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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (7)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.
- Call from internal recruiter to find out more about the candidate and explain the opportunity - 1 hour phone interview with Scrum Master and Head of Technology - 1 hour face to face interview with Scrum Master and Head of Technology (which goal wasn't clear as the phone interview covered all the topics from both sides)
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.
All far too secretive & a waste of time, energy & effort to slepp all the way to Canary Wharf. So when they have a hire freeze why interview people for roles that do not exist, give false hope & engage candidates in the lengthy interview process TR has for a false job. 3 rd time this has happened. A large company run by idiots.
- Background, experience that was relevant, roledex of eCommerce people Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.
The interview, by phone, seemed put together hurriedly. There were no introductions nor description of the job - just straight into a set of technical questions. The interviewers seemed brusque to the point of rudeness and although I was told that I would receive feedback (either yes or no) by the end of the week, none came. When I asked for some, I received no initial response and when I followed this up, was slagged off to the recruitment partner in a manner which misrepresented what had happened. I'm glad I didnt get the role
- There were some fixed questions about systems admin including a hands on section. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.
Stage 1: submit your CV and cover letter and choose a list of three departments that you would like to work with Stage 2: If selected then you will have to do a situational judgement test Stage 3: If you pass the situational judgement test, then you have a video interview. The following is the list of questions they ask: 1. Everyday activities that you enjoy 2. Recently really satisfying 3. Already busy and are asked to deliver an additional project within a short space of time. How would you feel and what would you do? 4. How would you respond to unexpected changing circumstances? 5. How do you keep informed of new ideas and developments and how would you describe your learning style? 6. What do you see as the advantage of working in a global and complex corporate environment 7. When you have collaborated to achieve a successful outcome and the advantages of it 8. Suppose you observed that a particular process was not working optimally. What would you do 9. How would you develop relationships with a diverse range of people. 10. What strategic factors do you think will impact Thomson Reuters success over the next 12 months Stage 4: If you pass the video interview, then 1 hour assessment centre at TR hq in Canary Wharf. They will allocate you to one of the three departments that you have chosen back in stage 1. 20 minutes each session and three sessions in total. 1st session: the interviewer could ask you anything he likes so questions were mainly base on your CV, and tell me about Thomson Reuters 2nd session: the interviewer has to ask you certain questions and give you a mark from 0-5. Here are the questions I could remember. ( In this session, the interviewer was rather impatient and clearly was not interested to hear typical interview answers so the interviewer gave me a lot of 0.) 11.How would you maximise your internship? 12. How would you feel if you have to change at last minute 13. How would you interact with employees from different locations that you have not met? 14. What are the future threats to Thomson reuters 15. Tell me about a time you worked in a team 3rd session: is a role play in which you have 10 mins to read 2 pages and prepare for the role play. You are in a situation where your colleagues is ill so you are replacing him to attend a client meeting. In the next 10 mins you have to find out more about the company and the client himself and set the agenda for the next meeting. In this session, the interviewer was rather not interested and kept playing with things in his hand and remain head down through out the course. I am not sure is his attitude part of the role play or he just dislike me but as an interviewee I don't believe he was a good interviewer and show no kind of respect. Lastly, when everything finishes he said I am going to throw you out now. The interviewer is a very high rank member of the firm so he probably feel like wasting his time interviewing summer intern.
- How do you build relationship with people? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.
Talked with in house recruiter about past experience then given a UI task to complete that took around 2 hours. Recruiter was efficient and helpful before test but then didn't respond after I returned the test, which is a bad sign for a company in my view. Obviously I don't expect to get most jobs I apply for but I think companies that don't respond at all show a lazy attitude.
- To implement user interface that performed various actions on a group of mock companies with certain logic rules to include as well. Number of tasks completed and code organisation were being evaluated. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in October 2014.
I applied for Business Development Executive position at Findlaw/Thomson Reuters Business on LinkedIn. I've got an email at the same day to arrange a phone interview. A day after I spoke to a Sales Manager. He was very rude, arrogant and insulting! Instead of asking me relevant questions about the role he was just gave me very negative and harsh critique about my current role as a Recruitment consultant! At the end he said I am not suitable for the job and hang up the phone.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (Nottingham, England (UK)) in July 2014.
The first interview process was an online IKM test and the minimum required was greater than 70%.This was followed by personal interview which was reviewing a piece of code and finding the bugs and explaining the test cases that would need to be executed to test it.This was followed by a whiteboard session where had to write a code for a particular scenario
- The piece of code to analyse could be tricky Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in May 2014.
Phone interview first, half an hour of CV review with technical queries about previous work. Second interview with same manager, plus software architect, consisted of 30mins to answers technical questions (written), 30 mins to design & code for a requirement, then the interviewer returned with a software architect for 60 mins discussion of the design/coding exercise followed by general questions.
- All questions were really really broad and open initially and then the manager asked more specifically if I didn't talk about the specifics he was interested in. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (London, England (UK)) in April 2014.
they contacted me for a telephone interview. Schedule and timing was very clear beforehand, two of the interviewers (four in total) could not join the phone call. The whole call was one hour and thirty minutes (I think it lasted a bit more because I was enjoying it): - 30 minutes presentation of the company - 30 minutes presentation of the candidate - 30 minutes of technical questions I liked the atmosphere and the attitude of the interviewers. After a few monhts, they contacted me for a face-to-face interview. The Agenda is very tight (from 11:30am to 7pm) but it looks very promising. I'm looking forward to it.
- Questions covered broad aspects of machine learning, algorithms, information retrieval and natural language processing. None of the questions was particularly difficult (if you work or do research in these areas). Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (Bath, England (UK)) in January 2014.
Smooth. People were friendly and easy going. The interview lasted for about 15 minutes. Questions were easy and based on resume. The whole process was easy and prompt. Was allowed to ask questions on job profile.
- Nothing difficult as such. Answer Question
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