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www.dfid.gov.uk
London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
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Government
Government
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies ... Read more

DFID Reviews

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DFID Secretary of State Justine Greening
Justine Greening
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    I worked at DFID full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Varied experiences, committed people, trying to put good policies in place,flexi-time, not too much pressure

    Cons

    Political, still some old-fashioned practices, some bullying and unpleasant behaviour

    Advice to Management

    Get the bullying under control

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DFID Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at DFID (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Before I got to the interview stage there was an online application and two tests. One was a a straightforward numerical reasoning test and the other was a situational judgement test. On successfully completing the online tests I was invited to attend an assessment centre. Here I had a group interview and an individual interview. The group interview required a group of us (6 in total) coming to an agreement over a common set of criteria for a certain project. The individual interview involved technical and competency based questions. The technical questions were in fact quite broad, and seemed to be focused on assessing your broader knowledge of the area you were applying for rather than specific technical expertise.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been in a work situation where you had and another person disagreed on the best way to approach a problem and you managed to change their mind.   1 Answer
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DFID Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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