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Interviews

15 Companies With The Best Interview Experience

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

November 8, 2019

We recently discovered that job seekers spend an average of 27 days interviewing for a single job. It’s therefore important to interview at companies that give the best interview experience possible.

At Glassdoor, we have more than 50 million reviews and insights that provide a unique glimpse into the job search, including interviews, to help job seekers out. However, we have also done the legwork to reveal which companies in the UK offer the best interview experience. 

The Winners Are...

First place goes to Rentokil, the business services group, which scored a 97% positive interview experience. Excellent. Very professional and streamlined. Loved the experience of the trial morning. Both interviews were friendly and relaxed.” said one Rentokil interviewee from Crayford, UK. According to reviews on Glassdoor, Rentokil candidates can expect to face an average duration of 16 hours and average difficulty of 2.4 (out of 5) with a mix of telephone, face-to-face and assessment day interviews. 

Salesforce and Metro Bank make up the top three Highest Rated Companies for Interview Experience, with 92% and 82% positive experiences respectively.

Retail dominates the Top 15 list, with seven large retailers offering highly positive interview experiences. Retailers also offer some of the shortest interview durations, with all well below the average of 27 hours. 

Highest Rated Companies for Interview Experience

Rank

Company

Positive Experience

Interview Difficulty Interview Duration
1 Rentokil

97%

2.9

16

2 Salesforce

92%

3.4

54

3 Metro Bank

82%

2.

22

4 Primark

80%

2.1

11

5 Explore Learning

77%

2.9

21

6 Marks & Spencer

77%

2.6

8

7 Royal Mail

77%

2.4

34

8 B&Q

76%

2.5

14

9 NHS

75%

2.8

25

10 Tesco

74%

2.3

16

11 ASDA

72%

2.1

16

12 J Sainsbury

72%

2.2

14

13 John Lewis & Partners

72%

2.8

19

14 J D Wetherspoon

72%

1.8

8

15 Morgan Stanley

71%

3.1

40

Culture & values and senior leadership are the biggest drivers of employee satisfaction and reviews on Glassdoor demonstrate that job seekers associate demonstration of this with a positive interview experience. “The Salesforce team were always very welcoming and engaging, which made the process, dare I say, enjoyable.”said a Salesforce Strategic Account Executive interviewee in London. Job seekers also want to be challenged during the interview process. Ten out of the 15 companies highlighted in this report have above-average interview difficulty*. I am actually impressed by their process as I was challenged and really feel like I earned the job I have today.” said another Salesforce interviewee. 

The Takeaway

Before undertaking an interview, job seekers should aim to be as informed as possible about the company they want to work for. Using employee reviews on Glassdoor to understand what it’s like to work there and get an idea of what previous interviewees have faced is an excellent way of achieving this.

Methodology: The Highest Rated Interview Experience report identifies companies with the highest overall interview experience rating based on reviews submitted by employees and job seekers on Glassdoor. At a minimum, employers must have received at least 30 Glassdoor-approved interview reviews, including at least 30 interview experience ratings, from UK-based employees between July 2, 2018 and July 1, 2019. For reporting simplicity, interview experience ratings are displayed as whole numbers, though they extend beyond the thousandth place to determine final rank order. Intern reviews were excluded from this report.

*Glassdoor’s Interview Difficulty Rating is based on a 1-5 scale, the average interview difficulty on Glassdoor is 2.6. Glassdoor’s unique interview review survey asks job seekers to rate the difficulty of a recent job interview on a scale of 1 to 5. They share detailed information about the job, the employer, and what types of questions were asked at their interview. 

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