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Updated 26 Feb 2020

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Interviews at Base4

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Positive22%
Negative56%
Neutral22%
Getting an Interview
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Employee Referral11%
In Person11%
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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Base4

Interview

Skype Interview. Asked to prepare some slides. A complete waste of time. Interviewer had not read slides, had not read CV and seemed to have already decided that they did not want me.

Interview Questions
  • Describe how you will fit into the team
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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England

No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Base4 (Cambridge, East of England, England, England) in May 2018

Interview

First was a general skype interview with typical background questions describing previous projects and experience. Second interview was onsite with two CTOs. There was a 20 minute presentation plus questions. They asked genuine questions about research work rather than the kinds of questions you see on recruitment websites. They gave me plenty of time to talk and answer the questions fully and to ask questions about the role. This was followed by a lab and office tour.

Interview Questions
  • Why do you want to switch to industry from academic research
  • How did you find out about us and what do you know about the company
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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Base4 in Feb 2017

Interview

Filled in standard form, followed by Skype interview. CEO of the company was quite brash, and not particularly interested. Overall not a particularly friendly or useful experience, no feedback was given.

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Base4

Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England, England

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied through an employee referral The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Base4 (Cambridge, East of England, England, England)

Interview

Very friendly and informal interview process. General discussion of your relevant experience and technical skills. Management may ask you to repeat your presentation to a second group of employees. If the interview goes well you will be given a tour of the lab facilities.

Interview Questions
  • General discussion on your PhD work, publications, previous projects, etc. Discussion on relevant skills and how you solved specific problems.
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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Base4

Interview

Initial skype screening interview with the CEO. The CEO seemed positive but said they had too many physicists at the time. The interview itself was very brief and not very technical.

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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Base4

Interview

I got in touch by email with my CV, later I was asked to send a standard form that basically just asked whether I could work or not in the UK. Then I was selected and we arranged a skype conversation which was friendly and distended, and after that the interview process did not progress further.

Interview Questions
  • "Tell me what do you know about a DNA preparation"
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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Base4 in Feb 2016

Interview

I know three people who have interviewed with Base4 (myself included), the same interview technique was used in each case. An initial skype interview with CEO followed by face-to-face interview with senior staff. The interview focused on very specific technical topics, and was less about the candidate and more about information gathering. The CEO came across as intellectually arrogant, with very little experience in commercialising hardware.

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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England

No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Base4 (Cambridge, East of England, England, England) in Feb 2015

Interview

After applying online via cv, covering letter and a questionnaire, was asked for Skype interview. One of the most bizarre interviews I've ever had. Was asked a single question - 'why I don't you have a Ph.D. then?' to which I replied I'd wanted to get into industry at which the CEO rather abruptly ended the interview. Was left with the impression that Base4 is very much led by the CEO's gut instinct and this could be a difficult place to work unless you are a good personality match with him.

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Base4

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Base4 (Cambridge, East of England, England, England) in Apr 2014

Interview

Quite stressful. Technical questions were not very difficult. I had to prepare a short presentation. The atmosphere wasn't very friendly and I didn't have the chance to visit the labs. At the end I had to solve a quiz.

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