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Personal Group Overview

Milton Keynes, England
201 to 500 employees
1984
Company - Public (PGH)
Insurance Operators
£25 to £50 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

Reward Gateway, Next Jump, Sodexo

Personal Group is made up of 250 brilliant people (and counting). Could you be one of them?

We work hard and we're in it together. Everyone here plays a part in our success. We look after our team and celebrate people who go the extra ... Read more

Mission: Our goal is to make work happy, for everyone. Why? Because when people are happy, they’re more productive. And the key to happiness is engagement: when people feel like they make a difference, they do.

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Personal Group Reviews

  • "Travelled to some great places made good money too"

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    Current Employee - Outdoor Vending Hostess in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Outdoor Vending Hostess in Milton Keynes, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Personal Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team spirit, nice car, good commission

    Cons

    Long hours and away from home

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Personal Group Photos

Personal Group photo of: Our Head Office in Central Milton Keynes!
Personal Group photo of: A sneak peak of our Head Office after the refurbishment in 2019.
Personal Group photo of: A sneak peak of our Head Office after the refurbishment in 2019.
Personal Group photo of: PGB Convention 2018
Personal Group photo of: New York! Convention 2017
Personal Group photo of: Welcome to Memusi B
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Personal Group Interviews

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    Web Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milton Keynes, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Personal Group (Milton Keynes, England) in June 2019.

    Interview

    My application was submitted by a recruiting agency on a Tuesday, and I was asked about my availability the following Tuesday. Being away for my 1st wedding anniversary that Friday to the following saturday, I was offered the following monday. I requested more time, but was refused. I accepted, and received confirmation of the interview while I was away.

    I performed research prior to my break, and continued even while I was away, including an 80 question quiz which Personal Group asked me to complete, and using my phone to research the company and products while I should have been celebrating my anniversary.

    On arrival, I was asked to complete a small form, asking my notice period, annual leave dates, eligibility to work in the UK, etc. I was then taken to a meeting room, offered a drink, and presented a quiz containing 50 questions with 12 minutes to complete (I think this was an IQ test, although I'm not entirely sure).

    I was rejoined by two interviewers, and the face-to-face component began. I'll credit that the interview didn't feel too formal. I initially felt at ease, given ample opportunity to discuss my CV.

    A dialog was initially maintained with a two way flow, though I felt uncomfortable when the interviewers started talking to each other about one of their ex-employees - a conversation I felt locked out of, with no idea or context to add to this conversation. Perhaps it was some interview technique? In any case, it was uncomfortable.

    As the interview went on, the demeanour of one of the interviewers became increasingly less patient like they had somewhere they would rather be. As the saying goes, the shutters had come down.

    Towards the end, I was asked if I had any questions. I had some wrote down, but dismissed those that had been answered already, leaving about 8 questions. I got through a few over about 5-10 minutes (the overall interview was 1.5 hours), but the interviewer that seemed frustrated brought the interview to a close, advising I'll hear from them by the end of the week.

    I was shown out of the meeting room, and given directions out (down the fall, down the stairs, through the reception, you'll find the door out) rather than the courtesy of being shown out.

    The following day, I got a call from the recruitment agency with some positive feedback regarding my energy, interview technique and that I would be a good fit for the team. I was then advised that I hadn't been successful on the grounds of not being prepared. I had already concluded from the way the interview went that I probably didn't get the job, however I was dissapointed on the grounds for why, given that I was given very little time to prepare outside of my holiday, and compensated for this by preparing during my first wedding anniversary. Of course I was unprepared, I wont argue that, but given the circumstances, I think I did the best anyone could ask.

    Interview Questions

    • List some things that you liked, and some that you didn't like, while studying for your degree.   Answer Question
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