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Met Office Interview Questions

Updated Oct 7, 2017
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    Industrial Placement Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exeter, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Met Office (Exeter, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    A generic interview with nothing out the ordinary. very straightforward and standard questions. Interview lasted 45 minutes and was conducted by 2 people. Questions included why you want to work at the Metoffice and to describe your past work experience

    Interview Questions


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    Foundation Scientific Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exeter, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Met Office (Exeter, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I submitted an online application, submitting a cover letter and my CV. Then I was offered an interview a month later. It was a group of 3 interviewers who took turns asking questions and were very friendly and encouraging. They were primarily interested in academic work that I had done which might be relevant to the post.

    Interview Questions

    • There were general questions about research projects that I had done as well as technical questions about developing a program for customers and how one might test programs. Also some questions about the Met Office main customers and areas.   Answer Question
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    Radar & Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exeter, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Met Office (Exeter, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Application form followed by an interview at Exeter. First 10 minutes prepare a presentation to show the panel. Panel interview with 3 interviewers taking turn to ask questions. No interview expense are paid. salary advertised for the post was low. Easy questions asked at the interview, make sure brush up your technical fundamental before you go for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • FIR & IIR Filter, Python Code questions, Benefits for surface mount devices.
      Why do you want to work for met office?
      Tell me about career and why did you chose different companies?
      Can you work within a team?
      What is your preferred way for working, self or team work?
      what role you would be most comfortable when working within a team?
      Who are the main customer for met office?   Answer Question

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    Foundation Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Met Office (Exeter, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    10 min presentation, followed by technical questions. Very dry format, interviewers seemed like they were basically reading off a script. After the interview, they let me spend some time talking to current employees, to help me gauge what the workplace was like.

    Interview Questions

    • Something to do with the ideal gas equation, I forget the details. But basically involved rearranging a formula while all three of the interviewers watched...Awkward..   Answer Question

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    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Met Office.

    Interview

    Fill out the application form, very long and detailed. Following this I got called for an interview which was made up of a 45 min written exercise on strategy, a 10 min presentation and a 45min interview with 3 members on the panel. Following this I received an offer which I had 7 days to accept and following this a security check is done which can take anywhere from 6 weeks upwards

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    Negotiation

    7 days to accept offer which was not really negotiable, they have strict salary bands.


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    Trainee Operational Meteorologist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Met Office (Exeter, England (UK)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Online application followed by a face-to-face interview at HQ in Exeter. Now there is an assessment center as well, they will cover costs for one trip to exeter but not both. The assessment center involves a group discussion session and a brief test of physics and maths. The interview session involves giving a short presentation about weather impacts at an airfield and then a board of questioners.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of technical questions about meteorology, I didn't have much technical knowledge but they were more interested in how you applied information they gave you to the next question.   Answer Question

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    Climate Impact Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Met Office in February 2012.

    Interview

    Initially contacted via email about the fact that I'd been selected for an interview. Was in the US at the time so we set up a phone interview and they were very accommodating with times. The interview itself lasted approximately 40 minutes and I was asked questions that were more technical than behavioral. They asked me questions specifically related to previous internships and the experiences I'd gained there, as well as information about whether or not I'd led projects and what I'd accomplished through them.

    Interview Questions

    • The technical question entailed talking about the program they used to work on Climate Impact and environmental modeling. Question itself wasn't tough but required extensive research into that segment of their activities. Make sure to do your homework well.   1 Answer
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    Desktop Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exeter, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Met Office (Exeter, England (UK)) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Tortuous form filling as CVs/Resumes not accepted. Had panel interview with 3 on the panel. The interview went fine until when they asked if I had any questions. I asked about promotion, salary scales, grading etc. One of the panel leaned forward and spoke to his colleague at the end of the panel, with these immortal words - "what a bl**dy good question". The man in the middle spoke about those questions need to be directed at HR so basically they couldn't provide an answer. I was very glad not to be offered a position as I wouldn't want to work at an organisation whose interviews include swearing and an inability to answer a very reasonable question. It might explain why they provide very little good weather forecasting and their climate change analysis has been called into question.

    Interview Questions

    • A sample bash shell script with errors   1 Answer

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