SMi Group Conference Producer Interview Questions

Updated 11 Mar 2020

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SMi Group

Anonymous Employee in London, England, England

Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at SMi Group (London, England, England)

Interview

I applied through a recruiter who passed on my CV. Didn't hear back until 1 month later when I was told they wanted to interview me. The interview was fairly standard, general questions that you'd expect at any interview. What I did notice was that the interviewer heavily sold the company to me (as opposed to making me sell myself to the company) and spoke a lot about how great the company was and how well-known they were in the industry (I'd worked in the industry for nearly 2 years at this point and had never heard of them before). I heard from others that they had a small task to then present at a second interview - I didn't have to do this as I had brought with me a brochure of an event I had previously produced and was offered the job the next day. Overall it took 1.5 months from submitting my CV to being offered the job.

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  • What my motivations were, where do I see myself in a few years, the standard stuff.
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SMi Group

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Negative Experience
Application

I interviewed at SMi Group

Interview

Felt bullied and patronised throughout. Hands down the rudest interview ever. Have spoken to other business owners and colleagues about this interview who are all horrified at the way I was treated. Please do not put yourself through this. At interview, you are not only selling yourself to the company, they are selling themselves to you and if this is the most positive face they have to put forward then I pity those that work here.

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SMi Group

Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at SMi Group in Jun 2016

Interview

Applied online by sending CV and cover letter. Interview followed by task emailed to complete. Task: to produce a conference on a given title including details such as hot topics on the area, names of people who you would invite to speak, potential sponsors, where when etc.

Interview Questions
  • Interview: Questions on why SMi, why conference producing, what do you understand is the role, discussion on CV
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SMi Group

Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England, England

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at SMi Group (London, England, England)

Interview

One face to face interview with Owner and one other Director. I was asked to produce an example conference program. The interviewers seemed fairly friendly i learnt a lot about the directors that were interviewing me I don't think they learnt a lot about me…airily friendly and spoke of a good work culture and high pressure high reward environment. They were keen to promote the company as a great stepping stone with many training opportunities. They made and offer at the end of the interview.

Interview Questions
  • Spent a lot of time talking about the company and the backstory of the directors. Covered off their merits and achievements. Spoke at length about the flagship event. The only real question I was asked was salary expectation and if I was bringing any contacts from previous roles with me.
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SMi Group

Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
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I interviewed at SMi Group

Interview

I was put forward by a colleague I had 2 interviews with senior management which were standard. The process was efficient and not unlike other experiences the interviews time length was a bit on the long side

Interview Questions
  • some questioning on commercialisation of event ideas were challenging but mostly Qs about production cycles
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SMi Group

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at SMi Group in Jan 2014

Interview

Two stage interview. First was just some general questions about the skills required, second was a project presentation. Very standard for conference production roles. Make sure that you have research all the areas that SMi operate in, how long they have been functioning and their various business models.

Interview Questions
  • No difficult questions, but it was clear the interviewers were looking for very specific answers.
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SMi Group

Anonymous Employee in London, England, England

Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at SMi Group (London, England, England) in Jun 2012

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