about your excellent listening skills.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "Well based on my portfolio, where it can be seen that I am able to present results clearly and efficiently, plus the fact that I am always been a great leader shows that I am a good communicator. I believe that 8.5 / 10 would be fair."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Perhaps consider offering several ratings. You could break down your communication skills into reports/presentations, verbal/oral, and listening. Like you did, refer to your portfolio to support the rating you give yourself for presenting results clearly (maybe a 9 rating?) When you rate yourself on verbal communication, don't forget to mention your sales stats and how you effectively communicated to sell items, in addition to how you used your communication skills to be a strong leader. You should also mention the fact that you are bi-lingual and explain that if your rating isn't a perfect 10 this is partly due to the fact that you are a native Spanish speaker (if you are). Finally, you could include listening as a communication skill and talk about how you are an empathetic, active listener who customers open up to and trust.

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  • Competency

    7. The performance of our products at Procter and Gamble relies greatly on advertising and marketing efforts. Do you have any experience with advertising, marketing, or market research?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      No matter what role you are interviewing for at Procter and Gamble, your interviewer is looking to gain insight into your knowledge of the roles that marketing, advertising, and research play in the overall success of an individual product. Specifically, they'll want to see that you understand what your role will play in this for the organization.

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      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about any experience you have in advertising and marketing, whether that be on-the-job training or formal education. Discuss how you have seen robust marketing strategies directly affect the performance of a product. As well, you can earn bonus points with your interviewer by talking about some of the successful advertising and marketing campaigns of Procter and Gamble that you are familiar with.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have some marketing and advertising knowledge. Being an administrative assistant for HR and an assistant manager in the past, I had to deal a lot with the marketing departments and develop strategies to convince employees to come work for us. On top of that, I have a lot of school experience doing market research with an A average."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great answer! It definitely sounds like you have exposure to and experience with marketing, both academically and in the real world. Nice! What kind of strategies did you help develop and what were the results? What kind of market research did you do in school?

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  • Competency

    8. Sales performance is of utmost importance to Procter and Gamble. How do you plan to contribute to our profitability?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Procter and Gamble are first and foremost a sales-focused organization, bringing world-renowned products to a variety of markets worldwide.

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      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview, put some serious thought into how the role you are interviewing for at Procter and Gamble will have an influence on eventual product sales to consumers. Be creative in your thought process and your answer. Be sure to reiterate to your interviewer that you are aware of the importance that product sales have on the bottom line of the organization.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "Like I mentioned in my portfolio, I like to follow a certain work process; Learn & Plan, Assess & Test, Interpret & Solution, Adapt & Improve, Report & Implement and Suggest & Review. This general strategy allowed me to perform in many different environments. For example, when working at _________, I had a daily goal of 700$, but using this strategy allowed me to sell up to 10 000$. It allowed me to both become a better salesperson but also adapt to different clients."

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      Wow! The _________ sales statistic you include is very impressive. Your answer is very strong; however, you might want to explain your strategy a little differently just so it's easier to understand. Please see below.

      "Sales performance is very important to me personally as well. When I worked at _______ as a sales associate, I had a daily goal of $700, but many times I surpassed it, even reaching up to $10,000. In order to do this, I followed a specific process that I have perfected and successfully used in many different environments. I begin by learning and planning, then I assess and test, and then I interpret those results and find solutions. I also use the test results to adapt and improve my methods, report and implement these changes, and then review everything and formulate suggestions. I have used this process many times to increase sales, and I look forward to doing the same at P&G."

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  • Customer Service

    9. At Procter and Gamble, we always think of the consumer first. What are the top three ways that we can ensure consumer satisfaction?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      From baby care, fabric care, and household products to a variety of grooming and personal care products, Procter and Gamble bring a wide variety of household product names to consumers throughout the world. Your interviewer is looking to hear that you would come to their organization armed with knowledge on how to ensure that every product meets the needs of the general consumer.

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      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview, put some research and thought into the ways that a company like Procter and Gamble can ensure the ultimate satisfaction to their consumers across their product line. Keep in mind that it is okay to speak in high-level terms with examples like research, innovation, and customer service. As well, don't hesitate to talk about the importance of a company's reputation today.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "Definitely, the priority is that the product offers the needed solution to the problem, we need satisfaction from our consumers to receive positive feedback and that they feel they paid the worth or even exceeds the expectations. Then follows the customer service, the consumer must receive the needed help in a short time and be assisted with useful information. Also to be ahead of the curve, to anticipate the consumer needs and meet them in the market often before even themselves are aware of it."

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      Good. These are indeed important ways to meet consumer satisfaction. Are there any product-related needs you discuss to answer the question more specifically and demonstrate knowledge of the company's product and customer?

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  • Discovery

    10. Are you applying for a job with any of our competitors?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As Procter and Gamble proceed through the interview process for the position you are being interviewed for, they may be considering multiple candidates for the job. The first reason that your interview poses this question is to see if you have any sort of timelines for making a decision on any offers that would come your way. As well, they'll be looking to hear if they may be competing for your services if you are the top candidate for the job.

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      How to Answer

      Honesty is the best policy for your answer to this question, whether you are applying/interviewing with a direct competitor of Procter and Gamble or not. If you are applying or interviewing with other positions, let your interviewer know that you are keeping an open mind for specific roles and that you are prioritizing this position at Procter and Gamble. If you aren't applying for any other positions at this time, reiterate that you are focusing your job search on your dream job at Procter and Gamble.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I actually did not. I applied to other companies which are not competing with P&G at all. I really want the business I work for to be providing products I love and talk about to everyone (such as the Oral B IO), but also to align with my values. I also am looking to work for an international company as I would like to leverage my Spanish."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Nice job! Your answer shows that you are specifically interested in P&G because you like its products and values, as well as the fact it's a large, international company. It's also positive that you mention that you are bi-lingual.

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  • Discovery

    11. Are you familiar with Procter and Gamble's full product line? Are there any that you use on a regular basis?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As one of the largest consumer goods corporations in the world, Procter and Gamble produce some of the most popular consumer brand names in the world that span product lines from baby products to household cleaners and hygiene products. Your interviewer wants to hear that you have a solid baseline of knowledge when it comes to Procter and Gamble's full product line and hopefully even some positive experiences with their products.

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      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview, be sure to take the time to fully review the full product line that Procter and Gamble offer to consumers and come to your interviewer prepared to discuss your knowledge of it. As you answer, be sure to speak highly of the products and any familiarity you have with them. Don't hesitate to talk about any product awards that Procter and Gamble have received. No matter how you answer, be sure your interviewer sees your interest and passion in the entire product line their organization offers to consumers.

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  • Discovery

    12. Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      A philosophical question like this gives your interviewer at Procter and Gamble the chance to look into your own thoughts and values when it comes to how employees are rewarded with pay and promotions throughout their careers. While there is no right or wrong answer to this question, they'll ideally be looking to hear you say that performance is the most important aspect of consideration for employers when considering the promotion of staff.

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      How to Answer

      Speak openly with your interviewer about your thoughts on how a company should value performance and tenure when considering staff for pay increases and promotions. If you are able to, don't hesitate to talk about the positives and negatives of ways you have seen this handled throughout your career to this point.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I think both are very important. Performance is important to see results, while experience is necessary to structure. Thus, I think both should be rewarded."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great response. Without a doubt, both performance and experience are important, and you express this and explain why. If your aim is to be hired for a sales position, however, the interviewer will likely want to know that you're someone who wants to be rewarded according to performance so keep this in mind if it's applicable to you.

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  • Discovery

    13. At Proctor and Gamble, we seek to hire those who want a long-term fit. What is your long-range career objective?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Onboarding new employees is a time-consuming and costly endeavor and an undertaking that Procter and Gamble don't take lightly. In asking this question, your interviewer wants to make sure that this role will be a long-term fit for you.

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      How to Answer

      Be open with the interviewer about your dreams within Proctor and Gamble on a long-term basis. Share what promotions you hope to eventually receive and discuss what you wish to learn from being a part of their organization. The key to answering this question is to express to the interviewer that you plan to be employed by the company for many years to come versus this job being a springboard to something bigger and better outside the organization down the road for you.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I always wanted to become a leader and be able to influence others. P&G has a lot of opportunities for growth which I really appreciate. My goal would be to become a manager then director and ideally a c-level executive."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Excellent answer! You clearly indicate that you are meant to be a leader and that you can see yourself fulfilling this kind of role while at P&G.

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  • Discovery

    14. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Culture fit is extremely important to your interview any time they interview candidates for an open position on their team at Procter and Gamble. They will be dissecting your answer to this question to assure that you would be a great fit for Procter and Gamble and their team.

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      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you are pretty flexible in your ability to work in most environments. Prior to your interview, think about the types of toxic environments that you may have been a part of in the past and come ready to describe why you disliked that environment. Be sure to fully understand the type of environment that is offered in this position by doing your research on Procter and Gamble and the job before the interview.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I don't like when the environment is toxic, such as being too micro-managed, harassed, or surrounded by unethical behaviors."

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      Good answer. To strengthen your response, consider mentioning why you don't like these things, specifically being micromanaged, and what you DO like. You could mention again your love of working independently. You can say that you appreciate the guidance and feedback of a manager but that due to your leadership tendencies you desire the space to make your own decisions in order to exceed expectations.

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  • Discovery

    15. Procter and Gamble wants to know how to motivate you on the job. What work situations excite and motivate you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Integrity, passion, ownership, and winning are all core values of Procter and Gamble. To achieve all of these values, your interview will be looking to hire the candidate that gets motivated and excited to come to work at Procter and Gamble each and every day. They'll also be looking to hear how they'll be best able to keep you motivated if hired for the job.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Talk openly and honestly to the interviewer about what excites you and keeps you happy in your work. If possible, tie your motivations on the job to the mission and values of Procter and Gamble to really sell yourself to your interviewer.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am a competitive person by nature, so healthy competition is something that always pushes me to do my best even if I am competing with myself. Exceeding my KPIs, winning over a new client, or just being recognized for a job well done. Also a good team that challenges and supports one another is something that energizes me further to push and improve upon myself."

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      Great! Being competitive and working well in a team are both valuable assets. Nice work.

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  • Discovery

    16. Procter and Gamble puts emphasis on hiring people who fit into our workplace culture. How would you describe your personality?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      While you get the opportunity to spend some face-to-face time with your interviewer, this will likely be the first time you are meeting them and first impressions can make a big impact on your candidacy. Throughout the interview, your interviewer will be getting a very good sense of your personality and how you will fit in with their team at Procter and Gamble. This question is posed to give you your chance to sell yourself on your personality.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Personality and character are two very different things. The interviewer is looking for more information on your personal traits vs. your integrity. This would include buzzwords such as introverted, energetic, and confident. Prior to your interview, think of one or two of your unique personality traits that likely won't come out in an interview and are critical to success at Procter and Gamble. Come to your interview prepared to speak to these traits.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am dynamic, motivated, keen to learn, and feel like what I do matters through creating value and helping the company succeed."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great! You have described someone who definitely sounds like they would fit in at P&G. On their website, P&G discusses being committed to the following: ethics, community impact, diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. Consider tying your volunteerism into this answer because it will show your dedication to helping others.

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  • Discovery

    17. We believe in strong work/life balance at Procter and Gamble. How often do you take work home with you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If asked this question during your interview, you can be assured that the department you are interviewing with at Procter and Gamble prioritizes a healthy work/life balance for its staff. Ideally, your interviewer wants to hear that you have that ability to separate work and personal life because they know that a refreshed and happy employee is a focused and prepared one.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      The majority of people will work overtime hours or take work home with them on occasion. Talk to the interviewer about how frequently you take your work home in your current position. If you do take work home with you, make sure to express that it is due to overachieving and not procrastination or poor time management. Potentially, your current role could require some aspect of your job to be taken home with you. An example of this would be being on call. Be open and honest with your interviewer and reiterate that you prioritize a healthy work

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "Unless there is an emergency or tight deadlines that need to be respected, I really like to take the time to relax so I can be more productive when I am working."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Nice! It sounds like you have a good work/life balance. Consider providing some more details here. See below for an example.

      "I am definitely open to taking work home with me if it's necessary because of a tight deadline or an emergency. Sometimes I take work home with me just to get caught up if things are very busy for some reason. However, in general, when I leave the office I try to leave work there so I can relax at home and enjoy my family and hobbies. This relaxation time allows me to recharge so when I come back to work I'm ready to give my all. Because of this mentality, I am extremely focused and productive during work hours."

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  • Discovery

    18. Despite more current trends, many consumer products have been tested on animals. What are your thoughts on this?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Beginning 40 years ago, Procter and Gamble began a journey of using research, development, and worldwide partnerships to find effective alternatives to animal testing on consumer products. Today, the organization is proud to be cruelty-free in not using animal testing on cosmetic products and is actively working to help spread this same vision. Your interviewer is simply looking to hear that you are aware of Procter and Gamble's stance on animal testing and what your own personal views are on the practice.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Discuss with the interviewer your thoughts on testing consumer products on animals. As long as it matches your personal values, be sure to speak highly of the actions that Procter and Gamble have taken over the years to end the practice of animal testing on consumer products.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "There is indeed a lot of controversy around animal testing. Personally, I am fond of all animals and don't really like this process, although I am aware it can't always be avoided. That being said, I was very happy to learn that P&G has invested a lot in order to become Cruelty-Free."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      You do a great job of expressing your personal opinion on animal testing and noting that it's a controversial topic. To build out your answer more, consider mentioning some alternatives to animal testing, including the use of cell and tissue tests and computer models.

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  • Discovery

    19. Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      To get to know you a bit better, there's a good chance your interviewer will ask you some questions about your career path and your career goals. This question is asked to simply get a feel for your motivation and drive as you look to join the Procter and Gamble team.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Career progression can be a touchy subject, especially if you feel that your career hasn't progressed as well as you would have liked. No matter how you answer, be open and honest with your interviewer while assuring that the career expectations you once had are leading you to be a part of Procter and Gamble's future success.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "As a student in the final semester, I can say that my career is yet to develop. People say I am ambitious and I myself think of myself that way, so I'll do my best to achieve the most and fulfill my need for excellence and results."

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      Cindy Ramsey Reviewed the Above Answer

      Fair answer. Would getting the position with P&G represent the first step of meeting your career goals?

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  • Discovery

    20. Of all the places that you could work, why do you want to join Procter and Gamble?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As a very highly desirable place to work, there's a really good chance that your interview has reviewed a very talented candidate pool and is interviewing the highest qualified candidates. In the end, their hiring decision may come down to the candidate that shows the most desire and commitment to Procter and Gamble's mission.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Talk openly and honestly to your interviewer about your reasons for wanting to work for Procter and Gamble specifically. With all of the competitors and options out there in the job market, make it clear to them why your ideal job is here. Prior to your interview, be sure to carefully review the job description and Procter and Gamble as a whole to hand-select some well-thought-out reasons why Procter and Gamble is the right employer for the rest of your career.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Because I was very successful working as a contract sales representative for P&G. The role is a perfect fit to my strengths. I have a track record of selling and communicating which leads to exceeding goals."

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      It's evident that your previous professional experience in sales aligns well with this role at Proctor & Gamble, which is wonderful! To improve your response, I would suggest focusing a bit more on the company itself. Why P&G over another company? Are there specific aspects of the company culture, mission, or values that resonate with you? From your response, the interviewer should be able to tell that you have done your research, not just on the job description, but on P&G as a company.

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  • Discovery

    21. Environmental quality and sustainability are very important to us at Procter and Gamble. How do you feel about that?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      At Procter and Gamble, environmental sustainability is engrained in every part of their business. They are committed to positively impacting the communities and environment around the globe in the realm of forestry, packaging, and water. Your interviewer asks this question to assure that you are aware of Procter and Gamble's focus on the environment.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on sustainability and try to align your answer with what you know about Procter and Gamble's practices, policies, and procedures wherever possible. Prior to your interview, researching the company's efforts in environmental stability on their website will pay dividends during your interview.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am actually passionate about sustainability and try to adopt environmental practices as much as possible. I also saw that P&G was aiming to be zero-emission and already started using recycle beach plastic for your Head & Shoulders` bottle which I deeply appreciate."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Good answer! It's great that you feel that sustainability and protecting the environment are important. The interviewer will also appreciate that you mention specific examples of how P&G is trying to be environmentally friendly. To further strengthen your answer, explain why you personally care about sustainability and why you appreciate P&G's environmental goals. See below for an example.

      "I'm glad that P&G considers environmental quality and sustainability to be important because I am personally passionate about these causes. We only have one planet, and it's vital we think about the next generation and their future as we live and work today. I've looked into the various ways that P&G is trying to be environmentally sustainable, and I'm impressed by its goal to reach zero emissions, as well as its use of recycled beach plastic for the Head & Shoulders packaging. Since P&G is such a large company, the decisions it makes when it comes to sustainability and the environment have the potential to make such an impact on the world. I look forward to being a part of a company that is always seeking more efficient, smarter, and environmentally friendly ways to operate."

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  • Discovery

    22. What does it mean to you to be an ethical company?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Your interviewer asks a question on ethics because Procter and Gamble take their ethical responsibilities seriously in many ways. They'll be looking to hear that you have a good sense of business ethics and doing what is right in your answer.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      This is a nice chance to show the interviewer that your sense of ethics and integrity meshes with those at Procter and Gamble. As you research the organization prior to your interview, you'll quickly see that Procter and Gamble's core values include integrity, leadership, and ownership. All of these values help ensure that Procter and Gamble do the right thing in all aspects of their business and your interviewer will look to hear that you hold these same values.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I think that being an ethical company means having the responsibility to take into consideration all the spheres and stakeholders that could be affected. For example, it means being transparent about the company`s practices, aiming to respect human rights and equity, take care of the environment, and reducing cruelty for animals. In general, the best way to do so is to incorporate those values within the culture of the company."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      You do a great job of explaining the ways a company can be ethical, including transparency, respecting human rights and equity, and being environmentally and animal friendly. You're also right that a company should integrate these values into its culture. Other ways a company can be and remain ethical is to continually ask for customer and employee feedback and new ideas, honor all commitments and obligations, make sure all documents are clear and professional, responsibly contribute to the community, and be in control of its accounting and record-keeping.

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  • Diversity

    23. Procter and Gamble is a global corporation with brands and employees all over the world. What is your experience working with a diverse group of people?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Procter and Gamble are committed to creating a company and world where equality and inclusion are achievable for all. On the job at Procter and Gamble, you will be joining a very diverse and inclusive workforce and your interviewer will be looking to hear that you have experience and can thrive in this environment.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      As you answer, talk about your experiences working in a diverse and inclusive environment. Be sure to highlight how working in an environment where different cultures, values, and beliefs came together to achieve greater things has had an impact on you. No matter how you answer, be sure your interviewer walks away knowing that you would join Procter and Gamble as an employee that values a diverse and inclusive workplace.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I love working with different persons, cultures, and environments. I studied a lot of Anthropology which studies the cultures and traveled a lot. I love to learn about diverse groups and try to immerse myself in new cultures. I actually did some volunteering in Guatemala and lived there for almost a year, where I learned Spanish and totally experienced a new culture. I also have friends from all around the world and would say that I am pretty open-minded."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Nice! You sound like you're very comfortable interacting with many different kinds of people, which is great. It's also wonderful that you volunteered and lived in a different country for some time. The question does ask specifically about working with a diverse group of people; if you have any work experiences that you could mention that show you have successfully worked with people who are culturally different than you, definitely discuss this as well.

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  • Education

    24. At Procter and Gamble, we prefer to hire candidates who value post-secondary education. Do you have any post-secondary education or related training?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Your interviewer will be able to get a good sense of your formal education from your application and resume prior to your interview. In asking this question, your interviewer will be looking for you to expand on your educational path that has led you to this interview with Procter and Gamble. As well, they'll want to know of any formal training you've had that can help you be successful with their organization.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary education, being sure to highlight the best parts of your performance along the way. If you do not have the formal education that is required for the role you are interviewing for at Procter and Gamble, you will need to sell the interviewer on the idea that you have gained the knowledge, skills, and experience required to succeed.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am very self-initiated when it comes to education, from reading various books on different topics, attending online courses is also a huge benefit of the online world, so I try to grasp it when I see the benefit of it. But above all, I most value the experience gain from colleagues at work, since work-related experience is incomparable with all else."

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      Cindy Ramsey

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      Cindy Ramsey Reviewed the Above Answer

      All important ways to demonstrate a belief in continuous learning. Be specific about your training, what you learned and how you are applying it so the interviewer can see how your past endeavors will enrich your future in the company.

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  • Education

    25. The consumer products industry is fast moving. How do you keep up to date on current trends in your line of work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      To stay on top of their game in a variety of consumer markets, Procter and Gamble need to be continually innovative. Your interviewer knows that to be innovative, every member of their team needs to be focused and dedicated to continually improving their craft. With this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you would join Procter and Gamble with a growth attitude by always seeking continuing education opportunities in the future.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Being up to date on current trends is incredibly essential in the consumer products industry. Assure the interviewer that you are engaged and interested in staying up to date and educated in your field by talking about some of the past educational opportunities you have taken advantage of. This can include attendance at seminars or training. As well, don't forget to talk about any industry-related organizations and/or publications that you belong to or subscribe to.

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  • General

    26. What questions do you have for me about working with Procter and Gamble?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As you prepare for your interview with Procter and Gamble, you can be assured that your interviewer will open up the floor for you to ask some questions of them. While there are many directions you can take your questions, your interviewer wants to get a sense that you have a genuine interest in working for Procter and Gamble and they know your questions will be a good indication of that. They'll also look to hear that you are putting the bigger puzzle together for the role you are interviewing for and where it will go in the future.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview, be sure to review the Procter and Gamble website and other online resources to ensure the questions you are asking are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers to from merely watching a video on their company site. Come to your interview with a list of prepared questions that help answer any unknown questions you have about the position, your potential future colleagues, or the organization as a whole.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Did P&G ever think about selling re-filling boxes or buying out a company that does refills to target the more sustainable clients?"

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Creative and thought-provoking question! Good job! Maybe consider including one or two other questions as well.

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  • Leadership

    27. Tell me about a time when you tried to encourage a fellow team member. Was the encouragement well received?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Teamwork and leadership are essential to the success of any department and business unit at Procter and Gamble. To get a sense of how you can be a positive and influential member of their team, your interviewer would like to know that you can successfully motivate others without it coming across as condescending.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      To show that you are a great team player, think of a time where your influence and encouragement had a positive impact on a colleague. Be sure to explain your mindset and thought process for encouraging your colleague and explain why it was important to do so. Make sure your interviewer walks away from your time together knowing that they would be hiring a positive influencer in you.

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  • Leadership

    28. As a manager, what is your greatest weakness?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If you are being considered for a manager or other leadership type of position at Procter and Gamble, your interviewer will be looking to get a good feel for all aspects of your management style and the type of leader you will be to help project the organization into the future. Knowing that any candidate they hire will come with some weaknesses, they'll want to hear that you are cognizant of your weaknesses and that you are being proactive to better yourself in that area.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Everyone has his/her weaknesses, and that is OK. Talk to the hiring manager about what you feel you could work on the most, and what you are doing about it. Avoid discussing a weakness that could be detrimental to you securing the position at Procter and Gamble. To impress your interviewer, be as positive as possible about your weakness as a manager.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My greatest weakness as a manager was trying to please everyone. I put a lot of pressure on myself to really help my employees and provide them a great environment, but it is not always possible."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      You do a good job of mentioning a weakness that can also be seen as a positive. Being a people-pleaser can be exhausting at times, but it also shows that you care about your colleagues and their happiness. Consider explaining how you became aware of this weakness and what you do to combat it.

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  • Leadership

    29. Do you see yourself a leader as part of the Procter and Gamble team ? When have you directly led a team?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      No matter if the position you are interviewing for at Procter and Gamble is a designated leadership position with direct reports, it is important to know that one of the organization's core values is leadership. Going beyond directly leading a team of individuals, Procter and Gamble define leadership as leading in responsibility, having a clear vision of where they are going, and eliminating organizational barriers. In asking this question, your interviewer will be looking for you to talk about any leadership type of responsibilities you have had in your career up to this point and what leadership skills you will bring to their team.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Perhaps you have led a club at work, been a coach for a youth sports team, or were on the advisory board for a non-profit organization. You should always be prepared to show the interviewer that you have a natural ability to lead others, through leadership skills, beliefs, and action. Whether you have led a group of 500 or a team of 2, you must display to the interviewer that you are capable of handling the responsibility that comes with being a leader and mentor. As you answer, don't hesitate to talk about your desire to be a leader at Procter and Gamble. Share with the interviewer that you strive to be a role model for others. Explain that you jump at the opportunity to lead groups, encourage your counterparts, and be a face of the organization when challenges arise.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Not only do I see myself as a leader, but I also love to take the lead. In general, I lead all the teams that I could (unless another person wanted to lead). I managed teams of 10 for 3 years at work and managed all of my team's projects at school."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Excellent! This is a strong answer, but don't forget to include details about what kind of teams you led and what these teams accomplished under your leadership. The more details, the better!

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  • Operational

    30. Work volumes can become very high at Procter and Gamble. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      At Procter and Gamble, there may be times when a new product is released and the workload can get a bit strenuous at times. Your interviewer wants to be assured that you can handle the workload required of you in this position and that you will not become overwhelmed if/when workloads unexpectedly increase.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      When workloads increase, stress levels do too and your interviewer is fully aware of this. In looking to hear that you can handle a large workload in a healthy and productive manner, try to give an example of a time where you had to do just that. As you answer, some things to highlight are your ability to prioritize tasks and use the resources at hand to help you. Make sure you talk about your ability to stay as stress-free as possible in these times and your ability to ask for help when needed.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Planning is necessary when the work volume increases. Also, personally, I like to use the adrenaline to be more productive in the short term. After that, I like to meditate and take deep breaths to be able to concentrate better on the tasks at hand."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Nice! Don't forget to also mention prioritizing projects so you can make sure to focus on the most important ones first. It's great that you view stress/adrenaline as a positive and use that to your advantage. As you mention, planning is also key.

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  • Operational

    31. The environment is fast-paced and challenging at Procter and Gamble. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      In the fast-paced world of Procter and Gamble, where expectations are high for all staff, the ability to multitask on the job will be critical. Your interviewer is asking this question to get a sense of how you work through times when you have many things going on at once with success.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      First and foremost, assure the interviewer that you can be diligent when it comes to assessing your priorities on the job at Procter and Gamble. Talk about the thought processes you use to prioritize your tasks on the job. As well, discuss the tools and resources you use to keep yourself organized and on track with your work. If you have an example of a time you successfully navigated competing priorities on the job, don't hesitate to walk your interviewer through that situation.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Assuming that the projects have different stakeholders, I analyze each project to determine the value of increased productivity, morale or revenue, decreased costs, and the overall impact. Just like Procter and Gamble value ownership among its team members, I accept personal accountability to meet business needs, improve systems, and help others improve their effectiveness. Looking for this kind of continual process improvement can help delineate priorities and eliminate wasteful efforts on projects that don't directly contribute to P&G's bottom line."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Perfection! You bring in many excellent points and needs related to P&G, perfectly personalizing your response. Well done.

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  • Salary

    32. What are your salary expectations you would have if you joined Procter and Gamble?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Recruitment at Procter and Gamble is often a very competitive process, with many great candidates looking to join a world-class organization. To get a feel for if they will be able to afford your services, your interviewer may ask if you come to the interview at Procter and Gamble with any salary expectations.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example and be open and honest about any expectations that you have. Transparency is the best choice when salary-based questions arise, but of course, you need to do your homework on Procter and Gamble and the role you are interviewing for to ensure that the role you are interviewing for meets your expectations. If you are considering the full benefits package that Procter and Gamble offer, be sure to let your interviewer know that as well.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Currently, I earn a base salary of $30,000 per year plus a potential 20% annual bonus. I want to stay in the same range or gain a slight increase. I was not able to find out the current range of salary for this position, can you please put some light on it?"

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      This is a great answer because you are specific yet offer room for feedback/conversation. Well done!

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  • Situational

    33. How do you deal with distracting coworkers who stand in the way of your progress?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Even the most well-meaning coworkers can distract you from getting things done at work from time to time and you've likely run into this situation at some point in your career. The funny and entertaining coworkers who like to chat online and send YouTube videos are often the ones who can get in the way of your productivity if you let them. In asking this question, your interviewer at Procter and Gamble wants to hear that you can handle these colleagues in a healthy manner and that you don't hesitate to speak up if a situation gets out of hand.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview at Procter and Gamble, put some thought into your experience in working with distracting coworkers and how you've handled those situations in a positive manner. As you answer, point out your ability to talk with your colleagues and point out why their behavior is limiting productivity. Don't hesitate to elaborate on why a distracting colleague can wreak havoc on a team effort and make sure your interviewer walks away knowing that you are a fun and focused employee that would join their team.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Honesty is one of my values, I would nicely invite the person to talk to me during our break or after work and mention that I have important deadlines to meet."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Confronting the person in a nice manner would undoubtedly be a good way to handle the situation. You can also mention to the interviewer that you would create a good exit strategy to use when the person started conversing with you. (Something like 'I have an important call I have to make.') You could also seek out alternative workspaces, but no matter what you do, make sure you don't talk negatively about this person to others.

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  • Situational

    34. How would you handle a situation where your Procter and Gamble supervisor did not properly communicate information to you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Communication breakdowns can easily happen in the workplace, especially at a large employer like Procter and Gamble. No matter how you answer the question, your interviewer wants to hear that you can handle a breakdown in communication in a healthy and respectful manner.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      If at all possible, talk to the interviewer about a time when you have handled a supervisor who does not interact with you in a way that you like or that is clear to you. A real-world example that exemplifies your ability to keep lines of communication open and talk things through will go a long way with your interviewer. Make sure to also talk about why communication between you and your supervisor is important and how you will make these lines of communication a priority at Procter and Gamble.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      User-Submitted Answer

      "First, I would review every information provided and what is to be done to be able to ask precise questions that I need and save both of us time."

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      Marcie Wilmot

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      Marcie Wilmot Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great. Making sure to first look over everything the supervisor has provided/communicated to you is definitely important so you can prepare appropriate questions. Mention too how you would then follow up with the supervisor to get those questions answered. You could also discuss how you would think outside the box and use other resources when appropriate to gather the information you need.

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  • Situational

    35. Tell me about a time at work when your integrity was challenged. How did you handle it?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      At Procter and Gamble, integrity is the first core value of the organization. In all that they do, they strive to do the right thing by being honest and operating within all laws that regulate their industries. To get a sense of the integrity that you would bring to work at Procter and Gamble, your interviewer wants to hear you talk about a time your integrity was put to the test on the job. As you answer, they'll be looking to hear that you stood your ground and upheld your own personal beliefs and values in a difficult situation.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 26th, 2021

      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview, think about a time where you were put to the test when it came to your integrity. Perhaps a co-worker has asked you to lie, or you were tempted to be dishonest on your timesheet when the boss was away. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you overcame the temptation to be dishonest and describe your thought processes and any action you took to make the situation right and just.

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