I have been working at Monitise full-time (More than a year)
The new MCP is going to be very solid with ease of use. Some innovative and high quality products being developed.
Extra Long hours due to many initiatives.
Advice to Management
Continue bringing new, smart employees aboard. Management needs to continually work to articulate the direction of company & technology. Continue to improve the communication between the divisions and people given the fast pace of growth and constant inflow of new projects.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monitise (City of London, England) in August 2011.
Robert Walters, a recruiting agency came across my CV on www.monster.co.uk. A recruiting consultant of Robert Walters contacted me about a Strategy Consultant position for Monitise Group that fits my profile. She interviewed me: basic CV questions and whether it is the sort of position, company and industry I were interested in. At the end of week one, she arranged for a phone screening interview with a Senior Strategy Consultant of Monitise.
Week two, a Senior Strategy Consultant interviewed me over the phone. Why am I interested in this position? Why have I left my former employer? What do I know about Monitise? How strong are your quantitative skills? Are you skill in financial modelling? For the last two questions I told her am not an expert number-cruncher but am comfortable with numbers. She was sympathetically understanding and also confessed about her own weak quantitative side. She concluded if I move on to the next stage, the latter would involve a panel interview and case study exercise. At the end of week two, the recruiting consultant informed me of having passed the phone interview, and another interview the following week.
Week three, I was interviewed by the same Senior Strategy Consultant and another Senior Consultant then followed by a face-to-face case study exercise. At the end of week three, the recruiting consultant informed me I have not succeeded citing my average quantitative skills as reasons.
On the whole, the recruiting consultant from Robert Walters left an excellent impression in me. She was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. The Senior Strategy Consultant with whom I had the phone screening interview was nice but she should have provided me with details about the case study exercise. I prepared for a written case study, hardly had figured it was going to be a verbal case study where Senior Consultant conveys the case orally. It was a very easy case study but because I rushed to get everything written down, my reasoning missed an important piece of information.
I was kept waiting in the reception area for 17minutes over the interview scheduled time. Secondly, I wasn't impressed by their offices: small, "cluttered", downgrade and "unmodern". For a headquarter branch, those offices are a big let-down. Figuratively, those offices mirror the company's red balance sheet. Monitise is yet to make a profit. They are expected to breakeven in 2013. Good luck to Monitise.