Royal Society of Chemistry Interview Questions & Answers

4.0/5based on 1 reviews. Ranked 191 out of 316 companies

Difficulty rating 4 / 10

Interview experience

  • Positive 1/1
  • Neutral 0/1
  • Negative 0/1

Viewing 1 - 1 of 1

  • Publishing Editor

    4.0/5 | Interview date: July 2014 | Job offer? No |

    Was this helpful? Yes 1

    Sectors: Science & Technology

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Once my application had been accepted I was invited to an Assessment day. The day involved; an introductory exercise to test our communication skills, a tour of the offices with discussions with staff, a group assessment, a 45 minute interview with 2 interviewers per applicant and an hour and a half individual assessment where editing skills were tested. The layout of the day worked well as it allowed everyone to relax into the assessments. Throughout the day 10 or more staff members watched our actions. The interviewers took turns to ask a variety of questions involving giving an example of how you have used a skill in the past.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a problem you have faced in the past that you did not deal with well and how you would have dealt with it in hindsight.

    Interview tips

    Make sure you are presentable and try to make yourself known to all of the members of staff observing you. Be friendly and memorable. If you haven't done any professional editing make sure you get lots of practice before attending the interview.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    We were divided in to two groups of 7 and had to complete a timed challenge to test teamwork skills.

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

Related interviews


Rate your interview for a chance to win £500