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Interviews at Audley Travel

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Country Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shepherds Bush, England
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Audley Travel (Shepherds Bush, England).

Interview

The whole process was well organized and professional. Online assessment, video interview with a selection of different questions and two telephone interviews with the opportunity to ask as many questions as I needed to.
Face to face interview in London with well thought out questions. Tour of offices was excellent and gave me a great feeling for the environment. Loved it.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Audley Travel

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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Witney, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Audley Travel (Witney, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Applied on Audley website and immediate online personality completed. Swiftly requested to do online web interview which I completed whilst overseas. I was promptly invited to a face to face interview which included a written exercise about my country of specialism. Overall a swift, friendly and professional recruitment process.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about objection handling and how I would manage clarifiying client budget.   Answer Question

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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Audley Travel in January 2018.

    Interview

    had a phone interview followed by and interview it a member of HR and the head of a program. Talked about previous sales experience and travel experience. It was fairly relaxed and they showed me around the office after the interview which led me to believe I was being offered a role.

    Interview Questions

    • to describe a great day from my time in specific country.   1 Answer

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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Audley Travel (London, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    First stage telephone interview. I was informed about a week in advance of the date and time, and I was asked to be ready to receive a phone call.
    The call came through on time and lasted about an hour. There was no indication in advance what questions wouold be asked, so there was no way to really prepare.
    Some of the questions seemed a little random.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a place that you have visited that has stayed in your memory, and tell me why.   Answer Question

    Audley Travel Response

    7 Feb 2018 – Resourcing Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Our Resourcing team try to keep telephone interviews as concise as possible with 20 minutes scheduled for each call with the opportunity for the candidate to ask any questions at the end of the call. Interview questions are not given in advance; we have a conversational approach towards the process where questions may vary depending on candidates professional experience.


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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Witney, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Audley Travel (Witney, England) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview happened 2 days after applying online with my CV. Interviewed for 20-25 minutes asking basic questions about experience and competency as well as my knowledge on Audley itself.

    Once passing the phone interview you are set a psychometric test and a word survey through Mcquaig a few days before going to the face to face interview. Each one takes about 20 minutes although the word survey has no time limit.

    Interview took place under two weeks since sending my CV in. Interview along with a short telephone test and email cover letter test took 90 minutes. Finished with a quick tour of the working offices. Interviewed by a sales manager and a representative from HR. All very efficient and professional and designed to learn more about me as a person rather than trying to catch you out. Very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time when you were working with a large work load and a tight time limit. How did you go about dealing with this?   Answer Question

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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Audley Travel in June 2017.

    Interview

    Very slow not very interested seemed to go through motions was expecting more see why they are not in top 100;anymore . No feedback at all really disappointing lots of prep no appreciation for effort after

    Interview Questions


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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Audley Travel (London, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was with two staff members who asked competency based questions, travel experience questions and then 2 exercises: One sales-call role play and one email-writing exercise.

    My first impression when visiting the office and being taken on a tour of it was the obvious lack of diversity in the office environment. I don't know if it was just the day I happened to visit, but for a non-caucasian person at this interview, it did not seem an inclusive company if from your large workforce, there seems to be no diversity. This was also quite surprising to me considering the job title in itself would entail a diverse workforce of different travel experiences.

    Further to this, for the section of the interview regarding travel experience, the lady seemed unsatisfied with my extensive travel experience stating that they look for people who have "been back packing" type of travelling - as if that is the only form of credible travel? Quite condescending to say the least; but this did explain the lack of diversity within the office for me if they only consider "back-packers" as those with travel experience.

    Aside from this section of the interview, the rest of the interview was just competency based questions about sales experience. However, the truly negative experience of this interview was their lack of contact after the interview. If a candidate has taken time out to attend an interview in your office, then regardless of whether the candidate is successful or not, it is best practice to contact the candidate of the outcome.

    I was not contacted for almost 3 weeks after the interview.

    Further to this, I was asked to take part in a second role-play call a few days after my interview in which the interviewer from Audley Travel - who had scheduled the call for 2pm - called me 20 minutes late and so the 30 minute call had to be cut down to 10 minutes.

    I found that having to constantly chase an interviewer for a response after a face-to-face interview; and then receiving anonymous feedback, is treatment I have not encountered before and very a negligent experience.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer was considering a holiday to India, how would you convince them to visit the USA instead?   Answer Question

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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Audley Travel (London, England) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Short telephone interview, general questions about travel experience and competences of the role. Then face to face interview more about what you can bring to the company and your personal traits - would you fit in with the company

    Interview Questions


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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Audley Travel (London, England) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Phone Interview to mainly discuss previous travel experience, why you like the area you want to specialise in, why Audley and your strengths and skills

    Online test and face to face interview - A lot of sales based questions, and scenarios questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Face to face interview:
      What 3 people you would invite to dinner? where do you see yourself in 3/5 years?
      What motivates you?
      When and how have you dealt with a complaint?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

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    Country Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Witney, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Audley Travel (Witney, England) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through a recuitment agency. I have a wealth of experience re: the target country, so they were very keen to get me there. I hadn't realised this was Audley – they have a bad reputation in the industry – but the recruiter assuaged my doubts, saying that the company had acquired by a new investor recently.

    A time slot was booked for a phone interview with an Audley manager within 2 days. I had to pull some strings to free up my time, which put me in a difficult situation.

    My interview time came and went without so much as a text. The recruiter hadn't been informed of anything either – a complete and utter waste of time. Please avoid this company until they refine their practices. It doesn't surprise me to hearthat they're hemorrhaging talent at an alarming rate.

    Interview Questions

    • According to the recruiter, they will ask you to sell one of two random objects, or a city.   1 Answer

    Audley Travel Response

    29 Nov 2016 – Group HR Director

    Thank you for reviewing your interview experience with Audley and please accept my sincerest apologies for what in this case sounds like a negative experience. All candidates begin the recruitment process by having a phone interview with a member of the management team from within the programme they have applied. Unfortunately in this instance the manager due to be calling you was called away. This happens very rarely and in most cases we are able to arrange for another manager to take the phone interview in order to avoid any disruption to the candidate. We hope that you will consider another interview with Audley, if you are available then please contact your recruitment agency who will be able to reschedule another time slot for you.


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