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    Junior Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Codemasters in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    First impressions: Relaxed yet focused atmosphere in the studio. I had a 45 minute written test (consisting of annotating code and then 3 open-end questions) and was then interviewed by two senior programmers simultaneously for an hour or so, in which we discussed my answers to the following problems. The interview was relaxed and the interviewers were positive and happy to discuss the concepts with me, regardless of how I did on that particular section.

    Interview Questions
    • With a dictionary of words provided in the form of a list, and given 7 random letters, write pseudocode to determine which words can be made from the dictionary (list of words) from the letters given. a.k.a. the game of Scrabble.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salary is fixed but they helped with relocation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Game Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Codemasters.

    Interview Details

    Though the whole recruitment process the company made a rather disorganised impression to me. Communication was rather slow. Also I suspect that there is a lot of fights internally about resources.
    I interviewed for two different departments on the same day and they had me take nearly the same written test twice.
    A lot of the matter asked in the written test was college class stuff like specifics about C++ or software engineering. A lot of that stuff isn't really necessary in the day to day work of a game developer. Why would you ask something which is irrelevant for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • You play a game of russian roulette with another person, is it better to go first or second.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They took ages to make me an offer and always said "We want to make you an offer but we need more time" I waited about 1 or 2 weeks and then agreed with another company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Codemasters.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview covered the standard "Why are you thinking of leaving your current employer?" and "Why here?". There then followed a programming test; covering constructors, destructors, initialiser lists, the virtual keyword, dot product, cross product and some others I can no longer recall.

    The interview has an hour long affair - discussing additionally platform hardware, working practices (use of source control and the like), writing a routine to reverse a string on a whiteboard and a logic / programming question called the common ancestor.

    Then (again fairly standard) "Previous package?", "Expectation?" and finally "Do you have any questions?"

    Interview Questions
    • The common ancestor problem. Given an unbalanced binary tree and 2 nodes on that tree what is fastest way to find the common ancestor?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    In a word - brief. Gave my expectations at the interview. They phoned a few days later offering less. I said 'no'. They offered more. I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Royal Leamington Spa, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Codemasters in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview followed by on-site interview including introduction to the project. They paid for flight and hotel, and also took me out for dinner that evening. Very pleasant interview process, perhaps the nicest one I have had.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked whether I was a creative person. Obviously didn't want to hire someone who'd end up acting like a game designer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southam, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Codemasters in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter that offer me the position, then I was contacted by the Company HR and we arranged a first phone interview. In the first phone interview I was asked personal questions as well as some simple technical programming questions. After that I was asked to have a 1:1 interview in the studio. The main interview was quite smooth and pleasant. Technical questions of average complexity and personal chat.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Experienced Game Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Codemasters in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone call followed by a face to face.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Codemasters in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    very straight forward. they asked me, why I want to join with codemasters : "I like racing game and I wanna try be part of the game maker". after that some knowledge about the software and technique to complete the task.
    Acctually just around : what do you know about normal map, ambient occlusion, understanding of photoshop tools, etc

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    they asked me to wrote down what I've got in my previous company and also my expectation in codemaster
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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