Unilever

12 January 2010 - 12:25pm
graduatej

Hi All,

I have just been invited to do the Unilever online tests starting with the Logical Reasoning Test.

Has anyone had any experience of the Unilever application process or know what a logical test is/where to practice them? Is it just a different way of describing a non-verbal or diagrammatic test?

Any advice would be hugely appreciated.

Thank you

Latest comments

  • 14 December 2012 - 12:17pm
    • jerry123

    Hi Suf123. Do you think there was any way that was good for preparing for the case study?


  • 14 December 2012 - 11:25am
    • CriTiX

    Suf123

    You do not actually have to lead in order to beat the group exercise.

    In ACs, It is not always about who leads the group or who holds the marker but it is about the quality of what you say, how assertive you are and how you listen and interact.

    Good Luck


  • 13 December 2012 - 3:53pm
    • KXT131

    Anyone knows why there is nothing under the headline of the online application status? I have been waiting for 4 weeks, and yesterday, it still currently under review. thank you.


  • 13 December 2012 - 2:12pm
    • Jobs12

    Thank you for that.. I had mine on the Thursday (so the day before yours), so not looking too hopeful.
    Can I ask Bear_blue which programme you have applied for?

    Thanks


  • 11 December 2012 - 6:41pm
    • Jobs12

    Has anyone else had this email, when I called they said I had passed the interview,but were still assessing my app..does anyone know why or how they decide?

    I am writing with regards to your application for the Unilever Future Leaders Programme.

    We would like to thank you for taking the time to speak with us during your recent telephone interview. Your application is currently in the process of being considered for a place on our final selection stage, our Selection Board event.

    If you have any queries regarding this please contact us on 0870 154 3550.

    We will be in touch again shortly.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Alison Poulton


  • 11 December 2012 - 6:50pm
    • bear_blu

    Yeah I got this last Wednesday. Basically what it means is that because they've got so many candidates you've entered a short listing process.
    It basically means you've passed the telephone interview but you'll still have to wait to see if you've got through to an assessment centre. Its a nerve-racking wait but hopefully you'll be fine.

    I suggest giving them a call anyway just to show that you're interested in what the email means

  • 11 December 2012 - 6:51pm
    • boncica

    hey guys

    just wondering how many days did you wait after the interview to have received that message?

  • 11 December 2012 - 7:00pm
    • bear_blu

    I had my interview on a Friday. Then on the Wednesday I got that email and today I got another email saying I've been accepted on to an assessment centre.
    I'm not sure if that's the same for everyone though

  • 11 December 2012 - 7:01pm
    • boncica

    ok i had mine last thurs so i guess i will hear back pretty soon! thanks for the info ;)

  • 11 December 2012 - 5:22pm
    • bear_blu

    Just confirmed my attendance for an assessment centre next week (18/19). Give me a shout anyone else going too, would be good to start getting to know peoples before the 18th!


  • 7 December 2012 - 3:19pm
    • suf123

    Just had the selection day...it is tough and you really need to be on your A game throughout.....the case study was the most difficult....you are given two tasks and have 90 minutes to complete both and then present your answers....each task contains 20 pages of info which you have to use to answer the questions...manage your time and be ANALYTICAL

    The interview is fine....just DO NOT use the same answers from your application...they have your application to hand but it is ok to use answers from your telephone interview

    In regards to the group task, it is not difficult....but you HAVE to lead and do not stay quiet...lead right from the beginning, sum up ideas and be passionate about what you say.

    The night b4 is amazing...the hotel is mint...my room was the size of old trafford lol...just make the most of it but do not go 2 the selection day and expect it 2 be easy!

    Hope this helps!


  • 7 December 2012 - 12:15pm
    • feliznavidad

    I just had my telephone interview, thank you to everyone who posted helpful tips here. I'll reiterate what the others have said - All the questions revolve around the 5 competencies. Then a few on your chosen function + the industry as a whole. Have lots of ideas up your sleeve and elaborate on them. I was repeating a few points and the interview kept prompting me to explore new areas instead!


  • 6 December 2012 - 4:53pm
    • kyle203

    Hi everyone!

    I recently had a telephone interview with Unilever, it was literally just the 5 competencies and then standard Why Unilever, Why this division etc. The posts on this forum were really helpful.

    I have been invited to a Selection Event next week (12th/13th December), is anyone else attending this? The details I have recieved about the day at the Head Office seem very straightforward, but I am more unsure about the evening at the hotel before. Any ideas on what we are supposed to wear or anything? I doubt we're supposed to suit up as it is just a meal with some graduates, so maybe just smart casual, but it doesnt say anything (and I dont want to be the only one dress inappropriately!).

    Thanks!


  • 6 December 2012 - 4:08pm
    • Jeffrey

    Hi, everyone
    I took the telephone interview for UFLP last monday,26th Nov, and recruitor told me they would contact with me this week. However, it is thursday now and i did not get any upgraded information. Have anyone alreay received results or faced the same situation with me? .
    Best Regards


  • 29 November 2012 - 2:59pm
    • apcn20

    Lexus,
    I advise you to call up the HR department. I actually did that just now and was able to choose the interview slot according to my availability. So yeah try to do that.


  • 29 November 2012 - 10:59am
    • Lexus

    Hi all
    I recently receive an email to book an telephone interview slot but there was only one available time slot which I was unavailable for. I'm a bit worried that this time slot was for me and I missed my chance. Currently my application says currently there are no booking events at this time. Should I wait for contact Unilever?
    Thanks


  • 29 November 2012 - 10:41am
    • PinkyFlamy

    To those asking me about the telephone interview : It is about the 5 Unilever competencies - have a look at the forum and you should find people describing the process in very much detail!


  • 28 November 2012 - 7:03pm
    • apcn20

    Bear_blu,
    Hey how did u get to book your tele interview? online or did they give you a call? I am still not able to book it since last Thursday!!


  • 28 November 2012 - 7:33pm
    • bear_blu

    hey!
    well the status on my application changed on monday, and it said "there are no bookable events at this time..." (I didn't receive any emails)
    but today the status changed again with the option to book a slot online via the application page.
    and then a couple of hours after doing that i received an email confirming my slot

  • 28 November 2012 - 4:33pm
    • kissbangdie

    Hi bear_blu

    I guess you could try to give an example of how you solved a problem analytically during your time at PwC, as long as it is relevant.

    Hope it helps!


  • 28 November 2012 - 1:34pm
    • bear_blu

    Booked my slot for the telephone interview, I'm pretty nervous already.

    Also, could someone give me some advice. Basically on the competency questions, is it a bad call to talk about things that I've done at school?

    And I have another dilemma, I want to try and squeeze in something about when I did a work placement for PWC if they ask me about something analytical related. However this placement was in 2007 so is it worth me mentioning it or should I avoid it.

    Anyones thoughts will be massively appreciated


  • 27 November 2012 - 9:58pm
    • nah

    Pinky - I heard back from them the next day but I'm not sure if this is the case for everybody. I know some people on this forum are still waiting for an invitation to a Selection Day even though they were interviewed way before I was, whereas I passed my telephone interview only a few weeks ago and my Selection Day is next week.


  • 27 November 2012 - 5:05pm
    • PinkyFlamy

    Hello guys!

    I've recently been through the telephone interview and it is exactly as described in this forum!! Competency based questions and then why unilever, fmcg, competitive advantage etc

    I was wondering, those of you that went through the interview, did you wait 1 week to find out about the outcome? Am I right to believe that if you don't hear from them within 1-2 days you are in fact rejected?

    Thank you and good luck to all of you!


  • 27 November 2012 - 7:50pm
    • bear_blu

    Hey PinkyFlamy

    I'm sorry I don't have an answer to your query. I was just wondering what the Competency questions were based on?/What were your competency questions?
    Were the predominantly to do with leadership or did they ask you questions like "Give an example of when you had to influence a group of people to your thinking"

    Thanks! And good luck with the remainder of your application

  • 27 November 2012 - 11:38am
    • apcn20

    Hi bear_blu, I got the same message as well since last Thursday. I guess they are still receiving and evaluating lots of applicants to come up with a finalised list of people for the tele interview. I'm sure they will inform us soon.


  • 27 November 2012 - 10:12am
    • bear_blu

    Hey guys

    I've applied to the Marketing scheme. I've passed the online test stage, but I haven't received any emails confirming this, however on my application page it says:

    "There are currently no bookable events available at this time, please check again later. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused"

    Has anyone else got this message?


  • 25 November 2012 - 9:23pm
    • Jobs12

    What edge do Unilever have over our biggest competitors

    How did people answer this??

    Any help will be appreciated :) thanks


  • 24 November 2012 - 11:25pm
    • nah

    Anybody else going to the Selection Day in December for supply chain?

    Previous posts in this thread suggest there are five activities during the day - but the email I received from Unilever states there will only be three 1) Analyse information and present to a manager 2) Group activity and 3) Competency interview.

    Apparently they also interview at the end regarding where else you've applied so that they can get an understanding of the types of industry you're interested in and also so that they can make a decision quickly if you've been offered elsewhere.


  • 13 January 2013 - 2:04pm
    • missrosell

    hey nah, i have the selection day for supply chain at the end of Jan
    how did it go? have you got any tips?

  • 7 December 2012 - 2:43pm
    • kyle203

    When is your Selection Day? Have you had it, or is it on the 13th (which is when mine is). Hope it went well if you have already had it.

  • 11 December 2012 - 9:55pm
    • feliznavidad

    Best of luck with that kyle203! I just had my interview a few days ago, and i'm yet to hear the outcome

  • 24 November 2012 - 10:04pm
    • suf123

    hi guys

    In regards to the telephone interview then it is important to review unilevers standards of leadership and make sure u r specific in what u say...the interviewer is restricted in their time as they quickly move on to the next question so be concise and avoid waffling

    you will be asked about 6 comp questions and a few questions on why unilever, competitors and why the position you have applied for

    Has anyone been to a Selection Day yet? If so, could you provide details as to what actually happens in the tasks and what questions you are asked in the face to face interview?


  • 23 November 2012 - 11:13pm
    • nah

    Hi

    Congratulations to all those who got to the telephone interview stage. The questions they asked were to give examples regarding their standards of leadership. Other than that, they asked about my knowledge of the specific program I was applying for, why Unilever and competitors.

    Good luck!


  • 22 November 2012 - 1:48pm
    • Dips90

    I got mine within 2 days - it showed up on the website before they sent the email!


  • 21 November 2012 - 4:48pm
    • apcn20

    Can anyone give a rough idea on how long Unilever takes to get back to us after completing the online tests? Thanks!


  • 20 November 2012 - 3:06pm
    • Dips90

    Hi,

    I am applying for the research and development graduate program.

    I have just completed my online tests and have been invited for a telephone interview.

    Will the questions for R&D be similar to the other questions that have been posted here? (obv apart from the question about why you chose that sector lol)

    Dipesh


  • 11 November 2012 - 10:39pm
    • nah

    Hey all

    Had my telephone interview on Friday (9th Oct) for UFLP Supply Chain. I got an email today inviting me to a Selection Event in December - anybody else in this situation?

    Didn't expect it AT ALL because I felt my interview was a disaster - mobile phone signal was poor (didn't have access to a landline), had my own voice echoing for the entire 45 minutes, I had a sore throat, there were some really unexpectedly in-depth questions, she interrupted me about 30 times which screwed up my STAR technique, and I accidentally burped towards the end :o

    Really nervous about the Selection Event - I've got two interviews with other companies before that but Unilever is the one I really want.


  • 23 November 2012 - 10:37pm
    • Echo131

    Hi Nah,

    I am going to have a phone interview soon. Would you mind shedding some lights?
    Thank you.

    Good Luck with your AC!

  • 23 November 2012 - 12:48am
    • apcn20

    Hey nah, I am applying for UFLP Supply Chain as well. and i just got to know that I'm through to the telephone interview. Do you mind telling me what sort of questions should I expect? Thanks! Congratz on getting to the AC!!!

  • 19 November 2012 - 10:22pm
    • Jeffrey

    Hello, nah
    Congras for your entry into selection event, i am still waiting for telephone interview. I wanna have an overall expression of timetable, could you tell me what time exactly you will go to the selection event.
    Reagards,
    Jeffery

  • 23 November 2012 - 11:16pm
    • nah

    Hi

    I think it varies but for me it was as follows - application, 2 weeks later online tests, 2 weeks later telephone interview, 2 days after I got an invitation to an AC early December.

  • 10 November 2012 - 11:41am
    • JonMottershead

    Hello,

    People who have had the telephone interview already: When asked the competency questions did you talk about new examples of work experience or use the same examples you gave in the initial application? I feel like I would just be repeating myself if I used the same example as I have before.

    Cheers,
    Jon.


  • 26 November 2012 - 4:34pm
    • Jobs12

    Hey,

    congrats on passing the telephone interview.]]Just wondering how you asked why unilever and how does unilever have a competitive advantage over its competitors?
    And why fcmg?

    Your help will be greatly appreciated as I am very stuck

  • 9 November 2012 - 10:19pm
    • apcn20

    Hey I just completed my application form for the UFLP Malaysia and I submitted it last night. I read over my application form again today, and I found 1 spelling mistake and a typo, I was pretty devastated because I knew it might ruin my chances of getting through the first round! Does anyone here know do I stand a chance of getting through? :(


  • 10 November 2012 - 1:36am
    • CriTiX

    Hi Adeline

    Relaaaxx. It is just a typo. Everyone makes mistakes and it doesnt mean you do not have a chance for the next round. You still do.

    chill out

  • 6 November 2012 - 9:44pm
    • DrK

    As agreed with Avalqz above I found the exact same questions this morning. just make sure you've got 2/3 examples of each of the leadership behaviours and a good answer as to why unilever.

    Has anyone been invited for an assessment centre for UK marketing/customer development for 2013 scheme?

    Good luck everyone


  • 5 November 2012 - 2:03pm
    • Avalqz

    Hi,
    I just had my interview today, it's exactly 45 mins, I was asked questions about innovation, customers, making quick decisions, 3 leadership questions focusing on the plan, actions taken, showing your leadership qualities respectively.

    Also why marketing, why Unilever, which area in marketing do you want to do most, what research have you done on Unilever, how marketing role in Unilever interact with other roles in Unilever and why do you want to be a leader.
    I was told I will get an email within two weeks if I success

    Hope this helps, good luck guys


  • 3 November 2012 - 3:57pm
    • MMzone

    Hi guys!
    Can anyone please share recent experience of Assessment Centre? Does Unilever have Intray exercise in final selection stage?
    Many thanks!


  • 30 October 2012 - 5:02pm
    • sarahhoist

    Heya angela

    I just checked my email account it took them 1 week and 1 day for them to get back to me, I was getting pretty worried aswell.

    Sarah


  • 30 October 2012 - 12:27pm
    • Angela86

    Hi all

    It has been over one week since I submitted my application, and my Unilever account status remains under review. How long have you guys waited for the online test after application? I am a little worried now. Thx!

    Angela