Vodafone Interview Questions in Newbury, England

Updated Jun 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Procurement Contract Manager Networks Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied directly online, around a month later was contacted by HR team to discuss my experience due to my background not being IT Company specific, interested due to my IT procurement roles held over the years. Was approx about 3 weeks later contact to arrange interview at Newbury. My interview was held on the 7th of April, was advised by the hiring manager that I would receive feedback in a weeks time. After chasing their HR team I've still no feedback after emailing (I did get a reply advising they are chasing all feedback up) and I left voicemail about 1 week ago as it's been a month now since the interview. I find this highly unprofessional that you take time out of your day to travel etc and there is no respect with a follow up with even a rejection. I always expect feedback even if negative. Very disappointed with how this had been handled.

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    Technology Graduate Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Was rejected at first, then recieved another email regarding re-opening my application. Went through altitude test, video recording then assessment day. Honestly didn't think I would have got selected in any of them but I did somehow.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Not much interested in tele comn

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    Discover Technology Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Short stages usually consists of the following, SHL tests, then video interview then assesment centre . Not to long, and Vodafone are really quick at getting back to you! So really helpful. I'm at my final stage the assesment centre so don't know if Ill get it or not

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    Graduate Commercial Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Standard graduate recruitment process of online application including motivational questions, Psychometric tests that tested numerical and verbal reasoning skills. The video interview was an interesting experience but really fun. Then final stage was assessment centre, consisting of 1-2-1 interview, individual presentation and then a group activity. I had heard some great things about the assessment day, but was disappointing and not what i expected. My interview seemed confused about some of the questions she was asking me and kept having to ask for time to read it back to herself. The group assessors had to stop the group half way through the exercise to clarify the task we had been given. Not the most professional of assessment centre and really put me off working there. My feedback, although very positive was also very confusing and didn't really give me any greater insight into my skills etc.

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    • Video interview- motivations for Vodafone and joining the programme... included 'if you where on a desert island what three items would you take and why?' Face-to-face interview - competency and strength based questions such as what are you passionate about, inspirations in your life, a time when you solved a problem/faced a challenge etc.   Answer Question
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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted through LinkedIn and it was an overall positive experience - I'm not sure they handled after the interview too well as it became very confusing and I felt like I was promised things which weren't necessarily delivered.

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    Principal Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newbury, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Initial telephone consultation, followed by 3 face to face meetings with different parts of the organisation. Final interview with group director. Good interviews with a balance of behavioural, industry and technical questions. Good structure, good people, nice location, interview panel built of knowledgable people from across the org, not siloed

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    • Why am I looking to leave my existing employer?   1 Answer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Was introduced by a recruiter. 1 After the initial telephone interview I was asked to prepare a presentation about the changing role of Project / Program Management in fast moving, commercial business such as Vodafone. 2 Subsequently I was invited to attend a group interview, present, and attend a panel interview at Vodafone's HQ. This lasted for about 4 hours. 3 The next (third) interview was at HQ again, with an interviewer who indicated that they had a special (program management) role that would make full use of my extensive project management background and language skills. 4 Then I was invited to HQ again and talked with a peer / Program Manager. Questions were scenario based, i.e. what would you do in such and such a situation, how did you handle failure? 5 The last interview at HQ was with a contractor, who was blunt about the fact that he did not know what role this interview was about, and that to his knowledge there was no 'special role' in the department in question. When I enquired I was told by a Vodafone HR rep that everything was very positive and that they would get back to me via the recruiter within three days. Seen that I did not get any feedback I called my recruiter, who chased Vodafone up, and a few days later I got a 'thank you but no' standard email. I asked for feedback, which neither my recruiter nor I received. Seen that I worked outside the UK at the time, each time I went to HQ I had to take days off and cover my flights and expenses, so I would have at least expected the courtesy of an answer with constructive feedback by Vodafone.

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    • nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Questions were predominantly behavioural and scenario based. At the group interview we had to either lobby for leadership or elect a leader, and the Vodafone panel (HR included) observed the group dynamics. I did actually enjoy that particular experience.   Answer Question
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    Change Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for a role in Change Management as an analyst. From applying on the website, I received a call about three weeks later from the HR department asking about my experience and general talk. I was then advised that my CV would be handed over to the Hiring Manager for a review and they would be in contact. I was then emailed about a week later about a face-to-face interview, which I attended the following day at short notice. The interviewers were fine and was very relaxed. Just the basic competency based questions. After the interview I met with HR and also had a brief formal discussion about how the interview went etc. They advised me they had 4 other candidates to interview who were all internal and I would get a response in around a week. I chased a couple of weeks later by phone and email. I received a response stating that there hasn't been an update. I proceeded to phone and email, but then received a response advising me to phone them the next day to which by this point, I'd had enough and didnt follow up. The HR department still haven't made an effort to contact me and I don't presume they will. Completely put me off of applying for any roles there again.

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    • Competency style questions and some unexpected, light hearted questions.   Answer Question
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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    was ok interview, they ask a lot of in depth personality and performance based questions. It was a hard interview face to face with several on the panel and some difficult questioning

    Interview Questions

    • where do you want to be in 20 years time?   1 Answer
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    IT Security Authority Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newbury, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vodafone (Newbury, England (UK)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for the role as an internal, as I wanted to leave Germany for UK. I found the job in the internal job posting site and found out it was a friend of mine leaving for another company. I applied and was told I was perfect for the role: it was my same band, and I were already performing the duty within another local market. I was therefore successful in passing the initial acceptance phase as a candidate. I was asked to import my CV into the Taleo system, which requires a bit of time, but it is doable, as you can import your CV from Word format and then adjust the mistakes. I was also sent a link to an attitudinal test to perform on line. I do not remember the actual brand of test, but it was an intelligence test - it was the kind where you have a sequence of pictures and you have to tell which one is the next, possibly because it was a technical role; you may have other tests such as analytical reasoning or emotional intelligence tests for other roles. However, what I did was to check which kind of test it was before doing it, using Google to find free example tests - which you can find easily - and spend some hours practising them. Definitively it helped, although there was very little time to complete the test, i could not finish it completely but it was enough to pass it. As I passed the test, I had an interview with the HR person and the manager scheduled. We performed it via video-conference which was really OK. The interview went very pleasant and I got the classical questions you may have: why do you want to change, which kind of person are you, technical questions on the job matter, quick digression on things written on my CV and my education. Honestly, they are the kind of things you would reasonably expect in a classic interview. I really thought it was OK, certainly it was the best I could do, and I expected I would have been offered the job. However, some times after the HR woman contacted me with a laconic message, kind of "we need to speak urgently, it will only take a few minutes, can you make some time today?" which sounded already rude. I was told I would not get the job because I could not "deal with stakeholders" as expected from this position. Needless to say, it was not in the job profile description, neither I got a written explanation for that. I later discovered that my actual and possibly future manager got to speak together and my current one blocked my move into the new position with a subtle excuse. They also told me there was no other candidate, I was just excluded.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, nothing I found difficult, except the on line IQ test.   1 Answer
    • They made questions about experiences or studies in my CV which may have been looking awkward or unrelated. Nothing problematic and can be actually a pleasant digression to soften the overall tone of the appointment.   1 Answer
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