Interview Questions


"I was given an hour to solve a puzzle and then present my answer."
Graduate, Enfield (on the outskirts of London)
"There were various problem-solving questions that required a written answer."
Entry level, Enfield
"I was posed multiple logic problems and was given 30 minutes to answer. We then discussed my answers with the interviewer asking why I had pursued a certain line of thought to see how I'd change my answer. I failed to reach the correct answer in a couple of these yet still got a job as the lines of thought I was following were sensible and well thought out."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Some interviews are focused on technical tests and there are discussions of your answers guided by the interviewer. Others are a more traditional style of interview, with some standard questions about why you would like to work for the company and what motivates you etc."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"I was asked about my motivation for applying and a little about my interests. Most of the time they were interested in how I justified my answers to the written tests rather than whether they were right or wrong. No knowledge of computer science is required at any point as they're just testing how you think."
Entry level, Cambridge
"There were some questions designed to test our logical thinking and some teamwork activities."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"My interview was made up of problem solving exercises and a chat about the problem afterwards. There were also some general questions about why you wanted to work at Metaswitch and what possible areas you might enjoy working in etc."
Graduate, London


"I was asked a lot of questions! There are lots of written tests that are followed by interviews discussing these tests in depth, where they get you to talk through your logic in solving the problem. I was also asked about various areas of strength and weakness, what my career goals were and why I had chosen a career in computer science etc. I had lots of very standard interview questions."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"You are given logical problems to solve and then you discuss your answers with the interviewer."
Entry level, Enfield, North London
"Beyond the technical, there were a few questions on why I was leaving academia to start a career in software."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"I had no generic competency questions, just more questions about myself."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"I was asked about my personal reasons for applying to Metaswitch and why I wanted to work there. I was also asked technical questions. There were problems we were given around half an hour to look at before talking an interviewer through the solution we had reached. These had nothing to do with coding, they were problems that someone with no coding experience could solve."
Graduate, London
"Most interviews discussed technical essays that were worked through beforehand. Some more generic interviews involved my experiences at school and university as well as my skills and shortcomings."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"We had logic-based and problem-solving questions that did not require any technical experience. There were also more standard interview questions focusing on your CV and experience."
Graduate, Enfield
"The majority of questions were technical and there were some in the form of puzzles too."
Graduate, London
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