Metaswitch Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 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
  • Software Engineer

    3.0/5 | Interview date: May 2016 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 100.0 / 100

    Interview process

    There were several interviews, some with senior management. A little time was spent discussing my background and experience but the majority was going through the solutions I had come up with during the problem solving exercises. They would challenge points you had made, ask you to expand on certain ideas and push you to make further refinements and improvements to your initial answers.

    Most difficult question

    One of the tests and subsequent interviews was an abstract problem solving exercise which involved having to decode an 'alien' numbering system to answer the questions.

    Interview tips

    Other than the presentation (which doesn't carry too much weight overall) you can't really prepare or practise much. Essentially you just have to be intelligent enough and display 'blue sky ' problem solving skills (their words).

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The first stage was an online aptitude test, essentially an IQ test. The second stage was at one of their offices. It featured a longer version of the online test, two problem solving exercises and then interviews based largely around the exercises. The third stage featured 3 more problem solving exercises, giving a half hour presentation and more interviews around the exercises with senior management.

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

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