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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (4)  

    Android Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monese (London, England) in April 2019.

    Interview

    I came to Monese through an agent, I liked the company and I went ahead.
    My interview process started with a Skype call with an HR person to talk about my background, my experience and my current role.
    Then I received a code test to write a basic application using MVVM.
    And the last step was a face to face interview with part of the mobile team to talk about my solution to the code challenge, technical questions, architectures, patterns, third party libraries, testing, how I like to work, etc.
    The next day I received an offer but unfortunately I couldn't accept it for personal reasons.
    The whole process took about 3 weeks. The people were always nice and the environment there looked pretty well.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to refactor some legacy code, what steps would you do?   Answer Question

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    Android Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Remote, OR (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Monese (Remote, OR (US)).

    Interview

    first had to complete a test, sample app.
    then had an interview with human resources, just presenting myself and such things.
    then had another more technical interview with the tech group

    Interview Questions

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    Legal Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Monese (London, England) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Applied for this role in May 2018 and was contacted in September 2018 to see whether still interested. Attended interview in September 2018 with COO which was fairly relaxed. Was contacted a few weeks later to say I would need to have a 2nd interview with the CEO and VP. Attended. Very general non-specific questions. Towards the end of the interview I was told that a contract would be sent to me by email to review...which I was slightly taken aback by as this was technically “homework”. After waiting 3 days for the contract to be sent, I chased to see when I would expect to receive it. I was promised that I would be contacted that same day. Nothing. Received an email today to say no offers would be made as they need a “very senior” person.....with FinTech experience. OK so what was the point of wanting to send me a contract to review?! I actually found the email insulting! I have the relevant legal experience and have had many “senior” roles prior reporting directly into COOs and MDs. FinTech experience no, but such experience does not impact the ability to read, understand and draft legal contracts and documentation!

    Lots of wasted time and effort, especially given the fact that no direct questions in relation to the role itself were asked. I was also informed that as a result of no offers being made they would be revisiting the JD itself however, I note the the same JD has been re-posted today.

    I have rated this experience as negative due to the length of time in dealing with my application, alongside the sheer amount of time wasting.

    Interview Questions

    Monese Response

    25 Jan 2019 – Head of Content and Community

    Hi there, we’re really sorry to hear you feel things didn’t work out the way they should have with your interview experience. We fully take on your feedback and concerns – the process you experienced... More


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    Fraud Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Monese (London, England) in January 2018.

    Interview

    simple and easy the people seemed friendly but working there I guess that was just for show.
    done the online application, then got invited in for a face to face interview, then a skype call with the MLRO then another skype call with the ceo,

    Interview Questions

    • what do you know about monese?
      why do you want to work for us?
      what do you currently do?   1 Answer

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    Customer Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Monese (Tallinn (Estonia)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Three interviews - phone/email test, in office with HR, via Skype with Norris Koppell

    The process took about a month's time and was very "this is about Monese and culture" more than anything else

    The only positive part of my experience here was the speed of the interview, but the process was quite misleading in regards to actual workplace environment and task handling

    Interview Questions

    • They mostly spoke about themselves in a very convincing manner, but was asked about prior work experience and how it would benefit Monese   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Monese (Tallinn (Estonia)) in October 2018.

    Interview

    A poorly constructed online test, two rounds of phone interview (one in a foreign language) and a personal interview. Not many actual interview questions, rater a conversation on topics that came up based on my CV.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where it was difficult to deal with a customer.   Answer Question

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisbon (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Monese (Lisbon (Portugal)) in June 2019.

    Interview

    Wen't to 2 interviews: first was CV screening with HR and after a few days a second with the 2 QA Leads.
    Second interview was very technical and lasted for about 1H even when I bombed in the first 15min.
    Interview was very professional all the way, very well prepared by the interviewers and full of quiz's and trick questions (related with QA).

    Interview Questions

    • For this role there will be questions regarding possible developments, stories, etc and what would be your (QA) response taking into account the information you receive   1 Answer
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    Android Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Monese (London, England).

    Interview

    First of all they gave me a test to do in 4-5 hours using a public JSON API. They said that I should target for code quality instead of code quantity. After passing successfully the test, then I proceed to the interview part. At the interview we discussed the code that I have given to them.
    The outcome of the interview was "We didn't see much team fit and he wasn't able to explain his technical skills on the required level.". I did not have explain the technical skills for my code! I don't have a problem with this but I have a suggestion. At first do the interview and if they have passed successfully this step then pass the assignment to the candidates. Each candidate have spent 4-5 hours and then he/she is out of the hiring process.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (1)  

    IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tallinn (Estonia)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monese (Tallinn (Estonia)) in January 2019.

    Interview

    - Hundred5 Test (15 minutes)
    - Recruiter Call (1 hour), mostly focused on personality and overall professional experience.
    - Technical interview with Tallinn team (40 minutes), mostly focused on how I develop iOS apps.
    - Technical interview with iOS lead and Product design lead (40 minutes), mostly focused on how we work and architecture level questions.

    Interview Questions

    • They mostly focused on "How you work?" and "How we work?" instead of "What you know?".   Answer Question

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    Full Stack Javascript Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Monese (London, England) in July 2019.

    Interview

    Can only be summarised as "Oh Dear..."

    Stage 1:
    You go through a phone interview with an internal recruiter. Talk a little about yourself, experience, what you are looking for in the role, etc and then inevitably get invited to the London office.

    Stage 2:
    You go into a small glass box and have a pen and paper put in front of you. Your CV and experience is mostly set aside and you are then expected to answer rapid fire technical questions as you are here for that purpose, to only write code. You'll need to do a refresher on your CS degree for this one as you'll be asked to give essentially dictionary definitions on a bunch of CS concepts.

    The worst thing about this interview was that you had a developer CHURNING through page after page of technical questions with little interest in the person across the table. Most of the technical decisions seem to be made already without implementation (moving a php site to node) and they are looking for someone to just do the job. Why not get a contractor for this role?

    The usual product company set up of Jira, Scrum and cross functional teams. You'll be working with a single developer on the project. Bring some start up experience, you might be in for a rough ride!

    The interview was almost over 2 hours, 1.5 of that being purely transcript CS questions. Once the interview finishes, you can ask a few questions... sadly, they didn't have known answers.

    Here's just some of the Q's I can remember! It's essentially an 'Introduction to Programming' /Uni module quiz.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the principles of Object Orientated Programming?   Answer Question
    • Can you write down a pure function on this paper and explain why it's pure?   Answer Question
    • How would you build a login system in a greenfield project   Answer Question
    • Can you name 2 search algorithms? How about 2 sort algorithms?   Answer Question
    • How many requests can you have in flight at one time in the browser?   Answer Question
    • What is a Progressive web app?   Answer Question
    • Is Node a single threaded or multi threaded language?   Answer Question
    • Can you see the downsides of using a client side UI-Components library?   Answer Question
    • What is the flux pattern?   Answer Question
    • Can you tell me what Binary Search is?   Answer Question
    • Can you tell me what linear search is? what is the asymptotic complexity of this algorithm   Answer Question
    • Can you name several thousand design patterns..?   1 Answer

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