Interview: Tips & Advice

2017

"There was a written test, four technical interviews and three non-technical ones."
Graduate, London
"As a developer, you will be given an online HackerRank test as an initial screening of your basic programming and problem-solving ability. If successful, you will then be invited for a series of on-site interviews, which are usually done by pairs of existing employees from any team in the company. The interviews will be technical, asking you to come up with solutions to unique problems on the fly. My best advice for this is to vocalise the entirety of your thought process out loud even though you might be struggling, as it's the way you arrive at the solution, not the solution itself, that interviewers are interested in. If successful, you will be invited back for another interview with each of the development group heads, which is a largely informal chat about your previous experience and less focused on your technical ability. The best way to prepare for the entire process is to brush up on basic computer science fundamentals and refresh your memory on any interesting projects you've done."
Intern, London
"The online application only requires you to upload a CV to begin with. A few days after I was offered a choice of interview days. The interview involved a written test on computer science fundamentals, lunch and then a number of interviews with other developers at the company. I was contacted the day after to arrange a final interview at the office. I was contacted a couple of days after that with an offer."
Intern, London
"First I got an email with an invitation for the assessment day and a link to an online IQ test that I had to complete before coming for the assessment day. The assessment day consisted of a written test on computer science fundamentals, a team exercise and a number of one-to-one interviews. After about a week I was invited for the second round of one-to-one interviews."
Intern, London
"Know your algorithms."
Intern, London

2016

"I had a test followed by a couple of interviews. There are further interviews on another day if you pass. Questions vary from design to algorithms. I recommend solving coding questions in order to prepare for the interview."
Graduate, London
"Try to be yourself. Although the interview is serious and you should be professional, try to convey as much of your personality as possible."
Graduate, London
"I initially applied as an intern and was offered a grad role after completing my internship. The interview process consisted of a written test and multiple interviews."
Graduate, London
"The interview for interns/placements consisted of two rounds of technical interviews. It included a written test, group exercise and individual interviews."
Graduate, London
"The application process for graduates and interns consists of several interviews and a group exercise. Candidates also get a chance to speak to recent graduates about what it's like to work here."
Graduate, London
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