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Interviews at SGN

13 Interview Reviews

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SGN (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in December 2018.

    Interview

    After submitting my CV, I was invited to a telephone interview which lasted around 20 minutes, based on my background, suitability, experience. A few days later, I was called to arrange a physical interview which took place at a nearby location. The interview took around 40 minutes and was very focused on capability and suitability.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about your background and experience in relation to this role?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Junior Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SGN (Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Recruiter sent my CV to the company and secured a 1:1 telephone interview (questions re. my CV and my experience). When successful at this I gave a presentation on data sent by the company, for which I presented for 20 minutes on the day and had questions about the powerpoint and my CV etc for about an hour afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience with collaborating with external/ off-shore stakeholders?   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SGN (Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)) in April 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process was well communicated and involved 3 stages; following my application I was invited to have a telephone interview (around 20 minutes) where I was asked about my interest in the role and relevant experience. I was then invited for a face to face the following week with 2 members of the team where we discussed my background and experience in more detail. I was told more about the role and we had an informal discussion around what I felt I could offer. Shortly after I received a phone call where I was informed that I had been shortlisted for a final interview that would involve a presentation. I had plenty of time to prepare my presentation and the expectations were communicated to me in advance. My final interview was held at the offices and was with 2 managers in the team, lasting around 1 hour. They covered some competency based questions and it was very focused on suitability and new ideas. I was also given an opportunity to ask more about the team and general expectations and my questions were all answered open and honestly. I was then given a quick tour of the office so that I could see the working environment. I was told I would hear back the next working day however was called the same afternoon and offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • So what is it that appeals to you about this role and working for SGN?   Answer Question
    • What can you bring to this role that is different to what other people have to offer?   Answer Question
    • How would you plan to overcome challenges in this job?   Answer Question
    • How do you prefer to track your performance/achievements?   Answer Question
    • Why are you looking to leave your current company/job?   Answer Question

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    Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at SGN (Maidstone, England (UK)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Consulted through third party recruitment advisor who had both enthusiasm and passion about her work. Very good experience form the recruiting agency.
    Went for the interview with SGN representative who's attitude wasn't appropriate i.e lack of energy, went through set questionnaire without explaining about the role. Its seems like we were there to waste each other’s time.
    Feedback was even worst, didn't had experience with in construction industry however I haven't used the word single time on my CV. Pretty frustrating to know.
    Impression was to get the audit box ticked in terms of equal opportunity employer(I doubt it).

    Interview Questions

    • standard competency based i.e key strength and weakness, project delivery experience, any project failure   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (6)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SGN in October 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring process was quick and I received excellent instructions for my interview.
    My interview was relevant to the job role and included a presentation, the interviewerwas friendly and considerate. Feedback was provided quickly.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Business Change Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at SGN (Horley, Surrey, South East England, England (UK)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process was fine, initial competency based interview and followed up with second interview a few weeks later which included a presentation, desktop exercise and more competency based questions. There was also a personality assessment that I had to complete.

    It took 4 weeks to ‘officially’ find out I did not get the job. However, I had resigned myself to a disappointing outcome as the job seemed to have been readvertised on LinkedIn via a recruiter before I had found out if I was successful or not.

    Feedback provided was limited and provided little for me to take forward for future interviews. The feedback was sent in an email from a member of the recruitment team, not from someone who interviewed me which was disappointing. Considering I had used annual leave and funded a hotel visit myself to be available for the interviews, I felt it would have been more courteous to receive the outcome and feedback over the phone from the recruiting manager himself.

    Interview Questions

    SGN Response

    Oct 9, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and apologies for the experience you had with SGN.

    We are currently working on improving the HR Function at SGN, and as well as looking at... More


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    Employee Experience Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SGN (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in March 2019.

    Interview

    I applied online and was notified of an interview around 7 days later. I was unable to attend the original interview however my interviewers where very accommodating to rearrange.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview started by focussing on my previous experience and skill set and how this would relate to the position applied for. Competency based questions where also asked which again related to questioning around the specific role and job description given on the original application. Personality questions also enquired which gave you a more freedom to answer. My interviewer communicated with me affectively throughout the process.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Employee Experience Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SGN (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in March 2019.

    Interview

    I applied online and was alerted to an invitation for an interview around a week later. I was unable to attend the original interview date, however my interviewers where very accommodating to rearrange to a more convenient time.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview consisted on focusing on my previous skills and experience and how this would relate and be beneficial to the position applied for. Several competency based questions where also ask which again related to skills labelled in the job description. Personality questions where asked which gave you more freedom in your answer.   1 Answer

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    Ledger Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SGN.

    Interview

    Applied online and had an E-Mail about three weeks later with a date and time included for an interview taking place in their office. Short feedback was received almost two weeks after interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Several questions around work ethics and how to handle situations in which co-workers do not behave ethically.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Employee Experience Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SGN (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The recruitment process consisted of a first-stage interview, presentation and personality assessment. My interviewers were accommodating when scheduling interviews and feedback was always delivered promptly. The process encountered a brief delay due to the availability of another candidate but I was informed in advance and my expectations were managed well.

    Interview Questions

    • The first interview concentrated on my previous experience and how this aligned with the role. The second focused more specifically on the content of the presentation.   Answer Question

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