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London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1821
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Publishing
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
News International, Daily Mail and General Trust, The Telegraph
This business keeps watch over the news. Guardian News & Media is the national newspaper subsidiary of Guardian Media Group (GMG) and operates that company's flagship papers The Guardian and The Observer. Its namesake weekday paper, founded in ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
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    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing group of clever people, everyone is mission driven, very focussed on personal development

    Cons

    Wage is slightly below market rate, not as much resource to spend on dev ex as other companies

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Guardian News & Media Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King's Cross, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Guardian News & Media (King's Cross, England (UK)) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online through the careers page.

    They were slow responding. It took several months to hear back from the initial application in which time I completed multiple interviews and accepted an offer elsewhere.

    The people were nice and worked with me to arrange an appropriate interview date. There wasn't much hope initially as all of their interview times were during shifts I mentioned I'd be working. It was a slow process, which they mentioned would be difficult due to them already having started second and third stage interviews with other candidates. At the least, it is commendable that they worked their hardest to try and find a mutually acceptable time.

    The office seemed like a nice environment and from what I experienced it was fairly clean and relatively modern.

    The interview itself was fairly straightforward. I was taken to a meeting room with a few members of staff and asked fairly standard questions. The interviewers didn't seem very enthusiastic however the content of the interview was informative and I learnt quite a bit about how the team functions.

    Following the interview I was told that they would contact me in a week or two, however I still have yet to hear from them (almost 3 months later.) Due to having started somewhere else, I felt more skeptical about any potential offer than I otherwise would have been. Ultimately they could improve their processes by being more responsive, both following an application and following any interview. Communication is important.

    + Nice office
    + Nice people
    - Rubbish response times

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    • A mock scenario where they ask you which order you prioritize tasks. It lacked a lot of detail and background so you need to make your own assumptions and talk them through your thought process.   Answer Question
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