Computing & IT Interview Questions

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  • Graduate Cyber Security

    5.0/5 | Interview date: November 2018 | Job offer? Not yet |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The video interview experience was very good. Vodafone provided video link to use on different platform so that students can use on their choices. There was a practice question that is directly related to later interview questions. You can practice as many as you can so that you can perfect your pitch. This practice will ensure you are doing everything correct. Things like fixing front camera to its best, smiling, sound level after replaying recorded video.
    Before video interview, ensure you have researched the company from your application perspective. This brings huge knowledge before doing interview.

    Most difficult question

    "What do you think about new innovation that has to be brought using technologies?" This is not accurate question. Anyway, you can talk about missing technologies around your surrounding. Let say if there is no secure Wifi public connection then what would you do to make sure your information are protected from unauthorised access? Thus is a task you do by yourself and there is possibilities of of doing innovative way.

    Interview tips

    Use STAR technique while answering video interview questions. This technique will cover Situation, Task, Action and Result. Always be loud and clear. Bring pragmatic approach. And know their culture and values.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    I am still waiting for video interview resul.

    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? 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
  • Graduate Software Developer

    4.8571/5 | Interview date: September 2018 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The interview process consisted of a telephone technical interview followed by an assessment day. The telephone interview was to gauge how much knowledge I had in coding from my experience on projects, and also my response to a number of situational questions, where I had to give examples of skills I had learnt in areas of working and social life. This lasted roughly 1 hour.
    The assessment day consisted of a one-on-one interview in which I had to answer similar questions as before, however was geared more towards my response to situations and problems I would encounter in the work place and how I would deal with them. I was then given 20 minutes to create a 5 minute presentation about something I was passionate about, to present to my interviewer.
    The group exercise was a problem solving activity with a group of approximately 6 of us. We were given 50 minutes to complete a task where we had to work as a team to answer 2 questions that the solution to the problem would resolve. The problem was given to us each on an A4 piece of paper and was solved by hand, without the use of a computer.

    Most difficult question

    In the face-to-face interview I was given the situation "A team working on a project has hit a problem that they have been unable to solve, and you are brought in to help resolve the situation. How would you go about this?" This was particularly difficult to answer as it is extremely general and puts a lot of pressure on you to present the correct skills you have to apply to this situation.

    Interview tips

    Be relaxed and open minded when going for interview and assessment centres. Remember they are looking for people that communicate well with others as well as highly technical people, so don't try and compete with others but work together! Research their key principals as this is what they will look out for in your answers to situational questions. Think hard about your own experiences: describe what you did, what skills you learnt and how you apply them to other aspects of your life. They will ask about a lot of these. Most importantly be yourself! They want to see creativity shine through, so don't be scared to describe a funny (but appropriate) story that had a positive impact, or talk through a unique hobby that you love. Go all out with the presentation (I made a stick man cartoon sketch).

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The assessment centre was relaxed and the assessment staff very welcoming and friendly. The centre lasted 3 hours, in which we first had a presentation about the structure of the company from manager of the department. Hot drinks and biscuits were provided. We then had our one-on-one interviews which lasted 50 minutes, with a 20 minute presentation about a passion in our lives included in that. The group activity with approximately 6 of us lasted 50 minutes after a short explanation. This was a problem solving team exercise which was solved by hand, with three assessment staff overseeing.

    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
  • Technology Graduate

    4.7143/5 | Interview date: June 2018 | Job offer? Not yet |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    It was a really relaxed day, they are really friendly, they don't test you but they use the day to see what kind of a person you are and if you will fit in with their company and their values. The one on one was him just trying to know me as a person.
    He asked a few questions, not too many, it lasted 10 minutes, My advice is know the company, know their values and know why you want to work there, that is vital.

    Most difficult question

    I wouldn't say any other questions where too difficult but describe yourself in 3 words would be the hardest

    Interview tips

    Just be yourself, if you fit in you'll know, know the company is a must, don't be over powering but don't be too quiet and just make sure you enjoy the day.
    Ask questions, there is no right or wrong answer, make sure you mingle with everyone there and try and be involved with discussion with the current graduates.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    A really relaxed day, they give you an introduction, you do a personality test, then individual exercise, then a group exercise then one on one interviews, they are more just seeing how you are as a person though.

    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? 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
  • Big Data Analyst

    3.5714/5 | Interview date: September 2017 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Firstly, I had a simple phone interview with a recruiter, then I had to take an aptitude. After that, I was invited to the assessment day.

    The assessment was held at a hotel in Cardiff. The assessment day began with a brief presentation, roughly 15-20 minutes and in it, they talked about the company, the work that we'll be doing, the training schedule etc. After that, we had a group task which took up most of the day. We had to come up with a product, a business plan and create a website for that product, along with other mini-tasks. In between they held short 1 to 1 technical and personal interview. At the end of the day, we had presented the product to the assessors.

    Most difficult question

    the 1 to 1 interview was quite simple just to test problem-solving.

    The questions were:
    given this array can you show me how to reverse it?
    sort the given classes using an inheritance hierarchy?

    Interview tips

    actively participate in the group task and give constant input because that's what you are assessed mostly on. Also, practice presenting if you are not confident at giving presentations to a group of people. finally be yourself, the assessors were very friendly and relaxed.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The setting was professional and clean.

    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? 2/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 3/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 4/5
  • Software Programer

    5.0/5 | Interview date: July 2017 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Fantastic day, really enjoyed every moment of it.
    Kirsty is a great recruiter, and Amy was amazing, she gave me back some excellent feedback. The best parts were creating the project and then presenting it. Elliot did put me to the test with the interview, how ever i did give it my best try. Can't wait to hear from QA consulting.

    Most difficult question

    The question where I had to answer to to wether 9 is a prime number.

    Interview tips

    Make sure the programming knowledge is to a high level, find a good car parking spot before hand (if you are driving) I recommend you be yourself, have fun but remember you are being assessed so try your best throughout the day.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Clean and organised.

    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? 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
  • Graduate scheme

    4.5714/5 | Interview date: July 2017 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    PRE ASSESSMENT CENTRE
    Initial telephone interview was very relaxed, basic questions such as 'why IT'.
    One way video interview consisted of around 4 questions such as 'why FDM?', ''Tell us about yourself'. Given 60 seconds to answer each question with prep time before each question.

    ASSESSMENT CENTRE
    3 interviews lasting 5 minutes each, see below for more info.

    Most difficult question

    Would you sacrifice the quality of work to meet a deadline.

    Interview tips

    Technical and business pathways are assessed together so do not stress if you lack knowledge of coding. Be confident and friendly, show an interest in technology and a willingness to learn. Don't be afraid to engage in conversation with interviewers. Professional dress code.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Introductory presentation. Short exercise where candidates introduce themselves to the group.
    Venn diagrams/set notation test. Information booklet provided for test and revision material given prior to assessment day was very useful.
    Maths test. GCSE level maths.
    Aptitude test. General knowledge, logic, basic coding and IT questions.

    3 interviews (5 minutes each): Very friendly interviewers. Each interview has an un-assessed practice question.
    Interview topics: -Interest in IT/FDM
    -Degree/education
    -Personal qualities

    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? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
  • Software Graduate 2017

    4.5714/5 | Interview date: July 2017 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    My assessment centre comprised of series of events. Out of which one to one interview was first. In that first I was asked general question like why I want to go for this role and was also asked to give a presentation on me. The interviewer was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. After that we had a group activity followed by one on one technical interview.

    Most difficult question

    The most difficult question for me in that interview was that I was given a diagram and have to draw connections between the different components shown in it. It was difficult because I have not seen anything like that so I didn't had much knowledge about that.

    Interview tips

    Just going through the website will help a lot. Try to interact and make connection to people you meet there. And keep practising the aptitude test question and try to build accuracy in lesser time. The practice question given on there website to practice are important as they have lots of facts and figure. And generally these are the same figures from which they ask question. So practising from them would be beneficial and can get you extra score.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The assessment centre was very nice. There were 16 candidates that day including me. The environment and people were very lovely and helpful.

    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? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
  • Software Engineer

    3.0/5 | Interview date: June 2017 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    There were three interviews, one primary phone interview with a recruiter, a technical phone interview then a 3D CV and personality interview at the assessment day.

    None of these were particularly hard, the phone interview was with an engineer so you cant blag your way through this one! The 3D CV was with one of many assessors inside tesco who work in IT.

    Most difficult question

    The technical question provided was the most difficult which asked about why, how and the considerations required for Tesco moving their IT services to the cloud.

    Interview tips

    If going for a techncial role make sure to find out definites such as languages you may be required to know and accurate details. Also make sure to prepare more for the technical question than the 3D CV.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    I recently applied to Tesco's graduate software engineer scheme and was unsuccessful but this is not the focus of my complaint. My complaint is with regard to the recruitment process, how it was handled and the feedback provided.

    First, I was scheduled for a phone interview, I rescheduled my work and day around the interview but never received a phone call or email. I left a message for the recruiter and attempted to call her multiple times over the following days to no avail and only received contact back via email the next week (4-5 days after the scheduled date).

    Second, after being sucessful in the telephone interviews I was given less than 48 hours notice that I was to attend an assessment day, leaving me no time to prepare anything as I was out for the whole day when I recieved the email and working the day before the assessment day. When I got to the assessment day I found everyone else had at least a week to prepare.

    Third, I was told during the phone interviews that I could carry out the programming task in a language of my choosing (C#), when I got to the assessment day I was told to use a different language (Java) that I had never used before and a different editor, so I was immediately at a huge disadvantage to the other participants who had used the language before or were told the language they would be using. This fact was also not reflected in the feedback which stated that I required a lot of help with syntax and the editor, which is to be expected when I am using a different language in a different editor.

    Fourth, when I replied to the recruiter, telling her my thoughts on the feedback she provided more verbal feedback which said: "completed the task in java which he had a knowledge of". This is untrue, I have never used Java before the assessment day and having to complete a task in another language and editor no matter the similarities is unfair. Which also makes it seem like some of the feedback provided is false or blanket statements as her verbal feedback stated I had a knowledge when I made it clear to the assessor that I had no knowledge or experience with it at all.

    It is fair to say the entire process has been nothing but hassle, wasting my time and providing no helpful feedback to improve myself.

    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? 1/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 2/5
  • Graduate Software Engineer

    3.7143/5 | Interview date: May 2017 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 80.0 / 100

    Interview process

    One on one interview discussing problem solving exercises. The interviewer was friendly and wanted to learn about your thought process as well as how you would improve your answers. The first problem was how to deliver messages between castles using different modes of transportation and the second was writing a flow-chart or pseudocode for a card game called flapjack. Was also asked a couple of questions about my CV.

    Most difficult question

    How would you make your software a better flapjack player?

    Interview tips

    Nothing you can practice for really, the purpose of the tests is to assess your problem solving skills, and the interview was mainly discussing your answers. Learning about the company and the role might be an advantage but not really necessary at this stage.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    First a short presentation of the company and role, followed by 3 aptitude tests and 2 problem solving exercises (Delivering messages & flapjack card game) and lastly a one on one interview mainly discussing the problem solving exercises. Total duration of the assessment day was 4-5 hours.

    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? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 3/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 4/5
  • Project Management (Technical)

    1.1429/5 | Interview date: May 2017 | Job offer? Yes but declined |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Applied online, did the tests, phone interview, then waited like 5 months for further info as they kept pushing back their deadline date with no mention to the fact, going months without updates. Really do not recommend if you like being in any way valued, as opposed to being just another resource.

    Most difficult question

    Dealing with an uncooperative/struggling person - the struggling person part was a follow up and quite interesting as it's not an angle i'd come across for that question

    Interview tips

    Know about all the different services and competitors, it shows good awareness, and the interviewers were impressed by my ability to talk somewhat in depth about the field.

    otherwise don't be afraid to take the lead in the group exercise, but make sure not to overpower others, as they will notice this. Rather try to make sure peoples voices are heard - facilitate rather than dictate

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Standard assessment centre stuff, group exercise with about 5/6 others where you had to plan a project, and presentation followed by competency based interview with some forays into technical project management stuff - pretty much as you'd expect.

    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? 1/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 2/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 1/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 1/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 1/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 1/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 1/5

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