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BSI Group Interview Questions

Interviews at BSI Group

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    IT Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BSI Group.

    Interview

    BSI is hiring a Quality Assurance (QA) Auditor – Medical Devices to join our Operations Delivery team. This role is remote with frequent domestic travel to client sites. Very professional organization, with only drawback being 100% travel. Company was founder of ISO standards.

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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group (Herndon, VA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Initial interview with a recruiter followed by an interview with the hiring manager. Every team member I met was friendly and made the process easier. Interview with other team members gave me a good sense of the team's culture.

    Interview Questions

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    QA Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BSI Group.

    Interview

    Dismissive interviewing techniques. The interview was less than 5 minutes. This position is better suited for internal applicants already familiar with the business. External applicants need not apply unless you have existing connections within the organization that can help navigate product services.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about bsi and the position?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (6)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group.

    Interview

    For the Scheme Manager and Product Expert role in the Medical Device team, you will most likely have a phone conversation with senior team members based in the UK or US. In my case it was a combined phone interview with two team members. The team members were mostly interested in my technical background and how I had handled the different aspects of the Product Development stages. This was followed up with another similar phone interview with two team members with a similar course of action. The questions were not behavioral but technical, however, I did get a feel that the interviewers wanted to assess my ability at pushing back to mimic the audit situation - a behavioral competency.

    Later, I had an on-site interview at the Herndon, Virginia office with two upper management members from the Medical Device team and with HR. The HR person was a recruiter and the "interview" was more conversational - provided list of benefits and answered any questions.

    A Recruiting person in the Herndon, Virginia office was my point of contact, and while responsive at times, I did not find him to be very personable. I have been told that he has recently been terminated from the organization.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a set-up to work from home?   1 Answer
    • How do you design XXXX device? What are the primary design inputs?   1 Answer
    • What will happen if a client has something that almost meets the requirements but does not fully meet the requirements?   Answer Question
    • Do you understand the structure of the BSI Medical Devices team?   Answer Question

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    Assistant Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group (Milton Keynes, England (UK)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Very friendly and calm atmosephere that put me at ease immediately enabling me to feel confortable and calm. I was advised on how the interview would be staged at the beginning if the meeting and found this useful on when I would know to discuss certain things. IT was a good structure of questions that were relevant to the role and getting to know my career background and personality.

    Interview Questions

    • What could you bring to the team that you feel would be beneficial to BSI?   1 Answer

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group (Milton Keynes, England (UK)) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Telephone call with line manager, then face to face with line manager and one other followed by a 40 min online test and then a final interview with the head of marketing and HR to make a presentation.

    Once the final interview & presentation was done, i was promised news within 48hrs - three weeks later i have tried to contact HR on multiple occasions and no answer at all. Frankly a pretty unprofessional company and set up.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with obstructive colleagues - probably an insight to the company...   1 Answer

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    Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group (Sydney (Australia)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty simple. I had a telephonic interview first. Very basic question were asked about myself and my previous employment. Then there was a psychometric test which was done online. Next I had a face to face interview with the manager and the general manager. No HR interview was done. Pretty basic interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • How much did your previous company paid you?   1 Answer
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    Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening interview. It was short and the interviewer asked some CV related questions.

    Proceed to second interview. It was a competency based interview by the manager reporting to and another lead manager. Few pages of questions and asked by two managers , asking to provide real life examples or experiences.

    An hour full of questions and expected you to answer whilst they jotted them down.

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group (Milton Keynes, England (UK)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Very structured. Starts with a less formal 30 minute chat to understand if you have the qualities that they are looking for. Followed by a competency interview and a presentation stage. All interviewers were polite and friendly. Its very clear that BSI have a good structure in place for recruitment and they talk a lot about getting the right people to fit the culture.
    The negative experience is that the interview is very one sided. Its always assumed that the job is right for you and you need to prove to the interviewer why you are right for the role. The role was never sold to me as an interviewee in fact at no time did the interviewer talk about the role or what it included or the company. The only chance to find out more was in the question session at the end which means you need to ask all the right questions to find out more and a lot of them - as they try to adhere to timed slots this is difficult.
    The impression that I was given is that this is a very much a company where the senior managers are seen as the only important ones in the organisation and there is a clear divide. This was backed up by one interviewer telling me that "he didn't get his hands dirty doing anything tactical" It was also stressed a few times that the meeting with the interviewers manager would be tough and a measure of a persons personality.
    Whilst BSI certainly seem to have their recruitment process tied up they seem to have lost the ability to connect with the interviewee.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time when you had to deal with a confrontational person and how you overcame this.   Answer Question

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BSI Group in May 2010.

    Interview

    Replied to public advert. Interview straightforward with general questions and specific ones relating to BSI's business model. Background information on the internet invaluable. Second interview testing the personality fit with the employing manager.The interview atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. No difficult surprises. Opportunity to see work environment in open plan offices and staff invaluable in getting a feel for working at BSI.

    Interview Questions

    • What would your strategy for marketing a new assessment product if you had a budget of £5000 in the first year.   Answer Question

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