Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at British American Tobacco in July 2009.
Post job advertisment in the local dailies, contact for interview, provide refreshments, iice breakers and aptitude tests. Friendly, receptive interviewers.
- Why BAT Kenya? Answer Question
Benefits and salsries are comprtitive and attractive: there isn't much to negotiate.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at British American Tobacco.
Assessment centre attending with few other potential candidates. We were all presented with a scenario and the panel watched how we all teamed up to deal with the issue. Then followed by a presentation. whole process too a couple of hours.
- Why should we hire you? what can you bring to the company? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at British American Tobacco (Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)) in June 2015.
Online application. Didn't pass a culture test but I was called later for a one on one interview at their facilities. I was scheduled for one day but at that same day a few hours before the interview, I was cancelled and programmed for next day. I felt that it was a little difficult to get the information out of the recruiter the few times I called during the process.
- What would your boss say negatively about you? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at British American Tobacco (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.
Interview with an external researcher, then an internal (RPO) one, then the hiring manager and someone from talent acquisition; the process is extremely professional; candidates are treated with the upmost respect; Feedback is both sought and offered; it really felt like it was a two-way process. It's slick; Great experience.
- Too many to name, nothing unusual about the questions, only extremely well meant, positive intention, and respectful Answer Question
Helpful (7)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at British American Tobacco.
1 CV sent through jobs@bat 2 Phone interview: Check English level and general questions 3 Online Numeric and Verbal Tests 4 HR interview: Fit with company culture 5 N+1 Interview: Team fit & Discussion on skills and career expectations 6 Case Study (N+1, N+2, HR): 1 hr preparation, 15 mins presentation and recommendation, 10 mins of Q&A
- What skills did you have develop in your previous experiences that can convince us that you will be a good fit for our team? Please illustrate with examples. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at British American Tobacco.
The process begun with a short phone interview which was in response to the CV and cover letter that i submitted. This was followed up with an online assessment with numerical and reasoning tests. The response from the HR team was very prompt in following up after this stage where i was called up for a behavioural interview with 2 of the HR team members. After this, there was still an assessment centre after which the final round would be conducted by HR and the immediate supervisor that i would be reporting to.
- Describe a particular time when you had to work with a difficult group member, describe a situation when you faced a setback and how you handled it Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at British American Tobacco (Lekki Peninsula (Nigeria)) in April 2015.
After filling the online form, i immediately received an email confirming to me that my application was successful and that i would be sent another mail on the next phase of the hiring process. In about 4 to 5 minutes later i got the mail and then reviewed it. It's a mail contain the site where i would access the questionnaire form. I was advice to go through the company website to understand everything about the company's business. After doing that i quickly took the test. Unfortunately, having waited for like a week i got a regret mail.
- Personality based questions 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at British American Tobacco in April 2015.
Online Test, Telephone Interview, Assessment Center. Always very professional and the HR-staff got back to me pretty quickly after each stage. It is important to know why you want to work in tobacco industry. You have to be aware that its morally questionable to work for the marketing department of a tobacco industry. I had the feeling you should be able to explain why you want this job throughout the whole process.
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Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at British American Tobacco (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in March 2015.
The first phase you get invited to take pshychometic tests (Verbal, Logical, Numerical, Personality). If you pass it you get invited for an Interview (Finance and HR manager). it is a technical and behavioural Interview they focused very much on leadership and team player skills, kept asking questions related to it. They were very friendly, they did not put you under pressure they made sure that you have the chance to show them all what you got, specially when the question is related to Leadership. TIP: If you did any extracurricular activities you have to mention them and show the leadership role you played! PS. I got rejected because I did not do any activities in University that they can base their leadership judgement based on it.
- How do you see a good leader? Tell me about one time you were a leader? If you get to recruit your team members what are the most traits you will look for? Tell me about one time you lead a group and you failed, and why? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
(Translated from English)
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at British American Tobacco (Amsterdam (Netherlands)).
Ik had een week na mijn sollicitatie een telefonisch sollicitatiegesprek. Het telefonisch gesprek ging vooral voor welke marketing positie heb ik de voorkeur? Aan het einde van het gesprek, nodigden ze me meteen uit voor een persoonlijk sollicitatiegesprek. Het gesprek bestond vooral uit gedragsvragen. Na het gesprek nodigde de personeelsmanager me uit om de volgende dag terug te komen voor een assessment. Het assessment werd getimed (30 min). Ik moest retail audit gegevens over BAT's merken lezen en verzamelde zo veel mogelijk informatie. Na 2 dagen kreeg ik een telefoontje van HR met een aanbod voor de functie.
I received a phone interview after a week of my application. The phone interview was mainly about which marketing position do I prefer? At the end of the interview, they invited me right away for face to face interview. The interview was mostly behavioural questions. After the interview, the hiring manager invited me to come back the next day for an assessment. The assessment was timed (30 mins). I had to read a retail audit data about BAT's brands and gathered as much as information as possible. After 2 days, I received a phone call from the HR with an offer for the position.
- Waarom wil je werken voor een sigarettenbedrijf? Why do you want to work for cigarettes company? 1 Answer
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