I said friendly because if there was a delay on the food but you were friendly they would be willing to wait where as if the service was fast with no interaction with the customers then it wouldn't give the restaraunt a good loom. The manager understood what I meant and he said its better to have a bit of both. He said whilst working in mcds you'll learn how to balance this but some people are still get to learn.
They've taken a leaf out of the consultancy interview book as they asked me to estimate the number of streetlights in the UK. I told them I was going to do this by multiplying various numbers (density, lights per street etc) together, but as to the accuracy of those numbers, I couldn't promise anything. But hey, they asked me to pluck numbers out thin air so that's what I did, but I saw this as pointlessly arbitrary. The interview itself was difficult and awkward as the two people that interviewed me were exceptionally quiet. Because I ended up having to prompt and lead the conversation, at times it felt like I was interviewing them, not the other way round. Fair enough, they were actual software developers, so they were in a good position to judge me, but I felt they were definitely not the best face the company could have presented me with. I also found it utterly perplexing that, given I spent my masters year writing software for clinical MRI scanners, I wasn't asked a single question about my experience, skills, projects etc. In hindsight this perhaps makes sense: lots of other reviews on this site claim that the reason they take inexperienced developers is because experienced ones can see right through them. I'm not claiming to be in the latter camp but I did puzzle me that my experience seemed to be irrelevant to them. Do read the other reviews about this company. One of my friends did end up working there and was fired after just 4 weeks (Nov 2017) following an awkward pub chat with a visibly drunk boss (Hester). No explanation or reason given, just a curt "leave the office within an hour". I have an extremely negative view of this company.
We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your interview with our developers, as the majority of candidates find the process interesting and enjoyable. You make a point of claiming that your friend ‘was fired’ after only a month of working with us because of a conversation with our CEO. We would like to respond to this specific point. As you will be aware from our website, and other reviews on Glassdoor, TPP operates a flat hierarchy policy. We make deliberate efforts to be inclusive and involve staff in all decision-making. This includes disciplinary procedures, where colleagues across the company make decisions based on peer feedback. We hate to see people move on, but in the case of the employee you are referring to, a significant number of colleagues raised similar instances of her behaviour falling short of the high standards of respect that employees here should show each other.
The problem solving exercise was to suggest improvement measures for a small town divided by a heavily trafficked main road which is flanked by an ecologically sensitive area and a river with limited crossing potential.
The exercise bears a strong resemblance to a previous Jacobs project and whilst the obvious solution may well be the best solution the real test is in your ability to justify and communicate your response. The interviewers didn't seem to want to catch you out and would ask questions for further points of clarification if you missed anything in your initial response to the question. Also, the answer need not just be about civil engineering but also peripheral issues such as socio-economic impacts.
Thank you for sharing. I am wondering would you tell me a little bit more about the interview as got a java interview in weeks time. What is kind is the pair programming, something like solving problems(like question on codility.com) or basic data structure implementation? Is the pair programming with other candidates or their interviewer? Second part: is that questions about concept in OOP and java? like inheritance, interface, etc? or anything else? What is the question like in third stage?Is there any question specially design for betting?As I know little about betting/gambling... Much appreciate!!