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13 Reviews
13 Reviews
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Andrew Miller
4 Ratings

    Fantastic company who genuinely care about their staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 5 years


    Its great to work for a company where your voice is actually heard, all senior management are approachable and friendly and make the time to listen to any member of staff.
    The staff benefits are really good covering everything from discounted gym memberships to annual staff conferences where staff that have gone above and beyond are recognised and rewarded for their efforts.


    Sometimes changes don't always filter through all the ranks as they should but on the whole nothing bad to report about the company

    Positive Outlook
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Guardian News & Media Interviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Updated Jul 22, 2014

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Interview Experience


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    Applications Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Guardian News & Media in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the GMG job portal. The application was simple - covering letter, CV and question about why the role appealed. I heard back within 2 weeks, with an email inviting me to interview 5 days later. As part of my prep I did lots of research into the history and values of the Group - there is a lot of information on their website.

    I was interviewed by the potential manager and a colleague (no HR rep) and there was little/no structure to the questioning. They told me about the team and they then asked me to tell them about my background, after which the main interviewer seemed to draw the conclusion that I might be expecting "more from the role than it can give". Despite my reassurance that I understood what the role involved, the interviewer spent 5 minutes of my hour in there insisting that he didn't want me to be disappointed, and "not that I'm suggesting you'd expect it, but this wouldn't be a stepping stone to another role any time soon". I almost asked if he thought it was worth me continuing the interview, as this was before they had actually asked me a single specific question about why I wanted the role and what I thought I could bring to it. Perhaps it was his way of telling me I was over-qualified but it felt like I had been judged quite early on, and it was quite off-putting for the remaining 45 minutes I spent in the interview.

    Conversely I felt I got on well with both interviewers, but I expected from very early on, that I would not be invited back for the second round. Quite frustrating as I didn't feel that any of their questions really tested my ability or the appeal of the role to me. I think the interview would have benefited from either having someone from HR present or even a script, as it completely depended on the ability of the interviewer to ask the right questions. He didn't seem to know where to go. At one point, as there were no questions forthcoming, I asked "would it be useful if I told you about my experience with the application I'd be working on?".

    It still seems like a great organisation to work for however I was put off by this particular manager. One other thing was that when I asked about a couple of the responsibilities, the interviewers weren't aware that they were on the job specification, and said that it was incorrect.

    I got the confirmation that I wasn't successful within 2 weeks of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't one, what made the interview tricky was the lack of open-ended questions and structure.   Answer Question
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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year

This business keeps watch over the news. Guardian News & Media is the national newspaper subsidiary of Guardian Media Group (GMG) and operates that company's flagship papers The Guardian and The Observer. Its namesake weekday paper, founded in 1821, boasts a circulation of about 280,000. The Observer, meanwhile, is the oldest Sunday paper in the UK having started in 1791. Guardian News also publishes The Guardian Weekly offering in-depth news and features from the company's other papers, as well as from the Washington Post and Le Monde. In addition to traditional... More

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