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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Wolseley UK
Applied online and received an email a couple days later inviting me for a phone interview. About a week later, I went into the branch to interview with the manager and was offered the job after. Interview was very simple and easy and lasted less around 10 minutes. Questions were generic interview questions and unrelated to the specifics of the job.
- What are you greatest strengths and weaknesses?
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Wolseley UK
Half an hour of random googled questions. At one point, Batman & Robin whipped out an iPad with a written question that they made me answer in writing while they looked on. It seemed like they were just going through the motions as they knew I had another job offer with the company and I later found out that they already had a candidate lined up for their role.
- If you could be any animal you wanted, what would you choose and why?
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (Warwick, West Midlands, England, England) in Sep 2020
Applied online through LinkedIn. 3 weeks later I had a Telephone interview. My CV was sent to the hiring manager for review after this. I was invited for a virtual interview on Microsoft teams. in 3 days time and I was asked to prepared a presentation and complete a task. The The interview itself was a walk through my CV, interview questions and my Presentation. 1 week later I was updated on my application.
- Please can you tell me about yourself?
I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (Urdorf, Zürich)
Since I'd been with the company for several months in a temporary role very different to the following one, it was an open discussion regarding possibilities to stay on and transparent communication throughout the process.
- Which areas would you need more/less support with?
I applied online. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (Royal Leamington Spa, England, England) in Jun 2017
Straight forward, but waiting times in between each stage unnecessarily long. Took over 3 months to actually get an offer from application. Standard numerical/verbal tests, phone interview with HR (fairly comprehensive - some probing into answers, but the questions are fairly standard), assessment centre and then a final interview with the graduate manager. 15+ people observing the assessment centre which is way too many, makes it awkward for us. Current grads were on hand to help out with informal questions etc which was actually very insightful. Final interview more of a chat to see if you would fit in. Found out I passed 2 hours after the interview.
- What do you know about Wolseley?
I applied through an employee referral The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (Grimsby, England, England)
20 mins in a grotty little office in the middle of knowhere with constant interruption from other staff, telephone calls and nosey customers. Three people present and working in the office while the interview was undertaken. Two phone calls taken by the interviewer mid interview..
- When can you start ? What notice do you have to give ?
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (Ripon, England, England) in Sep 2016
Sloppy, don’t through agency who advertised the job totally different to what it was, they didn’t understand the role they were advertising and a lot of people walked out during the first few days//weeks
- Agency asked if I was looking for work, and not much else
I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (Dundee, Scotland, Scotland) in Jul 2016
Usual competency based phone interview. I was successful in getting through to the next stage, however I was called and told "there's been internal interest for this role, we will update you next week" - still waiting on an update after chasing this up (2 weeks after call).
- Tell me a time you've coached an individual to achieve a target
I applied through an employee referral The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (London, England, England) in Dec 2015
very quick and to the point held at branch level with Local Branch manager..Some test questions on procedure and products.Also past experiences at other companies.Very relaxed atmosphere.I was questioned on my outlook and future plans and where I intended to go with this company. The whole interview lasted for 1 hour and 20 minutes , At the end of the interview I was offered the position ans salary I requested .
- How many years in the plumbing trade and with which companies.
I applied online. The process took 4 months. I interviewed at Wolseley UK (Royal Leamington Spa, England, England) in Jun 2015
There were 2 interview processes. The first interview process was very standard. Straight forward. Assessing my skills etc. Waited 4 months to be called back for a second interview. There was a restructuring so this was understandable. During the second interview the interviewer made it clear he was looking for the right fit for the company, personality wise etc. Was told i would be called back for another interview however this process didn't take place after i chased up with the hiring manager (2 weeks after being interviewed). They already gave the position to someone else. I don't believe my face actually fit the company in terms of diversity and cultural background to what they were looking for. Very disappointing experience and in hindsight, this is not a company I would have wanted to work for.
- How do you see a compliance manager and a strategy manager working together?