I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Octopus Investments in April 2014.
Interview Details – contacted by Jigsaw, interviewed one week later following 2 telephone interviews. Interviewed by 3 senior members of staff for 2.5 hours.
Interview Question – What are you glad you don't have to put on your CV.
Extremely conscious about errors in CV, including irregular spacing :-S. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Octopus Investments in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was very much competency based. I was warned by the recruiter that they are quite picky on the type of people they hire and that is exactly how the recruitment manager kicked off the interview as well. That really does not set a great tone for the interview as it does not put you at ease.
The questions were fairly easy, but very leading.
Interview Question – Why did you choose Octopus Investments - and you are not allowed to answer X, Y and Z? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Octopus Investments in October 2010.
Interview Details – Initial approach from recruiter - consisted of a c.45min conversation covering general career history, background and skills. First interview with Octopus was a 60min screening interview with HR - very friendly, easy going, not too probing. Second interview was 60min with head of team. Very nice guy, although a little cold/detached at times. Sensed concern that their rapid growth might negatively impact their culture - although this was something they were aware of.
Interview Question – Was asked some stock interview questions about "difficult experiences and how were they overcome", "best/worst times in career", "talk about time of particular adversity and what you drew from it" etc. Answer Question
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