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Product Owner Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Revolut.

Interview

Unstructured, had to chase multiple times and spend tons of time on a home assignment.... only never to have the document opened and have the contact reach back out to me and say that the answers weren't what they were looking for (despite never even opening the document...). Not a company I'd want to work for.

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Revolut Response

5 Nov 2019 – Stronger Together.

We are sorry to hear about your negative experience. All our home tasks get pulled into our ATS system and get reviewed by a pre-assigned panel. We appreciate our candidates taking the time to do the home task and we make it a priority to honour that by carefully reviewing each and every one of them.

Other Interview Reviews for Revolut

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Product Owner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Revolut (London, England) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Had a 1:1 phone screening with an internal Revolut recruiter for the Product Owner role. The application process was explained clearly with a great introduction to the company, role and team.

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    Revolut Response

    6 Mar 2020 – Stronger Together

    Hey, thanks for your review! We’re glad to hear that you’re joining the rocketship - welcome aboard!


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Product Owner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Revolut (London, England) in January 2020.

    Interview

    The process started with a screening call of 15 minutes followed by the notoriously long home task. As mentioned by fellow interviewees, the task consists of actual work, unpaid of course used to assess the candidate. Wether they choose such a method is up to them, however it says a lot I believe about the culture of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a challenge you faced in position X, and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

    Revolut Response

    6 Mar 2020 – Stronger Together

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recruitment experience. We appreciate your honesty. We use home tasks as a way of understanding how you think and approach problem solving. Your responses to a sample business cases that we may have encountered at Revolut in the past will give us the opportunity to see how you’d approach our problems, and so that you can get a taste of the work you might be doing. Using a variety of assessment methods such as CV screening, interviews, and home tasks ensures that we get the most complete picture of your abilities and potential.

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    Product Owner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Revolut (London, England) in January 2020.

    Interview

    I was sent an invitation to an online interview. Although the online scheduling system automatically recognized my timezone the invitation email reminded to make sure the right timezone is selected (which I find to be a nice touch);

    The HR rep was ~12min late for the interview, and spoke the way flight attendant on low-cost airlines read safety procedures before takeoff - fast and monotonically;

    First she introduced herself and the company and then asked asked me generic interview questions; completely generic and in no way related to position or industry.

    She was somewhat distracted and re-asked some of the questions several times.

    The interview took ~20min (although scheduled for 45min) and the answer arrived in 2 days.

    On the hind-side it was not a good idea to schedule for the earliest spot in the morning. HR are also people, and some people are not to be disturbed before they get their morning coffee

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your biggest failure.   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (4)  

    Product Owner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Revolut (London, England) in November 2019.

    Interview

    1) Initial video call with HR
    2) Product takehome task
    3) Interview with product owner
    4) Interview with Head of product x 2

    Having been referred by an employee I was invited to a Google Hangout call with their recruiter. It took around 45 minutes and was primarily me giving an overview of my background. I was then given a product task to complete.

    The product task consisted of screen designs for an early version of the app followed by a number of questions. This included listing any problems or improvements which each has to be justified with analysis, prioritised and wireframed. There were then some further questions around what you might sacrifice if you had a hard deadline to reach etc. The task was supposed to take 5 hours but I cannot see how any serious applicant would spend that little time on this task. It took me a full working day. Not a problem however and I actually enjoyed the challenge. I received an email the next day confirming I had passed with positive feedback.

    The next stage was a formal 1 hour interview with a product owner. Unfortunately, this was cancelled with an hours notice and rearranged for another day. When the interview finally happened he let it be known that he had only found out 9:30pm the previous evening he was interviewing. During the interview, we also had to jump meeting rooms three times. Whilst not the most professional, I've dealt with this before and it didn't overly phase me. The interview went well and felt like more of a conversation. A few days later I received an email saying that I had passed and that a product team wanted to interview me in more detail.

    Two interviews were scheduled. Both with respective Head of Products and each an hour long. These were scheduled back-to-back. These interviews were a bit more intense but equally quite enjoyable in that the interviewers were very blunt and direct, which I like. I left the interviews feeling confident, however we had been limited for time. The first interviewer never actually got around to looking at my product work which is my main pitch so to speak and on both occasions, we were forced to end early. I would suggest that these interviews are made longer or the format changed to allow 2-on-1 but a longer timeslot.

    I received an email a few days later stating that I would not be offered the role. This was due to a lack of experience in strategy and data. The strategy aspect is somewhat subjective (and ironic given the very clear lack of strategy relating to the product I was interviewing to own) but on the data front, I had actually worked on complex medical datasets in my previous role. We were unable to touch on this in the interview due to the limited time. So this was a tad frustrating.

    I would have preferred to have had a call from the Head of Product(s) querying their concerns and giving me the opportunity to respond before a final decision however this was not the case. If they had done so I could have provided evidence to the contrary which may have further informed them. I must say however that I was kept well-informed by the recruiter. as to my application status. On the whole, the process was average.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of how you have used data to change your approach to a product?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Product Owner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Revolut.

    Interview

    Went through many rounds of chaos and disorganization, wasting a lot of time doing online test, take-home tasks, etc. and phone interview. Have the feeling it's a fast-growing but poorly organized and managed company.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Product Owner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Revolut (London, England).

    Interview

    I applied online and received a challenge on hacker rank. In order to pass the test, you need to prepare some GMAT advanced questions concerning ratios, medians and averages ... It had been a while since I last did such questions so I don't think I passed it. Didn't hear back from them.

    Interview Questions

    • Relatively advanced gmat questions concerning ratios, average speeds, equations involving averages and medians ...   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Product Owner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Revolut (London, England) in October 2019.

    Interview

    Internal recruiter reached out to me. I talked to the head of a business unit, completed a task then interviewed with a product owner and then a Direct of Product Management. The whole processed would have been complete in 2 weeks if I hadn't had holidays / work trips and have asked to meet more of the team before accepting. Very efficient and the recruiter I was working with was very professional and accommodating.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you work out how long something will take?   1 Answer
    • What have you done / read to improve your product skills?   Answer Question
    • What is the role of a Product manager?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a product with good UX? What's good about it?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Product Owner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vilnius (Lithuania)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Revolut (Vilnius (Lithuania)) in October 2019.

    Interview

    Screen call through Google hangouts, 1hr.
    Interview with a future peer, planned 1hr, spent more than 1,5hr.
    Homework, very hands-on, explaining what could be day-to-day work. Received 7days to complete.
    Final interview - live (manager was visiting local office).
    Proposal.

    Interview Questions

    • Experience working with software development team?
      Products managed in previous company   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Product Owner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Revolut (London, England) in October 2019.

    Interview

    4 steps were only with screening purpose, I think it is signal of ineffective hiring process.
    1) analytical test online
    2) interview with Operational manager, a product team member
    3) hometask
    4) interview with Product Owner, the same level person

    Interview Questions

    • Difference between WHERE and HAVING?   Answer Question
    • What of your professional experience in the last years are you proud about?   Answer Question

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