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Reading Room Overview

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London, England (UK)
1 to 50 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
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Reading Room is an international award winning Forrester Wave™ Top 10 digital communications business that delivers excellence in client user experience upon leading web technology platforms since 1996.

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Reading Room Reviews

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Reading Room CEO David Durnford
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51 Ratings
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    "Great people, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Room full-time

    Pros

    Good fun
    Friendly staff
    Good holidays (depending on your contract)
    Can be good clients and projects.
    Music in the office

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, often working extra hours
    Badly priced projects
    Poor comms internally
    Afraid to say no to clients
    Middle and upper management often out of touch
    Last min switching of teams
    Getting a pay rise is difficult
    When senior staff leave they are often replaced with juniors
    Idox havent a clue what to do with the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, stop underpricing projects, communicate more efficiently

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Reading Room Interviews

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    Java Web Developer Interview

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    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Very insensitive interview process. Applied for a position that was advertised for the melbourne office. Head of recruitment in APAC personally contacts me and asks me to answer a long questionnaire about my experiences, why I'd like to work for reading room, current position, etc. Spend a lot of time and effort filling up this form and send it off to them. She then contacts me to say that the position is not available for Melbourne but for other cities in Australia.

    Ridiculous waste of time. The ethical thing to do would be to just update the position description on the website or check if the role is still vacant in Melbourne before contacting me.

    Interview Questions

    • > Many thanks for applying at Reading Room. We'll be reviewing your application in more detail in the next day or so and in the meantime, would love to know a bit more about you.
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      > Can you tell us something about your medium-term career goals? We'd be especially interested to hear how you think Reading Room can help you achieve these goals. It would also be good to know a few things about your current situation (residency status, availability, previous salary and salary expectations).   Answer Question
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