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Octopus Overview

London, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2000
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
₹50 to ₹100 billion (INR) per year
Competitors

Jupiter Asset Management, M&G plc, Artemis Investment Management

The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Real Estate, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Wealth.

Mission: At Octopus, we want to improve the lives of millions of people by transforming the industries we operate in. Our businesses enter markets that have become notorious for broken promises, pointless complexity and sticky red tape and show that there’s another ... Read more

Octopus Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Octopus full-time

    Pros

    Lovely modern and bright offices in a good area, many very friendly and helpful people and a great deal of opportunity to work in a variety of up-and-coming sectors. Generous salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Personally I didn't like the Octopus culture - although I think it varied depending on what part of the company you worked for and many others loved it. Very few women in senior positions and bad decision making processes.

    Advice to Management

    Give department managers the ability to make decisions and stick to them.

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Octopus Photos

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Octopus Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

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    Investment Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Octopus (London, England (UK)) in September 2020.

    Interview

    I applied for a role with the operations team at Octopus Ventures. First HR called to discuss the role in a bit more detail, next I had a 30 minute zoom call with the hiring manager and a 30 minute call with HR. There were some competency questions and questions around my CV. It felt more like a conversation and there was a lot about culture fit and the Octopus values, which are really important to them. You can tell that they stand by those values and want to find employees that will fit in well with the team.

    Next I had a numerical and verbal reasoning test, these I'd recommend practicing for before. Then I had a case study: Part 1 you complete in 24 hours and part 2 is done during the next interview stage with the Operations Manager. I found the case study quite easy so long as you are competent with excel.

    The final stage was two more 30 minute interviews. One with an Associate on the team and one with the CEO of Octopus Ventures. Again it felt like culture fit was quite important so they wanted me to meet as many people on the team as possible. These were quite casual and included some of the same questions as the first stages. Questions around my CV and my experience for the role.

    The whole process was really efficient and I appreciated getting updates regularly from the Octopus team about the status of my application. It was one of the most enjoyable and well organised interview processes I've ever been a part of. They are clearly a passionate and welcoming team.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked questions around their core values: being bold, straightforward and helpful. For example which I could relate to most.   Answer Question
    • They asked questions around how your friends would describe you. The good and the bad.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • 45 of us are braving an abseil in the office to raise money for our 5 charities. It's an all day event so hang in there.

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