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Interviews at phs Group
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- Team Leader (2)
- PAT Test Engineer (2)
- IT Manager (1)
- Account Manager (1)
- IT Project Manager (1)
- Field Sales Executive (1)
- Maintenance Electrician (1)
- Picker/Packer (1)
- Head of Sustainability (1)
- Service Driver (1)
- Grounds Maintenance Operative (1)
- Website Marketing Executive (1)
- Health Consultant/Business Development (1)
- Inbound Telesales Advisor (1)
I applied online. I interviewed at phs Group in Feb 2023
I found the application and interview process straight forward, I was kept well informed, the process was completed in a timely manner, and all staff that I had contact with were excellent.
- A variety of accurate questions in regard to my previous experience and current situation.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at phs Group (London, England) in Jul 2023
It's one thing to be disappointed at the end of an interview process, it's quite another to be brazenly disrespected. I've honestly never known the like. After a successful initial interview, I was given 24 hours to research and deliver a 30 minute presentation at second interview, whilst the other candidate through to this stage had received over a week for the same task. I was promised the short time frame would be taken into account. Wanting to be flexible, I agreed – although I did have concerns that it wouldn't be a level playing field. Nevertheless, the second interview and presentation went reasonably well and I was invited back for a third and final interview with the CEO. I also had to complete a personality test, as well as verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning tests, all of which placed significant demands on my time. No date had been forthcoming for the interview with the CEO since he was initially on holiday, so I followed up after a week, and then again at two weeks – still nothing. At this stage, I was juggling final rounds and ultimately offers from two other companies so was keen to at least have the opportunity to finish the process with PHS. I was continually ignored until finally being told by the recruiter that they'd had a direct applicant who they wanted to get to the same stage before putting us all in front of the CEO (which begs the question why I ever had to complete a presentation in 24 hours, and if it was possible – after all this time – to adequately take that disadvantage into account). Well over a month after my second interview, after yet another chase from me (i.e. the information was not forthcoming), I was finally told in an off-hand way by the recruiter that the role had gone to the direct applicant. I am absolutely baffled by the disrespect involved in making candidates jump through all of these hoops, to completely invented and pointless timelines, only to ultimately ghost them at the final stage. Had I not chased it up, I never would have been told that I was unsuccessful or had been essentially uninvited to interview (which I didn’t realise even happened). Success is not a given while job hunting; some disappointment is par for the course, but candidates should be able to expect honest and respectful communication as a minimum. I invested an awful lot of time and energy into this process, it is shocking to me they couldn’t be bothered to formally rescind my interview invitation or update me on the process. I was initially drawn to PHS Group's values and the opportunity in this role to make a positive impact but it's clear to me that if this is the way they conduct themselves in dealing with candidates, the foundations of the business cannot support their sustainability aspirations. There is no integrity here.
- Integrity, performance, innovation and accountability are all key values for phs. How will you measure your own personal success in the role?
Anonymous Employee in London, England
I interviewed at phs Group (London, England)
Really good, chilled yet professional. Very informative about the job and specific to the company. Went above and beyond to answer any questions that I had. Really good knowledge base
- What question did I have to ask?
I interviewed at phs Group
straightforward, was referred by a friend so interviewer asked more or less about customer service then told me what was required of me for the job then got an email back asking me to attend the training
Anonymous Employee in Al Mahbūlah
I applied online. I interviewed at phs Group (Al Mahbūlah) in Sept 2022
a basic concept of mechanical physics and one of the very basic electrical interview questions that discuss the learning and application of electromagnetism, electricity in various appliances. Essential concepts often included in electrical engineering are A.C. & D.C. current, electric traction, transformers, etc.
- a basic concept of mechanical physics and one of the very basic electrical interview questions that discuss the learning and application of electromagnetism, electricity in various appliances. Essential concepts often included in electrical engineering are A.C. & D.C. current, electric traction, transformers, etc.
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at phs Group in Aug 2021
Poor communication following the interview as they didn’t even call to say I was unsuccessful and just assumed after 2 weeks of no contact, unable to get a response by email either
- How to manage under pressure
I applied online. I interviewed at phs Group
It was a good interview process, friendly staff. The questions were quite easy and it was made to feel like a conversation instead of an interview so I felt very comfortable.
- Why do you want this job?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cardiff, Wales
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at phs Group (Cardiff, Wales) in Jan 2020
Applied online, then had an interview in cardiff. I thought it went good. But didnt get the job. Asked for feedback a number of times, told it would be chased up. But i am still waiting, not holding my hopes up!
- How would i deal with an unhappy customer.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at phs Group
The interview process was very good. Nicola was very relaxing to be in front of and made me feel at ease. Lots of serious talk towards the roll mixed with friendly banter and smiles.
- 3 pt role play questions were asked
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
I applied online. I interviewed at phs Group (Boston, MA) in Apr 2017
This was a pleasant process and the people were very nice. I would have enjoyed working there. It was very hard to get an interview and had to keep asking what the status and timing was.
- Why do you think you can do this job?
phs Group Interviews FAQs
Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at phs Group as 71.4% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.50 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for IT Project Manager and Team Leader rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Maintenance Electrician and Account Manager roles were rated as the easiest.
The hiring process at phs Group takes an average of 20.5 days when considering 14 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Account Manager had the quickest hiring process (on average 1 day), whereas Head of Sustainability roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 90 days).
Common stages of the interview process at phs Group according to 14 Glassdoor interviews include:
One-on-One Interview: 22.22%
Phone Interview: 14.81%
Skills Test: 11.11%
Group Panel Interview: 7.41%
Personality Test: 7.41%
Drugs Test: 7.41%
Background Check: 3.70%
IQ Intelligence Test: 3.70%