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Updated 21 May 2019
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoCardless.

    Interview

    1. Phone Screen with HR
    Went through resume, asked about interests and why I wanted to join GoCardless.

    2. Coding Challenge
    1 week coding challenge mine was regarding web crawlers

    3. Video Interview
    Video interview with two developers...no questions on DSTs or algorithms.

    Interview Questions

    GoCardless Response

    29 Mar 2018 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the positive feedback we are glad you enjoyed the process whilst we didn't proceed to an offer on this occasion please feel free to reapply in 6 months as we are always happy... More


  2. Helpful (5)  

    KYC Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at GoCardless in November 2016.

    Interview

    HR scheduled a phone interview, then postponed it without giving me a clear reason. Then, the day of our phone interview she was 10 min late and did not even bother apologised. During the interview she seems distracted and no willing to give me more answer about company training and culture. GoCardless is supposed to be a fintech company with a cutting edge culture. Stop being rude with applicants and please if you could provided feedbacks would be much appreciated.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (3)  

    Software Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at GoCardless (London, England (UK)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    1. A telephonic conversation with HR.
              Usual conversation about what your skills are and why do you want to join GoCardless.

    2. Video conference with CTO's friend
                This person was brought along by the CTO of GoCardless, is the founder of Slackline and struggles a bit with English. Overall, nice to talk to, but after emphasising that leadership skills are the focus for this role and a lot of line management is involved, asked only Solution Architecture questions.

    3. Feedback from HR on a different job spec
                Received feedback from HR on the Solution Architect role.

    Interview Questions

    GoCardless Response

    29 Mar 2018 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Dear Candidate, first of all thank your for taking the time to come in and meet with us. We are grateful you took the time out to meet with us. The interviewer you mention in your post is Ernesto... More


  4. Helpful (14)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at GoCardless.

    Interview

    Brief phone screen involved just talking about myself, what I enjoyed doing, and why I'd be a good fit for the company. This was followed by another interview with their engineers over the phone, and involved a couple of more technical questions. Mainly involved talking about what sort of technologies I have worked with, and how I would like/be able to work.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Scheduled a phone interview with their HR team through Hired. Never called on the day or followed up after Hired informed them that they had missed it (happens after you click "Interview didn't happen"). Rubbish.


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at GoCardless.

    Interview

    Telephone screening - Questions about why you applied and how your skills match the role
    Second Call - Technical questions (Questions related to the programming language you choose OOP)
    Test- A word document with questions in email form

    Telephone screening - Questions about why you applied and how your skills match the role
    Second Call - Technical questions (Questions related to the programming language you choose OOP)
    Test- A word document with questions in email form


  7. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at GoCardless (London, England (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I went through 3 interviews, 2 of them were on phone and the other in person. They took forever to schedule the following step, they are very unorganized and confusing in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • They sent me a small piece of pseudocode of a web crawler and they asked me questions about what could fail, how it could be improve, architecture design of it and some edge cases such as redirect managements, exceptions, duplicate resources, etc.   Answer Question
    • They asked me questions about different areas, UI developments (media queries, web performance, CDN usage, etc), basics about Rest APIs (cache control, HTTP2 feature, API authentication ) and basic security questions (SQL injection, code injection, etc)   Answer Question
    • they send an easy problem to solve (implement an API that captures the heartbeat of some legacy systems and implement another API that reports those that has not sent a heartbeat for more than N seconds )   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Client Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoCardless (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Received an interview requesting telephone interview, replied to confirm. Another member of the team conducted the telephone interview. The girl doing it, wasn’t very inspiring. When I asked questions about the role, she couldn’t answer them. She was reading off a sheet as she had to keep saying ‘ sorry, just checking my sheet for the next question’ she didn’t really sell me the dream of
    Gocardless.
    The next stage was a written exercise, was fairly simple. Completed this and received feedback asking me to progress. I received the same email from 2 different people; give off the impression that there was a lack of communication/ organisation in the office.
    Confirmed my attendance for the next step which was a 2 hour on the Job practical element. Little bit excessive for such an entry level role. I emailed a question to one of the people who emailed me to ask me to attend. To date, I am yet to receiving any response to the question, very unprofessional!

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe a situation when you have had to manage a difficult member of your team   Answer Question

    GoCardless Response

    1 Aug 2018 – Talent Acquisition Coordinator

    Thank you for the feedback. Regarding the call, I’m afraid interviewers don’t always have the information at hand to offer you - but we are always happy to come back at a later stage to answer where... More


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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at GoCardless (London, England (UK)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Initial meeting with manager > presentation stage > culture fit / values > meeting with Senior leaders (x2)

    Strong focus on data driven decision making, relevant experience and knowledge of GoCardless. I'd advise to make sure you'll well prepped for interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Competency based question based on company values - they really live and breath them   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (5)  

    Senior Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Islington, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at GoCardless (Islington, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I must say that I was completely disappointed by the way GC ran it's recruitment process. I was initially contacted by their recruitment team and scheduled for an interview. This was cancelled as the team were all not available, and rescheduled. I was required to undertake a lengthy case study and prepare a presentation for their 'business expansion plan'. I do feel that this task in itself was rather discouraging due to the amount of time investment required. I nonetheless carried on. I arrived as advised at their offices on the interview day to be greeted by an empty building. I eventually found out that they had changed premises but no one told me. They went through the palaver of requiring me to download an app and all sorts for premises that they weren't even based in! I was walked down to another office by a staff member where it was complete chaos. I still believed in GC and was willing to look over the initial tardiness. The recruiters were inexperienced and unable to maintain eye contact. Questions were asked from a script, so much so the recruiter herself felt the need to say 'Please find think I'm reading from a script'. There was general disinterest in me and what I had to say. The recruiter popped in and out of the interview, which was rather rude. I had a second interview with the potential direct report, who I felt was only mildly interested. I was rejected the next working day. I asked for some feedback and called back on the wrong day. I was told that they didn't feel I could prove my interest to join a start up since I was coming from a more established company. The rejection itself wasn't my issue, it was the recruitment process. Overall, recruitment as senior level needs to be sensitively done if they want the best caliber candidate. The interview preparation was extremely time consuming with no acknowledgment for the effort put in. Perhaps a great place for budding techies, but not for senior level roles. I would strongly not recommend for senior roles.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk me through your business expansion plan (a scenario question which suggested a power point presentation).   Answer Question

    GoCardless Response

    29 Mar 2018 – Talent Manager

    We are so sorry that you had a negative experience at your interview.It's super important to us that our interview process is as enjoyable and insightful as possible. Unfortunately due to the fact... More


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