Reed Business Information Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2015
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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sutton, London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Reed Business Information (Sutton, London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Once the recruitment agency had interviewed me I was put forward to RBI and an interview was arranged. The recruiter was disappointed that they didn't know more about the role but apparently they are not allowed to talk to hiring managers. I was 'greeted' by an HR person who was a bit miserable and I was not made to feel very welcome at all. Then I had to complete a test in 12 mins that was numeracy and literacy. I am masters educated, consider myself bright but not lightening quick mental arithmetic. The test was fairly difficult but the room was hot, stuffy and I scraped through. The whole process so far made me want to leave and go home. I have been for other interviews in equally large corporates and they seemed pleased to see me and did not make me jump through a ridiculous maths and English hoop. You really won't find your best people if you work like this.

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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sutton, London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Reed Business Information (Sutton, London, England (UK)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Went through an agency, group interview with approximately 20 people was whittled down to a shortlisted 8 with 4 jobs to spare. The hiring managers it seemed went mostly of personality and their gut rather than any particular competence. Did a mock sales call and initially had a 1 to 1 interview which lasted approximately 5 minutes before being offered the job the next day, through the agency. Sounds like a hard process as described however most hired colleagues had much smaller groups with less rigorous selection pressures.

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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    hiring process was quite straight forward and hassle free

    Interview Questions

    • state an example of how you managed difficult stakeholders   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Reed Business Information (Singapore (Singapore)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Very short and engaging, they make you comfortable before even getting into the process so you are already a bit relaxed and are able to answer in a much better way

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Reed Business Information (London, England (UK)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Telephone interview, followed by assessment day with written tests

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    Human Resources Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sutton, London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Reed Business Information (Sutton, London, England (UK)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Quick and efficient process, interviewers were very thorough and to the point, but remained friendly throughout. The interview took place in their Sutton office. Questions were competency based, there was also an excel test. Feedback was provided quickly through an agency.

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    Online Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sutton, London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Reed Business Information (Sutton, London, England (UK)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Was quick and easy. A vacancy was pretty much opened up for me and the competition was only between me and one other person. I got a phonecall back quickly for this internal move and was able to move to my new role very quickly. The person interviewing me had no previous management experience though, I that's probably why it was quite easy.

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Reed Business Information in February 2009.

    Interview

    Interview with manager

    Interview Questions

    • How would you improve or simplify the system (something along that line)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Agreed rate.

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