Sogeti UK Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Graduate Software Testing Consultant

    4.8571/5 | Interview date: April 2014 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    When I arrived for the morning assessment day (we had a group of 6, then afternoon had a group of 6), we were given packs detailing what Sogeti do, also a sheet with what the day entails with timing. We had two 15 minute interviews set up, one with HR and one with a supervisor which they described as a technical interview. It was an amazing experience, great people so don't ever feel scared. Make them laugh but not to a point where your jokes are lame, keep it professional and always ask about graduate retention, what clients they have etc. They like answering those.

    Most difficult question

    Why do you want this job? (believe me, your answer should last you a minute)
    What do you know about testing? (describe software testing etc)

    Interview tips

    Be yourself, they like friendly approachable type, but also act professional at all times. Also when you are doing the group exercise, whilst you are jotting down on the big piece of paper, always make sure you are giving input and always discussing and arguing as a panel member will be watching you and reviewing your performance.

    Make your interviewee laugh, don't stress over the technical questions as they don't expect everyone to know about testing, they are looking more towards people who are themselves, approachable with great customer service and keen to learn.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    After our two 15 minute interviews, we had to sit down for a hour test. This consisted of a scenario where a company requires you to find out errors and list them, whilst also thinking outside the box to overcome those errors. There's an extensive list so attention to detail is a must.

    We then had lunch (provided) followed by the afternoon group coming in, joining us for a company presentation. After this, we were split into groups for a group exercise. The group exercise was that we were shipwrecked, and there were 12 items that we can carry and list them in accordance to their importance. Might sound easy but you need to think very hard as when you are doing the presentation in front of a panel with the group, you will be asked as to why this wasn't before that etc.

    Overall, brilliant day and a lively bunch of people that work for them.

    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? 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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  • Graduate Software Testing Consultant

    4.4286/5 | Interview date: June 2013 | Job offer? No |

    Was this helpful? Yes 3

    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    My initial telephone interview was with a member of the recruitment team and lasted around 10 minutes. We had a short discussion about the company, my CV and my application. At the end, I was invited to a graduate assessment day.
    During the assessment day there were two one-on-one interviews: an HR interview and a technical interview. The HR interview featured every question you might expect to hear in a typical personal interview, the most difficult of which are noted below. The technical interview did not feature so many questions, but instead was more a discussion of the work that would be involved within the role for the successful candidate.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a time when you resolved an issue with a difficult customer/team member. What happened?
    Describe a time when plans had to be changed. What happened?
    Where do you see yourself in five years time?
    What is your biggest flaw?

    Interview tips

    Prepare for all the typical 'awkward' interview questions you would expect during the HR interview. Have answers prepared that present your ability to solve problems, work in a team and organise yourself.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    We were split into groups of 3 and given 30 minutes to prepare a 15 minute presentation detailing our survival plan should we be lost at sea, given a list of items salvaged from our own shipwreck. Questions asked by the interviewers appeared to be aimed specifically at knocking us off-balance, presumably in an attempt to see how we would deal with difficult customers and rapidly changing circumstance.
    In an individual writing task, we each were asked to perform three tests: A comparison of a draft document to a company standard document, noting any significant errors. Then I had to determine a number of possible errors that might occur as a result of software faults in a bank and the outcomes of those errors. Then I had to draft an email to a superior detailing those possible errors and steps to be taken to test for them. The three writing tasks took one hour.
    A buffet lunch was provided a little over half way through the assessment day, during which we were shown a presentation about the company.

    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? 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? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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