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    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, only last a few minutes.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Corpus Christi, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corpus Christi, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    First interview was with an external recruiter.
    Second interview was a panel interview. There were 3 Unit Managers and 1 Regional Manager present.
    Third Interview was a ride along with future boss, and colleague. Hands on experience of what the daily role would include.

    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much negotiation. The job posting indicated a pay of $40-$45k, however due to my experience, they offered $56K. Since they came in so much higher than posted rate, I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Philip Morris USA.

    Interview Details

    Name a situation when you used research as a method of schooling?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was a intern so I was directly hired from my summer internship within 3 weeks for completion. However, they extend an offer with out giving a set area of entrance. I was under the impression I would be a financial analyst but, I ended up being a cost accountant.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was very interested in candidate's long term goals and objectives. Prefers specific and strategic initiatives over generalities. Asked a great length of scenario & situational questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years?   Answer Question
    • What is the most difficult objective you've overcome? And how?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got an email two days later that told me they'd like to interview me and gave me the time and place for my interview. The interview was at a Caribou Coffee shop in a formal meeting/boardroom in the back of the shop. Two young sales reps sat across a table from me and took turns asking questions. Questions were situational: explain a time when you had to make a quick decision without a superior to give you the authority; explain a time when you had to expedite something in order to save a customer account; a lot of questions dealt with decisions you regretted making, times when you could have done something better, missed opportunities, and how you would have done something better. They were interested in actions, reactions, opportunities, solutions, and independence.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had to work with a coworker under timed conditions, but you were not familiar with that coworker and how he/she operated. (They wanted to see if you could adapt to an unfamiliar situation and collaborate well in a short amount of time).   Answer Question
    • What is position on professional responsibility and ethical conduct when dealing with expense reports?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very Positive. Had phone screen with recruiter, then phone screen with hiring manager, followed by panel, then day in the field, then offer and background/drug test. Excellent company to get your foot in the door for business to business sales. Lots of training and skills practice. Manager was great, reps stay around for a long time.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a specific time when you had a difficult customer and how you handled the situation.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Brand Manager - New Tobacco Product Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw (Poland)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was working at BAT, working on very important product introduction.
    Philip Morris faked the recrutement among our team members, offering the job through local headhunter agency. Then, as the part of recrutimentr they demanded to prepare to new product launch strategy - the time given for preparation was very short, and the brief was so simmilar as for our project.
     Obviously they wantned to get intelligence at the product we were working on. Needless to say they did not hired anyone for the position.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    At the presentation of the strategy. people (5) at the begging were very cheering, once they assumed that no info about competition would be given, they lost interest. One person asked the most kinky and stupid question I have ever heard: "What animal are you?"

    I would not NEVER like to work for such a company

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Purchasing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of two 1:1's with the predecessor and the future line manager. They have questioned many details of my CV and went thru all the details of the potential position. Be sure to go there prepared and prove facts with different case examples.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Human Resource Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Krąków, Lódz (Poland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Krąków, Lódz (Poland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Philip Morris USA in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    the first the skills and background checks than phone inerview and the last step is panel interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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