Bouygues Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Engineering graduate scheme

    5.0/5 | Interview date: July 2015 | Job offer? Not yet |

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    Sectors: Engineering

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The interviews comprised of a short phone interview, this was to gain an understanding of the applicant and the employer and was quite refreshingly informal. was a perfectly friendly conversation about the candidate and the employer. It was a 30 minute conversation about my cv and about the company. Once this was completed the company was very prompt in giving an invitation to the graduate assessment day, prior to the assessment day candidates were required to do a short online test to get a view of basic numeracy/logic/visual/memory skills.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a situation where you have been faced with great difficulty and overcome it.

    Interview tips

    Do your research on the company, its that simple. the company is very forthcoming with its core values and principles, if you feel you match the company then just be yourself. the interview process is very informal and actually enjoyable which helps with any potential nerves.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The assessment day itself was very informal and very entertaining, a couple of group projects and a face to face interview with breaks in between for networking. Final interview to come, information was again provided very promptly.

    Split into three groups, rotating between a CSR task, a management task and a face to face interview. there were no right or wrong answers in the two assessments. more looking at how you function as a team.

    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
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  • General Management Programme

    5.0/5 | Interview date: November 2013 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Architecture & Construction

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    My telephone interview lasted for half an hour and was with a lady from the Learning and Developing department. She was very sweet and offered to rephrase a question for me when I struggled. She asked several competency questions asking about times I have worked in a team and had to deal with receiving negative feedback. Once I found out I was successful I was invited to an assessment day which was held in a college in central London. The assessment day involved two group activities and a face to face interview.

    Most difficult question

    Tell me about a time you had to deal with negative feedback and how you handled the criticism.
    Tell me about a time you worked as part of a team, what role did you play and what you contributed to the group.
    Being such a big organisation we deal with a lot of foreign clients, tell me about a time you have had difficulty with language barriers and how you overcome the problem.

    Interview tips

    I got the impression they like people with excellent interpersonal skills and people who want to progress. If you are friendly and confident you will make a good impression.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The assessment centre was for three different job roles, General Management, Finance and Engineering so it had graduates from different backgrounds. There was around 12 graduates and even more people there from the company helping out with the assessment day. We were split up into three groups as there were three separate activities, two group exercises and an interview. I had my interview first and it was with two people from management roles, it lasted for around 20 minutes and i was asked similar questions to the telephone interview. The first group activity was fun. It involved us having a pile of qualities a manager should possess and we had to pick our top five, put them in order and present back why we picked them as the most important. The were obviously interested in seeing how you participate in teams. For the last one we were given six options for investing £10,000 and we had to pick the best one and create a presentation on the one we picked. Each group activity lasted 30 minutes and at lunch we had a chance to meet the graduates from the previous year and ask them about their jobs.

    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
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