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OVO Energy Bewerbung: Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

Vorstellungsgespräche bei OVO Energy

82 Bewertungen von Vorstellungsgesprächen

Erfahrung

Erfahrung
36%
18%
46%

Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch

Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch
61%
21%
12%
4
1
1

Schwierigkeit

2,8
Durchschnittl.

Schwierigkeit

Schwer
Durchschnittl.
Leicht
  1.  

    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    After I completed the coding exercise they gave me and passing the video interview, they decided to ghost me in the middle of scheduling my final interview. I'm assuming the role was filled, but this was a very unprofessional way of handling it.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  2.  

    Senior Recruiter-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2020 bei OVO Energy.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    It was a 3 step process, which took less than a month. No complaint in terms of speed. My expectations had also been set correctly. However, candidate experience was overall very poor. I never got a call in between steps. After final stage I got a voicemail, followed by a standard rejection email. When I called back, the Recruiter was very nervous and completely uninterested in having a 5 minute conversation. They were unable to articulate anything constructive. I offered feedback but it wasn’t taken well. A positive note on the Director who was very warm and welcoming, unlike others I spoke to.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

  3.  

    Devops Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
    Angebot abgelehnt
    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über eine Vermittlungsagentur beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 5 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2020 bei OVO Energy.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Interviews were well run and structured quite nicely. No gotcha questions more of a conversation than a grilling.
    I was very excited about the job until the end of the process came and the recruiter asked me the minimum salary I would accept, I was dumb enough to answer this truthfully and in doing so I immediately killed my ability to negotiate. It annoyed me enough to completely reject the job offer.

    1st Interview: HR questions, your background, reasons for wanting to leave your job etc etc.

    2nd Interview: Tech test, questions regarding string manipulation. I was working on a VM I setup specifically for the interview that day and I ran into unforeseen JDK/IDE problems. Had to switch to Python, lost some time but they were understanding. Be prepared!

    3rd Interview: Systems design. High level design of a system that can accept millions of meter readings every couple of seconds with a portal for users to manage their accounts. How do you handle scale? How to handle service orchestration, CI/CD, load balancing, authentication, authorization. A dive into Kubernetes resource definitions. Many topics covered but was quite a fun exercise given that I was able to guide the conversation based on my tech choices.

    4th interview. More of a soft skills interview, STAR type questions.

    5th interview. Less of an interview and more of a conversation about the role and any further questions that I want to ask.

    Overall a very positive experience and some exciting tech they are using but ultimately spoiled by my naivety and a crafty recruiter.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  4.  

    Devops Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Applied directly. Had initial phone call which took about 10-15min. There was no technical questions, or anything related to skills or technical experience. After some time I could hear from voice intonation, that company wasn't interested in candidate. Next stage supposed to be technical test but haven't reached that point. Next day I was notified that company won't progress any further with my application.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • What was last project you worked on? Have you worked closely with developers?   Frage beantworten

  5.  

    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Angebot abgelehnt
    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    4.5 hours of interviews split over the course of 3 separate days.
    In my opinion very straightforward and very friendly. All interviewers were very helpful, and I felt comfortable to share how I was feeling throughout each stage:

    The first stage was the usual call with the recruiter, around 30 min long;
    The second stage was a simple coding challenge and some team questions with a tech lead, around 1 hour in total;
    The third stage consisted of three 1-hour interviews, back-to-back: a more intense paired coding task which I didn't finish, a paired systems design task, and a culture fit conversation (with lots of questions).

    I had a response from them the following day.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  6.  

    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Angebot abgelehnt
    Negative Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über einen Personalvermittler beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Mai 2020 bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    A chat with an engineering manager followed by a simple js coding problem. Following that there is a set of systems design, coding, and behavioural interviews. They are all fairly straight forward. The coding test is a coderpad type interview where I had to complete an incomplete react app and write some tests. The systems design interview was an interview to design an api and infrastructure of a simple system. The behavioural interview was a standard chat about "times when" and thoughts on particular engineering practices.

    During the process there were a couple of instances of emails going unanswered until chased up or calls being promised at certain times but not being made. After the interview process I was told everyone was impressed and wanted me to join the team but at a level TWO levels below what I interviewed at (I was offered essentially a junior level despite having 12 years of experience and having been a lead engineer in a variety of projects). Honestly totally confusing and in the end a complete waste of time.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • complete missing functionality in a react app, and design the api and architecture of a simple app (and then scale it up)   Frage beantworten

  7.  

    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Mai 2020 bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Initial phonecall with HR to check previous experience and motivation to apply.

    Second round is a short coding challenge. This was a simple exercise to sort/manipulate an array of data and finished with writing a recursive method.

    Third round is a set of 3 hour-long interviews. First is a coding challenge in which you are to parse a large piece of text and determine certain characteristics of the test. Second is a Systems Design interview, discussing APIs, DB structure etc. Last is a competency based interview with generic competency questions.

    The interviews are not particularly challenging, there is nothing to catch you out. They are looking for you to explain your work as you go, write good tests and generally be able to communicate well. The competency interview felt a bit forced which was slightly uncomfortable - there wasn't much 'chat', it was just question after question.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How many times does the most used word appear in this paragraph of text?   Frage beantworten
    • How would you design a collaborative document writing application?   Frage beantworten
    • Give an example of a time you influenced your team members.   Frage beantworten
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Kein Angebot
    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Mai 2020 bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    1. Chat with Recruiter
    2. Two hour coding interview
    3. Three hour session: Behaviourial, System Design, Pair Programming
    4. Second System Design interview

    Overall an excellent process with interviewers who were genuiely seeking useful information instead of silly trick questions.

    The coding challenges weren't hard and I believe it's more about seeing how you work and guaging scope and depth of experience. If you are a good developer this will not be a problem but do manage your time.

    I did not do so well on the system design interview but they gave a second chance because I had done well on coding and behaviourial. Sadly I flunked the system design.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Which NoSQL database would I select to store weather data?   1 Antwort

  9. Hilfreich (2)  

    Head of-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Kein Angebot
    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 5 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im April 2020 bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I had a screening interview with the hiring manager a few days after submitting the application. It was very informal, with very general questions.
    I was then invited to a panel interview 3 or 4 weeks later, with the hiring manager and HR, although HR only observed. It wasn't a behavioural / technical / strength interview, but more a general set of questions (similar to the screenig interview) to understand whether I had a similar experience to the person leaving the post. The first half of the interview included a presentation. The subsequent interview was also panel with board member/director.
    I had the impression the specifications of the person they were recruiting for evolved during the recruitment process, making it really diffiicult to prepare and perform given the changing goalposts. The presentation should have been requested at the last stage interview, to a more senior audience.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How do you engage with stakeholders?
      Have you developed a growth plan?   Frage beantworten

  10.  

    Product Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Kein Angebot
    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte eine Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im März 2020 bei OVO Energy (London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Straight forward process however the internal recruiter's communication was very poor - he was slow to respond to my application in the first place and then never provided feedback on my interview. Disappointing.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell me about yourself.
      Tell me about an app you really like and why?   Frage beantworten

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