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Interviews at FirstPort

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at FirstPort.
Interview experience
Based on 68 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 69 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 65 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at FirstPort

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 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Background check
Problem solving exercises
Written test
Least reported steps
Drug test
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview

What candidates say about the interview process at FirstPort

  • Depends on who is interviewing you. Some Area Managers don't understand the role of the Development Managers and ask some totally irrelevant questions.
    Shared on 19 December 2019 - Residential Development Manager - Paignton, Torquay, Dorchester
  • Very hard interview process lots of test and competency interview.Got job first 2 years very happy. Then they took on another company which increased our workloads with no extra time to achieve them …
    Shared on 9 September 2019 - Customer Service Advisor - Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Speaking for myself I had a meeting with the area manager
    Shared on 7 June 2018 - Concierge - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Interview questions at FirstPort

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • How do you like to be managed
    Shared on 29 December 2019 - DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Hour flexible are you
    Shared on 11 July 2019 - Development Manager - Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Management or Supervision experience. How you deal with emergencies.
    Shared on 26 June 2018 - Development Manager - North London

Interview tips at FirstPort

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)52%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)35%
  • They didn’t have a dress code12%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)1%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at FirstPort

  • It’s difficult to know what they look for , but any customer facing experience is a plus.
    Shared on 9 January 2021 - Residential Development Manager - North .
  • Dont lie about the company
    Shared on 19 February 2020 - Customer Service Advisor - Luton, Bedfordshire
  • My advise to any person conducting an interview for employment at First Port' would be to look for a clean and well dressed applicant who was able to communicate with Residents,Visitors and Emergency…
    Shared on 10 October 2019 - Relief Manager - Devon nd ORNWALL

The first interview at FirstPort

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed17%
  • Other online job site17%
  • Recruiter contacted me17%
  • Paper application17%
  • Other16%

How candidates received their first interview at FirstPort

  • I applied through Indeed!
    Shared on 9 January 2021 - Residential Development Manager - North .
  • Email received to arrange phone interview
    Shared on 5 June 2020 - Visiting Development Manager - Coggeshall, Essex
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