Sky Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Feb 7, 2015
Updated Feb 7, 2015
12 Interview Reviews

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    Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Phone, followed by face to face technical interview with aptitude test. Was straight forward and mainly covered my skills and job spec and how I could fit in. Very technical interviews, very little non technical questions

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Four stages / interviews

    1 - Curriculum Vitae / Cover Letter screening
    2 - 30 minute screening phone interview with recruiter from Human Resources
    3 - 30 minute screening phone interview with manager from recruiting departments
    4 - 2 hour final on site interview including assessment exercise with hiring manager

    Interview Questions

    • Experience / CV; competency questions as per job description; prepare a presentation within 48 hours from final interview   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Team Manager Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Thorough and intense interview and screening process. First step was a 40 minute phone screening, followed by a group assessment on site which involved group discussion and a simulated 1 to 1 with an employee. At the third stage this involved a presentation to the management team and a fourth stage 1 to 1 interview. The whole process was well-managed and fairly seemless.

    Interview Questions

    • The one to one with an upset staff member was the most difficult with tonnes of information and only 30 mins to prepare.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Was offered another role.

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Sky Engineering Academy

    I applied online, and received further instructions a week later. I had to do a programming task home and had a week to complete it. Not the hardest thing I've done by far, but because I tried to ace it, it took me an unexpected amount of time (several afternoons).

    After this, I was appointed for a phone interview, really short, they just wanted to confirm my personal data and to make sure I understood the conditions of the position. I was then scheduled for an assessment day, in which I was required to work with other candidates over the day. We would have people looking at what we were doing for the whole duration, but they were friendly and even offered help at times.

    The tasks we were asked to do collectively were really fun, with even robots involved! The atmosphere was really friendly the whole time, I can't stress this enough.

    There was also a small 1:1 interview in which they asked the usual personal questions (what is your worst defect etc...).

    At the end of the day, they guided us through their campus and installations and let us talk with current employees to ask anything we wanted without anyone overlooking what questions we were asking.

    Overall I couldn't be more impressed.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't any hard questions, some of the candidates were not computer scientists and had little experience as programmers, although they had impressive backgrounds from top universities. They were much more interested in our attitude than our skills.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Salary was made clear since beginning, didn't negotiate.

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    Service Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied via website, contacted by phone to arrange Phone interview, all confirmation was by e-mail. After successful phone interview was contacted by email to attend assessment day. Was contacted a few days later by phone to offer me the position. Contract and offer letter was sent by email, also had to fill out an online form for check as well as a form which had to be done by mail. Whole process took about 4-5 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • All I can say is that I did not experience an overly difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    - Good process, friendly people, not all Management asked the correct questions.

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    Build Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    it was slow getting to the interview, but once there the job offer came very quickly, and they moved quickly on from there.
    the rate is fixed, no room for negotiation, it least it was for me, as I tried!
    interview lasted about an hour with 2 people manager and his techy. ( he was very very techy, once of the best I've seen)
    the interview leaned slightly more on the people side - as in how well I would function in the team and the company and how good a fit I was for it.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    fixed rate - no movement from this - said it was the standard and they can't budge from it.

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    Marketing Executive Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process as BSkyB was pretty straightforward. It started with an initial online application, psychometric testing, phone interview and assessment centre. The assessment centre consisted of a group interview, personal interview, 1-1 interview and to finish the day a tour of the Sky campus.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions on the telephone interview ranged mainly about Sky's competitive landscape.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Wasn't able to negotiate, no relocation allowance was offered

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    Reporting Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Very long-winded, took 3 months from beginning to end.

     Had initial telephone interview, followed up by a 1.5 hour 1:1 with the hiring manager and another manager, also consisted of a skills test with a few problem solving type scenarios.

    2nd interview 9 days later was with two more senior stakeholders and consisted of a 2 hour grilling over my past experiences and CV details. Also had the usual HR related questions to answer. The interviews were quite stress-full and not easy to get through, I think part of the process was to evaluate me under pressure.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me a situation where you faced a challenge and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    • Which football team do you support?   Answer Question
    • How will you fit in with the fast-paced nature of the role?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None. I was offered the top salary in the banding with no further room for manoeuvre. The contract mentions a discretionary bonus, but this has never been paid. You get the usual Sky perks, TV etc as standard - 25 paid days holiday, rising to a max of 30 over the first 5 years.

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    Internal Audit Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sky (London, England (UK)) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Initiail interview with Head of Internal Audit, covering competence and technical skills. Included 2 direct scenario based questions. This was followed by a panel interview

    Interview Questions

    • What are the key risks facing a media and boradcasting organisation?   1 Answer
    • How woould you approach a fraud review of the revenue processes in Sky   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I received a better offer from a Financial services company.

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