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Vocalink Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
Mastercard
2007
Company - Private
Financial Transaction Processing
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
SWIFT, STET
A Mastercard company, Vocalink designs, builds and operates industry-leading bank account-based payment systems. Our technologies power the UK's real-time payments, settlements and direct debit systems, as well as the country's network of more ... Read more

Mission: Every day, everywhere, we use our technology and expertise to make payments safe, simple and smart.

Vocalink Reviews

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Vocalink Chief Executive Officer Paul Stoddart
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5 Ratings
  • "Fantastic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Developer in Harrogate, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Developer in Harrogate, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vocalink full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The work is varied, with changes and projects always coming and going
    - The teams are friendly and open to ideas
    - Training is good, usually in-house by experienced staff willing to teach

    Cons

    I had no negatives during my time here

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

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Vocalink Photos

Vocalink photo of: Our people make Vocalink. Here a staff led initiative organised Diwali celebration
Vocalink photo of: Meet our Bid team who attended the APMP UK conference
Vocalink photo of: Ken has been with us for an incredible 40 years! To mark the occasion, Ken received a personalised message and plaque from Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga
Vocalink photo of: Vocalink offers informal business updates from senior managers across the company. In this photo, Sachin Mehra, Chief Operating Financial Operations Officer, visited our London office for a Q3 update.
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Vocalink Interviews

Experience

Experience
56%
6%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
47%
33%
13%
7

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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rickmansworth, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vocalink (Rickmansworth, England) in July 2016.

    Interview

    They called about 6 people for a open day to their office in Rickmansworth.
    First they gave some introduction about the company and work.
    HR asked us to introduce ourselves.
    Then they gave us a individual task which is a scenario like I went on a trip to place near Rio Brazil with some group of friends. From there we decide to visit a friend in near by village by flight. The flight crashes about 10 miles away from Amazon river. There are few things listed and we have give them priority as to what will help us survive through that ordeal.

    First they asked us prioritise them individually and then discuss in group of 3 and finally all 6 should discuss and come up with a final list.

    They told us what the correct list is as per experts and gave us a score. They said our total group score was better than our 3 member group score. Moral of the story by collaborating we can do a better job :) . I guess everybody knows it doesn't have to make us understand by a group exercise.
    First I thought ok they are trying something new.

    Then a small meeting with HR individually just simple questions like why we should hire you?
    why vocalink? etc and salary expectations. This was followed by lunch which they arranged.
    They showed us around their office. Office has nice views all around.

    After lunch we had a technical exercise. I was hoping that at least this would be done individually.
    But , no to my surprise they gave laptop to each of us and again was a group exercise.
    One of their managers I suppose acted as a product owner and gave us a user story to develop a api to authenticate a user. The user story itself is not difficult but doing it as a group that is the difficult part. Group of 6 people who met that day coming to a conclusion and finishing it in a 1 hour 15 minutes and presenting to product owner not happening. They had created a git repository for the code to be checked in . Not all members had experience with git which was another challenge.
    At the end we could get only one laptop working with git and all of us had to help that one person.
    We didn't finish the task .

    They initially said they will give us their feedback the same day but then they said next day.
    Till now I haven't heard from them. Its been like 2 or 3 weeks since I attended that interview and still I keep getting calls for Vocalink and I tell them I have already been there, I think they should seriously reconsider their interview process. I really don't know on what basis they want to hire someone.

    Interview Questions

    • you plane crashed near amazon river and you have few possessions . Prioritise them as to what will help you survive there   Answer Question
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Vocalink Awards & Accolades

  • Top Paytech Innovation, PayTech Awards, 2018
  • Financial Services Team of the Year, Cyber Security Awards, 2018
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