I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Mubadala in January 2009.
Interview Details – Two interviews, went very smootly
Interview Question – Was asked by someone who should have known better (he was a young guy from Canada where there are anti-discrimination laws...) how I juggle family amd work and if i was able to work late at night since I had children (he did not know they are over 20 yo!!)... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Easy, very clear, very transparent
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Mubadala in September 2009.
Interview Details – Video conf call with hiring manager and his line manager
Interview Question – culture in the UAE View Answer
Negotiation Details – offer take or leave start immediately
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Mubadala.
Interview Details – I was interviewed once, face to face interview. The interviewer was frequently asking the same questions and sometimes out of point. Didnt feel comfortable during the interview, there was so much confusion and it seemed like he/she wasnt so sure of what exactly they were asking. It took about an hour.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Mubadala in October 2011.
Interview Details – Had a first interview with an agency based in Singapore (in July 2011)
The interview process was thorough, they obviously filtered effectively candidates.
Agent had a face to face debrief with Head of Audit - following this I was further interviewed by the agent (probably clarifying some queries Head of Audit had) - this occurred in late September 2011).
Following that interview my details were submitted to the Head of Internal Audit. He decided to move forward with me and I got the news back early October 2011.
I had to undertake the online psychometric selection test in mid-October 2011. I was told that I was successful and an interview with the Head of Internal Audit was scheduled end of October 2011.
Interview went well (according to me) and covered mostly key situations, past experiences relevant to the role.
Following that interview never heard anything back.
Feedback from agent was minimal to none.
Couple of months later I was contacted by another agency because my profile was perfect for a role they were recruiting for: this exact same job. That was in July 2012. The job was still open and back to square 1, one year later.
Reading previous comments in Glassdoor from another candidate who applied for this role in October 2010 I was not surprised any more by my experience. You definitely need to question whether the boss and/or the HR process is flawed.
Interview Question – What would you do if you have an extremely important report to deliver to the Audit Committee in 3 days but your team lead on this assignment is home sick? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Mubadala in November 2009.
Interview Details – Long and detailed process, but great company
Reason for Declining – The role was not right to make such a move, not enough compensation.
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Mubadala in February 2010.
Interview Details – I had a good experience during the selection process. The first round was 2 phone competency based interviews with HR and with the boss of the department. It was followed by a second round of 1 afternoon interview with 4 different people.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Mubadala in April 2012.
Interview Details – Seems to bea very thorough hiring process. I'm still interviewing with them. It took initial HR email communication, then IQ/Numeric aptitude test, followed by a phone interview 2 months later. Shape test was actually pretty tough in terms of time allocated for your answers. I could not finish it in allocated time. The boss who interviewed me next was very professional and on the ball. Asked several situational questions pertinent to the job. Overall seems to be a good company.
Interview Question – Your team is successfully half-way through a difficult engagement, when 2 of the key team members are taken away. What is your course of action? View Answer
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Mubadala in October 2010.
Interview Details – Very long, drawn out process.
Like another poster here, it started with HR interview by phone - asking me to talk through my CV.
Followed up by phone interview 5 weeks later with Government Audit body HR guy - asking my motivations for moving to the region.
No opportunity to speak to the guy who would be boss - took a further 4 weeks for interview with him to be arranged (admittedl Eid fell in between).
Also had to complete a "what comes next in the sequence" shapes test and a basic numeric test sent to me online.
Interview with the boss good - gave lots of info on the role and the objectives behind building this team.
Final stage was to be flown out for face to face interviews (2 days) - this took a further 5 weeks to arrange:
Day 1 - HR consultant (external company) put me through a range of case studies, numeric, verbal and spatial tests, business plan, strategy review of diffrent scenarios
Day 2 - 7
Interviews with HR, the boss, Heads of busines units, Group CFO - all good fodder to understand the business and ask their views of Internal Audit.
Was offered job within a week of returning but 3 weeks later the offer was withdrawn - in between they have done a U-turn and not explained why.
HR seem to be very hand-in-glove with management - but it doesn't seem that the hiring boss made himself available - and issues which could have quickly been solved were lost in translation between several people. There are many many ex-pats working in Mubadala - don't be taken in by the "pace in the Middle East" - the sheikhs have to sign off a job offer but the hiring process itself is down to very remote hiring boss.
Overall the process felt thorough - at times I didn't get why they were putting me through certain hoops when I hadn't had the chance to ask about the role - so you have to be hugely prepared from your own side without them giving much away.
I was probably misled - and the fact the team have not reached even 10% of forecast numbers some 2 years on you have to question whether the boss and/or the HR process is flawed.
Interview Question – What are the key risks our company faces? View Answer
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Mubadala in December 2009.
Interview Details – Multiple phone interviews with various staff prior to a potential local interview. HR interview sounded like scripted.
Final interview that I had (phone based) was not pleasant, felt the other party was being very careful about answers to my simple questions. The phrase "world class" seems to be the buzz word.
Interview Question – Reasons for leaving one particular previous job. View Answer
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