The pack includes:
- Numerical Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning (Inductive & Deductive)
- Grid Challenge
- Situational Judgment Tests
- Personality Tests
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is a multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in the United States. It has been in the market for almost a century, specializing in a wide range of health and personal care products. Today, it carries 65 brands, including Crest, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Oral-B, Pampers, and Tide.
Employing 95,000 people, Procter & Gamble is also one of the most desirable companies to work for worldwide. Thus, if you are looking for a career opportunity with the company, we recommend you familiarize yourself with their thorough hiring process.
P&G Recruitment Process
Visit their career’s page and select a category to see all available positions. Procter & Gamble divides its vacancies into four main categories:
- Student Internships
- Recent/Grads Entry Level
- Experienced Professionals
- Plant Technicians
Once you have selected the category that best fits your profile, you will be re-directed to a page with all the available posts under that group. P&G meticulously describes vacancies — including vital information such as qualifications, responsibilities, expectations, job benefits, and more. Thus, read the information provided carefully! If you believe you are the right candidate for a job, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.
Next, you will be asked to register into their database by creating a profile. Please note that P&G only receives online applications.
Once registered, you will need to fill in necessary information including:
- Contact information
- Educational background
- Previous working experience
Also, you will need to complete a questionnaire that asks about specific skills required for the position and upload your CV on a simple format (Microsoft Word or PDF).
P&G Assessment Test
All P&G assessments are delivered online, allowing 24/7 access. Take your time as most of these require a lot of reading and concentration on your part. Depending on the job, assignments can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes total to complete.
Below the most common Assessment :
Peak Performance Assessment
It is designed to evaluate your background, experience, interest, and work-related attitudes, and it is used to assess your compatibility against P&G competencies.
Usually, this assessment contains four separate sections and takes 20 minutes to complete. However, you will not be able to submit your evaluation until all questions have been completed.
Expect questions such as:
When organizing a work team, you have selected those who:
- Have different strengths
- Have the most technical expertise
- Follow instructions
- Think like you
When given a project deadline, what have you been most likely to do
- Start the project immediately
- Spend time thinking about how long the project will take and plan accordingly
- Start to work on the project a week before the deadline
- Ask to extend the deadline because the job requires additional time
This particular test is only due after you pass the Peak Performance Assessment. Depending on the position, the company may require you to take the test online or in-person.
The online exam consists of 15 multiple-choice questions. It includes numerical, verbal, and abstract reasoning questions and takes around 30 minutes to complete it. There is no penalty for incorrect responses; thus, make sure you answer all the questions. If your position requires a paper-based test, the assessment may take longer to complete. However, do not worry; the sections are all the same.
Also, you might be requested to take sub-tests of the Reasoning Test. These include:
Based on the requirements of the job, you might need to complete the Interactive Assessment (IA). Most candidates are able to finish the test in 30 minutes. The IA measures critical factors of your cognitive and reasoning skills – information that is hard to assess from resumes, application forms, or interviews alone. It is designed as a ‘game’ and includes images, patterns, and figures to prompt your reasoning. Furthermore, questions are mostly logic-based and might require basic math skills.
Sales Virtual Job Preview (VJP)
If you are applying to a ‘Sales’ position, you must complete the Sales Virtual Job Preview (VJP) assignment.
There is no time limit for the assessment, but you are encouraged to work quickly. Overall, it requires about 60 minutes to complete this portion of the application. It is crucial if you are interested in becoming an account executive, sales associate, or alike as it allows the company to measure your sales-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
The assignment consists of a set of work-like situations and asses the way you respond to them. Expect to questions that tap into problem-solving, team-making decisions, company policies, and more.
Interviews are the last step in this long process. Thus, if you make it up until here, the odds of getting the job are in your favor!
Like most companies, Procter & Gamble uses a mix of behavioral-based and situational interviews to get to know its candidates better. These meetings, are usually to check that your application in conjunction with your test score(s) is a match and that you meet all the Peak Performance Factors (lead with courage, innovate for growth, champion productivity, execute with excellence, and bring out our best.) Thus, keep them in mind when giving your response.
Be ready to answer questions such as:
- Describe a situation where you were able to solve a problem with limited resources.
- What would you do if you are not able to meet the deadline on a project you were set to do?
- If need be, how would you persuade a team member to see things your way?
You can expect to have one-on-one interviews or panel interviews, usually with 2-3 experts of the department you are interested in working for within P&G. Not all conversations are in-person, some of them are online – especially if the candidate is not near a subsidiary office.