I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Sky in December 2013.
Interview Details – Interview, met my boss, decision same day
Negotiation Details – Quick and painless
I applied through other source and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Sky in December 2013.
Interview Details – 1st stage was telephone interview with a couple of competency based questions, 2nd was interview over Skype with a more Senior Manager and was more of a general discussion around where I seen the role developing.
Interview Question – Really didn't find any questions all that difficult, the conversations were relaxed and friendly and centered on subjects I had a full working knowledge of. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Took their offer without negotiation as it was 5k more than my role at the time and that didn't take into account the additional benefits such as free Sky Tv and healthcare.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Sky in November 2013.
Interview Details –
First interview is a telephone interview followed by a face to face interview.
I've had several telephone interviews in the past and each one has been terrible due to the extremely poor telephone audio quality. The most recent was on speaker phone and was so poor that I couldn't answer the questions properly at all.
Interview Question – All of them were unintelligible. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Sky in October 2013.
Interview Details –
I initially received a phone call from HR 2 months after submitting my CV for a research engineer role. She asked me if I was still interested and 2 weeks later I had done the phone interview. That went well - basically just a chat for 30 minutes about my work history.
The next week I got a call asking me to come in for the 1:1 on site, and I was able to schedule an interview 9 days in advance. Two days before the interview, I was told it had to be rescheduled because the interviewer wanted an extra staff member to be present, but he was unavailable that day. Fine - we agree a new date. A few days later, I'm called again to reschedule. The other staff member is still unavailable. We agree another new date. This is now 3 weeks after the phone interview.
When I finally go in, 'surprisingly' that other guy isn't present and someone else has been brought in for him. I only have 45 minutes because the interviewer was 15 minutes late. The interview itself seems to go perfectly well though, and I finish by asking if they had any concerns that I could expand upon. No problems. Seems like I have a thumbs up, but there would still be a third stage to attend at a later date.
I never received a courtesy call from HR following the interview. Instead, 3 weeks after wondering what had happened, I receive a copy-and-paste rejection email from HR. There is no explanation or apology for the delay. No feedback either. This was definitely the rudest response that I've ever had post-interview from any company. The email indicates that I can reapply for other jobs through their website. No thanks Sky. You know what? I'd much rather spend my time posting this experience on Glassdoor instead.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions - I only had to talk about myself and how my experiences related to the job. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sky in October 2013.
Interview Details – Overratted phyic test when the interviers ask questions unrlated like, "Have you ever solved a problem before?"
Interview Question – The biggest problem is there is no on the spot feedback so everything is in the companys favour. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online - interviewed at Sky in October 2013.
Interview Details – Application followed by telephone interview followed by group exercise at company headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland followed by face to face interview by someone from HR. Was called back to do second phase of interview week later at Sky Ireland Headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Was taken to room, handed report outlining a sales reps performance across several kpi's. Was given 30 minutes to complete 2 x exercises. Sky Interviewer left room. After 15 mins returned. She role played an extremely awkward and difficult sales agent who refused to accept she was not doing her job. Lots of missing targets and interviewer pretended she was unaware she had to hit targets. A lot of "nobody told me responses". The entire assessment was unprofessional and flawed in my view. No matter which way I approached the "challenges" the interviewer (still in role play) remained awkward, unbending, and belligerent and was not open to any of the solutions I put forward. If someone behaved like this in reality they would be asked to attend a meeting in HR for being unreasonable and disruptive to the business. I feel this HR person took it upon herself to behave most unprofessionally and scuppered my chances of bringing a lot to the role. I also had to fill out a lot of personal information BEFORE I was offered the position which I feel under data protection laws is open to question.
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sky in October 2013.
Interview Details – Internal interview, two stages, immediate line manager and site owner carried out interviews.
Interview Question – How would you work alongside your colleagues, who were unsuccessful in their application for this role. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Straightforward - salary and role were already established.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sky in September 2013.
Interview Details – Applied via website, contacted by phone to arrange Phone interview, all confirmation was by e-mail. After successful phone interview was contacted by email to attend assessment day. Was contacted a few days later by phone to offer me the position. Contract and offer letter was sent by email, also had to fill out an online form for check as well as a form which had to be done by mail. Whole process took about 4-5 weeks.
Interview Question – All I can say is that I did not experience an overly difficult or unexpected question. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Sky in September 2013.
Interview Details – - Good process, friendly people, not all Management asked the correct questions.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sky in August 2013.
Interview Details – After submitting my CV, I was asked to fill out an online questionaire, which is used to determine whether the applicant has the right behaviours/experience. I was then contacted by the Recruitment Team from the UK to setup a telephone interview with me. The interview involved asking me general team leadership and management CBI (Competency Based Interview) questions. Upon passing that I was invited to a first stage face-to-face interview. During this I was grouped with 3 of my rivals for the job and we were observed by 4 interviewers while being given the task of leading a mock meeting. During this we had a specific subject and had to come up with a solution. The interviewers are looking to see how you interact with each other and how you lead the group. They then score you based off this. After everyone has a chance to lead at least once, you are then given a break. After this you go into another CBI interview with one of the previous interviewers. Finally, after passing these two tests, I was offered a second-stage interview. This was a simulated coaching experience where I was given an employee personnel profile and asked to coach them. The interviewer acted as the coachee. There were two mock coaching sessions about 20-30 minutes each. After this you are either offered the job or given feedback as to why you didn't progress.
Interview Question – The most difficult aspect of the interview was the mock coaching session as it required you to deal with very difficult and intense situations. View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Yes I was able to negotiate. My advice would be firm, but willing to accommodate. Sky is very popular and while they may be willing to improve the offer if you give them good reasons, they will not be amiss to offering to another individual if you come across as too hard.
Diverse range of experiences to be had and encouraged to take advantage
Structured Grad Scheme
Above average salary structure
Approachable staff at all levels
Constant change internally and externally
Good pension… – Full Review
Sky is a valued part of everyday life in over 10 million homes. We entertain, excite and inspire customers with a great choice of high-quality television in high definition. We make technology simple and put viewers in… — Full Overview
Provided by employer [?]
This is the employer's chance to tell you why you should work for them. The information provided is from their perspective.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –