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Coventry, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
IT Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Accenture, Infosys
PCMS Group offers up a lot of software and services. The company's Software and Services division offers the Vision suite of JAVA-based supply chain management software, which includes its BeanStore applications for managing point-of-sale transactions. Its ... Read more

PCMS Reviews

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PCMS Managing Director Richard Smith
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  • "Small business feel, for now."

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    Pros

    The people there are tight knit and are able to pull together well when it's necessary. I would say that there might not be a better, smarter set of co-workers in any company nearby. The management hierarchy is rather flat, and this makes for an egalitarian feel about the office.

    Cons

    As this company grows, it is beginning to adopt corporate policies that might threaten the small company feel that differentiates it from other companies. While technically a multinational, its branches tend to have low levels of interaction among themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make this company resemble other large corporate businesses. The most talented members of your organization work for you chiefly because you are not calcified into inaction by policy and process.

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PCMS Interviews

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    Graduate Business Management Programmer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PCMS (Coventry, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    RUBBISH! ABSOLUTE WORST PROCESS FOR ANY COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT!
    VERY CLEAR THAT IT'S NOT ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL, AND THEY AREN'T LOOKING TO INVEST IN A HUMAN, JUST A MACHINE.

    MOST COMPANIES OFFERING THE GRAD SCHEME HAVE STRENGTH-BASED INTERVIEWS, AND VERY RELAXED ASSESSMENT DAYS/CENTRES.

    Stage 1: Telephone Interview
    Basic competency-based questions, always looking out for your weakness. This was easy, the interviewee was relaxed (but that may also be because I set the tone, so felt more comfortable)

    Stage 2: Assessment Day (Morning)
    Pre Interview: Asked to create a presentation to do on the assessment day
    At the Assessment day: -TOO MUCH FOR TOO LITTLE TIME-
    -Introduction and overview of the company
    -Group Task (for a plane crash situation)
    -Sales pitch
    -Exercise for Prioritising the tasks given
    -Presentation about the Retail Market (this was in between tasks)
    -Q&A Session with current Graduates on the scheme

    (All before lunch - is this too much? yes, yes it is.)

    After lunch:
    2 individuals went out the room, with the rest in 1 room.
    And was told, like an X-factor process, that we 'didn't make the cut'

    This is the most uncomfortable i have seen any employer doing this, and for the individuals around me. HORRIBLE for a company to even consider that alright in this day and age for either side of the recruitment process - the staff and the candidates.

    Stage 3: (End of the Assessment Day - for those who made it to the next round)
    Followed on to individual interviews to get to know the candidates a bit more.

    Feedback: Non-existent,

    I asked for feedback from the company immediately for the afternoon once I had left, they said it was available and they will call me at around 5pm to give any feedback. I then waited until 4:30pm-6:30pm, moved a lot of my own scheduled plans for this time waiting; for the phone call from them which never happened.

    As I had my own assignments, I continued with those. I then chased up the person I had spoken to, emailed a few DAYS later, for a follow up call WITH A DATE AND TIME for convenience for both parties. (With professionals, this is either confirmed or an alternative is proposed) - yet all i had was an email with 'Of course we'll give feedback. whenever you would like'. This is a polite yet offensive way of not returning or engaging in further feedback opportunities. This also shows obliviousness from the employee as it was CLEARLY STATED initially. No alternative, I even waited for the call afterwards just incase. Nothing. Unimpressed.

    Morale of the story:
    If you want somewhere which really looks out for you -from the recruitment process until the end of the scheme- and helps you get on that career ladder securely and safely for your future, try another company :)

    Interview Questions

    • So did you know much about the retail industry before the presentation?   Answer Question
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