According to the Candidate’s Choice Awards by Glassdoor UK, BDO is the second best firm to be interviewed by, with 96% of candidates saying they had a positive interview experience when applying for a job at the firm.
According to an audit trainee applicant from Guildford, the process is “very relaxed”. The trainee said, “Got to meet current trainees and asked as much questions as I needed to.”
PwC came in 5th position with 95% of positive experiences during the interviewing process. A manager candidate from London said, “For such a large company, PwC’s assessment process is incredibly smooth and the internal recruitment team have been an absolute pleasure to deal with.”
Last year, the Big Four firm decided to scrap the ACAS tariff for its graduate scheme in a bid to diversify its graduate intake.
EDF Energy came out on top with a ranking of 100%, with candidates saying the interviewers were “supportive” and made them feel relaxed.
The consultancy group Mott MacDonald came third with a score of 96% and Primark followed with 95% candidate satisfaction.
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Superdrug, Topshop and Rolls Royce followed the list from 6th to 10th respectively.
Glassdoor UK said, “The interview experience is a two-way street — while employers are sizing up their candidates, candidates are soaking up as much as they can about the company’s values and culture.
“This critical first look into a company can greatly influence a candidate’s outlook on the company and their desire to further pursue the application process.”