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Natural History Museum (UK) Interview Questions in London, England

Interviews at Natural History Museum (UK)

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    Molecular Biology Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England).

    Interview

    Online application, cover letter and academic CV. They emailed me that I was shortlisted and the interview was only after a week. 30-min online phone (not video) interview with a panel of three-all members of the research group, no HR- using Microsoft Teams. First an introduction from the group leader about the project, then questions about my experience and technical knowledge in relation to their project. Also some more standard ones, such as if I have ever been a member of a team. Overall, friendly atmosphere, tried to keep it as a conversation. My skills were quite relevant to the role so I found the whole process of average difficulty. Even so, after the interview (it took a week to get informed on the decision) when I asked for feedback, they said they found somebody closer to the job description qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself and why did you apply for the job/ why do you think you are a good fit for the job.
      What kind of techniques have you used?
      What do you know about specific sequencing technologies?
      How would you try to optimise a method?
      Have you ever been a member of a multidisciplinary research team and what was your role?   Answer Question

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    Vissitor Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England).

    Interview

    was a very long process,.... I have to 2 interviews, one in the group very friendly people and the other was a regular interview, they have a template with 5 questions and two people of the management team

    Interview Questions

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    Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in October 2019.

    Interview

    online application followed by technical task and then an assessment day.
    panel interview was quite long with detailed technical and behavioral questions. Sounds intense but its a very relaxed environment. Then theres a code review with technical leads and then a small workshop, followed by another meeting with other team members

    Prepare to get lots of rest for the assessment as it's very long and you need to be sharp at every stage. Overall a nice process with friendly people. The building is really lovely too

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for this position?   Answer Question
    • how did you manage a time under pressure   Answer Question
    • What latest tools do you like to use and why   Answer Question
    • Other technical questions to know your understanding of various technologies and frameworks. No quiz etc but more of how would you use it or have you used it   Answer Question

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    Membership Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in August 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online and invited via an email to interview. There were 2 very lovely managers interviewing me - lots of double sided pages filled with questions! I had never previously been asked two sentence questions or two questions at once in an interview, so it was quite daunting as I was really nervous and found it hard to remember both under pressure while executing the STAR technique (they want lots of examples and results). The questions were also very similar so it was hard not to repeat yourself. They did try to help and rope out more information but it had already thrown me off quite a bit.
    After being notified that I had not been accepted I asked for feedback and the Director very nicely took time out of her day to call me and discuss how I can improve.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult part of your previous role? Challenges you think you will face here? A positive experience with a member? How you would manage a team? What do you think makes a good team leader? What do you think is good customer service? Tell us about a positive experience with a member?   Answer Question

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    Visitor Experience Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in February 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online and asked to come for a group interview with 15 other candidates. We had a variety of team building tasks including a short presentation at the end. There was no 1-1 interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about this word for 30 seconds in front of everyone   1 Answer

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    Interim Assistant Curator of Fossil Mammals Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in February 2019.

    Interview

    Small number of candidates selected for interview and made to feel very welcome and deserving of being at the interview. The panel were very friendly. Questions were mostly very situational. Extensive feedback was provided on request (although I knew this was me personally not performing well on the day/answering the questions using my knowledge and experience rather than any reflection on the company/interview panel).

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you found part of the collection was flooded?   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Interview panel with three people from the same departement, very kind people, they show me also the offices. they ask for knowledge of Prince2. the questions were related to management of a portfolio of projects for the next 5 yearrs.

    Interview Questions

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    Junior Web Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Provide an analysis of the NHM website prior to interview. Attend a panel interview, followed by a code review of a project I'd worked on, and then various 'meet the team' activities. The whole process was very long and the 'meet the team' activities felt like a continuation of the panel interview, especially one with a lone senior member of another team who had brought along my application with sections highlighted! The whole process was quite exhausting although some of the people were very nice.

    Interview Questions


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    Retail Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I felt comfortable, in a group interview with some friends I still work with. Some of the interviewers are still my managers, others are changed. Very fast interview, happy faces and a lot of smiles

    Interview Questions


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    Visitor Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Natural History Museum (UK) (London, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Brief phone interview with agency and then an invitation to an assessment day. Group of about 20, asked to introduce ourselves to the person next to us and then relay what we learnt back to the group. Then split into groups and given an event to present and promote to the group.

    Interview Questions

    • Split into groups and sell us your event or membership.   Answer Question

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