Unilever Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    It was an on campus recruitment which started with an online application submission, followed by group discussion, a team activity and 2 rounds of interviews. There was shortlisting after the application submission and the group/team rounds.

    Done quite professionally. They tend to like young grads vs people wiht more experience and prefer women.

    The interview rounds allow you to make your point with the interviewer focused more on listening.

    Interview Questions
    • They check creativity and application of learning to live problems. Expect short marketing caselets and some off beat situations.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Unilever in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    They were 5 rounds of interview.1.telephonic round to check my work experience and time i can join the new job. 2. one to one with manager I would work with for IQ test.3.Test of excel to check skills on systems.4 Interview with chairman. 5. background check.

    Interview Questions
    • what is the most difficult situation you faced with your team mates and how did you solve it?   Answer Question
    • what is the most difficult situation you faced concerning your job and how did you solve it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was not easy to negotiate on salary. But since the co was good and employee friendly salary didnt matter much. Salary they offer is alway in par with industry
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Packaging Development Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Unilever in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was taken by a panel of 2 persons. Both were technical. One was playing a part of HR. Interview was conducted for around half an hour.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    In HUL pay package is fixed based on band. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    lengthy online application and a few online tests.
    after that skype interview which asks a lot of questions to determine behavioural but also how you think.
    asked about leadership, why you want to work their, problem solving etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Demand Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was recommended for the job by an employee, the job was not publicly advertised.
    I had to pass two interviews, all the Supply Chain managers participated in the process even if they were not the direct manager of that position.
    It was simple discussions type interview based on my work experience and how I would respond in different work situations. At the end, they gave me some graphs and numbers to analyze – real life examples.

    Interview Questions
    • They presented a real work case, where you had to apply your math skills in order to solve it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered far less then I was asking for, and there was no room for negotiation. They were not transparent about the real benefits and conditions they offered,
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maintenance/Engineer/Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Raeford, NC (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Raeford, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    One entire day of multiple panel interviews.
    I should have been informed of their dress code. I was over dressed and needed to wear extra protective equipment.
    Two of us (candidates) were processed together on the same day. We attended an opening meeting, lunch and closing meeting together. The panel interviews were held separately.
    I never heard anything back from anyone!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary, standard and behavioral questions.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Merchandising Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Unilever in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Although the vast majority of questions at a Unilever interview are general competency questions that could apply to any or all of the graduate programme streams, there may also be some more role-specific questions such as:

    Which brand's marketing strategy do particularly you like and why?
    What do you know about this business area (eg financial management)?
    What would you do if a major Unilever customer was out of a product?
    As no specific degree is required for programmes other than research and development, you’re unlikely to be expected to have in-depth technical knowledge; instead, questions of this kind are more focused on finding out how you think through problems.

    Interview Questions
    • Approach to take: This is a very important question, as Unilever’s graduate development programme is designed to train future leaders. The interviewer will be trying to determine firstly what you think makes a good manager, and secondly whether you fit the bill. If you have any prior management experience, this is a good time to highlight your achievements, but even if you don’t it’s an ideal opportunity to explain what you consider your best qualities in a more general way. How does your excellent attention to detail impact your ability to manage people? Do you have strong diplomacy skills that have helped you deal with a leadership position in the past? Think about occasions where you have taken the lead, whether on an academic project, in a university society, or even among your friends or family. Remember to include details like how you went about delegating tasks, and how you dealt with any conflict between your teammates.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    The procedure started with an online application where it was necessary to submit the CV. As I was selected, I participated from the second phase, in this phase I had to fill in a questionnaire and wait for instructions for an online test. I received the link for the online test one week after. Within this test you were presented with study cases from four areas 1)Brand Building 2)Finances 3)Supply chain 4)HR. Within each area three scenarios were given and I had to answer a questionnaire (open and multiple choice questions) after every scenario.
    After the online test where 500 people participated, only 50 were asked to participate of a workshop, I was in that group. The workshop consisted in two groups of 25 people divided by time –one group in the morning and one group in the afternoon. Previous to the workshop each participant received a study case randomly –I got a supply chain study case- It is important to notice that the study cases were not difficult at all, however you had to have basic notions of any of the areas. Once in the workshop, the people who got the same study case were meant to be a group and discuss the case, get a conclusion and present it. During the discussions HR people were waling the room analyzing how the individual’s behavior within teamwork. I realized what the exercise was really about – proactive and social behavior in conflictive situations. I am a people’s person and decided to stabilize the conflict, divide the tasks and get the team ready to present the case. We did it in time and with good quality.
    After the workshop only 10 people was going to be called for an interview, I was one them. During the interview they asked me about my university courses, my internship experiences, my grades and my future plans.
    After the Interview 3 people would be selected to travel to the HQ to have an Interview with the cluster’s board and even with the CEO. I was not one of them.

    Interview Questions
    • Please let us know what was the most challenging communication issue (with a colleague) during your previous work experiences, and How did you solve it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    After, they called me and offer me a job in HR, with a very competitive salary for my condition (I was going for a traineeship before) so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Associate Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Englewood, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Unilever in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by all day interviews in Englewood cliffs. The phone interview was after I applied through my university's job board. I interviewed w two alums from my school, so that helped establish a cordial atmosphere. The questions were not difficult, mostly personality type.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not technical at all. Very few finance-y questions. Most of the questions were about teamwork--they really want to gauge how well you work w others.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Training Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and process took three days for telephone interview
    HR phone call ( to check interests in this position only and available dates for technical phone interview)
    Hiring manager phone call ( to know about background)
    On site interview : Presentation( based on my previous project works) and one to one interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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