Nissan Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Sales and Marketing Graduate

    4.8571/5 | Interview date: January 2017 | Job offer? Yes |

    Was this helpful? Yes 6

    Sectors: Marketing

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Following the initial application, online tests and video recording, I was invited to a telephone interview. This lasted around half an hour and consisted of a number of questions around education, motivations for the role, key competencies, previous work experience and background knowledge on the company. They also asked a couple of questions to determine your level of commercial awareness.

    Most difficult question

    If we were to ask your previous manager what your main weakness is, what would they say?

    Interview tips

    - Read up on the latest industry news
    - Be prepared to talk about yourself - motivations for the role, why you're suitable - research their key competencies
    - Be yourself - you don't have to shout the loudest to be noticed
    - Include quieter group members
    - Keep an eye on the time in group exercise/analytical test
    - Prepare your own questions during face to face interview - this is a great chance to display your interest in the role/company, besides just asking if you get a car!

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The assessment day was based at the Nissan Head Office, and consisted of four separate tasks:

    - Group exercise
    - Analytical test
    - Face to face interview
    - Pre-prepared presentation.

    There were 4 candidates invited to each AC.

    The group task involved working in pairs to discuss our approach to a given task (related to Sales and Marketing), followed by a group discussion with all 4 candidates, and a group presentation to the management panel - followed by several questions.

    The individual analytical test lasted an hour, where we were given a data sheet to analyse before writing a report with our recommendations/comments on the data.

    The face to face interview was conducted by a member of HR and one of the hiring managers. This lasted an hour, and consisted of a number of competency questions, an in depth discussion of your CV, your motivations for the role and questions about the company/industry (think market share, recent industry news, best selling etc.). I found this part of the day quite enjoyable. They're not there to trip you up at all - it's a chance for them to get to know you, as well as an opportunity for you to get to know the company and where you'll fit in best.

    Next we were taken to lunch, where we had a chance to meet the current graduates in a more relaxed environment. This gave us a chance to ask them any questions regarding the role, their personal experience and life outside of work.

    A week before the assessment centre, we were tasked to create a 20 minute presentation in response to a brief Nissan had sent across. Here we were assessed on our ability to interpret research, analyse the topic given, alongside the ability to display a cross-functional business understanding. On the day, we presented to a panel of Nissan's management team who used the remaining time to ask questions regarding our presentations.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • Supply Chain Management Trainee

    4.8571/5 | Interview date: June 2014 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 13

    Sectors: Management

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    After first applying online I was then invited to an assessment centre which involved introductory presentations about the company and the role you are applying for. We were then split into groups to take part in three activities where you had to explore each others opinions and come to one agreement as a team. You then had to present your answer and give reason for doing so.
    After the assessment centre you are then invited to an interview which involves a 5 minute presentation and competency based questions.

    Most difficult question

    When explaining your reasons for your answer expect to have a debate over why you chose that specific answer.

    Interview tips

    Look smart and do your research upon the company. Be prepared to professionally argue your reasons within the assessment centre. Be confident when attending the assessment centre. You always have people watching you whilst your in the room.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    you were given three scenarios. Each scenario had more than one answer. As a team you had to come to a decision to decide which was the most appropriate strategy to follow and explain why. This enabled them to see how you express your opinion and take others into account. One scenario also enabled them to see how you would act in a meeting.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • Nissan Graduate Scheme

    4.4286/5 | Interview date: June 2013 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 16

    Sectors: Buying & Merchandising

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    I had to give a 5 minute presentation on a topical news issue of my choice. I then had a panel interview with the head of HR and 2 manages from the buying department.
    The interview was more relaxed than I thought it would be, we all made a few jokes and I wasn't too nervous.
    They asked me competency based questions, questions about Nissan, my personality and hobbies, how I would cope with certain scenarios and difficult people, and whether I was willing to travel and relocate.

    Most difficult question

    What is your biggest weakness?

    Interview tips

    Prepare answers to obvious questions, research the company.
    Be relaxed (although not too relaxed). Remember the interviewers are human! They might have kids, they have feelings and worries too, and they probably go down the pub on a Friday night.
    Be confident. Don't be worried to tell them about your achievements and what you like about yourself. If you are confident you will be great in the role, they are likely to believe it too.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    We had to take part in 3 group activities and discussions. We had to make a group decision, place items in order of value, and lastly we were each given a fictional candidate for a job and had to persuade the rest of our group that our candidate was the best for the role.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 3/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 4/5
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