Softwire Reviews

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Softwire Managing Director Zoe Cunningham
Zoe Cunningham
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  • Excellent start to career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kentish Town, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kentish Town, England (UK)

    I worked at Softwire

    Pros

    True focus on employee welfare, and personal development. Excellent office atmosphere, with universally very intelligent colleagues. Good starting salary. Okay location. Excellent social events.

    Cons

    Salary becomes less and less competitive with time. Some projects can be boring, but can often change. Working off-site can be a chore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally a lovely company to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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Softwire Interviews

Updated Feb 19, 2015
Updated Feb 19, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Softwire in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I arrived at reception and was asked to sign-in and then wait for someone from HR to arrive. I was shown around the offices and then taken to a small room with a computer and told to complete an on-screen series of tests. These tests consisted of a basic IQ test (although as someone who enjoys maths, the questions about "which comes next in the sequence?" always irritate me), one designed to test your ability to manipulate shapes and orderings and then a test which required you to determine the operation associated with some symbol based on the outputs of given strings through a series of symbols. All of these tests were under a pretty strict time limit. I was then given 30 minutes to write an essay on one of a choice of topics (I chose to write about my favourite programming language).

    I was then given an hour long break in which to explore the local area or just relax in their chill-out room.

    I then had an interview with the HR woman about my general goals, CV, etc. and then I was given a sheet of paper with a made-up syntax and asked to program a robot to complete a maze, which was surprisingly difficult (the bizarre structure of the language makes it much more difficult that it would seem at first). I then (using a similar syntax) had to program an alarm clock.

    I was then asked if I'd ever used Ruby before, I told the interviewer that I hadn't and he gave me a "cheat sheet" containing a few examples of basic Ruby syntax and functions. A pair of interviewers then came in and asked me about a set of pre-written functions in Ruby, I had to describe what they did, provide basic optimizations and bug-fix.

    The final part of the interview was a question regarding two robots dropped from a plane on a straight line, and (whilst starting execution of the same program concurrently) I was asked to write a program (once again using the strange syntax) which would allow them to find each other.

    Interview Questions
    • How can two robots with no memory and who leave parachutes on the floor at their starting positions be guaranteed to find each other?   Answer Question
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Softwire Awards & Accolades

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Sunday Times Top 100 Small Company to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2014
Sunday Times Top 100 Small Company to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2013
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Website www.softwire.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Softwire is a privately owned software development company based in London, UK. We are specialists in the delivery of software consultancy and bespoke, custom-built software solutions.

Softwire focus on providing an exceptional level of service to a manageable number of customers. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is second to none - not least because repeat business is an important source of our revenue.

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