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Munich, Bayern (Germany)
5001 to 10000 employees
1977
Non-profit Organisation
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The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up on 7 October 1977 on the basis of the European Patent Convention (EPC) signed in Munich in 1973. It has two bodies, the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council, which supervises ... Read more

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    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good amount of holidays

    Cons

    Fixed term contracts and it was hard to get permanent contract

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    Patent Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EPO (London, England) in October 2018.

    Interview

    The process is tough and you need a bit of luck to get through the first few stages. Put emphasis on your first technical interview and prepare the given tasks VERY carefully. This one is the key to get the F2F "recall". Both, my technical interview and my F2F interview, were very nice, but also very tough. The Skype HR interview(er) was not really fit for the role and their target applicants. Overall, the process from application to offer takes way too long (8 months for me), is way too beaurocratic, and in the end the final offer is way less than they advertise in the job posting. Every job grade level raise requires 6 years work experience, so only worth it if you come straight from university.

    Interview Questions

    • Very detailed technical questions on given patents.   Answer Question
    • How you deal with stress, repetitiveness, tough deadlines and pressure from above. Did not really paint a nice picture of their ethics and company values   Answer Question
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