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BSI Group Interview Questions

Updated Oct 31, 2017
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    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

  2.  

    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

  3. Helpful (4)  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BSI Group.

    Interview

    Approached by an engineering recruitment agency regarding the position. They forwarded my CV to BSi. I heard nothing for a month. I was then invited to interview at an assessment day.
    There were several elements to the process. I was there nearly 5 hours in the end.
    There was a presentation, a traditional interview, a competency interview, an observed team exercise, a practical test and an electrical test.
    The process was fairly intense but went well. There was a lunch buffet provided at the end which was a nice touch. There were managers, test managers, engineers and several HR people present and interviewing. The interviewers outnumbered the interviewees about 3 or 4 to one
    Originally there were meant to be a dozen or so people attending this assessment/interview morning but only a fraction turned up for some strange reason! Maybe they knew something about the job/company we didn't and changed their minds or there was a big breakdown in communication?!

    I was offered the position within 24 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What salary are you looking for?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    This was minimal and limited. I recommend negotiating hard and be prepared to walk away if not 100% happy. It is unlikely you will get a pay rise some some time. There is no annual inflation rise, only an achievement rise for some.


  4. Helpful (4)  

    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

  5.  

    Human Resources Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    No 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 November 2016.

    Interview

    I had 2 interviews; the first was by telephone and was to validate previous experience and salary expectations. The second was in person at the Milton Keynes office. I was interviewed by the hiring manager and a business stakeholder - I thoroughly enjoyed the interview, it was very informal but concise and the interviewers were excellent at putting me at ease. The premises are also very impressive. I was subsequently invited to a final stage interview however before this took place they decided not to recruit for this role until next year which was a shame. I would recommend applying for HR roles at BSI.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you go about leading a global agenda with HR colleagues around the world   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    PR Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Had to wait forever for a phone interview. It went well and I had very positive impression from the head of department. Then I got called in to meet in person... Until my interview got cancelled last minute because they have decided to make someone else an offer in the meantime. Felt like I was not given an equal chance...

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Web Chat Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BSI Group (Milton Keynes, England (UK)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Many stages and different elements. I had to complete a phone interview, 2 assessments, a competency panel interview , a further assessment and a follow up meeting. I felt supported the whole way and was signposted clearly throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    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.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at BSI Group (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The first stage of the interview process was a phone call to review my general resume, previous experience, education and skills. The second stage was face to face in office with sales manager, HR manager and MD.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (2)  

    Accounts Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BSI Group (Milton Keynes, England (UK)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Telephone Interview followed by psychometric testing followed by face to face interview with 3 senior staff members. Very long winded process feedback not given when advised only told hadn't been succesful once I had withdrawn my application. Not great communication or very courteous

    Interview Questions


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