The 17 companies with the least painful job interviews in the UK, according to applicants

Are you looking for a new job but feeling a bit fearful of the interview process? For starters, don’t. You’ll be fine. Secondly, and we know it doesn’t just work like this, these companies apparently have the least painful interviews in town!

16. Asda: 91%

Positivity rating: 91%.

Industry: Supermarkets.

Employee review: Customer Assistant candidate in Middlesborough — “Group interview, made a balloon tower – was really fun and low pressure. After that we were put into groups and had to try and sell a product back to the management team. Finally came a 1:2 interview which was based around customer service and work ethics.”

=16. Waitrose: 91%

=16. Waitrose: 91%

A worker stocks produce shelves in the Canary Wharf store of Waitrose in London January 23, 2013.REUTERS/Neil Hall

Positivity rating: 91%.

Industry: Supermarkets.

Employee review: Supermarket Assistant candidate in Eastbourne — “We had an introduction to the interviewing managers that were really nice and friendly, the did some small talk to put us at ease. It started off with the “formal” interview process which was fairly informal because I chatted to the interviewer a bit beforehand. Then we did a group exercise where we had to match Waitrose staff to different scenarios and then present why we did this. There were a few funny ones in there which kept the process less intense.”

=12. M&G: 92%

=12. M&G: 92%

M&G sponsors the Chelsea Flower Show.REUTERS/Neil Hall

Positivity rating: 92%.

Industry: Investment.

Employee review: Investment Graduate candidate in London — “Video Interview involving 12 questions (30 seconds to prepare 3 mins to answer) and you are not expected to use up all the time. It isn’t as scary as it sounds and if you prepare well it is fine.”

=12. Jaguar Land Rover: 92%

=12. Jaguar Land Rover: 92%

Hollis Johnson

Positivity rating: 92%.

Industry: Automobile.

Employee review: Production Leader candidate in Coventry — “It was a informative day the interview team made you feel as comfortable as possible considering the pressure an interview brings. The recruiting managers gave some excellent feedback at the end of the session so we could all take some learning away from the day.”

=12. easyJet: 92%

=12. easyJet: 92%

Easyjet employees attend a media event to celebrate 20 years in business at Luton Airport, southern England, November 10, 2015.REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Positivity rating: 92%.

Industry: Airlines.

Employee review: Lead Fraud and Loss Specialist candidate in Luton — “The interviews were really nice and friendly and explained the format of the interview. I had to go through the skills on my CV and answer 8 competency questions with additional ones after that. It was quite relaxed and friendly.”

=12. Clarks: 92%

Positivity rating: 92%.

Industry: Retail.

Employee review: Sales Assistant candidate, in Nuneaton — “I handed my CV in store on the Wednesday, I took part in the group interview the following Tuesday. Group of 9, all women, and 3 interviewers from the local branch. Friendly, comfortable and relaxed. Lasted 1 hour, began at store closing time. I enjoyed it.”

=9. Procter & Gamble: 93%

=9. Procter & Gamble: 93%

The Proctor & Gamble headquarters complex is seen in downtown Cincinnati.AP Photo/John Minchillo

Positivity rating: 93%.

Industry: Consumer goods.

Employee review: Assistant Brand Manager candidate in Weybridge — All interviews are competency based and follow P&G’s values. I was never asked why P&G or why brand managing, it was all about me. They also place huge emphases on questions you have them, leaving at least 15 minutes for you to ask your own questions.”

=9. Rolls-Royce: 93%

=9. Rolls-Royce: 93%

A Rolls-Royce aircraft engine of a British Airways (BA) Boeing 747 passenger aircraft is seen at Heathrow Airport in west London April 7, 2011.REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Positivity rating: 93%.

Industry: Engineering.

Employee review: Engineering candidate in Derby — “HR were great, they were very reassuring and helpful when prepping for the assessment centre i.e. any arrangements that needed to be made. On the day, began with tea/coffee/juice with the assessors/engineers, so you’re able to introduce yourself, making it less awkward when being interviewed.”

=9. Topshop: 93%

Positivity rating: 93%.

Industry: Retail.

Employee review: Sales Associate candidate in Manchester — “There was a group interview with at least 30 people. First they made us stand in a circle and had a football with questions, we had to throw the football at each other and answer questions off the ball.”

=6. Superdrug: 94%

=6. Superdrug: 94%

Mark Wright launches his latest fragrance Mark Wright, which is available in two fragrances For Men or For Women, at Superdrug in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.Matt Crossick / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Positivity rating: 94%.

Industry: Retail.

Employee review: Sales Advisor candidate from Luton — “The manager explained the process which was a 10min activity on the shop floor then he interviewed me. On the shop floor I was given a perfume and I had to try your sell it to customers while he observed. It wasn’t about how much you sell but your interaction with customers.”

=6. Goldman Sachs: 94%

=6. Goldman Sachs: 94%

Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs.Mark Lennihan / AP/Press Association Images

Positivity rating: 94%.

Industry: Banking.

Employee review: Global Compliance candidate from London — “The actual interview was enjoyable and fairly relaxed, with the opportunity to talk to other candidates whilst waiting for your particular interview time slot. My interviewer was polite and friendly, and he didn’t ask any unexpected questions.”

=6. Morgan Stanley: 94%

=6. Morgan Stanley: 94%

James Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley.AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Positivity rating: 94%.

Industry: Banking.

Employee review: Operations Analyst candidate from Glasgow — “Overall, everyone was friendly, all the managers were approachable and there was a really positive culture there.”

=4. PwC: 95%

=4. PwC: 95%

Bjorn Erik Pedersen/CC 3.0

Positivity rating: 95%.

Industry: Accountancy/consultancy.

Employee review: Manager candidate from London — “For such a large company, PwC’s assessment process is incredibly smooth and the internal recruitment team have been an absolute pleasure to deal with.”

=4. Primark: 95%

=4. Primark: 95%

Getty

Positivity rating: 95%.

Industry: Retail.

Employee review: Retail Assistant candidate from Oxford — “You meet so many nice people! In my experience the managers were really nice but were firm but fair when needed to be, which is obviously a good thing.”

=2. Mott MacDonald: 96%

Positivity rating: 96%.

Industry: Engineering.

Employee review: Environmental Consultant candidate — “Interview was quick, focused and friendly. Formal signed offer came two weeks after to start work in a month’s time. Entire process was pretty efficient.”

=2. BDO: 96%

=2. BDO: 96%

A photo of a BDO office uploaded onto Glassdoor by an employee.Glassdoor/BDO

Positivity rating: 96%.

Industry: Accountancy.

Employee review: Audit Trainee candidate from Guildford — “Very relaxed process. Got to meet current trainees and asked as much questions as I needed to.”

1. EDF: 100%

1. EDF: 100%

A technician inspects the blades of a turbine during a planned maintenance intervention at the Bugey nuclear power plant in Saint-Vulbas, near Lyon April 19, 2011.REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Positivity rating: 100%.

Industry: Power.

Employee review: Senior Analyst candidate from Hove — “There are generally 2 interviewers who take turn asking questions and are generally very easy to talk to. They tend to make people very comfortable. You are allowed to comeback to a question if you cannot think of a suitable answer immediately.”

 

There’s a hell of a lot of variation in there. Finance, Construction, Retail, Engineering and even Airline travel. At The Sheffield College, we have a variety of course that span as  far, and further, than that. Take a look through our course listings today, we’re sure there’s something in there for you! http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses

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