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I worked at QinetiQ full-time (More than a year)
Training and development is very good.
Can’t think of anything really.
I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at QinetiQ (Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England) in March 2020.
Started of well but the process went downhill.
initially applied before in Oct.
was sent an email just before Christmas saying i'll be sent online assessments in January. The email specified that it would be an online interview. After getting a suit on and started the "interview" it turned out to be game based tests with no interview (quick maths, spacial awareness ect). They returned automated feedback fairly quickly. It said that the next step (video Interview) would be sent out in a few weeks but nothing came. after a little while i was told i was successful and would receive further information later.
Late February i was sent an email on a Thursday that said i would need to go to Farnborough for an assessment day on the following Monday. The email stated an itinerary of 3 group exercises and a technical one on one interview. On their were around 100 people all going for various roles. Roughly 6 people per role. The assessment day was actually fairly pleasant although at the end there was no technical interview. The group exercises were standard team based scenarios where you were grouped with people going for the same role. the assesors re the prospecting managers in the departments you're going for. The people that did well in these where people that got stuck in and worked well with others and didn't try to dominate the group. I personally found being open to other group members suggestions makes you look open minded in a positive way. the 6 candidates in my group were fairly nice and we all worked together as apposed to competing. after we were told that we would be contacted withing a week.
Around a week later after the assessment day i received an email stating i had a video interview the next morning. I also received a phone call from the main guy running the recruitment to say he apologises for the short notice, they were having difficulty choosing the last candidate hence why they want another interview. He told me to look into case studies of Qinetiq and information about what Qinetiq is. He also said that he will push for an answer by the weekend and get back to me. The next morning i did the interview. It was with 3 of the line managers. Two of them i met at the assessment day and one i didn't. Immediately after they asked me the first question i realised the information i was given by the recruiter was misleading. The questions were weapons designed based. Given that information on Qinetiq's weapons systems requires security clearance this was not easily researched in less than one day. The interview lasted around 20 mins.
After this i received zero further contact. I even tried emailing and calling the supplied numbers. To not receive even an email to tell me i was unsuccessful is extremely bad manners. The entire process was riddled with misinformation, short notices and cock-ups.