- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Sky full-time (More than 10 years)
Free Sky TV, broadband, talk. Subsidised mobile, canteen (top quality). Flexible working. Career development opportunities, secondments, learning, volunteering time. Dynamic, driven atmosphere.
It's competitive, so don't take anything for granted; changes will come out of the blue and someone's always ready to fill your job. The method of communicating the co. values feels like brain washing. Benefits commensurate with anywhere in the media business, so don't go thinking they're doing you a massive favour just because there's an ice rink at Xmas.
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Sky (London, England) in February 2020.
Java Developer Contractor. Two-stage interview:
1. Simple unattended programming assignment (book library) that should be solved in a TDD way to be completed at your leisure
2. On-site face to face consisting of two parts:
- Pair programming assignment to finish the implementation of one simple feature and implement another feature based on the given contract (SkyBank, SkyAccount) - expected time of completion 1h (it would be better if finish it in that time). Note: They used intellij on MacPro with annoying/non-standard key-bindings. Make sure you change them just before the inteview to make it go smoother.
- 1h conversation with 2 managers testing your agile benefits/practices knowledge and ability to design/architect systems