Careers at P&G
The P&G Hiring Process
Whether it’s in tech, sales, branding, manufacturing, or something entirely different, the Procter & Gamble recruitment schemes are designed to ensure you learn on the job, while honing essential technical, functional, and leadership skills.
The hiring process is very thorough as P&G wants to ensure it gets the best talent, but also people who are the right fit for the company. It’s estimated that only 1% of applicants get hired, which it’s why it’s so important to prepare as thoroughly as you can for the process.
Leadership, citizenship, and innovation are the heart of P&G’s values, and it aims to continually learn and develop when it comes to ethics and environmental impact – just some of the reasons it’s one of the most successful companies and sought-after workplaces in the world.
P&G Application Process
Online assessment tests
Sales Virtual Job Preview
If you’re keen to apply for a role at Procter & Gamble, it’s important to get a good understanding of the selection process. There are four key steps:
- 1 Online application
- 2 Online assessment tests
- 3 Sales Virtual Job Preview
- 4 Panel interview
Recently, P&G overhauled its assessment tests, switching to AON/Cut-e testing for what’s known as the P&G Interactive Assessment.
The assessment comprises interactive challenges designed to test your quick thinking and logic among many other skills, and include Switch, Grid, and Digit challenges (see below).
Procter & Gamble online application form
The online application form is your chance to sell yourself, your skills, and your experience.
In the online application, you will be required to add information on your education (such as your school, major, and education level). You will also need to upload an up-to-date resume - make sure this is tailored to the specific role you are applying to by showcasing how your experience, skills, and qualifications make you a good match for the position.
You will also need to answer some questions about specific skills required for the role. Answers should be clear and concise while giving the relevant amount of detail to sufficiently answer each question.
It’s recommended you apply as early as possible, as it gives your application a greater chance of being reviewed on a rolling basis.
If your application is successful you may be invited to take one or more P&G online assessments.
Proctor and Gamble Assessment Test
The P&G assessment test is a series of interactive challenges P&G uses to shortlist job applicants. The key elements are the PEAK Performance Assessment, Switch Challenge, Grid Challenge, Digit Challenge, and Sales Virtual Job Preview.
Procter & Gamble PEAK Performance Assessment
The P&G PEAK Performance Assessment looks at your interests, your compatibility, workplace persona, and experience against Procter & Gamble’s key competencies.
You can expect questions based on common workplace scenarios that you may encounter should you get the job with P&G. You’ll then have to select an answer based on the action you’d take if in that situation.
Each of the multiple-choice questions is followed by either 4 or 5 answer options, but only 1 is correct. The test requires around 20 minutes to complete.
Akin to a situational judgement test, these questions seek to understand how you’ll behave in your role.
You’ll also be required to answer questions about your personality, by selecting statements on a sliding scale that best reflect how you are as a person or feel in certain situations.
Overall, the PEAK Performance Assessment can best be described as a cross between a personality questionnaire and a situational judgement test.
It also measures your compatibility with P&G competencies that are used for defining successful job performance.
It’s a crucial part of the application process, as it gives P&G the chance to better understand what makes you tick and how well you comply with its ethos and beliefs.
P&G Interactive Assessment
Depending on the requirements of the role you have applied for, you may be required to take the P&G interactive assessment. The assessment consists of 3 game-based assessments including the switch challenge, grid challenge, and digital challenge.
The game-based assessments are used to assess different factors of your cognitive ability including deductive reasoning, spatial reasoning, and numerical skills.
The test takes around 30 minutes to complete, so ensure you have enough time before starting.
Procter & Gamble Switch Challenge (deductive reasoning)
The Switch Challenge measures your logical reasoning skills.
In each test, you’ll be met with four symbols that alter position by a rule. Your task is to select the correct ‘operator’ (out of a choice of three) that changed the symbols by that rule.
As the test progresses, the Switch Challenge gets harder and harder, so it’s really important to practice the tests beforehand.
Similar to a deductive reasoning test, it’s all about using your logic and working quickly to solve complex problems — essential skills for a P&G employee.
Procter & Gamble Grid Challenge (spatial reasoning)
The Grid Challenge tests your short-term memory, your cognitive abilities, and how strong your spatial awareness is.
In this memory task, you’ll be presented with a grid covered in dots and squares. You’ll be asked to remember where certain lit-up dots are, while simultaneously completing related tasks. Each round has multiple levels and will take around 4 minutes each to complete. You will alternate between viewing the dots and completing the tasks 2-5 times.
The Grid Challenge has different levels of complexity that change in accordance with how many things you’re being asked to memorize and the spatial awareness tasks you need to perform. It’s another element of the application process for which practice and preparation are so important.
Why not start by trying our spatial reasoning questions to get a feel for the kinds of areas you’ll be tested on.
Procter & Gamble Digit Challenge (basic numeracy)
As you may expect, The P&G Digit Challenge is the section of the application in which your numeracy skills are put to the test.
You’ll be given an equation with missing numbers. Here, your task is to calculate and replace the blank spaces with the correct number to ensure the equation adds up.
Being a timed test, it is designed to test both your speed and accuracy with numbers, it’s challenging and requires practice if you want to succeed. We recommend working through some basic numeracy tests; these are a good place to start to improve your skills and confidence.