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I have been working at Sky full-time (More than 5 years)
Great campus with new buildings, gym, cinema and subsidised food.
Good benefits, including 6 weeks paid paternity.
Wide range of products and challenging software deliveries.
Based in Osterley with limited parking.
Very political, but which large company isn't...
Advice to Management
Collaboration and doing the right thing hindered by funding model. Org structure too deep in places.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sky (London, England) in November 2013.
Sky Engineering Academy
I applied online, and received further instructions a week later. I had to do a programming task home and had a week to complete it. Not the hardest thing I've done by far, but because I tried to ace it, it took me an unexpected amount of time (several afternoons).
After this, I was appointed for a phone interview, really short, they just wanted to confirm my personal data and to make sure I understood the conditions of the position. I was then scheduled for an assessment day, in which I was required to work with other candidates over the day. We would have people looking at what we were doing for the whole duration, but they were friendly and even offered help at times.
The tasks we were asked to do collectively were really fun, with even robots involved! The atmosphere was really friendly the whole time, I can't stress this enough.
There was also a small 1:1 interview in which they asked the usual personal questions (what is your worst defect etc...).
At the end of the day, they guided us through their campus and installations and let us talk with current employees to ask anything we wanted without anyone overlooking what questions we were asking.
Overall I couldn't be more impressed.
Salary was made clear since beginning, didn't negotiate.