Openreach
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Interviews at Openreach

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Openreach.
Interview experience
Based on 164 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 163 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 157 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at Openreach

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 6.

Interview process length
More than one month
34%
About a month
23%
About a week
16%
About two weeks
16%
About a day or two
11%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
64%
Problem solving exercises
57%
Phone call/screening
52%
Background check
45%
Written test
39%
Least reported steps
Drug test
6%
Take-home/sample work
4%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Openreach

  • Interview process is long and really not worth it.
    Shared on 22 May 2019 - Fibre jointer - Cardiff, Cardiff
  • The process is long and quite slow, your 'hub day' will last all day if you are successful and more than one interview is common.
    Shared on 24 January 2018 - Telecommunications Engineer - Penrith

Interview questions at Openreach

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • The interview process is easier than other large organisations. You will be asked competency based questions.
    Shared on 17 September 2019 - Operations Manager - Coventry, West Midlands

Interview tips at Openreach

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)54%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code7%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Openreach

  • Be yourself, show you are hardworking and willing to learn new skills and that you have great communication and customer service skills.
    Shared on 24 July 2020 - Telecom Engineer - Cornwall
  • Always try to have an answer, even if it’s the wrong one.
    Shared on 20 June 2020 - Engineer - Essex
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