Unilever Interview Questions

Updated 13 Oct 2014
Updated 13 Oct 2014
271 Interview Reviews

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    Neuroscience/Pychology R&D Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Unilever in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview asking regular questions:
    Why the company?
    Why the role?
    What do you achieve during the internship?
    Tell me about yourself/interests

    And practical questions:
    What's the most important thing about carrying out a literature review?
    Experience with psychology experiments

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    online application. 30 minute telephone interview, assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    • How does the Human Resources role at Unilever affect our other functions such as finance and marketing   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Spring Week Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Unilever in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was fine. I answered the questions well and was one of the first to be interviewed. There was an echo and the guy seemed really tired. Quite uncomfortable. I got no offer and the feedback was basically a copy if the answers I gave, no actual improvements.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    R&D Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    I was applying for the R&D Summer Intern placement in the UK for Unilever.
    Format: competency queestions, motivation questions, questions about Unilever.
    Competency questions: tell me about a time when you offered a good solution, tell me about a time when you had to make a point despite the opposition of others, etc.
    Motivation question: why did you choose this role,
    Questions about Unilever: Why Unilever, who are our competitors, what makes us special, how doe sthe R&D section interact with the other sections of the company
    Additional: do you want to take part in our future leaders programme

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about Unilever: Why Unilever, who are our competitors, what makes us special, how doe sthe R&D section interact with the other sections of the company   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Unilever in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a very similar experience as another interviewee who has already posted the feedback here. The process itself was very specific - behavioral assessment, examples of previous experience when you had to deal with a particular situation, case studies or case examples and long discussions around these, finance related questions (review your stuff before you show up). I had a total of 5 interviews spread over 4-5 weeks and received an offer. However, my impression of the company for this specific area was rather poor - disorganized, uncoordinated, unclear on who is expecting what, team members seems to have little connectivity with one another or visibility over who does what. The team leader does not seem to spend a lot of time on site and staff management was rather loose. I also had a lot of questions about the long term strategy of the group and how it intends to develop in the future, how are the business performance contracts put together, KPIs established, work assigned and managed, resources allocated, etc - at the end of these discussions, I really wondered how long this set-up will continue running as is. Overall work-life balance for the team was distressing to see and this is partially a reflection of inadequate organization/planning and perhaps questionable staffing/resourcing strategy. None of the people could join the interviews on time and some were excessively late. All in all, very surprising for an FMCG and once again, reminded me that nothing is at it seems at first glance...

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Following so many conversations, I felt that there was no clear operational plan for the function nor was the current mode of operandi sustainable in the long term. Also did not like the fact that the people seemed genuinely ragged and exhausted - working hard is important, but everything should be in balance (this I thought largely comes from limited organization and lack of clarify on reporting lines and accountabilities.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    CAE Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Unilever in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview on phone and was asked the general competency based questions involving leadership and teamworking skills. Also asked about the details of the CV and thats it really.

    Interview Questions
    • What are yuor weakness and what have you done about it?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It was not competitive enough for my liking

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Liverpool, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Liverpool, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Unilever in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was hard, having prepared as much as possible. Many, many, competency questions were asked. It lasted about 20 minutes of continuous questions.

    Interview Questions
    • "describe a situation where you have had to make a sudden decision, with no support from team members"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Change Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Unilever in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very disorganised. HR was not involved.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask competency based questions (Tell me about a time when you demonstrated such and such behavior)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation offered
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leatherhead, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leatherhead, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Unilever in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Online application
    Telephone interview
    Online numerical and verbal tests
    Assessment centre (including senior manager/leader interview)

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you managed an end-to-end supply chain   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate if you are a direct entry candidate. No negotiation for graduates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Supply Chain Projects Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Unilever.

    Interview Details

    Positive experience overall. Helped reading through reviews already completed. Applied online in response to job advert. Telephonic interview with HR, 1 on 1 interview with person I would be reporting to. Did not hear anything for a while and almost 3 weeks later got offer of employment.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Mostly questions with regards to my experience and how this relates to what is expected from the job. All 'describe a situation when...' type questions.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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