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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at the trainline.com full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Most open communication I've ever witnessed across all levels of an organisation.
Really enjoyed the team I worked within.
Good benefits and staff wellbeing.
Very diverse workforce.Cons
Culture clashes and clear communication with teams in other countries difficult to resolve.
Some snobbery in senior management.Recommends
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at the trainline.com.Interview Details
Submitted by an agency. Initially a short telephone interview to discuss possible teams you could work for within the company with a manager and HR personnel (which seemed premature) - very little in technical questions. Following this I was sent two technical tests, (most people would get one). I took a C# and a Front End UI coding test which both took a couple of hours each.
I was then invited for an in person interview which involved a pair programming exercise with a developer. For me this involved a C# test followed by a critique of thetrainline.com website UI and page flow for about an hour and half. Following this I was surprised to be handed off to an HR employee who informed me that they didn't want to continue the interview process due to some of my code/comments during the C# test (the reasons were unclear since HR had understood little of the developers feedback). The whole thing felt very unprofessional, especially since I had spent a good 45 minutes providing valuable UI feedback after the C# test. It felt like the interviewing developer was just picking my brains for good ideas he could take for himself.Interview Questions
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- Nothing was specifically difficult, but be prepared for multiple technical tests before you get to discussing anything you might want to know about the job. Answer Question
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