DEFRA
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Interviews at DEFRA

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at DEFRA.
Interview experience
Based on 44 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 45 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 41 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at DEFRA

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a day or two
32%
About a week
22%
About two weeks
17%
About a month
17%
More than one month
12%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
70%
Background check
57%
Phone call/screening
38%
Group interview
24%
Problem solving exercises
19%
Least reported steps
Drug test
5%
Take-home/sample work
0%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at DEFRA

  • Fairly straight forward. There were technical questions which one should be prepared for.
    Shared on 23 September 2020 - Dual Qualified Meat Hygiene Inspector/Technician - North of England
  • Smart clothes - Shirt & tie
    Shared on 31 May 2017 - Administration Assistant - Brixham

Interview tips at DEFRA

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)60%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)30%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)0%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at DEFRA

  • Please keep your options open. You’ll be offered a seemingly decent package however it is an unstable, unsupportive culture.
    Shared on 28 October 2019 - ICT Manager - London
  • Now using Success Profiling as way of recruitment, so do your homework.
    Shared on 10 October 2019 - SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER - Newcastle upon Tyne
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