Interviewed at Jagex
Interview Details – There was an office I walked into and promptly seated. Then I was invited into a managers office where the interview began. He asked basic questions about business strategy and case studies. I gave him my advice on the game and the direction of the future gaming market. Pretty easy interview.
Interview Question – Where do you think Jagex is headed? Answer Question
I interviewed at Jagex in January 2008.
Interview Details –
A long wait followed by a phone interview then wait around 3 months for an interview which is a 2 day test.
This is where you use the software and show your skills to the employers on the first day- then on the second day team events and formal interview
Interview Question – If you're to be a Runescape monster, which and why? View Answers (3)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Jagex.
Interview Details – Initial communication was a phone interview and an online assessment. This was followed by an assessment day where I worked on an example problem.
Interview Question – There was nothing really difficult or awkward about the process Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Jagex in August 2012.
Interview Details – The pre-interview is handled entirely by Jagex's HR department through emails. The first step is submit your CV and if it passes a review you are asked to complete a timed, online test covering subjects such as pseudocode, game design and general attitude. Those who pass this test are invited to a full day trial at Jagex's Cambridge office. The trial is divided into 2 parts - a coding section and a design section, with interviews thrown in at various points along the course of the day.
Interview Question – Most questions are standard interview questions probing the applicants strengths and weaknesses, nothing really tricky. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Jagex.
Interview Details –
A long wait followed by a somewhat unusual psudo-phone interview.
A couple of months later after hearing nothing...
Interview over 2 day practical test, using proprietary in-house software (this software has since been dropped for new projects). Several other applicants did not return after lunch of the first day or on the second morning due to the weirdness of the software.
Interview its self was fairly standard - nothing hugely unexpected.
The HR side of this was very sloppy, and the internal recruiter did not inspire confidence. Generally a poor experience.
Interview Question – Alot of questions about what I thought of the company, after working their for a few weeks the reasons for these became clear (see the reviews of this employer). Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
Negotiation over pay appears non-existent for development roles but stick to your guns, they have deep pockets and if they want you they will pay out.
It is much easier to get money at this point than later on.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Jagex in September 2010.
Interview Details – Childs play really... build a bridge - show that you can work in a team/leader, talk rubbish which is relevant to their interests and show your passion for the company like it's the only thing in the world.
Interview Question – Building a bridge with only tape and paper. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Starting salary with an email.... Non-existent.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Jagex in January 2011.
Interview Details – Not very professional, interviewers often forget this is a workplace and ask personal or irrelevant questions.
Interview Question – A number of personal questions may be asked View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Jagex.
Interview Details – The hiring process was not really impressive. It took 3 months between first phone interview and onsite interview. Onsite, I have not been told who I would be working for or the project I would be hired for. After I talked to 2 persons, I was asked to wait for another interview round with the team, and had to wait for 2 hours, up to the point I had to dash back to the airport without having had time to lunch. Not really professional.
Interview Question – Had to prepare a full report on a case study for releasing and MMO with an existing team. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Difficult negotiation, but it ended rather well.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Jagex in January 2011.
Interview Details –
Apply directly. Most posts are not advertised with agencies.
1 - 2 interviews, normally around half a day and include interviews, office tour and generally an exercise to demonstrate your ability to do the job you are applying for.
Offer or contact are normally made within a week of interviews.
Interview Question – Do you think your personality is the right fit for this company? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Simple
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